Another exciting NFL Sunday is upon us. It’s already Week 9 and the stake is huge for many teams out there. With so much on the table, it’s the right time for another NFL 7-point teaser, so let’s take a look at our best picks of the day along with all-important betting tips and trends.
First, I would tease the Buffalo Bills and take them as 3.5-point favorites against the hapless Washington Redskins. The Bills are coming off an ugly 31-13 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. They will be keen to bounce back, and the Redskins will miss their starting quarterback.
Case Keenum is in concussion protocol, so rookie Dwayne Haskins will start under center. In two relief appearances against the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings, Haskins tossed for 140 yards and four interceptions. He completed only 54.5% of his passing attempts.
It seems like Haskins is not ready for the NFL action yet. Now, he will face off against one of the best defensive units in the league. The Bills allow only 17.4 points per game (5th in the NFL). Their pass defense is the 3rd-best in football, surrendering just 194.4 yards per contest.
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Haskins will have a mountain to climb in this one. Even with Keenum under center, the Redskins’ offense was the 30th in the NFL in points per game (12.4).
On the other side, the Bills’ offense has struggled thus far, too. Buffalo scores 19.1 points per game (24th), but their ground game will be a key factor against the Redskins. The Bills rack up 130.4 rushing yards per game (8th). The Redskins’ run D allows 137.8 yards per contest (28th).
Hereof, the Bills should dominate their rivals on the ground and control the clock. If they pick off Haskins a few times, this could be a blowout, but I cannot rely on Buffalo’s offense so much, so I’m backing the hosts to win by four points, at least.
The Bills are 6-1 SU and ATS in their last seven meetings with the Redskins. Also, Buffalo is 14-4-1 ATS in the previous 19 contests following consecutive ATS losses.
The second team for our teaser is Seattle. After a 27-20 victory at Atlanta in Week 8, the 6-2 Seahawks wants to stay on the winning path. They already lost two home games this season. I think another one will be too much, especially against the Buccaneers.
Although the Bucs are pretty unpredictable, they have some flaws that will be vulnerability against the Seahawks. Tampa Bay’s run defense allows the fewest yards in the NFL (68.6), but the Buccaneers’ secondary surrenders 285.9 passing yards per outing (30th in the NFL).
On the other side, Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks, playing at the highest level. Wilson tossed for 2127 yards, 17 touchdowns, and an interception. He also scored three touchdowns on his own. I expect him to dominate the Buccaneers’ defense.
Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf combined for 1015 yards and eight touchdowns. RB Chris Carson added 22 receptions for 149 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Wilson can rely on his teammates, so the key factor will be the Seahawks’ defense.
Tampa Bay scores 28.0 points per game (5th). The Buccaneers certainly have enough firepower to damage the Seahawks’ D, especially through the air. The Seahawks allow 273.0 passing yards per game (27th).
Chris Godwin and Mike Evans combined for 1367 yards and 12 TD. However, Jameis Winston is a mystery. He tossed for 2072 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing only 58.2% of his passes.
Interestingly, the Seahawks are only 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five meetings with the Buccaneers. Also, the Seahawks couldn’t cover in five straight outings at home. I expect these trends to come to an end, but teasing the hosts should be a smart move.
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