NFL Week 7 ATS Matchups to Exploit

Max Staley
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With over a third of the season already in the books, the NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape. Fans and bettors alike should have a much better understanding of which teams are contenders, and which will be watching from the sidelines come January.

After going 3-0 in Week 6, here are three Week 7 matchups that can potentially be exploited against the spread (ATS).

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1. Arizona Cardinals (+3) vs. New York Giants

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Don't look now, but the Arizona Cardinals' offense may have started to hit its stride. With Kliff Kingsbury calling the shots, Arizona has put up 30.0 points per game (PPG) over the last two weeks, with Kyler Murray throwing for 296.5 yards during that span. While the opponents Arizona played may have had something to do with that, as the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons are both bottom-seven scoring defenses, the New York Giants don't present much more of a challenge. The G-Men have surrendered 26.7 PPG this season (No. 27 in the NFL), and they're giving up 285.0 passing yards per game, the second-highest mark in football.

2. San Francisco 49ers (-10) vs. Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins are 1-5 this season, with those losses coming by an average margin of 15.6 PPG. Washington is coming off its first win of the season (against the Dolphins), but the Redskins have been outscored by 77 points this season, which is the second-worst point differential in the NFL, behind only Miami. The San Francisco 49ers, meanwhile, have outscored opponents by 83 points this season, which is the second-best mark in football. Four of San Francisco's five wins have come by at least 13 points this season, and with the NFL's best pass defense, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings, Washington could struggle to keep pace, even at home.

3. Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions (+1)

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Though it may not seem like it, the Minnesota Vikings have settled into a pattern. When they play a weak passing defense, Minnesota wins, usually in resounding fashion, but the Vikings have struggled against top-tier defenses. Minnesota's four wins have come against opponents that rank in the bottom half in pass defense DVOA, with three of those four ranking in the bottom seven. The Vikings' two losses, however, have come against the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, who rank No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Facing a Detroit Lions' defense that ranks No. 10, Minnesota could struggle to leave Ford Field with a victory. The Lions are also likely a better team than their record indicates, as Detroit is a few penalty gaffes away from sitting in first place in the NFC North.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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