Another tough board here for Week 7, but there are still some strong spots to be selective with and get in on. Here are some NFL bets that jump out in Week 7 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Weather is going to be an issue in this game, with snow in the forecast in Denver. That’s why we’ve seen this line shrink all the way down, but we might even be able to snag this one at -7. I think the perception is that the snow slowing down Patrick Mahomes and the KC passing game helps level the playing field for the Broncos, but we just saw the Chiefs put forward one of the most dominating rushing performances of the season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 26 times for 161 yards in a rainy victory in Buffalo, and now Le’Veon Bell has been added to the mix. And there will still be plenty of passing in this game, which is obviously a huge edge to Mahomes over Drew Lock. The Chiefs have gone 8-1 ATS in their past nine games vs. Denver, 17-4 ATS in their past 21 divisional road games and are 13-2 ATS in their past 15 games overall, per OddsShark.
After a competitive start to the season, Jacksonville is 0-4 ATS in the past four weeks, losing by 18 to Miami, eight to Cincy, 16 to Houston and 18 to Detroit. The Chargers are just 1-4 but have been great against the number, going 4-1 ATS. Los Angeles is off a bye and should be more comfortable with Justin Herbert at the helm. This is mostly a Jags fade, but the Chargers are also undervalued due to their record. This is a good 1-4 team.
Like everyone else, the Bills should dominate the Jets. Rather than lay the full game number, I’ll look to the first half for a straight play — teasing the game or putting Buffalo in a moneyline parlay is an extremely safe piece. The Bills are coming off consecutive losses, and this is the ideal bounce-back spot. They led this matchup 21-3 at halftime when these teams met in Week 1 and the Jets still had a bit more hope for the season. As every Jets game has this season, look for this one to get out of control relatively fast.
The Packers got embarrassed, 38-10, last week in Tampa Bay, but that just sets up a shorter number on this game. The past 10 times Green Bay has failed to cover, the team has come back to cover the following week. Houston shouldn’t show much resistance, going just 1-5 ATS and ranking near the bottom of the NFL in passing and rushing defense. If injury news on the Packers’ side can get us a -3 here, that would be ideal.
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