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#pounditTuesday, October 19, 2021

NFL Week 7 expert picks against the spread – Doc’s locks

Doc Brown and Del are knocking these picks dead worse than the guy who got his hand broken by Ace in “Casino.” The only difference is we’re not working on a wire tap, though it sure seems like it.

Doc is rocking an incredible 77 percent on his locks this season and has become even more specific with picking just the game or games he feels most confidently about. This week, that honor lies with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Doc Brown’s full Week 7 expert picks against the spread and straight up are below.

(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)


First off, Doc likes the Chiefs plus the points this week for one simple reason: you don’t go against Andy Reid coming off a bye. Reid has an unreal history when coming off a bye as long as he has a semi-competent team. The reason is simple: he’s an excellent coach and just kills it with his game preparation when he has an extra week to study his team’s weaknesses and his opponent. Kansas City is more than a competent team, so Doc definitely likes them in this game.

The Saints are another team coming off a bye who the Doc is picking. New Orleans had a week off to get things straightened out and should be prepared going on the road. Plus, playing indoors always helps them. It looks like Detroit’s biggest offensive weapon — Calvin Johnson — will not be playing, while the Saints’ Jimmy Graham might play. That’s a big advantage for New Orleans that the Doc is banking on.

A last game that stood out to Doc somewhat was the Jags and the points. Jacksonville is winless obviously but that doesn’t mean they can’t cover for us. They’re hungry for a win while the Browns have won two in a row and are probably feeling pretty good about themselves. They won’t bring their A-game. They should do enough to win, but the Jags should be good to cover.


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