Week 7 of the NFL season gets kicked off with an NFC West battle, as the 49ers play host to the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. The Seahawks are 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games against the 49ers, so this could be a prime opportunity to turn around their disappointing season thus far.
Despite their struggles to begin the year, sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com are giving Seattle plenty of respect, installing them as 5.5-point favorites on the road.
There are four other division affairs on the slate for Week 7. The Lions, fresh off a divisional overtime victory over the Bears, are 2.5-point underdogs at home to the Vikings. The Lions are 6-2 straight up in their last eight games at home, but are an appalling 1-16 straight up in their last 17 meetings with Minnesota according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Meanwhile, the Patriots, who have looked pretty much unstoppable to open the season, are a whopping 10-point favorite at home to the Jets. The Jets have been road warriors, posting a solid 4-0 against the spread mark in their last four games away from home.
In the other two divisional matchups, San Diego returns home and find themselves as four-point chalk against a well-rested Raiders squad, while the Cowboys will turn to Matt Cassel at quarterback in a game that was unlined as of Monday night due to the Giants playing on Monday Night Football.
Colts vs. Saints would have been viewed as an intriguing matchup prior to the season, but both teams have struggled through the first third of the season. Nevertheless, Andrew Luck vs. Drew Brees has the potential for some fireworks, and Indianapolis is favored by five points at home.
Carson Palmer vs. Joe Flacco also makes for an intriguing quarterback battle as Arizona squares off against Baltimore on Monday Night Football. The Cardinals are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games at home, so it’s no surprise to seem them installed as 7.5-point favorites in primetime.
Buffalo is a four-point favorite as they battle the Jaguars in London, despite some major uncertainty at quarterback. Miami looks to keep things headed in a positive direction as they’re laying 4.5 points at home to the measly Texans. And in a pair of other matchups, the Rams are 4.5-point chalk at home to the Browns, and the Bucs are 3.5-point dogs off their bye week as they visit Washington.