2019 NFL Week 6 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
After some surprising week 5 outcomes, the NFL moves on to week 6. Things are starting to take shape, and people are figuring out which teams are for real, and which ones are pretenders. Let’s dive into each of the NFL Week 6 games, and make NFL betting predictions on the outcomes ATS.
2019 NFL Week 6 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game
New York Giants @ New England Patriots (-16.5)
The Patriots defense is playing at an all-time historic level. Their numbers rival those of the 1985 Bears, and the 2000 Ravens, two of the games all-time great defenses. The Patriots offense hasn’t been too shabby either. The Patriots will welcome rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and his New York Giants to town.
We’re not sure of the status of Saquon Barkley yet, but his replacement, Wayne Gallman left last week’s game with a concussion. Bill Belichick hasn’t lost to a rookie quarterback since 2013, and we don’t think he’ll lose to one this season. The Patriots win the game and cover the spread.
Carolina Panthers (-1.5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
These two teams will travel across the pond, and will play in London. Christian McCaffrey has been balling for the Panthers offense. Kyle Allen has played solid football as Cam Newton’s replacement.
As for the Bucs, we’re never sure what we’re going to get. Just when you think that Jameis Winston has turned the corner, he then reverts back to the old, unsteady Winston. Winston will struggle with Carolina’s defense. The Panthers win by a field goal.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens (-10)
Teams seem to be catching on to the Ravens offense. Lamar Jackson looked like an elite quarterback early in the season, but now he’s came back down to earth. The Ravens defense has also taken a step backwards. The Ravens will get just what they need this week, as they play the dismal Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals just can’t seem to get anything going. Other than Joe Mixon, the Bengals are void of any true offensive weapons. The Ravens will win this game, but they won’t cover.
New Orleans Saints @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Pick Em)
In the battle of the backup quarterbacks, Teddy Bridgewater will take on Gardner Minshew. Bridgewater played well in the Saints win over Tampa Bay. He finally started connecting with Michale Thomas, which bodes well for the Saints.
Jacksonville will not have Jalen Ramsey to help stop the New Orleans passing game. Another bit of information that doesn’t bode well for the Jags is the fact that since 2013, Jacksonville is 4-21 both straight up and ATS against NFC teams. The numbers don’t lie, take the Saints.
Washington Redskins (-3.5) @ Miami Dolphins
The Redskins just fired Jay Gruden. How will one of the three worst teams in football handle this situation? Both the Redskins and the Dolphins are a mess right now. However, the Dolphins clearly have a direction, as they have let everyone know that they are tanking for a top draft pick.
Combine the firing of Gruden, with a total lack of direction, and that leads to bad things. The Dolphins win this game and send the Redskins into an even bigger tailspin.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Minnesota Vikings (-3)
The good Kirk Cousins finally showed up on Sunday against the Giants. He finally moved the ball through the air. We’re still not sure where he stands with disgruntled WR Stefon Diggs. The Eagles pass defense is terrible, but the rest of the team has played well. The Eagles came into Green Bay and beat the Packers. They’ll come into Minnesota and beat the Vikings.
Seattle Seahawks @ Cleveland Browns (-2.5)
The Browns are the early favorite. At the time of this writing, the Browns have yet to play, as they play against the 49ers on Monday night. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks beat the Rams last Thursday night. Seattle moved the ball well against the Rams, and the Seattle running game even showed signs of life.
Seattle’s defense isn’t what it used to be, but it’s making progress. If Baker Mayfield and the offense continues to improve, this should be a good one. This game will be tight. We’re going to take the Browns in a close one, as they win by a field goal.
Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
The Chiefs will be coming off of a disappointing loss to the Colts. Injuries really hurt the Chiefs, and one of those was to Patrick Mahomes. His ankle should be ready for next week. Deshaun Watson and the Texans offense put up a ton of points against the Falcons.
The Chiefs defense is bad, so Watson and Company will put up a ton of points again. The big question will be whether or not the Texans defense can stop the Chiefs, who should get Tyreek Hill back. We see the Chiefs winning a close one, and not covering.
Atlanta Falcons (-1) @ Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta has been a major disappointment this season. They were expected to contend for the NFC South, but they only have one win. They can put up some points, and have numerous offensive weapons, but they just can’t seem to get things put together.
The Cardinals are still learning Kliff Kingsbury’s system, have a rookie starting quarterback, and are in rebuilding mode. They beat the winless Bengals on Sunday for their first victory of the season. Atlanta is better than the Cardinals and will win this one by a touchdown.
San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams (-4)
Everyone is in panic mode about the Rams. They’ve lost two straight games. The defense has been atrocious, and the offense hasn’t looked right. They finally got Todd Gurley going last game, but up until then, he had been a non-factor. The 49ers will play Monday night, after starting the season undefeated.
Even if San Francisco defeats Cleveland on Monday night, we think the Rams will right the ship and will beat the Niners by a touchdown.
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos (-2.5)
After upsetting the Chargers, the Broncos will be looking for their second straight win. The Denver rushing attack has finally taken off, and the defense has been getting better.
The Titans are up and down. Defensively, the Titans have been good, but they can’t get things going offensively. Derrick Henry has been the lone bright spot. Tennessee struggles on the road, so take the Broncos in this one.
Dallas Cowboys (-7) @ New York Jets
Dallas has lost two in a row to the Packers and Saints. Everyone is now worried about the Cowboys. They may have found what they need in the Jets. With or without Sam Darnold, the Jets are not a good football team right now. Even with Le’Veon Bell, they can’t get the offense going. Dallas will get back on the winning track and win by 10.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers (-5.5)
The Steelers haven’t had things go their way. With only one win on the year, and now on their 3rd string quarterback, things aren’t looking good. The Chargers have struggled as well. They’ve been hurt by injuries.
Phillip Rivers hasn’t looked like himself, but in his defense, his only healthy receiver has been Keenan Allen. Although the Chargers haven’t been as good as expected, they’ll still be good enough to defeat the Steelers, but they won’t cover.
Monday, October 14 Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers (-6)
The Lions have been much improved this year. They nearly defeated the Chiefs prior to their bye week. The Packers have always been an offensive force, but now they have a defense that is overshadowing the offense.
Aaron Rodgers and new head coach Matt LaFleur have yet to click, but when they do, the Packers will be a force. Matt Patricia and his defense will be ready for the Packers. Green Bay will win this one by a field goal.