NFL Week 6 Picks 2020

NFL Week 6 Picks 2020

Ready to make some money with some piping-hot NFL picks ahead of Week 6? So are we. We've selected our favorite potential winners against the spread, but first, here's a complete look at the Week 6 NFL lines that are in so far, courtesy of the folks over at Bovada:

Favorite bovada bovada Underdog
Minnesota Vikings -3.5 +3.5 Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens -8 +8 Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers -3 +3 Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts -8 +8 Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers -3.5 +3.5 Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions -3.5 +3.5 Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants -3 +3 Washington Football Team
Miami Dolphins -8 +8 New York Jets
Green Bay Packers -2.5 +2.5  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Rams  -3.5  +3.5  San Francisco 49ers 
Arizona Cardinals -3 +3 Dallas Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs TBD TBD Buffalo Bills
New England Patriots TBD TBD Denver Broncos
Tennessee Titans TBD TBD Houston Texans

Please note that these NFL betting odds are accurate as of the conclusion of Monday night football for Week 5. The lines are bound to shift between now and kickoff, so be sure to double-check them before making any concrete decisions. Also be on the lookout for odds on the Texans-Titans, Chiefs-Bills, and Patriots-Broncos games, which are waiting on lines following October 13's makeup match between Tennessee and Buffalo, as well as COVID-19 results for New England.

Green Bay Packers (-2.5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5)

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Most analysts viewed the Patriots as Super Bowl contenders after signing Tom Brady over the offseason. They have thus far disappointed.

Indeed, they're 3-2, including a so-so 2-2 against the spread, but their offense is showing signs of cracking. They're just 24th in yards per passing attempt and coming off a 19-point clunker against the Bears.

The Packers, on the other hand, are rolling. No NFL team is averaging more than their 38 points per game, and while facing a string of crummy defenses has helped, they're still a juggernaut-like 4-0 against the spread

Prediction: Packers (-2.5)

Green Bay Packers To Cover the Spread of -2.5
-105
Bovada

Los Angeles Rams (-3.5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (+3.5)

Things might be falling apart for the 49ers. They profiled as Super Bowl hopefuls after last year's appearance, but they currently rank last in the NFC West division.

Injuries haven't helped their cause. Their backfield is banged up, and quarterback Jimmy Garappolo was pulled during Week 5's embarrassing loss to the Dolphins because he was playing so poorly.

That San Francisco is only a 3.5-point underdog is a minor miracle. The Rams are 4-1 and sporting one of the league's more balanced offenses. They're seventh in rushing yards per game, and no squad is compiling more passing yards per tilt. With Jimmy G's health and production both in question, this game has the makings of a blowout.

Prediction: Rams (-3.5)

Los Angeles Rams To Cover the Spread of -3.5
-105
BetNow

Arizona Cardinals (-3) vs. Dallas Cowboys (+3)

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There is no coming back from the Dak Prescott injury for the Cowboys. He is out for the season after having surgery to repair a compound fracture in his right ankle.

This comes as a huge blow for Dallas' offense, which presently ranks third in points per game. Dak was on pace to have one of the best passing seasons in NFL history, and now, he's just gone.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, they have a capable backup in Andy Dalton, not to mention a wildly deep wide receiver core with Amari CooperMichael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb

On the flip side, the Cardinals' defense has fared quite well this season. They're in the top seven of both points and passing yards allowed per game. Rolling with Dallas is tempting—Arizona's own passing attack has failed to impress—but the emotional drain of losing Dak when they've already underachieved to begin with is too much for them to overcome.

Prediction: Cardinals (-3)

Arizona Cardinals To Cover the Spread of -3
+105
BetOnline

New York Giants (-3.5) vs. Washington Football Team (+3.5)

Pegging the Giants as favorites here is an interesting decision. Their defense has been stingier than expected when preventing passes, but the offense is a mess. They're averaging fewer than 17 points per game, the second-lowest mark in the NFL, and sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones looks like a categorical mess under center.

Sure, Washington isn't much better. Such is the state of the NFC East right now. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been benched and is dealing with an illness, and viable alternatives are wearing thin. Alex Smith is still working his way back from a major injury that should've ended his career, and Kyle Allen didn't look so hot during Week 5.

And yet, investing in the Giants right now is frankly a terrible choice. Their offense needs to stop burping up duds following Saquon Barkley's season-ending injury before they deserve any benefit of the doubt.

Prediction: Washington (+3.5)

Washington Football Team To Cover the Spread of +3.5
-115
Intertops

Indianapolis Colts (-8) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (+8)

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This line reeks of an overreaction to the Bengals' Week 5 implosion. They tallied just three points in a loss to the Ravens. But, like, that's the Ravens. They have the best defense in the league and were going up against a rookie quarterback in Joe Burrow. These things happen.

Something similar might happen against the Colts, who are second in points allowed per game. But we like the Bengals offense to make adjustments, if only because they have the weapons around Burrow to get it done. Though we're hesitant to touch their moneyline (+290), counting on them to keep this within a touchdown feels right.

Prediction: Bengals (+8)

Washington Football Team To Cover the Spread of +8
-115
GT Bets

Parlay Pick of the Week

Our three-team parlay for Week 6 is going to include the following moneyline and point spread bets:

  • Packers cover against Bucs at -2.5 (-105 payout)
  • Washington beats the Giants at +135
  • Panthers cover vs Bears at -3.5 (+105 payout)

This ticket is rife with risk, but we like it. The Packers offense is humming, while the Bucs' attack is not. The Giants might be the worst team in football right now. And the Panthers have now pulled off two straight upsets following Christian McCaffrey's injury. The Bears pose a new test for this crew, but their offense has been a slog.

The profit margin on this parlay is better than 8-to-1. For every $100 you wager, you'll have a chance to earn a total payout north of $940—$840 in pure profit, plus your initial investment. Come step out on this limb with us.

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