The Week 7 NFL schedule rolls on Sunday with several teams missing their No. 1 running backs. Cincinnati (+3) hosts Cleveland without Joe Mixon, who's out with a foot injury, while San Francisco (+2.5) visits New England minus Raheem Mostert, who was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The Packers (-3.5) could hold out Aaron Jones with a calf injury when they face Houston, but should you still back the Pack in your NFL parlays? Will those absences make a big impact on your NFL bets, or will short-handed teams offer value in the latest NFL odds?
The Packers will turn to Jamaal Williams, who averaged 8.5 yards per carry last week at Tampa Bay, but it won't be easy to replace Jones and his touchdown-scoring ability. Before making any Week 7 NFL picks and predictions, see the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.
A beloved national treasure, Hammerin' Hank Goldberg enters NFL Week 7 on a stunning run: Over the final 10 weeks of last season and through six weeks this season, he is 31-17 on his NFL best bets, an amazing 65 percent cash rate.
This is the same handicapper who enjoyed 15 winning seasons in his 17-year ESPN run. In 2017, Hammer competed against 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's NFL Challenge and beat them all, finishing 50-29-6 in against-the-spread NFL picks. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hammer has locked in three NFL best bets for Week 7. If you parlay them, you could be looking at a 6-1 payout. You can only see them here.
Top Week 7 NFL expert picks
Drew Brees, whose arm strength is being questioned at age 41, won't have his top two receivers for this NFC South showdown. Michael Thomas is out with a hamstring injury, while Emmanuel Sanders is on the COVID-19 list. Moreover, the Saints are giving up 30 points per game.
Even though New Orleans is coming off a bye, Hammer believes the Panthers are underrated under first-year coach Matt Rhule. Carolina has covered three of its past four games overall, not to mention four of the past five in this series. There are far safer teams to back with your NFL football picks.
How to make Week 7 NFL parlays
Hammer, who has inside sources throughout the league, also jumped on two other games -- Packers vs. Texans and Buccaneers vs. Raiders. In one of those games, Hammer says, there is a complete mismatch, creating a spread that's way off. You can only see his best bets here.
What are Hammer's top Week 7 NFL expert picks? Which side of Packers vs. Texans and Buccaneers vs. Raiders do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's Week 7 NFL best bets, all from the legendary handicapper on a 31-17 heater.