NFL Week 7 Betting Insights & Tips

Week 7 NFL Tips

In the first six weeks of the 2023 NFL season, we’ve witnessed a spectacular array of NFL moments that have left fans on the edge of their seats. From nail-biting finishes and unexpected upsets to record-breaking performances and defensive showdowns, the NFL continues to deliver its unique brand of entertainment.

With football season now in full swing, it’s important to do your handicapping homework before making any big bets. Things tend to change quickly in the NFL, with teams seemingly gaining and losing momentum at the drop of a hat. Just look at what happened this past Sunday – The NFL’s last two unbeaten teams, Philadelphia and San Francisco, both lost to a pair of middle-of-the-pack opponents starting their backup quarterbacks.

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As we approach Week 7, Bovada Sportsbook continues to be your go-to source for all the critical insights and strategies to elevate your NFL betting game. We’ll provide you with the most up-to-date injury updates, in-depth matchup breakdowns, and the latest betting trends that can influence your betting decisions. With all of the updated Week 7 NFL betting odds now available, let’s dive right into a few of this week’s games and identify some key betting trends to help you cash in on the gridiron!

Betting in the Bayou

This week’s edition of Thursday Night Football features the 4-2 Jacksonville Jaguars visiting the 3-3 New Orleans Saints. The Jags are currently 1-point underdogs, with the total set at 39. That may seem like a low point total, but it’s actually a pretty enticing betting option when you consider the fact that New Orleans has yet to go over a total this year. That betting trend looks like it may continue with the Saints playing on short rest and QB Derek Carr still limited by an injury to his throwing shoulder.

Their Week 7 opponents, the Jaguars, picked up another huge divisional win last week and are now firmly in control of the AFC South. It wasn’t all good news for Jacksonville, however, as starting QB Trevor Lawrence suffered a knee injury late in the win and is currently listed as questionable. With NFL unders going an incredible 11-2-1 last week, let’s hop on this totals betting trend and cash in on a low-scoring Thursday night matchup.

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Chargers Aim for Shocking Upset

With victories in five straight games, the 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs now own the NFL’s longest current win streak and get set to host the 2-3 Los Angeles Chargers as five-point betting favorites. There’s no secrets to the Chiefs success, as All-Pro players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are a nearly unstoppable duo on the football field. With that being said, Kansas City has struggled at times to find their rhythm this season on offense and will need that to change if they want to cover the point spread in this important divisional matchup.

The Chargers have had a challenging start to the year but are a better team than most people realize. Los Angeles’ 3 losses this season have come by a combined total of just 8 points, with two of those losses coming at the hands of capable teams like the Dolphins and Cowboys. While the Chiefs have dominated the AFC West over the past few seasons, that hasn’t always been the case when the betting line is included; the Chargers have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games at Arrowhead Stadium and tend to give Kansas City their best effort each year. With Los Angeles needing this win to stay competitive in the division, you should take the points and run with the underdog Chargers to keep it close.

Jet Lag Jackpot

In one of the better NFL matchups slated for Week 7, the 5-1 Detroit Lions travel to Baltimore to take on the 4-2 Ravens, who are three-point betting favorites at Bovada Sportsbook. Baltimore has looked like one of the better teams in the AFC so far this season, but it’s worth noting that they’re returning from London without a bye and jumping right back on the field for this Week 7 matchup.

The Lions, on the other hand, are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, having won four straight and sitting comfortably atop the NFC North. What’s even more impressive is that all 4 of those wins have come by 14 or more points, something Detroit hasn’t accomplished since 1969. The Lions are 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 road games and will be in prime position to take advantage of Baltimore’s jet lag and improve to 6-1 on the season.

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Fins Up in Philly

In the only other Week 7 game between division leaders, the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles are 2.5-point home favorites over the 5-1 Miami Dolphins in an epic Sunday Night Football matchup. The Eagles are the defending NFC champions and boast one of the league’s best rosters from top to bottom, yet things just aren’t clicking in Philadelphia. Following a number of unconvincing wins, the Eagles lost to the Jets last week and seem to be trending in the wrong direction. To make matters worse, Philadelphia is also dealing with a number of injuries to their defense and will now face the NFL’s No. 1 scoring offense.

Arguably the most exciting team in all of football, the Dolphins continue to dominate with an explosive offensive attack and blinding speed. Miami is averaging a mind-blowing 37 PPG and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon with playmakers like Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Raheem Mostert terrorizing opposing defenses on a weekly basis. They’ve been just as profitable for the NFL betting community, with the Dolphins posting an 8-1 ATS record over their last 9 games. Now facing a struggling Eagles squad that’s dealing with injuries to their secondary, Miami will be looking to light it up in the city of brotherly love come Sunday night.