NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week 7 Edition

Jake Benaquisto with his best bets for week 7 in the NFL season…

Week 6 Recap: Fourth winning week in a row. 3-2 last week, and now I’m 17-13 against the spread for the season. There’s only a handful of decent games this week, but regardless I’ll spend my entire Sunday watching football. 

Cincinnati +5.5 at Pittsburgh 

Pittsburgh is coming off their biggest win of the season, so I like the Bengals getting 5.5 here. Their win in Kansas City was impressive, but the Steelers are still the same team that got beat by Jacksonville and Chicago. Right now, the AFC North is wide open, so I expect the Bengals to put up a good fight in this game. I’ll take the Steelers to win a close one, 24-22.

Carolina -2.5 at Chicago

The Eagles took care of business against the Panthers on Thursday night, but at this point in the season, they could be the best team in the NFL. Carolina is loaded with talent, especially on defense. Mitch Trubisky is likely going to face a ton of pressure from that Carolina front, and I don’t think their defense will be good enough to pull off the upset. Panthers win 26-17.

San Francisco +6 vs. Dallas

For a team that is 0-6, the 49ers have actually been surprisingly competitive in 2017. Somehow, their last five losses have all been decided by three points or less. Dallas should win this game, but laying 6 points on the road is too many against a well coached 49ers team. Dallas wins 30-26.

Denver -1 at LA Chargers

Denver is coming off an embarrassing home loss on Sunday Night Football, so I expect them to be motivated for this divisional matchup. The Chargers being at home is almost a disadvantage with their lack of fans, so I think the Broncos can go into LA and win an ugly, low scoring game. Broncos win 17-14.

Washington +4.5 at Philadelphia

In week one, I took the Eagles to beat the Redskins, and I was right. In their second matchup, I love Washington. Kirk Cousins is once again having a great year, and I think the Redskins are undervalued by the public. Their only losses came against the Eagles and Chiefs, who could be two of the best teams in the league. Additionally, Washington is coming off a bye week, and if they don’t beat the Eagles, they may not have a shot at winning the division. Give me the Redskins to pull off the upset and beat the Eagles, 28-26. YOU LIKE THAT!

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