It’s another edition of Gaming Today’s 2023 Bookies Battle. We’ll take a look at all the consensus picks for every game in NFL Week 7, highlight the top picks from our contestants, and then review who’s off to a good start in the second quarter of the season.
A reminder that the second quarter of the NFL season runs from Week 6 to Week 9, and $500 will be given to the winner.
Top Consensus Picks for NFL Week 7
- Buffalo Bills – 67% of picks | BUF -8.5 at NE
- Jacksonville Jaguars – 67% of picks | JAX +3 at NO
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 65% of picks | TB -2.5 vs ATL
- Minnesota Vikings – 61% of picks | MIN +7 vs SF
Most of our bookies are kicking Week 7 off with a victory. Two-thirds of the submissions picked Jags +3, and Jacksonville ended up winning an eventual thriller against New Orleans. The Saints hung around and eventually tied the game up, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
On Sunday, most of our contestants are laying the big spread on Bills -8.5 in New England. The Patriots finally avoided a blowout, but still lost 21-17 on the road to Las Vegas last week. Buffalo’s been a little inconsistent this season, but still holds a 4-2 record and looks to rebound against a Patriots team that’s 0-3 at home.
Buccaneers -2.5 is the next-highest consensus pick across our bookies. Desmond Ridder had over 300 yards and two TD passes for the Falcons, but threw three picks that ultimately cost them a chance to win the game. Washington had less than 200 yards on offense and came out with the victory.
Another consensus pick over 60% is the Vikings +7. Our bookies believe Minnesota will keep things close against San Francisco. The 49ers are optimistic about the injury woes after the Cleveland loss, but they finally looked vulnerable for the first time all season.
NFL Week 7 Consensus Picks
The following table shows each matchup for Week 7. Teams that were picked the most will have a percentage next to them, while the spread will be shown for the opponent. The most evenly divided pick of the week is the Raiders -3 (51%) against the Bears.
2023 Bookies Battle Week 6 Winner and Season Leaderboard
Kicking off the second quarter of the NFL season, Tony Miller (Golden Nugget Las Vegas) had the best record overall at 12-3. Notably, Tony Miller went against the grain and picked against the 49ers and Bills, who were a few of the top consensus picks. Their losses were taking the Titans, Falcons, and Eagles.
There was a two-way tie for second place with an 11-4 record – Andy Kron (DraftKings at Wild Rose Emmetsburg) and Brieon Satisfield (WYNN LAS VEGAS).
Overall, Duane Colucci (Rampart Casino) is the leader in the clubhouse after six weeks with a 60-32 record. They have a five-game lead over Tim Nortz (Northern Quest) in second place with a 55-37 record. Brieon Satisfield is in fifth place overall with a 52-40 record.