NFC Top Three Matchups- Week 7 Handicapping Report
The Atlanta Falcons are the only team in the NFL without a loss while nine of the 16 teams in the NFC have a .500 record or worse after six weeks of games.
The following is a handicapping guide for the top three matchups in the NFC for this week’s games with lines provided by 5Dimes.
Thursday, October 18
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (-8) Total Line: 37.5
The Seahawks have now beaten Dallas, Green Bay and New England to move to 4-2 both straight-up and against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their six games. San Francisco is coming off an uninspired 26-3 loss to the New York Giants as a seven-point home favorite this past Sunday. It is also now 4-2 SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in three of its last four games.
Seattle is 2-4 SU in the last six meetings overall and 2-4 SU in the last six meetings in San Francisco. It is also 2-5 ATS in its last seven games there and the total has gone OVER in three of the last four meetings. The 49ers have won 17 of their last 22 games overall and nine of their last 11 games at home, while the Seahawks are 4-11 SU in their last 15 road games.
Sunday, October 21
Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants (-7) Total Line: 50
Washington evened its record at 3-3 both SU and ATS with a 38-26 victory over Minnesota this past Sunday as a 2.5-point home underdog. The total has gone OVER in five of its first six games. The Giants back-to-back wins over Cleveland and San Francisco by a combined score of 67-30 has the defending champs at 4-2 SU (3-3) and one game up in the NFC East.
The Redskins won both games of last season’s series against New York both SU and ATS, but they are still just 4-7-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. Washington has lost six of its last eight road games against New York and the total has stayed UNDER in eight of its last nine road games there. The Giants are now 10-2 SU in their last 12 games overall.
Green Bay Packers (-5) vs. St. Louis Rams Total Line: 44.5
The Packers knocked Houston from the ranks of the unbeaten this past Sunday night in a 42-24 romp as 3.5-point road underdogs to improve to 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of their first six games. St. Louis snuck by Miami 17-14 last Sunday as a 5.5-point road underdog to move to 3-3 SU on the year. It is 5-1 ATS and the total has stayed UNDER in its last four games.
Green Bay beat the Rams 23-3 last season as a 14-point home favorite for its fourth SU win in the last five games of this series. The Packers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven trips to St. Louis and the total has gone OVER in six of the last eight games between the two teams there. Green Bay is 11-3 SU in its last 14 road games overall.
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