Week 7 of the 2012 AFL season is upon us, and here at Cappers Info, we are taking a look at all of the games that are on the AFL betting lines and making our Arena Football predictions for the week ahead!
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Georgia Force @ Orlando Predators
Date: Friday, April 20th, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Orlando Pick ‘Em (98)
It’s really difficult to be able to come back from the type of loss that Orlando had last week in Pittsburgh. The team dropped a 48-17 lead and ended up losing in overtime, and now it has to come back home and take on a divisional rival. Still, we think that going with Justin Roper is the right call to make, and we think that he’ll get back on track with another week of practice with his new offensive coordinator, Ben Bennett. Take your chances with Orlando to win this game SU on Friday night.
AFL Week 7 Pick: Orlando Predators Pick ‘Em
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Tampa Bay Storm @ Philadelphia Soul
Date: Friday, April 20th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Philadelphia -14 (124)
The Storm have played terrible ball on the road this year, and the oddsmakers have caught onto that, making us lay two TDs if we want the Soul on our side. That being said, we have seen chinks in the armor in Philadelphia in recent weeks, and asking a team to win a game by two TDs is always a bit of a stretch, especially when the team has proven to be competent over the course of the season for the most part.
AFL Week 7 Pick: Tampa Bay Storm +14
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Pittsburgh Power @ New Orleans VooDoo
Date: Friday. April 20th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: New Orleans -6 (110)
Easiest game of the weekend, and it’s not even funny. There’s just no way that Pittsburgh is going to beat New Orleans the same way that it did to Orlando. The VooDoo are clearly the better team, and they are the better team by at least two TDs in this game. Especially after last week’s blown game at San Antonio, look for the Doo to get back on track and pummel the Power by at least 20.
AFL Week 7 Pick: New Orleans VooDoo -6
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Iowa Barnstormers @ Utah Blaze
Date: Friday, April 20th, 9:00 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Utah -4.5 (120)
Iowa and Utah are quietly two of the better teams in the league this year, though both have had their flaws for sure. The Barnstormers are coming off of a huge win over Arizona at home, and that could prove to be great moment. We want the points on our side in this game.
AFL Week 7 Pick: Iowa Barnstormers +4.5
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Jacksonville Sharks @ Cleveland Gladiators
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Cleveland -6 (110)
Omar Jacobs played well for the Sharks last week, throwing nine TD passes, but we have some real questions here with the Jacksonville defense. This unit has been just downright bad, the opposite of what it was last season when the team won the ArenaBowl. Cleveland isn’t the greatest team known to man by any stretch of the imagination though, and we still think the Head Coach Les Moss and the Sharks are going to at least be able to hang in this game.
AFL Week 7 Pick: Jacksonville Sharks +6
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Milwaukee Mustangs @ Chicago Rush
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Chicago -5 (109)
Teams have bad games from time to time. It happens. We think that’s all that happened to the Rush last week when they were absolutely clocked at Georgia. Milwaukee has proven to play well this year on the road, but this isn’t enough points to make us want to take it in a rivalry game that is starting to bud in this league. Russ Michna and the Rush will get back in the win column with a win of at least a TD.
AFL Week 7 Pick: Chicago Rush -5
Week 7 AFL Matchup: Kansas City Command @ San Jose SaberCats
Date: Saturday, April 21st, 10:30 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: San Jose -20 (109)
Yeah, you’re reading that right. San Jose is favored by 20. Get used to seeing this with Kansas City games. The Command just can’t get the ball in the end zone, and Head Coach Danton Barto is clearly the worst coach in the league. San Jose is a significantly better team, needless to say, and there is no reason to think that, more often than not, the SaberCats aren’t winning this game by at least three TDs. It is really, really painful to lay that chalk in this league, but we feel that we have to do it until KC proves that it can play with anyone in the AFL.
AFL Week 7 Pick: San Jose SaberCats -20
Week 7 AFL Matchup: San Antonio Talons @ Arizona Rattlers
Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 6:00 ET
Arena Football Week 7 Odds: Arizona -9.5 (114)
This is the toughest game of the weekend, and it is a game that is brutally difficult to handicap. We don’t like either of these teams. There is clearly something wrong with the Talons, who go on stretches offensively where they just don’t look good at all. However, there is clearly something wrong with the Rattlers as well. They just aren’t playing well, especially on the road, and they are giving up just gobs of points. In the lesser of two evils, we’d really rather have Aaron Garcia sticking within double digits in this one, knowing that it is his return to the place that he finally won his elusive championship last season.
AFL Week 7 Pick: San Antonio Talons +9.5