2017 NFL Week 6 Preview

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It has been a very exciting start to the NFL season and there are a number of big games set to take place in week six.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the only unbeaten team in the NFL and they face a tough assignment against the Pittsburgh Steelers in what is easily the biggest game of the weekend.

Our positive NFL betting results continued last weekend, so you don’t want to miss out on the 2017 NFL Week 6 tips that can be found below!

Carolina Panthers Vs Philadelphia Eagles

Friday October 13, 11:25am, Bank Of America Stadium

The Carolina Panthers scoring a fighting win over the Detroit Lions last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Carolina take a 4-1 record into this clash, but they remain a team that is slightly tough to trust from a betting perspective and they are 2-1-3 against the line as home favourites.

The Philadelphia Eagles produced their best performance of the season to date to beat the Arizona Cardinals and they also have a 4-1 record.

One issue for the Eagles in recent seasons has been winning on the road and they have won only one of their past seven games as away underdogs, while they are 2-5 against the line in this scenario.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Baltimore Ravens Vs Chicago Bears

Monday October 16, 4:00am, MT&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens recorded an upset win over the Oakland Raiders last weekend and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

Baltimore have struggled for consistency during the NFL season to date, but their record at home has been strong.

The Ravens have won their past five games as home favourites and they are 4-1 against the line in this scenario.

Chicago were a touch unlucky in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings and Mitch Trubisky did show some potential in his NFL debut.

The Bears have lost their past seven games on the road and they are a poor 2-5 against the line when playing away from home.

This is a game that Baltimore should be able to win comfortably and they can cover the line of six points.

Back Baltimore To Beat The Line (-6 Points)

Minnesota Vikings Vs Green Bay Packers

Monday October 16, 4:00am, US Bank Stadium

The Green Bay Packers came from behind to beat the Dallas Cowboys last weekend and they can extend their lead on top of the NFC North with a win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Aaron Rodgers showed his greatness once again in the final drive against the Cowboys and as long as he is firing the Packers can beat anybody in the NFL.

Green Bay have won two of their past three games as away favourites, but they are only 1-2 against the line in this scenario.

It wasn’t pretty at times, but Minnesota were eventually able to come away with the win over the Chicago Bears.

This will be a much tougher assignment and their defence will need to be at their very best to have any chance whatsoever.

Minnesota did beat the Packers at home last season and they have covered the line in their past two games as home underdogs.

This will be a tight clash and I am keen on the Vikings at the line with the small start.

Back Minnesota To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

Washington Redskins Vs San Francisco 49ers

Monday October 16, 4:00am, FedEx Field

The Washington Redskins are one of the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.

Washington went down to the Kansas City Chiefs before the bye, but they were not disgraced and they remain genuine contenders in what is a fairly open NFC East.

The Redskins have won only two of their past four games as home favourites and they have been tough to trust as the punter’s elect.

The San Francisco 49ers have won their past four games against the Washington Redskins, but they are yet to win a game this season after they suffered their second overtime loss on the trot against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.

They have won only one of their past eight games as away underdogs, but they are 5-3 against the line in this scenario.

There is not as much between these teams as the current betting market suggests and the 49ers can cover the line with the big start.

Back San Francisco To Beat The Line (+10.5 Points)

New Orleans Saints Vs Detroit Lions

Monday October 16, 4:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

These two teams have played out some genuine shootouts in recent seasons and it is the New Orleans Saints that will start this clash as cleat favourites.

New Orleans went into the bye on the back of their best defensive effort in several years – they kept the Miami Dolphins scoreless – and if they can continue to play at that level are genuine Playoff contenders.

The Saints have won three of their past five games as home favourites for a small loss, but they have covered the line in each of those wins.

The Detroit Lions suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last weekend, but they will take confidence from the fact that they have won their past three games against the Saints.

Detroit have won four of their past eight games as away underdogs and winning on the road has not been an issue for this franchise.

New Orleans are well and truly under the odds at their current price and Detroit are one of the best betting plays of the weekend.

Back Detroit To Win @ $3.10

Atlanta Falcons Vs Miami Dolphins

Monday October 16, 4:00am, Mercedez-Benz Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons go into this clash with the Miami Dolphins as dominant favourites.

Atlanta went into the bye on the back of a shock loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bills and this is a crucial game for the defending NFC Champions.

The Falcons have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites, but they are only 5-5 against the line in this scenario.

Miami bounced back from their poor effort against the New Orleans Saints to beat the Tennessee Titans and this will be a big test for the side that was expected to be an NFL Playoffs contender.

The Dolphins have won four of their past six games as away underdogs for a big profit and an upset win is not out of the question.

Miami are nowhere near as bad as the market are suggesting and they can cover the line with the big start of 11.5 points.

Back Miami To Beat The Line (+11.5 Points)

Houston Texans Vs Cleveland Browns

Monday October 16, 4:00am, NRG Stadium

The Cleveland Browns are set to make a quarterback change and it is Kevin Hogan that will start under centre this weekend.

The market does not believe that it will make much of a difference to the chances of the Browns and they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

Cleveland suffered a narrow loss at the hands of the New York Jets and they look unlikely to get their first win of the season against the Houston Texans.

The Browns have lost their past seven games away from home and they are 2-5 against the line on the road.

Houston were not disgraced against the Kansas City Chiefs, but they suffered a pair of costly losses in the form of JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilu.

