NFL Week 6 Against The Spread Picks Battle
We gave you some solid four out of six winners last week.
The idea is to give you a perfect 6-0 record, but Joe insists on going against me head-to-head, and that hasn’t worked well for him this season.
Keep in mind, this week there is a doubleheader on Monday and no Thursday Night game.
Let’s do this.
Joe’s NFL Week 6 Picks Against The Spread
Detroit Lions -3 At Jacksonville
The talk about the Jaguars before the season started was that they were the worst team in the NFL and they could be historically terrible. That tune changed quite a bit after they beat the Colts in Week 1.
However, it’s been all downhill for Jacksonville since that Week 1 victory. They have lost four straight games and not exactly against the toughest bunch of teams.
Their 30-14 beatdown by the Texans was Houston’s first win of the season and their previous two losses came against the Dolphins and the Bengals.
Make no mistake, Detroit is a bad football team and they have one of the worst head coaches in the league. However, I still think they’re miles ahead of Jacksonville.
The Lions have faced the Bears, Packers, Cardinals, and Saints so far. That’s a much tougher schedule than most teams have gone through this year. They’re also coming off a bye in Week 5.
I like the rested Detroit Lions on the road here. Lay the points.
Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 At Buffalo
Two of the AFC’s best will face off on Monday as the Chiefs visit the Bills. Both teams suffered their first loss of the season in Week 5.
The Chiefs lost to the visiting Raiders and Buffalo lost to a Titans team on Tuesday night that was not able to practice for two weeks. Go figure.
I don’t love laying -3.5, especially not on the road, but I think this an excellent bounce-back spot for Kansas City. As I mentioned in last week’s article, their defense looks weak, but that doesn’t stop them from scoring in bunches.
We saw some of the “old Josh Allen” last week. A guy that can make big plays, but when things go wrong, there are a lot of turnovers. Not to mention, the Bills defense didn’t look especially strong against the Titans offense.
Tennessee is no slouch offensively, but they’re not Kansas City. I have no doubt we’ll see fireworks in this one from KC’s offense and I simply don’t think the Bills can keep up.
Dallas Cowboys +2 Vs. Cardinals
I’m not sure I’ve seen a number this off, at least in my mind, in quite a few years in the NFL. I honestly believe the Dallas Cowboys should be favored (and perhaps substantially) in this spot.
They’re a 2-3 team after last week’s win against the visiting Giants, while the Cardinals sit at 3-2 after blowing out the Jets in New York.
I think Arizona is one of the more overrated teams in the NFL. Their schedule has been mostly easy and they just lost their best interior defender last week, Chandler Jones, for the season.
These odds are a clear overreaction to Dak Prescott’s injury.
Dak is a good quarterback, but Dalton may be the best backup in the league. Also, he’s a strong fit for this offense that is centered on talented wide receivers and a strong offensive line.
Arizona has no business being a favorite in this game. I think you can play the Dallas +2 with confidence and take some plus money on them to win outright via the moneyline.
Alonzo’s NFL Week 6 Picks Against The Spread
Green Bay Packers -1.5 At Tampa Bay
Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady should be the marquee game on any week in the NFL, but Tampa Bay hasn’t played well this season. It makes the decision to back up the Packers easy.
The Buccaneers have struggled to protect Brady while their offensive weapons are dealing with injuries. WR Chris Godwin has missed the last two games, and Mike Evans is hobbling an ankle injury.
Also, Tampa Bay is one of the most undisciplined teams in the NFL. They have the second most penalty yards in the league.
Rodgers is playing at a high level and should wrap this game up early in the fourth quarter. I haven’t even mentioned the Green Bay Packers are coming off a bye, and WR Davante Adams will be back in the lineup. Swallow the points.
Washington Football Team +2.5 At NY Giants
The Giants will win eventually, right? But it won’t be this weekend.
New York’s offense is one of the worst in the NFL, sitting at dead last running the football and second-worst scoring points.
Washington is not a great team either, but at least their defensive line stills battle to make their opponents uncomfortable.
Kyle Allen should start at QB for the Football Team. He scored a touchdown and moved the ball well against the Rams last week before leaving because of an injury.
This will be an ugly game, but you are better off taking the points.
Arizona Cardinals -2 At Dallas
As you can see above, Joe backed up Dallas. He’s 0-2 against me in head-to-head games and soon to be 0-3.
All that Dalton talk is cute, but Joe failed to mention the Cowboys defense is atrocious. They are dead last in the NFL in points allowed with 36.0 PPG.
Last week they allowed 34 points to the Giants, a team that entered the game with only three touchdowns scored in the first four weeks of the season.
The Cowboys defense is indescribably bad, and they have to deal with Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and the rest of the Cardinals’ offense. Hopkins, by the way, leads the NFL in receiving yards.
There is no home-field advantage that can save this Dallas defense. Bet the Cards.
Season Overall Against The Spread Record