As we enter Week Seven, the pretenders and contenders are starting to separate. However, some of these games give me a weird feeling this week. That said, we’re 11-9 if you’ve bet on these articles and my tweets, so we’re in the green. Enough small talk, let’s get into it.
Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
For starters, depending on where you bet, this line continues to move. It may be -3 Green Bay, or -3.5. Either way this game looks good for the Packers.
The Packers aren’t a team that typically loses a lot of back to back games, especially against lesser competition. The Texans had a good showing against the Titans, but I fully believe that’s more of a product that the Titans aren’t as good as their record shows rather than the Texans being better than we expected. Plus, Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to lose twice in a row.
I fully believe the Packers should take care of the Texans, the Texans could surprise early, but I think Green Bay ultimately settles in and gets the job done.
Pick: Packers -3.5
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints will once again be without star wideout Michael Thomas this week against Carolina. The Saints enter this game 3-2, narrowly beating teams like the Lions and Chargers the last two games.
The Panthers enter this game at 3-3, but kept it close with the 5-1 Bears. This game could be much closer than the line suggests.
Long story short, I think the Saints still escape with a win, but I believe the Panthers are better than the Chargers, who the Saints narrowly beat in comeback fashion. Take the Panthers on the spread.
Pick: Panthers +7
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans
I’m sorry, but the fact that Pittsburgh is an underdog in this game is laughable. The Steelers are a top three defense currently and the offense is firing on all cylinders, with Chase Claypool’s emergence being a huge part of that.
On the other hand, the Titans narrowly beat three very average teams in their last three games. Pittsburgh is by far the best team they’ve played. One of these teams won’t be undefeated anymore, but I believe Pittsburgh will remain unbeaten.
At the end of the day, it will be close, but Pittsburgh on the points here is too hard to pass up.
Pick: Steelers +1.5
Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
Fair warning, this may sound like a homer pick, but here me out. I think the Bears being six point underdogs is comical. Yes, the Rams have a great defensive line, and some real playmakers in their back seven. They also have the mastermind Sean McVay and a solid offense to go along with it.
However, the Rams four wins all came against the abysmal NFC East. Their two losses came against solid teams in the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. Sure, the Rams kept it close with the Bills, but San Francisco showed that a good defense can quiet the Rams offense. The Bears defense is ferocious and could give the Rams fits all day.
You can fade me on this one if you want, but I fully believe the Bears being six point underdogs is wild. Give me the spread and give me the money line. If these don’t hit, you can yell at me.
Pick: Bears +6 and ML
Well folks, let have a Sunday and Monday. Five picks, let’s go 5-0 this week. For more possible picks, and if you need to yell at me, find me on Twitter, @rnldluce.