Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts are tied for the top ATS record in the league heading into Week 7 of the NFL season, and the sportsbooks have them sitting as field-goal favorites at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on the opening odds.
The Colts are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS on the season after winning and covering against Houston on Thursday Night Football last week, and they opened as 3-point home favorites against a Bengals team that is 3-1-1 SU and 3-2 ATS after an unsatisfying tie and ATS loss against the Panthers in Week 6.
Indianapolis faced Cincinnati last season as well and the results weren’t good for the Colts as they lost 42-28 as a 7.5-point road underdog. That improved the Bengals to 3-0 ATS in their last three games against the Colts dating back to the 2010 season.
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Bengals vs. Colts is a 1:00pm ET on Sunday afternoon this week. The Week 7 slate gets underway on Thursday night with the Patriots opening as 7.5-point home favorites against a Jets team that is 0-5-1 ATS (1-5 SU) so far this season. The Patriots are 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS on the season, but just 1-3 ATS in their last four games against the rival Jets.
The other two primetime games for Week 7 opened with home favorites on the betting lines as well, with Denver at -6 hosting San Francisco on Sunday Night Football, and Pittsburgh at -4 hosting Houston on Monday Night Football.
Matchup Reports: Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis | Jets vs. New England | Seattle vs. St. Louis
Coming off a 30-23 loss to the Cowboys the Seahawks are the biggest road favorite on the Week 7 NFL opening odds at +6.5 at St. Louis, with Arizona at -4 at Oakland, and Cleveland at -3 at Jacksonville. The Jaguars are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS on the season, while the Browns are now 3-2 SU and 3-1-1 ATS through five games.
Elsewhere on the opening lines for Week 7 the Ravens are listed at -6 at home against the Falcons, with the Packers at -6.5 at home against the Panthers, and the Chargers at -5.5 at home against the Chiefs. San Diego suffered its first ATS loss of the season in Week 6, beating Oakland 31-28 but not covering the posted spread in the victory.
Week 7 NFL Opening Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
NY Jets at New England (-7.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Atlanta at Baltimore (-6), 1:00pm ET
Tennessee at Washington (-4), 1:00pm ET
Seattle at St. Louis (+6.5), 1:00pm ET
Cleveland at Jacksonville (+3), 1:00pm ET
Cincinnati at Indianapolis (-3), 1:00pm ET
Minnesota at Buffalo (-3.5), 1:00pm ET
Miami at Chicago (-3.5), 1:00pm ET
New Orleans at Detroit (-2.5), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at Green Bay (-6.5), 1:00pm ET
Kansas City at San Diego (-5.5), 4:05pm ET
Arizona at Oakland (+4), 4:25pm ET
NY Giants at Dallas (-5), 4:25pm ET
San Francisco at Denver (-6), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
Houston at Pittsburgh (-4), 8:30pm ET