Insider’s Guide to predictions and hot takes for a sport or a game. This edition is from the Tipico Sportsbook Team to share their thoughts from Week 7 and a preview into Week 8.
What we learned from Week 7
Week 7 of NFL action gave us all the thrill that we expect week in and week out. Some hot teams stayed hot, while others got a dose of reality. Win streaks were extended, losing streaks were snapped, and so much more for us to die into on this edition of the inside scoop.
Week 7 Takeaways
Andre Zammit, VP of Tipico Sportsbook: The good old days have come and gone. Brady and Rodgers have both been struggling and are hoping someone invents a time machine before the season gets away from them. Brady and the Bucs had a disastrous performance, losing as a 13.5-point favorite, in a game where they only put up three measly points against a bad Panthers team. Rodgers and the Packers lost their third consecutive game and were favored in all three games! At least the new generation of quarterbacks are bringing excitement. Joe Burrow put up a monster stat line on Sunday with 34 completions, 481 yards, and three TD's! On top of that, seven players on the Bengals had a reception! This guy is truly box office.
Sunny Gupta, Sportsbook Manager: Taylor Heinicke is back and better than ever as he took down Rodgers and Green Bay for the Commanders third win of the season. The picture of Aaron Rodgers laying in the grass, at the end of the game, sums up the Packers season so far. Do you think Brady should retire? No one expects him to be ’07 Brady, but his performance on Sunday was egregious. Brady couldn’t muster up a single touchdown against a weak Panthers team. How clutch are the Giants? They stopped Christian Kirk at the goal line and secured another win! They’re not backing down from trying to get that top spot in the “NFC Beast.” Watch out Philly, the G-Men are coming.
Vincent Pepe, Quantitative Trading Analyst: Start spreading the news! The New York teams stay winning as we see another week where the Giants & Jets won, improving their records to 6-1 and 5-2. Brady and Rodgers lead their teams to a combined 24 points and are starting to look like they should be at bingo night instead of on a football field. They both lost to backup quarterbacks, which makes you think, is it time for them to become full-time dads instead? Get the Cigars out because Joe Cool is firing on all cylinders. He put up 481 passing yards and is looking like the Super Bowl Burrow we saw last season.
Ryan Taylor, Sportsbook Analyst: The Cardinals finally got their wings. All it took was getting Deandre Hopkins back for the Cardinals to have their most explosive offensive showing of the season. Over half of Kyler Murray’s passing yards were thrown to Hopkins as the Cardinals finally showed some life on an action-packed TNF! Can Hopkins give them enough juice to compete in a Seahawks-led NFC West? New York refuses to sleep. The Giants and Jets have a combined record of 11-3 after both teams won again. In the beginning, we all thought both teams were just getting lucky, but at this point in the season, it’s hard to deny that both teams are true playoff contenders. The Ravens finally won a close game as they held off the Browns for a huge win in a divisional matchup win. If they can keep up, the Ravens can be a Super Bowl contender as well.
Brian Gilmartin, Sportsbook Analyst: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers continued to struggle. Theyboth lost again in Week 7 to teams that were playing with backup quarterbacks! The Packers and Bucs are under .500, something none of us expected at the beginning of the season. The AFC North race is heating up. The Bengals started to look like last year's Superbowl team and were the first team to cover against the Atlanta Falcons this year. The Ravens finally won a close game, beating the Browns. Despite Lamar only throwing the ball 16 times this Sunday. Both teams move to 4-3 on the year.
From our book to you, let's take a look at the most interesting plays from the weekend.
Most Bet on Player Props Week 7
Did you take any of our most popular play props?
- Derrick Henry Anytime TD (-160)
- Saquon Barkley Anytime TD (-120)
- Travis Kelce Anytime TD (+100)
- Austin Ekeler Anytime TD (-140)
- Leonard Fournette Anytime TD (-150)
Most Bet on Games
Top 5 games with the most bets received.
- Giants at Jaguars
- Jets at Broncos
- Chiefs at 49ers
- Browns at Ravens
- Lions at Cowboys
Biggest WOWs from Week 7
Money left on the board. Pregame Odds that cashed out.
- Panthers moneyline (+520)
- Seahawks moneyline (+165)
- Commanders moneyline (+160)
- Giants moneyline (+135)
- Chiefs moneyline (-108)
Week 8 Games to Watch
Andre Zammit: 49ers @ Rams – An all out Cali battle that is a must-win for both. With the Seahawks some how leading the division and the Cardinals getting Hopkins back, it's time for both teams to get winning fast.
Sunny Gupta: Packers @ Bills - The Bills are the best show in town and Aaron Rodgers is playing a must-win game. Look for both quarterbacks to have a shootout here.
Vincent Pepe: Cardinals @ Vikings: Coming off a game where the Cardinals scored 42 on one of the leagues top defenses and armed with Deandre Hopkins, the Cardinals travel to Minnesota to face a 5-1 Vikings team. Expect an electrifying high scoring game.
Ryan Taylor: Patriots @ Jets – A game that has playoff significance, who would have thought? This game could determine tiebreakers down the line when determining the final playoff teams in the AFC.
Brian Gilmartin: 49ers – Rams: Usually a must-watch when these two teams face off, but this time the stakes are even higher as the loser of this game will see their playoff chances severely diminish since both teams currently sit behind the Seahawks in the NFC West.
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