Top Three NFL Week 7 Moneyline Underdog Picks

It wasn’t a great week for underdogs in Week 6 of NFL play. Moneyline favorites went 9-4 overall, but that means that four of them won. The biggest was, of course, Tennessee’s Monday night victory over Buffalo.

In Week 7, there are a number of teams facing double-digit point spreads. That means they are big underdogs on the moneyline. There has to be a few more underdogs out there that can pull out a win. Here are the top three NFL Week 7 moneyline underdog picks.

Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams Week 7

Lions vs. Rams Best Bets

Yes, it will be the biggest upset of the season. The Detroit Lions have no business even hanging around the Los Angeles Rams. The big deal here, of course, is the two teams and their swapping of quarterbacks in the offseason.

Jared Goff was traded to Detroit and Matthew Stafford went from the Motor City to LA. Stafford and the Rams are enjoying a great start. They are 5-1 and a clear favorite to reach the playoffs. The offense averages nearly 30 points per game and is much more explosive with Stafford under center.

Goff, on the other hand, is in a situation where his team just isn’t very good. The Lions are winless at 0-6 and the offense is 27th in the league in total offense (321 ypg). Under first-year head coach Dan Campbell, this Detroit team will fight. They just don’t have the roster.

But, the beauty of the NFL is that the worst team in the league can beat the best on any given Sunday. With the Lions a +705 underdog, we’re taking a shot on the biggest upset of the season.

Best Moneyline Pick: LIONS +705

Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers Week 7

Colts vs. 49ers Best Bets

The Colts travel to San Francisco fresh off a win last week. It’s not that big a deal though as they beat Houston 31-3. They should have beat Houston.

The 49ers opened the season with two wins, but then the Niners fell apart and have lost three straight games. San Francisco was off last week, which you would think gives them an advantage. Not necessarily.

Since 2014, the 49ers are just 9-18 straight up in games where they have had a rest advantage over their opponent. This is a must-win game for San Francisco, but it’s a spot where they don’t play well.

Best Moneyline Pick: COLTS +170

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans Week 7

Chiefs vs. Titans Best Bets

For a second consecutive week, the Tennessee Titans are a home underdog. This week, it’s Kansas City in a rematch of the 2019 season’s AFC title game. Neither one of these defenses is very good though the Chiefs did hold Washington to just 13 points last week.

Kansas City will have a tough time slowing down Titans RB Derrick Henry who had 188 yards against the Chiefs in a 2019 regular season game. Tennessee is 4-1 straight up in its last five games. You just have to love the home underdog.

Best Moneyline Pick: TITANS +195

About the Author

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Rick, a Generation X-er, who now lives just north of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. A former high school, college, and professional football player, Rick now spends his time as a high school coach and as a personal quarterback trainer. An all-state high school quarterback, he went on to become an Academic All-American at Division II Indiana University of PA. He later coached at his alma mater helping lead the program to the 1990 NCAA Division II national championship game. Rick has also served as a high school head coach and as an assistant in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.

His passion for sports writing started when he was the sports editor for his high school newspaper and continued when he worked as a sportswriter for the Jamestown (New York) Post-Journal in the early 1990s. A true sports fanatic, Rick enjoys all things Pittsburgh: Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. The Immaculate Reception, the 1979 We Are Family Pirates, and the ’91-’92 Penguins are among his favorites. After working as an educator and athletic director for several years, he again took up sports writing and has contributed to several websites and publications, including Coach & Player magazine, X & O Labs, American Football Monthly, and many others.

When not consumed with coaching, watching, thinking about, or writing about football and other seasonal sports, he finds himself working out like he was still in college and reading everything from military history to Brad Thor novels. Rick has also been chasing rock god stardom as a drummer who has played with bands that have opened for the likes of Fuel, Days of the New, and Alien Ant Farm. He continues to play with his church worship group. Most importantly, Rick is married to the love of his life, Lisa, and has two beautiful daughters.