NFL 7 days 6 Odds & Professional Picks: Sunday Afternoon Games

These 7 days 6 odds are courtesy of DraftKings. All times EDT. As of Friday early morning, no rain was in the forecast for any of the venues, but in Cleveland winds are predicted to be in the 17 mph array.  

Arizona Cardinals (5-) at Cleveland Browns (3-2)

  • Time: 4:05 p.m.
  • Line: Browns by 3 (49)

The skinny: Arizona, the league’s only unbeaten workforce, hits the highway to face the higher-scoring Browns in a battle concerning previous Heisman Trophy-successful QBs from Oklahoma.

Points: Cleveland and QB Baker Mayfield have been 47-42 losers in LA in opposition to the Chargers final week, the next time in 11 games Cleveland misplaced 47-42. Baltimore defeat them by that score in 7 days 14 past year. In accordance to Professional Soccer Reference, these are the only 47-42 outcomes in NFL background. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has been a scrambling and passing wiz this season, but could be slowed Sunday by an injured ideal shoulder experienced very last 7 days at property vs. San Francisco when Arizona only managed 17 factors in opposition to a crew down its leading two CBs. Cleveland experienced a Week 5-higher 230 yards hurrying in its reduction.

Examination: Murray’s not the only 1 hurting for the Playing cards. A few-time Professional Bowl center Rodney Hudson will not be participating in (ribs), and neither will standout TE Maxx Williams (out for year, knee). And setting up RB Chase Edmonds has a shoulder problem and foremost sacker Chandler Jones is on the COVID checklist. AND, their two leading cornerbacks are questionable. As usual, most will almost certainly participate in, but they won’t be at 100 per cent. Cleveland also will be working on only some cylinders, with two backups probable alongside the offensive line and with star RBs Nick Chubb (calf) and Kareem Hunt (wrist/knee) dinged . But somebody’s got to gain. Go with the much healthier quarterback who’s playing at dwelling.

Forecast: Browns 31, Cardinals 21 

Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) at Denver Broncos (3-2)

  • Time: 4:25 p.m.
  • Line: Broncos by 3.5 (43.5)

The skinny: The Raiders head to Mile Large with longtime exclusive teams coach Rich Bisaccia as interim sideline manager following Jon Gruden resigned in shame after his insulting string of e-mail grew to become public.

Points: Since 1990, groups playing for an interim head mentor for the 1st time have long gone 20-23-1 ATS, but final yr experienced a 3- mark, which includes three straight-up victories. An excessive illustration of first-game achievement occurred 10 a long time in the past when Romeo Crennel replaced head man Todd Haley on a 5-8 Chiefs team. KC then conquer the 13- Packers, 19-14, as an 11.5 position underdog. Denver and Las Vegas ended up among 5 teams that opened 3-, but alongside with Carolina have given that hit the skids. Denver misplaced final week 27-19 in Pittsburgh irrespective of the Steelers obtaining an normal commencing subject position at their 18. Denver’s was the 31. Vegas swept the series very last 12 months, together with a 32-31 earn in the season finale inspite of a minus-4 turnover differential. It’s the only time the past  5 many years a workforce with these types of a unfavorable margin prevailed.

Assessment: Bisaccia will gain from the assistance of three previous head coaches on his staff by way of this tough coaching changeover. This is however the very same Raiders teams that gave the Ravens their only loss and then traveled throughout three time zones to acquire at Pittsburgh on brief rest. Previous week’s 20-9 home loss can be viewed as an aberration under the cloud produced by Gruden, who remained on the sideline until finally resigning the up coming working day. As for Denver, taking part in at Mile High isn’t what it made use of to be, for the Broncos are 3-7 in their house park courting to final year.  

Forecast: Raiders 21, Broncos 17

Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at New England Patriots (2-3)

  • Time: 4:25 p.m.
  • Line: Cowboys by 3.5 (50.5)

The skinny: This will be a rematch of a 2019 activity in which the host Patriots won 13-9 in awful temperature that integrated rain, a stiff wind and temps in the 30s.

Details: New England had a constructive turnover differential each calendar year from 2006-20, but this year stands at minus 3. Dallas is the only group that has coated each and every of its online games this season and presently has matched previous season’s ATS gain full when it had a league worst 5-11 mark. In NE’s 25-22 earn at Houston final week, the Patriots experienced only just one offensive lineman starting up who was in the opening-working day lineup, middle David Andrew. The Patriots could get a guard back to be a part of him Sunday. In that activity amongst the teams two several years ago, with Tom Brady at the helm, the Patriots experienced a 20-garden edge in typical commencing field position, with their only TD coming on a generate of 12 yards immediately after a punt block. Dallas RB Zeke Elliott, chastised for his uninspired engage in very last period, is averaging 5.3 yards a have in 2021, sixth-most effective amongst league RBs. Tops is teammate Tony Pollard at 6.4.

Assessment: The Patriots’ near-simply call victory very last week need to audio alarm bells  thinking about they experienced to rally from 13 points down and yielded 3 TD passes to a rookie QB producing only his 3rd get started. Now they’ll experience Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, the league’s 3rd-ranked passer who’s thrown 13 TD passes. So it unquestionably appears to be like the Patriots are headed to their fourth straight home defeat and Dallas’ initial victory in NE considering the fact that 1987. Specifically with the improved enjoy of DE Randy Gregory, who has been a ferocious move rusher the previous thirty day period and signing up for rookie sensation Mica Parsons. Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones could be on the operate substantially of the day.

Forecast: Cowboys 27, Patriots 14

Past 7 days: 7-8-1 ATS 10-6 SU

Period complete: 45-33-2 (.577) ATS 53-27 (.663) SU