The first six weeks of the NFL regular season is in the books and local bookies all across the nation have been cleaning up with underdogs covering against the spread at a 60.2 percent clip.
Road dogs have been even more profitable with a winning rate of 61.4 percent. Week 7 offers up a number of chances to keep this hot streak going based on some of the posted betting lines.
Kansas City fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with last Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh, but it still has the best record in the AFC at 5-1 both straight-up and ATS heading into Thursday night’s road game against the 2-4 (SU and ATS) Oakland Raiders.
The Chiefs are listed as 2.5-point favorites and the total for this 8:25 p.m. start on CBS has been set at 46.5 points.
One of the biggest games on Sunday’s 1 p.m. schedule is an AFC East clash between the 3-3 New York Jets and the 2-3 Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Dolphins are listed as 3.5-point home favorites with the total set at 38.5 points. The Jets have a 4-1 edge ATS in their last five road games against Miami.
The top match up in the NFC sends 3-2 New Orleans on the road against 4-2 Green Bay. The Packers would have been a touchdown favorite in this game, but with Aaron Rodgers going down with a broken collarbone, the Saints come marching into Lambeau as 5.5-point road favorites. The betting line for the total has been set at 47.5 points.
In other early division action, the 3-3 Arizona Cardinals will square off against the 4-2 Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, while the 3-3 Jacksonville Jaguars and the 2-4 Indianapolis Colts face one another in the AFC South.
The Rams are 3.5-point home favorites with the total set at 47.5 points and the Jaguars are listed as three-point favorites on the road with the total set at 44.
The 3-3 Tennessee Titans go on the road to winless Cleveland as 5.5-point road favorites and the total for that game has been set at 46.5 points. Baltimore is 3-3 on the year and it will try and keep pace with 4-2 Pittsburgh in the AFC North as a 5.5-point road underdog against 4-2 Minnesota.
The Vikings are coming off last week’s big victory against Green Bay. The total for this inter-conference clash has been set at 40 points.
The final early game on Sunday afternoon sends the 4-2 Carolina Panthers on the road as three-point favorites against the 2-4 Chicago Bears with the total set at 40.5 points.
There are four late games on Sunday’s slate highlighted by an AFC West tilt between the 3-2 Denver Broncos and the 2-4 Los Angeles Chargers in a 4:25 p.m. start on CBS.
The Chargers are listed as slight 1.5-point home favorites with the total set at 42. Denver is 5-1 both SU and ATS in its last six road games against its division rivals.
Cincinnati is 2-3 on the year and it is a five-point road underdog against the Steelers. The total for that AFC North battle has been set at 41.5 points. Seattle goes on the road to face the 1-5 New York Giants in a 4:25 p.m. start on FOX.
The 3-2 Seahawks are set as 5.5-point favorites with 40-point total line. Dallas (2-3) returns to action off a bye week as a six-point road favorite against 0-6 San Francisco with the total set at 46.
Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. on NBC features a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl with the 3-2 Atlanta Falcons going on the road to face the 4-2 New England Patriots. New England has been set as a 3.5-point favorite this time around with the total set at 55.
Monday Night Football heads to Philadelphia with the 5-1 Eagles playing host to the 3-2 Washington Redskins in a huge showdown in the NFC East.
Philly is listed as a 4.5-point favorite and the total for this 8:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN has been set at 48.5 points. The Eagles won the first meeting this year 30-17 as one-point road favorites in each team’s season opener.