WHEN it comes to NFL futures markets, what a difference one injury can make.
The Green Bay Packers, who were one of the chief elects in the Super Bowl betting market, have ballooned out to $23 at Sportsbet following a collarbone injury to former MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Currently only New England ($5 at Crownbet) and Kansas City ($9) are the only teams in single figures, but if the opening six weeks of the season has taught us anything its that those odds can change in an instant.
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Multi selections for week 7 of the NFL season:
Carolina to win against Chicago ($1.59)
Minnesota to defeat Baltimore ($1.40)
Jacksonville to defeat Indianapolis ($1.57)
Seattle to win against New York Giants ($1.41)
Bears vs. Panthers
Monday, October 23 from 4am AEDST at Soldier Field, Chicago
Even at week seven this is looking as a must-win match up for the Carolina Panthers, who face the struggling Bears in Chicago.
The Bears have been competitive this year, but with only two victories to their name it is becoming desperate times for the home side. Against a strong defense such as the Panthers, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky could be in for a dire match-up in just his second league start.
the Panthers have been perfect on the road (3-0) with wins against 49ers, Patriots, and Lions and we expect them to keep that record intact here.
Carolina to win – $1.59 at Neds.com.au
Vikings vs. Ravens
Monday, October 23 from 4am AEDST at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
The 4-2 Vikings host the struggling Ravens in the second leg of our NFL multi.
Minnesota comes into this match on the back of a great win against fierce rivals Green Bay. The victory puts them right in contention to take out the division.
Balitmore are 3-3 and need to lift.
It has been a horror opening six weeks for former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco who is averaging only 5.42 yards per attempt, has thrown eight interceptions and only four touchdowns.
The Vikings look like true contenders this year and the Ravens are looming as also-rans. We expect the men in purple to get the job done here for us in the second leg.
Jaguars vs Colts
Monday, October 23 from 4am AEST at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Incredibly the Jags and Colts game could have serious playoff ramifications, even at this early stage.
The Jaguars are in a three-way tie with Houston and Tennessee atop the table, with Indianapolis one game back. Jacksonville need to bounce back following its disappointing loss to LA, despite a 130 yard, one touchdown effort from rookie running back Leonard Fournette.
The Colts clearly need Andrew Luck back as soon as possible. Indy currently ranks in the bottom six for offensive yards per game, and with a defence that is averaging 32.5 points per game (league worst) that is not good enough.
We are backing the Jags to extend the gap between themselves and the rest of the division and bring us into the final leg.
Jacksonville to win – $1.20 at Neds.com.au
Seahawks vs. Giants
Monday, October 23 from 7.25am AEDST at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Have the Giants breathed life into their fledgling 2017/18 campaign following their win over Denver, or was it an aberration? We’ll be closer to the truth following their match up against the Seahawks on Monday.
The Giants were without a host of stars for the match up against the Broncos but they face off against a much better team in the form of the 3-2 Seahawks.
The Seahawks are fresh off their bye week and will be looking to come hard at the Giants and end their fleeting playoff hopes in a pivotal match up for the visitors, who are just behind the L.A. Rams (4-2) in the NFC West.
Seattle has won the past three against New York and we expect them to make it four on the run to bring our multi home in style.
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