NFL Betting: SU Picks for Week 6 of the 2020 Season
It’s hard to believe that we’re to Week 6 of the NFL season. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some issues with some postponements, player absences, etc., the games still must go on. Let’s take an early look at this week’s games and make some predictions so you can set down your bets against their NFL odds.
2020 NFL Straight-Up Picks for Week 6
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
The big question in this one will be whether or not we will see Cam Newton under center for the Patriots. Even without Newton, the Patriots should still have this game in hand, as Vic Fangio’s Broncos have been ravaged by numerous injuries. New England will be too much for Denver.
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers
The Bears are off to a 4-1 start, and the Panthers have exceeded expectations. The Panthers have won three straight.
Teddy Bridgewater has looked good in Matt Rhule’s system, and that’s without the services of Christian McCaffrey for much of the season. This game will be tight, but we think the Bears defense will get them through it.
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars
Both of these head coaches are on the hot seat, and both desperately need a victory. Jacksonville has lost four straight. Matthew Stafford will be the difference in this one, as the Lions win a close one.
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings
After firing Dan Quinn on Sunday night, Atlanta will be led by defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. The winless Falcons will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings.
Minnesota lost on a last-second touchdown at Seattle after a questionable fourth-down call by Mike Zimmer. Minnesota looked good in defeat, and even changing coaches won’t help the Falcons in this one.
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
The Texans finally won a game after the firing of head coach Bill O’Brien. Tennessee has been through all sorts of issues with games being rescheduled due to the coronavirus. As long as the Titans have a full squad, they should be too much for Houston.
Washington Football Team at New York Giants
New York lost a heartbreaker to the Cowboys, while Washington was dominated by the Rams. We’re not sure who’ll be under center for Washington, as Kyle Allen was injured and replaced by Alex Smith last week. This one won’t be pretty, but we think the Giants will get their first victory of the season.
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Browns have won four straight, and their offense has come to life! They’ll travel to Pittsburgh to take on the tough Steelers defense.
Ben Roethlisberger has looked good in his return from injury and has led the Steelers to a 4-0 mark. This one should be a fun one to watch. Pittsburgh’s defense will slow down the Browns offense and take the victory.
Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles can’t stay healthy. Plagued by injuries all season long, Philadelphia has just one victory on the season.
Baltimore is playing at a high level and will be too much for the Eagles to handle. Baltimore wins this easily.
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts
Joe Burrow has looked good in his rookie season, though he struggled against an opposing Ravens defense last week. Indianapolis has played well defensively, but Philip Rivers is showing his age, and the Colts’ offense has struggled. Indianapolis still has the better team and will win this one by a field goal.
New York Jets at Los Angeles Chargers
The Jets are bad! Enough said about them. The Chargers have a good defense, and Justin Herbert has been impressive. Chargers win.
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Aaron Rodgers has played at an MVP level this season. The Packers offense has been tremendous even without Davante Adams, who should be ready to play this week.
Tom Brady and the Bucs offense was stymied by the Bears defense last week. We think Brady will rebound, but it won’t be quite enough, as Green Bay will win a close, high-scoring affair.
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
The Niners are 2-3 and are sitting at the bottom of the NFC West. Injuries have plagued the Niners this season, and they even benched the returning Jimmy Garoppolo last weekend after he threw some bad interceptions.
The Rams are 4-1 and are looking like the 2018 version of themselves that made the Super Bowl. Aaron Donald will wreak havoc on the Niners offense, and the Rams offense will be able to score on the Niners defense. We’re taking Los Angeles.
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
Normally, this would be a crazy Monday night in Buffalo, but without fans, there won’t be as much excitement for this meeting of two of the top teams in the AFC. Kansas City is coming off a loss to the Raiders.
Josh Allen has been great this season, leading the resurgent Bills offense to an undefeated mark. We’ll see how for real Allen and the Bills are. We think they will show the world and defeat the Chiefs.
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
This game will look a lot different now that Dak Prescott is out for the season. Andy Dalton will lead the Cowboys against an improving Cardinals defense.
Unfortunately for Dallas, their defense will be going up against one of the top offenses in the league. Look for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to light up the hapless Cowboys defense. Arizona wins in a shootout.