Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week 7 NFL Picks Against the Spread (Trifone)

Every week, four of our contributors pick between two and five games each and assign a number of units (one to five) to their selection based on their confidence in the pick.

John Trifone is a perfect 5-0 against the spread over the past two weeks and 9-2 ATS over the past four weeks.

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With that said, here are John Trifone's Week 7 NFL picks against the spread:

Indianapolis Colts +3 over Jacksonville Jaguars (4 Units)

The Colts ended up losing big late at Tennessee this past weekend, but through three quarters had been leading for most of the game. Jacoby Brissett continues to impress me, and I like the Colts as home underdogs in a division game this week. Jacksonville only put up 17 points at home against the Rams, and one of their scores was a Leonard Fournette 75-yard run. I’m not banking on him to get another one of those this week, and Fournette may miss this week's game after hurting his ankle in the second half of the Rams game. I like the Colts in a close and relatively low-scoring game here.

Carolina Panthers -3 over Chicago Bears (5 Units)

Prior to their loss at home against the Eagles on Thursday night, Carolina had been looking a lot like their 15-1 season where a couple years ago they made the Super Bowl. With the injury to Aaron Rodgers, the Panthers look like one of the top teams that could emerge in the NFC. They have a little more rest coming into this week since they last played Thursday night, and I like the defense to rattle rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago has been competitive - much more than expected coming into the year - but they are overmatched this week. I don’t typically like small road favorites, but this is one of my favorite games on the board this week. I see a 31-10 kind of game with Carolina easily winning the turnover battle and the game.

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