Another big week of NFL action kicks off on Thursday night as the Cardinals host the Saints in an NFC clash. As always, we have you covered with previews for the primetime games as well as betting picks for every game below.
NFL Week 7 Betting Tips
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals
Thursday 8.15pm (ET)
The Saints have started the season with a 2-4 record and are coming off a disappointing loss to the Bengals in Week 6. Many thought that the defense would carry the Saints this season but they have dropped away from No.7 ranked defense in the league in 2021 to No.17 this season.
The Cardinals have struggled to a 2-4 record through the first six weeks but they will get a big boost to their offense this week as star receiver DeAndre Hopkins returns from his suspension. They will be hoping he can turn the fortunes of the struggling offense, which has put up just 19 points per game this season.
Like the look of the Cardinals with Hopkins back in the line-up. He might not have the biggest impact statistically but he will take a lot of the attention of the other receivers in the line-up which should allow the Cardinals offense to flow a little better. Expect them to cover the 2.5 point line at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins
Sunday 8.20pm (ET)
Not the most glamorous of Sunday night matchups here but we’ll all be tuned in nonetheless as the Steelers travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. The Dolphins started the season 2-0 but have since lost their last three games as starting QB Tua Tagovalia has been on the on the sidelines with a concussion.
Many thought the Steelers were out and out the worst team in the NFL but they have climbed off the No.32 spot in the power rankings this week with a shock upset victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There’s no doubt that the Steelers are still a bottom five team, but their defense is feisty and they should be able to keep games close.
I think this one goes under the 44.5 point total. Tua will no doubt take some time to groove back into this offense and the Pittsburgh defense showed that they can be dominant on the weekend.
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots
Monday 8.15pm (ET)
No Mac Jones, no worries for the Patriots, who are 2-0 with backup QB Bailey Zappe in the line-up over the last two weeks. They get another great opportunity this week as they take on the 2-4 Chicago Bears. Zappe has helped the Pats offense put up 29 and 38 points in those two wins, but the catalyst has no doubt been the emergence of running back Rhamondre Stevenson.
The Bears have lost their last three games on the trot to fall to 2-4 and their offense has looked particularly lackluster in that period, putting up just 13.6 points per game. Quarterback Justin Fields is struggling to find any connection with the receivers and while the Bears defense has been a little better than average, too much is being asked of them at the moment.
One thing that has become a given over the past ten years is that you can always count on the Patriots to win and cover in these home games against significantly weaker opponents. Just two weeks ago, they gave the Lions a 29-0 beatdown at home and I expect a similar result on Monday night.