Week 7 of the very unique 2020 NFL season is here.
With games scheduled for Sunday and one (for now) on Monday, there are plenty of betting opportunities. Our experts Drew Dinsick, Dave Tuley and Matt Youmans combine to give their opinions on every game.
Cleveland Browns (-3.5, 50.5) at Cincinnati Bengals
Tuley: I heard a lot of people throwing the Browns on the trash heap after their 38-7 loss to the Steelers, but I remember hearing the same thing after their 38-6 loss to the Ravens in Week 1 -- and then they won four straight. The Browns are the No. 3 team in the AFC North, but still a playoff contender. Having said all that, I wouldn’t be laying more than a field goal here and, in fact, like the Bengals in this spot. The Bengals covered in the two teams’ Week 2 meeting with a 35-30 loss at Cleveland, and even though I’m trying to not put much stock into home-field advantage -- road teams are actually 51-39-2 ATS so far this season after the Giants covered on Thursday night -- I like the Bengals to be able to stay even closer (with a field goal, please) at home.
Pick: Bengals + 3.5
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team (PK, 46)
Youmans: From the top down, Dallas looks like a dysfunctional organization, but that’s not exactly something new and the same has been true for Washington. In this matchup of NFC East misfits, the Football Team’s Ron Rivera gets the coaching edge against Mike McCarthy, who trotted out the kicker for a 58-yard field goal try while facing a 21-3 deficit to the Cardinals on Monday. The kick sailed wide right, and the McCarthy hire is headed in the same direction. The Cowboys’ embarrassing 38-10 loss to Arizona was not about the drop-off from injured quarterback Dak Prescott to new starter Andy Dalton; Dallas was undone by two Ezekiel Elliott fumbles and a variety of breakdowns by the NFL’s worst defense.