NFL Week 6 at first glance:
Sports betting moves quickly. New information and injury updates are constantly impacting the way you should consider wagering, especially on the NFL. Yes, the games are played on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays, but the optimal line is sometimes found early in the week. In this weekly article, we will look at any potential oddities in the game spreads for the upcoming NFL week.
Remember, information comes out hot, and being aware of updates is the best way to stay ahead. Things will change by kickoff, but this is a good way to prep for your betting week. Use your eyes, trust your gut; most of all, have some fun. Remember, this is a first take article; if you like these odds, you have to take advantage of them now.
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Week 6 odds that seem off:
- Bears at Panthers Game total O/U 44.5- The Panthers’ offense currently ranks 12th in efficiency and has put up plenty of points even without Christian McCaffery. The Bears’ defense is good but not great. Nick Foles needs to be average in this game for the total to hit the Over. The Panthers have struggled to rush the passer so far in 2020; this could be a breakout game for the Foles led offense.
- Ravens +7.5 at Eagles – With Lamar Jackson at QB, the Ravens are 8-0 outright and 6-0-2 ATS as road favorites. When Baltimore wins, they win big. In 2020 the Ravens are averaging 29.8 points per game while opponents are averaging 15.2. If you think the Ravens are going to win, then expect it to be by two scores.
- Bengals +8 at Colts – The Colts are overachieving through 5 weeks and are hiding their deficient QB with stellar defense. Philip Rivers has 4 passing TDs through 5 weeks; this is his lowest rate in his CAREER. The Colts will be headhunting Joe Burrow and will likely have 5+ sacks on the Bengals young QB. If the Bengals can avoid turnovers, they can stay in this game. Watching Rivers through 5 weeks gives me no confidence that he can beat a decent offensive team by 2 scores.
- Rams at 49ers Game Total O/U 51.5- This game screams close shoot out. With two of the NFL’s most dynamic and creative offensive minds, how could we not expect a plethora of points to be dropped? Yes, the 49ers are struggling, and they have O-line issues, but it’s Shannahan vs McVay, bro. These teams will find ways to score, and there will be a battle of wits displayed. This is by far the most interesting game of the week for me, and we have a regular-season match up with Brady and Rodgers going on! Pop some corn, get some seltzers, and get ready for a close game that approaches a 60 point game total.