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NFL Week 7 Handicapping
(2-3) Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins (4-2)
Date: Sunday, October 21st
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Week 7 ATS Betting Lines: OFF
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Week 7 NFL Betting Total: OFF
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Detroit is a tough team to figure out as they have two pretty good wins, but they are both at home. Is this a team that could actually be good or one that is just barely good enough. I am not sure anyone has that answer yet.
Miami is coming off an exciting win against the Bears, which helps out the Lions. All of their wins have been pretty close and this looks like another one of those, win or lose. I am not quite a believer in these guys and won’t be is Brock Osweiler is playing in any kind of role.
The Lions are coming off their bye, which might have been ill timed with wins over the Packers and Patriots in two of the preceding three weeks. Generally coming out of bye weeks are good spots for teams but I wonder if anyone has looked at how first year coaches handle them. Just curious.
Matt Stafford is still the identity of the Lions on offense. They keep trying to balance things out with the running game but really they just need enough of a threat so he can be effective, his numbers are good but not great so far this season. The Lions offense does not appear to be the problem.
Coach Matt Patricia was a defensive coordinator but has hardly been a strength – 27ppg. The best thing has been a pass defense that ranks seventh but you can run on the Lions. Linebacker Devon Kennard has paid off. Coming from the Giants he already has a career high in sacks with 5. Fellow OLB Eli Harold is in the same boat coming from San Francisco.
I am definitely no sold on Miami so even though this would be the first win of the season for the Lions on the road, I like their chances. Stafford seems a little due for some magic and the Dolphins are shaky in the quarterback department right now. Time for the Lions to take a bite.
The NFL is a short season and the Dolphins are 4-2. That definitely qualifies as a good start and even though I am not a fan of this team nobody is going to make them give those wins back. They are perfect at home so far after their overtime win against the surging Bears last week. Letdown spot?
There is no line on this one because there is uncertainty as to who will play quarterback for the Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill or Brock Osweiler. Personally I do not like either option though Osweiler did throw for 280 yards in the victory last week. A couple of interceptions took off some shine but physically he can get the job done.
Frank Gore is proving to be quite ageless this season. He might not have a ton of games with 20+ carries but he is averaging close to 5 yards per carry. He is one of those players who is not going to wow you but at the same time if the offensive line does its job he will get the yards that are there and is so tough. He already has a longer run than he did all of last season.
You can argue that Miami’s defensive numbers just don’t add up. They are in the lower third in yards allowed but middle third in points. They made some changes along the defensive line this offseason and one result is they are not getting the kind of pressure you want to these days. If Stafford has time he can pick defenses apart.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
- Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: No line currently posted.
I really like the Lions in this spot and figure it will come off around pick’em. The Miami QB situation is unsettled right now which is why we have to wait.
NFL Free Week 7 Score Prediction: Detroit 27 – Miami 20
I definitely like Stafford to outplay whoever Miami puts out there and think there could be a familiarity advantage for Patricia against a team he used to see a couple of times a season back in New England. .
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