NFL Odds, Lines, Point Spreads – Week 6 Betting Update to Pick Each Game
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Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season was another week that tipped in favor of the favorites, albeit just barely. The underdogs went 7-8-1 against the spread with a couple of notable surprises. The Bears defeated the favorite Raiders in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon, while the Bills beat the reigning AFC Champions Chiefs on “Sunday Night Football” 38-20. That surprised punters who believed the Chiefs would be ready to make a statement after a lackluster start to the season.
Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season is here and there are many elements that both bettors and bookies will need to pay attention to in their betting analysis. First off, bye weeks start in week 6, so four teams will be out. They are the Falcons, Jets, Saints and 49ers.
Furthermore, the Raiders have undergone a massive change seemingly overnight. Jon Gruden came out as the team’s head coach after emails he sent between 2011 and 2018, which contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic language, were made public. He resigned from his position Monday night and was replaced by interim manager Rich Bisaccia. How will the Raiders respond to the coach change there? That will be one of the most important stories to follow.
JON GRUDEN RESIGNATION: Explaining the emails that led to him leaving the Raiders.
Elsewhere, injuries remain key for teams, especially at quarterback. Daniel Jones (concussion) is the last NFL quarterback to take a hit, while Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) could return to practice in Week 6. If he does, he could play in the Jaguars-Dolphins London game, but Miami could choose to play it safe with him and have him come back after his bye week.
Also, it’s worth noting that the Justin Fields vs. Andy Dalton drama seems to be over. Fields is set to be the starter in the future, so there is no question whether it will be Fields or Dalton as the Bears’ quarterback. He will be the rookie from now on, as long as he can stay healthy.
Knowing the latest injury news and trends will be critical to advancing bettors, especially during the off-week season, when some teams will be better rested than others.
For more expert NFL predictions, check out Sporting News picks directly and against the Week 6 spread.
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NFL Odds for Week 6
Below are the latest NFL odds for Week 6, including point spreads, money lines, and over-under totals for each game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Last update: Tuesday, October 12
NFL Week 6 Point Difference
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles||TB -7|
|Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)||MIA -3.5|
|Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts||IND -9.5|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears||GB -4.5|
|Kansas City Chiefs on the Washington soccer team||KC -6.5|
|Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers||MIN -1.5|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens||BAL -3|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions||CIN -3.5|
|Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants||LAR -10.5|
|Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns||CLE -3|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos||DEN -3.5|
|Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots||DAL -4|
|Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -4.5|
|Buffalo Bills in Tennessee Titans||BUF -4.5|
NFL Money Lines Week 6
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles||TB -295|
|Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)||MIA -180|
|Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts||IND -420|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears||GB -215|
|Kansas City Chiefs on the Washington soccer team||KC -310|
|Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers||MIN -116|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens||BAL -164|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions||CIN -188|
|Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants||LAR -550|
|Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns||CLE -152|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos||DEN -184|
|Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots||DAL -220|
|Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT -220|
|Buffalo Bills in Tennessee Titans||BUF -235|
NFL over-under week 6
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles||51.5|
|Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)||45.5|
|Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts||42.5|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears||Four. Five|
|Kansas City Chiefs on the Washington soccer team||55.5|
|Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers||46.5|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens||51.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions||47.5|
|Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants||47.5|
|Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns||49.5|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos||44.5|
|Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots||49.5|
|Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers||42.5|
|Buffalo Bills in Tennessee Titans||53.5|
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The best NFL bets for week 6
Cardinals (+3) at Browns
The Cardinals are the only 5-0 team in the NFL, but they are closing in on what appears to be a tough game against the Browns. That said, betting them as underdogs seems appealing considering that Cleveland is beaten right now.
The Browns did not have left tackle Jedrick Wills, pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, cornerback Greg Newsome II and best receiver Jarvis Landry in Week 5, and it’s unclear if those three players will return to action. The team also suffered many injuries during Sunday’s competition, as right tackle Jack Conklin and cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams exited the game and did not return.
Myles Garrett is also dealing with a couple of knee and ankle injuries, so he may not be 100 percent.
