NFL Week 7 Look-Ahead Lines: Will Seahawks Remain Huge Dogs?

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on October 14, 2022
NFL Week 7 look ahead lines

NFL Week 7 look ahead lines are out.

Every week, usually on Friday, TheLines will post look-ahead lines from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook. These look aheads give an early snapshot of the current market opinions of teams absent the week-to-week bias that can take hold following weekend results.

NFL Week 7 Look-Ahead Lines

Compare NFL Week 7 odds below and click to bet now.

Game
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Saints at Cardinals
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Cardinals -2.5
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Cardinals -2.5
Packers at Commanders
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Packers -5.5
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Packers -5.5
Giants at Jaguars
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Jaguars -3
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Jaguars -3
Colts at Titans
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Titans -2
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Titans -2.5
Lions at Cowboys
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Cowboys -7
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Cowboys -7
Buccaneers at Panthers
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Buccaneers -9.5
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Buccaneers -10
Browns at Ravens
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Ravens -6
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Ravens -6
Falcons at Bengals
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Bengals -7
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Bengals -7
Texans at Raiders
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Raiders -7
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Raiders -7
Jets at Broncos
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Broncos -3.5
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Broncos -4
Seahawks at Chargers
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Chargers -7.5
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Chargers -7.5
Chiefs at 49ers
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Chiefs -1.5
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Chiefs -1.5 (-114)
Steelers at Dolphins
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Dolphins -6
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Dolphins -6.5 (-105)
Bears at Patriots
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Patriots -6
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Patriots -6

Week 7 NFL Primetime Games

Thursday Night Football Odds

After a rough start to the season, the Saints have gotten the ship at least somewhat righted as of late. They’ve put together consecutive solid performances, arguably deserving a win in London against the Vikings. However, the market doesn’t seem too inclined to give them much credit yet as they’re home underdogs to the Bengals.

It seems the opposite case for the Cardinals. They’re actually road favorites this week. So, could this line ever get to -3, meaning you’d want to buy the Cardinals now?

It’s just really, really hard to see that happening when the Saints were rated as an equal or better team in the preseason and have mostly played better football than the Cardinals thus far. This market should remain locked in between Cardinals pk and Cardinals -2.5 unless the Saints look incredibly awful against Cincy.

Sunday Night Football Odds

That sound you just heard was Roger Goodell smashing his bottle of high-dollar whiskey at the prospect of Kenny Pickett vs. Skylar Thompson on national TV.

But seriously, this is an exceptionally tough market on which to get a read. It seems almost certain the market is leaning toward someone other than Thompson taking the snaps for Miami. Otherwise, given their struggles on defense (29th in defense DVOA, dead last against the pass), they couldn’t be much more than -3 favorites. Tua Tagovailoa got ruled out early this week and Teddy Bridgewater remains in concussion protocol, according to reports.

Given the Steelers sit at risk of another blowout loss as big underdogs to the Buccaneers, it’s not out of the question that good early injury news for the Miami QBs could push this to the key number of -7.

Monday Night Football Odds

Another game with a relatively unsettled QB situation that could impact the market. And another game the general fan populace will be less than excited to watch.

Assuming Mac Jones sits as expected this week for the Patriots, this game will have him four weeks removed from a high ankle sprain. That’s right around when some guys can start considering a return, depending on severity. He should represent an upgrade on Bailey Zappe, despite the team’s success with the rook. The fact is Zappe hasn’t had to do much of anything.

On the other hand, it’s a good situational spot for the Bears coming off the “mini-bye” between Thursday and Monday. Therefore, it’s hard to the Patriots reaching -7 barring a Commanders route on TNF.

MORE POTENTIAL WEEK 6 IMPACT ON WEEK 7 LOOK-AHEAD LINES

Seahawks At Chargers

The Seahawks sit just above the key number of -7. If they have a rough go of it against the Cardinals, that likely won’t change. But considering how bad the Cardinals have looked and how much firepower the Seahawks passing game has showed, even an early deficit could easily be made up later in the game.

And on the other side, as bad as the Broncos have looked, divisional games can get weird and tend to be closely contested. Strictly speaking, their YPP numbers indicate a better football team than their results as well. However, that may be canceled out by a pile of injuries. The Chargers have some lingering injury question marks of their own, Keenan Allen chief among them.

If you like the Chargers, you probably can’t lose much by waiting but grabbing the Seahawks early may be prudent if Geno Smith can continue his scorched earth campaign this weekend.

Lions At Cowboys

Cooper Rush has gotten to live a charmed life as a backup QB thus far. He had a relatively tough assignment in his first start against the Bengals, but the defense did a lot of heavy lifting there and in the weeks that followed. The easy mode peaked in Week 5 with a defensive TD and a blocked punt for more free points against the Rams.

Things are about to get a lot tougher on the road against the Eagles. We haven’t seen Rush have to operate in a negative script and/or under serious pressure. That likely ends here and if he falters, this line could easily dip below -7. The Lions won’t influence this either way on their bye, sorely needed with the way their defense has performed.

HOW TO USE NFL LOOK-AHEAD LINES

The look-ahead lines allow you a sneak peek at the projected lines for the following week’s games. This information from a leading online sportsbook will help provide lessons in understanding lines and projections before the current week’s games are played.

Many bettors tend to overreact to the previous week’s scores and results. The NFL Week 7 look-ahead lines provide a sense of stability from the oddsmaker. They sometimes offer a clear, unbiased snapshot of perceived team strength.

Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the weekend results take hold. See if you can find any over- or under-reactions by the market.

Of course, always take note of key injuries, travel and scheduling situations, and NFL power rankings. Making adjustments is part of the process, along with accounting for teams’ strengths, weaknesses, against-the-spread angles and personnel matchups.

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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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