From a bettor’s perspective, a lot of good – i.e. potentially lucrative – games are on the slate for NFL week 6. Beyond most of these seeming blowouts (we’re talking Miami-Atlanta, San Francisco-Washington and Giants-Denver especially here), though, a couple of games would appear to be a gambler’s nightmare but an enthusiast’s pleasure for fans – stuff like Rams-Jacksonville and Detroit-New Orleans. Our picks and predictions run below with pointspreads provided by Grueling Truth sponsor My Bookie.
Cleveland Browns +9 at Houston Texans
Even with injuries, the Texans are a much better team than the Browns. This looks to be a blowout in Houston’s favor; look for a big day by DeShaun Watson.
Prediction: Texans 30, Browns 13
New England Patriots -9.5 at New York Jets
The Jets have played much better than anyone could have expected and injuries are still hurting the Patriots. With all that considered, I still think this looks like a Patriots cakewalk.
Prediction: Patriots 34, Jets 13
Miami Dolphins +12.5 at Atlanta Falcons
I don’t see a way that Miami can score enough points in this game to even be able to keep the game close. The easiest game to pick in all of NFL week 6.
Prediction: Falcons 37, Dolphins 10
Detroit Lions +4 at New Orleans Saints
This should be a great matchup between two legit elite quarterbacks. I am giving the edge to the Saints since they are at home, but this one could go either way.
Prediction: Saints 31, Lions 27
Green Bay Packers -3 at Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings, for the second season in a row, have had major injury problems and with those injuries I don’t think they can score enough points to beat Aaron Rodgers.
Prediction: Packers 27, Vikings 17
Chicago Bears +6 at Baltimore Ravens
I think the Bears are a better team with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback, but the Ravens are a tough win to get for a rookie.
Prediction: Ravens 23, Bears 13
San Francisco 49ers +11 at Washington
The Niners will have a hard time scoring points against an improved and aggressive Washington defense.
Prediction: Washington 34, 49ers 6
Los Angeles Rams +2 at Jacksonville Jaguars
This is one of the most interesting matchups of the weekend and both teams are still somewhat a mystery. I like the Rams in a close one, with Blake Bortles throwing a couple interceptions being the difference.
Prediction: Rams 17, Jaguars 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1.5 at Arizona Cardinals
Arizona has become a bad team since losing RB David Johnson and with that being said, I have to take the Bucs here.
Prediction: Bucs 34, Cards 23
Pittsburgh Steelers +4 at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs might just be the best team in the NFL as of right now. The Steelers seem to be in disarray.
Prediction: Chiefs 27, Steelers 17
Los Angeles Chargers NL at Oakland Raiders
The Raiders are in trouble and not just because of an injury to Derek Carr. The Chargers are not a good team right now, but with Phillip Rivers they always have a shot.
Prediction: Raiders 20, Chargers 17
New York Giants +11.5 at Denver Broncos
The Giants are terrible up front and that is not a good thing when facing the Denver Broncos.
Prediction: Broncos 31, Giants 13
Indianapolis Colts NL at Tennessee Titans
Injuries have ruined this game.
Prediction: Titans 20, Colts 9
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