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Friday, October 21, 2011
Sando's best guesses: Week 7 predictions

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Point spreads do not necessary reflect NFL teams' relative strength.

They're designed to invite equal action on both teams, to the benefit of the house.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, consider that NFC West teams are underdogs in Week 7 by a combined 20 points. Consider, also, that I would have gone 2-0 against the spread picking NFC West games last week, but since we're not picking against the spread, and since I'd go broke over time if I did, we'll stick to picking winners only.

A look at Week 7 games involving division teams after a 1-1 showing last week left my record at 14-5 for the season:
OK, where am I wrong this week? Oh, and were you the guy who put down $700 on the San Francisco 49ers before the season to win the Super Bowl?