Sharp NFL Week 7 Picks from Vegas Contest Leaders

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers (photo credit: Imagn/USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL is in the middle of Week 7 and by now plenty of football bettors have started to nail down their reads on the teams across the league. A few bettors who have been picking games with tremendous results over the course of this NFL season are the leaders of the big Las Vegas football handicapping contests.

The leaders of the Circa Sports Million, SuperContest, and SuperContest Gold competitions are absolutely crushing it with their picks. If you’re able to see who these contestants are backing each week, you have a chance to tail them. That’s what this article is for, as each week we review the top NFL picks coming from the Vegas contest leaders. Here are the picks made by the contest leaders for Week 7.

Remember that these sports betting contests use contest point spreads that are locked in once released and do not change as regular point spreads might change.

Circa Sports Million Leader Picks

We’re seeing something pretty incredible take place in the second-ever Circa Sports Million contest. The contestant ‘Presence’ has three entries (the maximum) in the top three of the leaderboard through six weeks. His ‘Presence-1’ team is in first place with a record of 25-4-1. His ‘Presence-2’ entry is sitting in second place with a record of 25-5. His ‘Presence-3’ entry is tied for third with a record of 24-5-1. It’s hard enough to work one entry into the top three of the contest, but three? That should tell you just how much he is crushing his NFL picks.

Normally in this section, we go over the five NFL point spread picks that come with one leader’s Circa Sports Million card. Because ‘Presence’ has three entries in the top three, we’ll review all three of his Week 7 cards.

In Week 7, ‘Presence-1’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Cleveland Browns (-3.5)
New England Patriots (-1.5)
Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5)
Chicago Bears (+6)

For the second-place card, ‘Presence-2’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Cleveland Browns (-3.5)
New England Patriots (-1.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5)
Chicago Bears (+6)

For the third-place card, ‘Presence-3’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Cleveland Browns (-3.5)
New England Patriots (-1.5)
Denver Broncos (+9.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5)
Chicago Bears (+6)

Across those three cards from ‘Presence,’ the Cleveland Browns (-3.5), New England Patriots (-1.5), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1.5), and Chicago Bears (+6) appear on all three, which would tell us that ‘Presence’ is more confident on these four selections. He then adds the Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5), and Denver Broncos (+9.5).

The Browns are a road favorite, with Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham, and company traveling within the state of Ohio to take on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buccaneers are also a road favorite. When taking road favorites, ‘Presence-1’ is 7-1, ‘Presence-2’ is 7-2, and ‘Presence-3’ is 6-2.

The Patriots are a home favorite, with Jimmy Garoppolo coming back to town to face his old team and head coach. When taking home favorites, ‘Presence-1’ is 7-1, ‘Presence-2’ is 8-0, and ‘Presence-3’ is 7-1-1.

The Steelers and Bears are road underdogs. The Jaguars are also a road underdog. With road underdogs, ‘Presence’ has not lost a pick. His ‘Presence-1’ and ‘Presence-2’ cards are a perfect 10-0 each. His ‘Presence-3’ card is a perfect 8-0.

The Broncos are a home underdog, getting 9.5 points with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs coming to Mile High. This is by far where ‘Presence’ performs the worst. With home underdogs, ‘Presence-1’ is 1-2, ‘Presence-2’ is 0-2, and ‘Presence-3’ is 2-2.

As always, keep in mind that the Circa Sports Million point spreads are locked in and do not adjust throughout the week as normal point spreads do.

Circa Sports Million Consensus Report

The most popular selection in Week 7 of the Circa Sports Million is the Carolina Panthers (+7.5), selected by 1,349 contestants from the 3,148-entry field. Much of the decision to back the Panthers by this many contestants goes into the New Orleans Saints, who the Panthers are playing, not having Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

There are three other selections picked more than 1,000 times in Week 7 of the Circa Sports Million. The Steelers (+1.5) was picked 1,110 times. The Green Bay Packers (-3.5) was selected 1,072 times. The Patriots (-1.5) is on 1,072 cards.

The fifth most popular pick of the week is the Buccaneers (-3.5). Tom Brady and company are headed to Las Vegas to play the Raiders, who had to deal with a whole bunch of stuff surrounding COVID-19 in lead up to the game.

SuperContest Leader Picks

In the Las Vegas SuperContest, it’s ‘ODBMG2’ leading the way atop the 1,172-entry field with a record of 25-5. In Week 7, ‘ODBMG2’ is on the following sides.

Cleveland Browns (-3)
Carolina Panthers (+7.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1)
Chicago Bears (+6)

The Cleveland Browns (-3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5) are road favorites. When taking road favorites, ‘ODBMG2’ is 9-1 on the season.

The other three NFL Week 7 SuperContest picks for ‘ODBMG2’ are all road underdogs. When selecting road underdogs, ‘ODBMG2’ is 4-1 on the season.

SuperContest Gold Leader Picks

In the 2020 SuperContest Gold, contestant ‘AndrewScalzi2’ leads entering Week 7 with a record of 22-8. His picks for Week 7 are as follows.

Carolina Panthers (+7.5)
Green Bay Packers (-3.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+1)
Los Angeles Chargers (-8)

The Carolina Panthers (+7.5) and Pittsburgh Steelers (+1) are road underdogs in Week 7. When selecting road underdogs, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 5-1 on the season.

The Green Bay Packers (-3.5) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5) are road favorites. When putting road favorites on his card in this year’s SuperContest Gold, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 9-4.

The pick of the Los Angeles Chargers (-8) is a pick on a home favorite. When taking home favorites, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 7-2.

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