A look at the NFL Week 6 Predictions. Will Houston remain undefeated in a Prime time clash with the Packers? Can the Giants hang with 49ers in San Francisco?
Cincinnati(-2) at Cleveland 1:00PM – What is this line telling us? It’s telling us that Cleveland has a very good chance to win this game for their first victory of the season. The Bengals are off a loss at the hands of the Dolphins at home, while Cleveland jumped out to a 14-0 lead against the Giants that was short-lived. These two played earlier this season with the Bengals winning a shootout. Cleveland stayed close, and the Brownies know they can stay close. Browns get their first win of the year.
Cleveland 27 Cincinnati 24
Indianapolis at NY Jets(-3.5) 1:00PM – The Indianapolis Colts are off an emotional, come from a behind win against the Green Bay Packers. Early last week the Colts and the rest of the nation learned of the Leukemia diagnosis of Coach Chuck Pagano. You wonder if the Colts have anything left in the tank after such an emotional week and game. The Jets was competitive against the Texans Monday, but fell short 23-17. The Jets played with a host of no-name receivers that stepped up to keep it close. The Jets aren’t that good and they spent a lot of energy against Houston. The Colts play hard and nip the Jets.
Indianapolis 24 Jets 21
Kansas City at Tampa Bay(-3.5) 1:00PM – Yes, Brady Quinn is still in the league. The Notre Dame product gets the start off the Matt Cassel injury last week against Baltimore. The Chiefs would be attractive here, but with Brady starting it’s hard to back the Chiefs. He’s done nothing in the pros after being drafted by the Browns with a stop in Denver. Tampa Bay has been the king of keeping it close, looks like you might win, and find a way to lose. They’ll find a way to lose again this week. They shouldn’t be a favorite over anyone. Tampa Bay 6-17-1 ATS at home last three seasons.
Kansas City 20 Tampa Bay 19
Oakland at Atlanta(-9) 1:00PM The undefeated Atlanta Falcons take on the rested Oakland Raiders in Atlanta. This is a lot of wood against a team off the bye. The Raiders should be fresh despite the cross-country flight to Atlanta. The stats and trends make zero case to back to the Raiders. Atlanta has been
Just about unbeatable at home. Matt Ryan 28-4 SU at home. Look for Oakland to hang with the Falcons in the first half and fade down the stretch.
Atlanta 37 Oakland 24
Dallas at Baltimore(-3) 1:00PM – Dallas is off a bye and previous to that they laid an egg at home Monday Night against the Bears. Baltimore managed to squeak out a victory in an ugly game last week at Kansas City 9-6. The Cowboys should be incredibly focused for this one and arguably have the better team. Keep in mind that the Ravens have a meeting with Houston next week. Dallas gets the road win.
Dallas 24 Baltimore 20
Detroit at Philadelphia(-3.5) 1:00PM – The Eagles only play in close games as 4 of 5 of their games have been decided by two or less. The Detroit Lions have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments with the 1-3 start. Detroit is off the bye and is desperate for win to get back in the race. Detroit is a dreadful 3-12 ATS their last 15 on the board. Philadelphia puts it all together and cruises.
Philadelphia 34 Detroit 17
St. Louis at Miami(-4.5) 1:00PM – The surprising Rams (3-2) travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. St. Louis is off a dominating performance 10 days ago against Arizona. The Dolphins were able to get the win last week in Cincinnati. The Rams will be without leading receiver Danny Amendola, who is expected to be out six weeks. Miami is 11-3-1 last 15 ATS, but now in favorite role of two road games. Jeff Fisher with the extra time to prepare gets it done against the Dolphins.
St. Louis 17 Miami 16
New England(-3.5) at Seattle 4:05PM – The New England Patriots have seemingly righted the ship after being down 21-7 in the third quarter against the Bills. The Patriots cruised to their third victory last week against the Broncos, and now travel to Seattle to take on that stingy defense. The Seahawks are solid at home which has been well documented. They’ve covered their last five at home and are 14-5 ATS at home their last 19. The crowd should be nuts for this one and Seattle keeps it close.
New England 23 Seattle 20
Buffalo at Arizona(-4.5) 4:05PM – Since the 3rd quarter of the Patriots game Buffalo has been outscored 90-10. That’s just ugly. Arizona has had extra time to prepare for the Bills, but only put up 3 their last time out against the Rams. The Cards are 5-2 last 7 at home, and the Bills are a lackluster 4-10 ATS last 14. It’s hard to make an argument for the Bills in this spot, but they’ve been embarrassed the last two weeks. That should be a big motivator this week, and the Bills edge the Cards.
Buffalo 26 Arizona 20
Minnesota at Washington(-1) 4:25PM – The Minnesota Vikings keep rolling with no letdown last week against the Titans. The Vikings come in at 4-1 and take on a Redskins team that will start Robert Griffin III, as reported by ESPN. RG3 suffered a concussion last week against the Falcons and was questionable all week. Minnesota stays the course and creates havoc for RG3.
Minnesota 27 Washington 17
Giants at San Francisco(-6.5) 4:25PM – This is the game of the day on paper. This is obviously a revenge game for the 49ers who fell to the Giants in last year’s NFC Championship contest at home. The 49ers have been solid this year short of a big hiccup at Minnesota. They will be focused and motivated for this one. The Giants have had issues playing a complete game. With the exception of the Carolina game, the Giants take quarters off. Hakeem Nicks made the trip, and should be ready to go, but this is tough spot for the Giants. This game is more important to the SF and Harbaugh. Look for them to improve on their 10-1-1 ATS record at home.
San Francisco 34 Giants 23
Green Bay at Houston(-3.5) 8:30PM – Houston has looked impressive this season in going 5-0. The Packers have been inconsistent, and blew a big lead last week against the Colts to move to 2-3. They need this one, but Houston has been so tough at Home and are an impressive 8-1 last 9 at Reliant. The Texans were pedestrian like last week against the Jets on Monday Night where they lost LB Brian Cushing for the season. Despite the Cushing loss, expect the Texans to be sharp in their second consecutive nationally televised game.
Houston 33 Green Bay 24
Denver at San Diego(-1) 8:35PM – Time to toss a coin. The Broncos still not clicking 100 percent on offense, and San Diego has been up and down thus far this season. The teams are very similar in style of play and consistency. Denver looks like the slightly better team here and Peyton gets it done on the road.
Denver 30 San Diego 24
Best Bets: St. Louis (+4.5), Philadelphia (-3.5), Minnesota (+1)
Last Week ATS: 7-7
YTD ATS: 40-37
Last Week Best Bets ATS: 2-1
YTD Best Bests ATS: 8-7