NFL Week 7 Betting Odds: Points at a Premium in Raiders-Bears

Battle of Backup QBs Set Stage for Low Total in Chicago

An injury to quarterback Justin Fields has complicated an already difficult start for the last-place Chicago Bears. At 1-5, is their season beyond saving?

With a visit from the Las Vegas Raiders on tap, Chicago has its hands full. Let’s take a closer look at the NFL matchup while breaking down some of the biggest movers on the NFL Week 7 betting odds board.

Raiders logo Las Vegas Raiders at Chicago Bears Bears logo

Opening Total: 46.5
Current Total: 37

It’ll be a battle of backup quarterbacks as Tyson Bagent squares off with either Aidan O’Connell or Brian Hoyer. Both offenses were already poor. But they may reach a new level of ineptitude with Justin Fields (thumb) and Jimmy Garoppolo (back) both sidelined with injuries.

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This matches Tampa Bay/Atlanta for the lowest total on the NFL Week 7 betting odds board.

Bills logo Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots Patriots logo

Opening Total: Bills -6.5
Current Total: -8.5

After opening at -6.5, Buffalo is now the biggest favorite of Week 7. While the Bills underwhelmed last Sunday, they still managed to squeak out a 14-9 victory over the Giants per NFL scores.

As long as Josh Allen is healthy, the Bills (4-2) remain a legitimate Super Bowl threat. They have one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses, averaging 374.8 yards and 28.8 points per game.

New England, on the other hand, is reeling. The Patriots (1-5) have scored just 20 points over their last three games and sit in last place in the AFC East. Time is running out on Mac Jones to prove himself as the quarterback of the future in New England.

Commanders logo Washington Commanders at New York Giants Giants logo

Opening Total: Giants +0.5
Current Total: +2.5

Quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) will likely miss a second straight game. Although veteran Tyrod Taylor played adequately in his place against Buffalo, the Giants continue to scuffle. The Giants (1-5) have lost four straight and are dead last in the NFL in scoring, averaging a measly 11.8 points. The offense last scored a touchdown Sept. 21 against San Francisco, a span of more than three games on the NFL schedule.

Although Washington’s had issues of its own — Sam Howell has been sacked a league-high 34 times — the Giants’ offensive futility is simply incomparable.

Steelers logo Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Rams Rams logo

Opening Total: Rams -2.5
Current Total: Rams -3.5

The Rams looked in sync in Week 6, defeating Arizona 26-9 to move to 3-3. Cooper Kupp posted his second straight 100-yard performance since returning from IR, catching seven balls for 148 yards and a touchdown. Although leading rusher Kyren Williams (ankle) is expected to miss time, few head coaches are as adept as Sean McVay at adjusting on the fly.

Pittsburgh (3-2) is coming off a bye.

Packers logo Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos Broncos logo

Opening Total: Packers -0.5
Current Total: Packers -1

Green Bay is a bad team. But let’s face it, Denver might be worse. Not even Super Bowl-winning head coach Sean Payton can fix this mess. The Broncos are 1-5 (0-5-1 against the NFL spread and have allowed an NFL-high 200 points. They also have a declining quarterback in Russell Wilson.

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