As usual, it’s a quick turnaround from the end of Week 6 to when it’s time to make NFL Week 7 predictions for the 2022 season. Just like every other week, we’ve been careful with our Week 7 picks.

The NFL continues to be an unpredictable rollercoaster with six underdogs winning straight up. But we’ve also started to take those trends into account when deciding on our NFL Week 7 predictions in 2022.

NFL Week 7 predictions 2022

Only one of this week’s games opened with a double-digit spread, so making NFL Week 7 predictions in 2022 will once again be an exercise in making picks with a small margin for error.

But we’ve crunched the numbers and given our NFL picks for today considerable thought. With that said, here is a look at our NFL Week 7 picks.

All odds taken October 18 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

       

Falcons vs Bengals

The Falcons are a perfect 6-0 against the spread this year, and there’s no reason to go against that with them getting 6.5 points in Cincinnati. The amazing part is that Atlanta has been an underdog in all six games and the Falcons haven’t beaten the spread every time, making them one of the best NFL Week 7 picks against the spread.

They haven’t lost a game by more than six points and are coming off an impressive win over the 49ers.

Of course, in the games the Falcons have won, they were only an underdog by about three points or less. We still like the Bengals as one of our NFL Week 7 picks straight up.

Cincinnati has won three of four games after starting 0-2 with the Bengals scoring at least 27 points in all three of those wins. At home, Joe Burrow and company should keep that streak going, which will be enough to get a win but not cover the spread with the Falcons averaging 24.3 points per game this year.

  • SU Pick: Bengals (-270)
  • ATS Pick: Falcons +6.5 (-114)

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Giants vs Jaguars

What do the Giants need to do to get some respect? Somehow, oddsmakers have them underdogs against the 2-4 Jaguars. Nobody is saying that Daniel Jones should have short NFL MVP odds, although perhaps Saquon Barkley should with the way he’s carried the G-Men with 771 all-purpose yards in six games.

At 5-1, the Giants have proven themselves, and they’ve done it in close games, which is why they are a good underdog pick.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars have given us few reasons to pick them to win as part of our NFL picks for today. They’ve lost three in a row since that impressive win over the Chargers. That includes a home loss to the Texans. Even in a close, low-scoring game, the Giants are far more likely to figure out a way to win.

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  • SU Pick: Giants (+136)
  • ATS Pick: Giants +3 (-106)

Browns vs Ravens

This is not a good time for the Browns to face a fierce rival on the road. They’ve lost three in a row, including the last two games at home. The Browns have allowed at least 30 points in half of their games this year, which doesn’t bode well against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore offense.

In fairness, three of Cleveland’s four losses have come by three points or less. The Ravens have also left a lot to be desired this season, sitting at just 3-3. Then again, two of their losses have come against 5-1 teams (Bills and Giants). Against a porous Cleveland defense, Jackson should be able to run wild (literally), giving the Ravens a comfortable home win that covers the spread.

  • SU Pick: Ravens (-280)
  • ATS Pick: Ravens -6.5 (-112)

Lions vs Cowboys

The Cowboys might be coming off a loss last week, but they should be ready to bounce back this week. It’s possible that Dak Prescott returns from injury this week to give the Dallas offense a lift. Even if he doesn’t, Micah Parsons remains one of the leaders in NFL DPOY odds, leading a Dallas defense that is conceding just 16.3 points per game. 

On the other side, the Lions proved in their last game that their high-flying offense isn’t so good against quality defensive teams, as they got shut out by the Patriots. Even with a bye last week to prepare for the Cowboys, don’t expect any miracles out of Jared Goff, who’s completed less than 60% of his passes this year.

This isn’t going to be a shootout like all of Detroit’s other games. But with the Lions conceding at least 27 points in every game this year, it may not matter if it’s Prescott or Cooper Rush at quarterback; the Cowboys will still score enough points to cover the spread.

  • SU Pick: Cowboys (-300)
  • ATS Pick: Cowboys -7 (-110)

Steelers vs Dolphins

Admittedly, this is one of the tougher NFL Week 7 predictions for 2022. Things have gotten ugly for the Dolphins in recent weeks, although there are rumblings that Tua Tagovailoa is ready to return from the scary injury that knocked him out a few weeks ago.

That should give the Dolphins enough of a lift to earn a much-needed win against the 2-4 Steelers. Pittsburgh is averaging just 16.2 points per game, so it might not take much from Tagovailoa and the Miami offense to win this game.

Of course, covering a touchdown is another story. The Steelers have held four of their six opponents to 24 points or less, as the Pittsburgh defense has been able to keep them around in most games. Scoring points will be a problem regardless of who plays quarterback for the Steelers. But their defense will at least keep this game within a touchdown.

  • SU Pick: Dolphins (-310)
  • ATS Pick: Steelers +7 (-115)

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