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Week 7 NFL best bets: An enticing underdog leads the pack

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Best bets for NFL Week 7

As we get further and further into the NFL regular season, we look to get better and better on our weekly picks. We’ve been doing nicely with our picks so far, owning a 10-5 record through six weeks. This week we have two strong plays that should help us improve our record even more.

Let’s get into Jets X-Factors Week 7 best bets.

All Odds via Fanduel Sportsbook

Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Chargers

The Seattle Seahawks have played much better than many expected prior to the year. They sit at 3-3 and are strongly in the race for a wild card spot and even a division championship.

Former Jets second-round pick Geno Smith has been throwing the ball well this season. Through six games, Smith has thrown nine touchdown passes and only two interceptions along with over 1,500 yards.

Seattle’s offense matches up well with the Los Angeles Chargers defense. Seattle is the 10th-best scoring offense while the Chargers are the 26th-worst scoring defense. I anticipate the Seahawks being able to move the ball well against this defense and put up a good amount of points.

While Seattle’s offense has been playing well, their defense deserves some credit, too. In their win last week against the Arizona Cardinals, they only allowed 315 total yards. The Cardinals went 0-for-2 in the red zone and did not score a touchdown all game.

I expect Seattle’s offense to keep up with the Chargers and make this game close.

The play: Seattle Seahawks +5

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49ers

The next game we get into is the Super Bowl LIV rematch. Both teams enter this contest after losing in Week 6. The Chiefs lost at Arrowhead Stadium to the Buffalo Bills while the San Francisco 49ers lost on the road to the Atlanta Falcons.

San Francisco’s defense has been dominant all season. They have given up the fewest yards of any defense in the NFL through six weeks. They also rank number two in scoring defense behind only the Buffalo Bills, allowing just 14.8 points per game.

The 49ers’ offense has been pretty average all season. They are only averaging 20.3 points and 216.2 passing yards per game. They have been running the ball efficiently but that bodes well for the under as it keeps the game and clock moving.

I anticipate the 49ers’ game plan this week will be to run the ball and play tough defense. This will allow them to control the clock and keep Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense off the field.

With the total being relatively high at 49, I expect this game to stay under.

The Play: Under 49

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