NFL Week 7 Best Bets to Make
Cincinnati Bengals (+235)/Kansas City Chiefs (-285)
The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs are in another spot to score a plethora of points. They have both featured elite offenses this season, as they are averaging 29.0 and 35.8 points per game, respectively. The Bengals have scored 30+ points in three of their six games this season, while Kansas City has topped 30 points in five of their six contests. Neither team has featured an elite defense, as they are combining to allow 55.0 points per game this season, as well. The NFL moved this game to primetime, suggesting that they know it will be an offensive showdown. The over/under is getting a bit out of control, but it’s difficult to believe either of these defenses will be able to slow down the opposing offense.
Bet 3 units on Cincinnati/Kansas City OVER 58.5 to win 2.7 units (-110)
Los Angeles Rams (-520)/San Francisco 49ers (+410)
The Los Angeles Rams feature an offense that can score points in a hurry, and they aren’t a team that is afraid of running up the score. On the season, they are averaging 32.7 points per game, while scoring 30+ points in five of their six games. They get a matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, who rank fourth last in the NFL in points allowed (29.8) per game. The Rams defense has performed well this season, and San Francisco is an offense that may go overlooked with their star quarterback injured. They have found plenty of success with C.J. Beathard, though, as they are averaging 25.0 points per game in his three starts. It’s tough to truly trust the 49ers in this situation, but Los Angeles will likely make their offense a point of emphasis after struggling in Denver last week. San Francisco will be forced to score to keep this game from getting out of hand, and this total seems a bit low at the moment.
Bet 3 units on Los Angeles/San Francisco OVER 52 to win 2.6 units (-115)
New England Patriots (-160)
These odds are surprisingly close for a game that seemingly plays perfectly into the hands of the New England Patriots. The Chicago Bears feature an elite pass rush and a tremendous secondary. Khalil Mack, Marcus Cooper, and Prince Amukamara are all dealing with injuries, though. Furthermore, the Patriots offense runs through their running backs and tight end, somewhat eliminating the Bears secondary. James White’s receiving ability out of the backfield could also slow down Chicago’s pass rush as they play against screens. Tom Brady is known for quick decision making, which would leave Chicago’s biggest advantage negated in this game. I simply don’t believe they’re a team that can keep up with a true Super Bowl contender, and these odds are far too close at the moment.
Bet 2 units on New England ML to win 1.3 units (-160)
Parlay 2 units on Los Angeles Chargers -7 spread, Minnesota ML, and Atlanta -5 spread to win 8.9 units (+445)
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