So to summarize, the Browns are battered and worst of all, they lack depth at two key positions: offensive tackle and corner. If Wills and Conklin can’t play the Cardinals, Cleveland will begin their fourth and fifth series tackles, as main backup Chris Hubbard will be out for the season. They could take Joel Bitonio out, but that would weaken the inside offensive line.
In the corner, the Browns would have trouble covering Kyler Murray’s plethora of guns, including DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green, Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore. It is not a good time to be without your best players there.
To make matters worse, the Browns play “Thursday Night Football” in Week 7, so they may have to think about resting players to be healthy for that game. The mini-goodbye afterward will come in handy, but if they rush players back to play the Cardinals, they may not be ready to face the Broncos.
With all that said, it seems like a good time to bet on the Cardinals. They’re winning, playing well, and have the receiving weapons and passing speed to take advantage of Cleveland’s weaker positions. They could win this game outright, so bet on them while they’re still a three-point underdog. It may not last long.
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Raiders (+3.5) at Broncos
I know I know The Raiders just saw their head coach Jon Gruden resign due to the email scandal. Won’t they be distracted by that before a tough divisional away game against one of their rivals?
Sure, it is possible. But interestingly, teams that undergo midseason coaching changes have actually won the majority of the time in recent years. Since 2015, teams have posted an 8-5 record directly with an interim coach at the helm. That tips the balance a bit in favor of the Raiders.
|Year||Team||Coach fired||Game after shooting|
|2020||Hawks||Dan quinn||Defeat the Vikings 40-23|
|2020||Jeans||Bill O’Brien||Beat the Jaguars 30-14|
|2019||Panthers||Ron Rivers||Loss vs. Falcons 40-20|
|2019||Washington||Jay gruden||Beat the Dolphins 17-16|
|2018||Packers||Mike mccarthy||Beat the Falcons 34-20|
|2018||Brown||Hue Jackson||Loss against Chiefs 37-21|
|2017||Giants||Ben mcadoo||Loss against Cowboys 30-10|
|2016||Bills||Rex ryan||Loss against Jets 30-10|
|2016||Jaguars||Gus Bradley||Defeat the Titans 38-17|
|2016||Rams||Jeff fisher||Loss against Seahawks 24-3|
|2015.||Eagles||Chip kelly||Beat the Giants 35-30|
|2015.||Titans||Ken whisenhunt||Defeat Saints 34-28|
|2015.||Dolphins||Joe Philbin||Defeat the Titans 38-10|
Of course, Gruden’s situation is a bit different than the other coaches on the list above. They were largely in the hot seat while Gruden’s departure came quickly over the course of four days, so it’s perhaps a bit more difficult for the Raiders to motivate themselves for this one.
At the same time, they were able to see this as an opportunity to refocus on soccer, and they’ve had the Broncos’ number in recent years. They are 7-4 against them in their last 11 games and have taken four of the last five. Two of the Raiders’ losses in that span have also been by a single point, so they would have covered a 3.5 point difference in nine of these 11 games.
The Raiders may be without their coach, but they are still a solid 3-2 team and the strong Broncos defense just surrendered nearly 400 yards and 27 points to the offense of the hapless Steelers. Las Vegas often plays close to Denver even on the road, so relying on them to keep this game within a field goal is a good move.
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Rams (-10.5) at Giants
There’s nothing sexy about relying on a 10.5-point road favorite, but there’s a lot for the Rams to like in this matchup. Or, at least, there are a lot of things I don’t like about the Giants.
The Giants were already struggling with consistency on offense, and they just think they’ll escalate with Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Kenny Gollday (knee) out of action in Week 6. What if Daniel Jones can’t clear the concussion protocol In the NFL, the team will be in worse shape as they will be without their best quarterback, running back and receiver against solid defense.
Jones’ status will be the most important thing to consider in this game. If he’s out of action, Mike Glennon will be the starter. Glennon generally has decent stats, but he’s only won one in nine starts since 2017. During that span, Glennon’s teams have been beaten by an average of 14.1 points per game; his teams have averaged just 16.8 points per start.
That doesn’t bode well for Glennon, especially considering the Rams are averaging 28.2 points per game (8th best in the NFL) and are allowing just 23.2 points per game (12th lowest in the NFL).
The Giants are averaging just 20.6 points per game with Jones, and that number will decrease if Glennon starts. So feel free to trust the Rams if Glennon starts, even as big favorites.
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