The NFL has been full of surprises so far this season, and four more teams won as outright underdogs in Week 6. As you prepare to make your Week 7 NFL office pool picks, it's in your best interest to identify several games where you believe Vegas oddsmakers might be off the mark. The Titans beat a fellow AFC power as home underdogs last week when they bested the Bills on Monday Night Football. Now, they're home underdogs again as they take on the Chiefs in Week 7.© Provided by CBS Sports
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The latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Chiefs as five-point favorites, but is this an opportunity to nail an underdog winner by backing the Titans and the seemingly unstoppable Derrick Henry? Winning your NFL confidence pool picks will require you to make bold moves. Before you make your NFL predictions, you need to see the Week 7 NFL football pool picks from SportsLine's proven model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 7 of the 2021 season on an incredible 125-85 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
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Top Week 7 NFL office pool predictions
One of the top Week 7 NFL pick'em predictions from the model: The Raiders cruise past the Eagles for a comfortable seven-point win. It's been a rollercoaster of a season for the Raiders, who won their first three games, had their offense go cold during a two-game losing streak and then saw head coach Jon Gruden resign after his regular usage of offensive language in emails surfaced.
However, the team responded with a dominant 34-24 win over the Broncos on Sunday to improve to 4-2 on the season. After two difficult weeks, Derek Carr was back on time and in rhythm like he had been the first three weeks of the season. He torched the Broncos for 341 yards and two touchdowns on just 27 pass attempts.
Despite struggling against the Bears and Chargers in Weeks 4 and 5, Carr is now averaging 8.4 yards per attempt this season. Meanwhile, an Eagles pass defense that had been strong the first five weeks was dissected by Tom Brady in the first half last week and could be challenged in Week 7 by the Raiders' downfield passing attack.
The model predicts that Carr approaches 300 yards passing once again and throws for two touchdowns on average. Maxx Crosby also leads a Raiders defense that sacks Jalen Hurts three times on average to help the Raiders win in well over 60 percent of simulations with a projected final score of 27-20.
How to make Week 7 NFL office pool picks
The model also made the call on every other Week 7 game and has strong picks for potentially close matchups like Chiefs vs. Titans and 49ers vs. Colts. It's also calling for an underdog to win outright. You can only see all of the model's NFL pool picks here.
So who should you pick in every Week 7 NFL game? And which underdog wins outright? Visit SportsLine now to get optimal NFL office pool picks, all from the advanced computer model that has ranked in the Top 10 on straight-up picks four of the last five years and went an outstanding 125-85 on top-ranked picks since 2017.
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