Week 7 of the NFL season is here, and we’ve been busy all week sifting through spreads, totals and moneylines that we can exploit. But some games don’t fit into the mold of a good “NFL pick,” therefore, we can’t hit all the games we want every week unless we tease the lines a bit.
NFL teasers are powerful tools that can turn a game you plan on passing over into another winning ticket.
Week 7 NFL Teaser Picks
NFL Week 7 Teaser Leg No. 1: Seahawks -1.5
The Seahawks enter Week 7 with something to prove after getting beat by the Bengals on Sunday in a game they should have won. The Seahawks offense had a better day and outgained the Bengals by more than 150 yards. The issue was not yardage but their terrible 1-for-5 TD rate in the red zone.
Bobby Wagner says Geno Smith earned a lot of respect for the way he accepted blame against Arizona: pic.twitter.com/TKw8okbsqw
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 18, 2023
The Seahawks are better than that and certainly superior to the Cardinals. After their untimely loss, the Seahawks need to get back on track, and a beatdown of Arizona is a great way to accomplish that.
The head-to-head numbers favor Seattle, with the Seahawks on a three-game winning streak and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Arizona.
Watch for the matchup between the Cardinals’ rushing attack and the Seahawks’ ground defense. Arizona has the second-worst rushing defense, while Seattle’s run offense ranks second in the NFL and should leave tire tracks all over Arizona’s road uniforms.
The NFL’s Vegas betting lines aren’t giving the Seahawks enough credit and don’t offer nearly enough value at -7.5.
NFL Week 7 Teaser Leg No. 2: Patriots +15
This game is precisely what teasers were created for, with the Patriots +9 underdogs on the NFL odds board, but bad enough that I don’t trust them to keep this game that close. While I’ll pass on making a bet online at +9, I feel much better betting on the Pats at +15.
There’s no need to mince words here; the Patriots are awful. It might be time to give more credit to Tom Brady for the Patriots dynasty because Bill Belichick hasn’t done anything since TB left town.
From an NFL betting standpoint, the Patriots are 1-5 against the spread and need all the help they can get to be beneficial to us. A 15-point spread should offset their 31st-ranked scoring offense and 24th-ranked scoring defense.
New England will enjoy playing a Bills defense dealing with several critical injuries at each level with Tre-Davious White, Matt Milano, and DaQuan Jones. I mean, Buffalo was embarrassed by the Giants last week, even without losing, and the Patriots aren’t any worse.
With Buffalo’s defense sporting many holes in the coverage unit, I’m willing to bet that the Patriots exploit that and keep this game close enough to cover this adjusted NFL spread.
Questions of the Day
Which is the biggest NFL favorite worth teasing this week?
The Seattle Seahawks are the biggest favorites on the NFL lines, so they are worth adding to teaser tickets.