These are the favorite picks of Vegas experts and bookmakers to win Week 7 games of the 2022-2023 NFL Season.
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Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys (Sunday 1:00 PM)
The Cowboys will count on the return of star quarterback Dak Prescott. The Lions have the worst defense in terms of yards (428.6) and points (34) per game, so Prescott’s return could be a good time, although the Cowboys don’t want to become a pass-first, pass-only offense.
However, placed third in the NFC East, the Cowboys can’t overlook the Lions, who average 28 points per game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sunday 1:00 PM)
Atlanta’s zone reading scheme has been one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL this season. The Bengals are missing out on players in high school.
But quarterback Joe Burrow’s offense is very lethal with receivers JeMarr Chase and Tee Higgins.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants (Sunday 1:00 PM)
Despite the Giants’ record, experts expect a win for the Jaguars. Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has called for the most blitzes in the NFL (92), so the expectation is he’ll come to quarterback Trevor Lawrence on Sunday.
However, Lawrence’s numbers are actually better against blitzes (67.3% completion, 80.3 QBR, three TDs and one INT).
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Commanders (Sunday 1:00 PM)
Favorite: Green Bay
The return of quarterback Taylor Heinicke could give Washington a jolt, with his ability to extend plays and his knowledge of offense.
The problem? Green Bay haven’t lost 3 straight games since coach Matt LaFleur was hired.
The Packers were humiliated by the Jets last week and they will come with extra motivation.
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sunday 1:00 PM)
The Browns and Ravens are the two worst finalists in the NFL. In the final quarter of this season, Cleveland has allowed a league-high 67 points, and Baltimore has been surpassed by 42 points, which is the worst scoring margin in the NFL.
Lamar Jackson and Jacoby Brissett combined for two touchdown passes and seven interceptions in the fourth quarter.
Tigh end Mark Andrews is expected to perform outstandingly against Cleveland’s injured defense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers (Sunday 1:00 PM)
Favorite: Tampa Bay
Neither team is breaking it offensively, so this could be a fight. Both teams are battling in the race: Tampa Bay ranks last with an average of just 67.5 rushing yards per game, and Carolina ranks 26th with 90.8.
However, Carolina traded its star Christian McCaffrey and facing Tom Brady without the best weapons is a deadly sentence.
Carolina is expected to activate quarterback Sam Darnold.
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday 1:00 PM)
The Titans have won four straight games against the Colts, their longest winning streak against the Colts in franchise history. Those four wins came by an average of 9.5 PPG.
Pass-rushers Rashad Weaver (4), Denico Autry (4) and Jeffery Simmons (3.5) give the Titans the most players with 3.5 or more sacks.
Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets (Sunday 4:05 PM)
The Jets have had zero turnovers in their last two games. They haven’t gone three straight games without a rotation since 2010.
Denver has suffered frustrating losses during the season. It is hoped that powerful defense, led by cornerback Patrick Surtain of the Broncos can stop the young New York team.
If Denver loses again as the favorite, there will be plenty of jobs at risk.
Houston Texans vs. Houston Texans Las Vegas Raiders (Sunday 4:05 PM)
Favorite: Las Vegas
The Texans have converted 29% of third-down attempts this season, the second-lowest mark in the NFL ahead of the Panthers; He is tied with the 2009 season for his second-worst third-down percentage in five games in franchise history (17% in 2002, his inaugural season).
The Raiders, who are coming off their bye week, are fresh and a win would put them on track.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers (Sunday 4:25 PM)
Favorite: Kansas City
This is the first meeting between these teams since Super Bowl LIV, with the Chiefs trying to avoid back-to-back losses for the fourth time since QB Patrick Mahomes became a starter in 2018.
Mahomes will play his 70th regular-season game Sunday Sunday. He already possesses the most passing yards (20,727) and touchdown passes (168) for any player in his first 70 games in NFL history.
However, San Francisco acquired running back Christian McCaffrey and this could alter the outcome of the game.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday 4:25 PM)
Favorite: Los Angeles
The Chargers are riding a three-game winning streak, but they go into Week 7 without kicker Dustin Hopkins, whose four field goals led the team to an overtime victory in Week 6.
The Chargers’ offense will have to find a way to be more efficient and get into the end zone, which should be a reasonable expectation against a Seahawks defense that is allowing an average of 27.2 points per game, which is tied for 30th in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins (Sunday 8:20 PM)
With the return of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa under center, the Dolphins led the NFL in points per drive for the first three weeks of the season (2.81). In their return from a two-week absence, Tagovailoa and the Dolphins draw a Steelers defense that allows the third-most yards per game (277.8) and 12th-most points per drive (2.06).
Armed with the league’s top and fifth receivers at Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, a successful return is expected for Tagovailoa.
New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears (Monday 8:15 PM)
Favorite: New England
Bears quarterback Justin Fields is 0-2 on Monday Night Football (both losses last season). He has an MNF QBR of 41.4, ranking him 59th out of 82 quarterbacks with multiple MNF starts since QBR began tracking in 2006.
If the Patriots beat the Bears, Bill Belichick will surpass legendary Bears coach George Halas for second place on the all-time win list for head coaches with 325.