Their offence continues to show positive signs – although it will be interesting to see how the entire rosters responds to the loss of their leader Watt.

This is a game that Houston should win, but there is no value at their current price.

New York Jets Vs New England Patriots

Monday October 16, 4:00am, MetLife Stadium

The New England Patriots have won five of their past six games against the New York Jets and they will start this clash with their rivals as clear favourites.

New England didn’t play particularly well against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they were still able to come away with the victory and their defence produced an improved performance.

The Patriots have now won their past nine games as away favourites and their record against the line in that scenario is an incredibly impressive 8-1.

New York have won three games on the trot and there is no doubt that they have already surpassed expectations this season.

However, this is a much tougher assignment and last time they played the Patriots they lost by 38 points.

New York have won three of their past six games as home underdogs for a profit and they are 4-2 against the line in this scenario.

Games between these two teams have a habit of being closer than form would suggest and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Arizona Cardinals Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday October 16, 6:05am, University Of Phoenix Stadium

The Arizona Cardinals may have the home field advantage, but it is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that will start this clash as clear favourites.

Tampa Bay were their own worst enemy in their loss against the New England Patriots and that is definitely a win that got away.

The Buccaneers haven’t been overly impressive away from home in recent seasons and they lost their only game as away underdogs so far this season.

Arizona produced their worst performance of the season to date to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles and they have big issues on both sides of the ball.

The Cardinals have won four of their past seven games in home, but they are a team that is tough to have any faith in at the moment.

This is another game that the market looks to have got just about spot-on.

No Bet

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Los Angeles Rams

Monday October 16, 6:05am, EverBank Field

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Rams have been two of the biggest surprise packages in the NFL this season and they both head into this clash with winning records.

Jacksonville were excellent against the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend and they will start this clash as narrow favourites.

The Jaguars have lost their past three games as the punter’s elect and they are a team that I am generally keen to oppose in front of their home fans.

Los Angeles went down to Seattle last weekend, but they still produced a tough effort and there is no doubt that they have made big strides in 2017.

The Rams have still won only one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.

The betting market that does stand out in this clash is the Over in Total Points betting.

Overs has saluted in six of the past seven home games played by the Jaguars and has also been a profitable betting play in Rams fixtures.

Back Over 42.5 Points

Oakland Raiders Vs Los Angeles Chargers

Monday October 16, 6:25am, O.co Coliseum

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday October 16, 6:25am, Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs are favourites to extend their record to 6-0 when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium this weekend.

Kansas City continued their impressive start to the season with a high-scoring win over the Houston Texans and they continue to play some excellent football.

The Chiefs have won six of their past nine games as home favourites, but they are only 4-1-4 against the line in this scenario.

Pittsburgh suffered a shock loss at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger produced one of the worst performances of his career.

The Steelers surely can’t play that poorly again and they have won one of their two games as away underdogs over the past 12 months.

Kansas City have to lose eventually and it could happen at the hands of the Steelers this weekend.

Back Pittsburgh To Win @ $2.88

Denver Broncos Vs New York Giants

Monday October 16, 10:30am, Met Life

Things have gone from bad to worse for the New York Giants.

New York are yet to win a game in the NFL this season and getting that maiden win will be even tougher now that Odell Beckham has been ruled out after breaking his ankle.

The Giants have now won only one of their past seven games as away underdogs and they are 3-4 against the line in this scenario.

The Denver Broncos went into the bye with a narrow win over the Oakland Raiders and they need to win this clash in order to stay in touch with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.

Denver have won five of their past six games as home favourites and they are 4-1-1 against the line in this scenario.

Betting against the Giants has been a profitable move all season long and there is no reason to change that this weekend.

Back Denver To Beat The Line (-11 Points)

Tennessee Titans Vs Indianapolis Colts

Tuesday October 17, 10:25am, LP Field


2016/2017

A number of what are expected to be the best teams in the NFC are set to do battle in week 6 of the 2016 NFL season.

The Seattle Seahawks will host the Atlanta Falcons at CenturyLink Field as the Green Bay Packers face-off against what is hoped to be a resurgent Dallas Cowboys outfit.

Divisional rivals The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts clash at NRG Stadium in the prime time game on Monday before the Arizona Cardinals tackle the New York Jets in the feature game on Tuesday.

San Diego Chargers Vs Denver Broncos

Friday October 14, 10:25am, Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego Chargers 21 - Denver Broncos 13

The Denver Broncos had their unbeaten start to the season halted by the Atlanta Falcons and they are clear favourites to return to winning form against the Chargers this weekend.

Denver look no close to settling their issues at quarterback, but their defence has proven to be more than good enough to win them games of football.

The Broncos have won seven of their past 10 games as away favourites and they are 5-4-1 against the line in this scenario.

San Diego suffered yet another heartbreaking loss at the hands of Oakland last weekend and conceding points continues to be a major issue.

The Chargers have certainty not made Qualcomm Stadium a fortress in recent seasons and they have won just three of their past 10 games as away underdogs, while they are 4-6 against the line in this situation.

Denver should have little problems returning to winning form and the line of 3.5 points will not be enough.

Back Denver To Beat The Line (-3.5 Points)

Buffalo Bills Vs San Francisco 49ers

Monday October 17, 3:00am, New Era Field

Buffalo Bills 45 - San Francisco 49ers 16

The Buffalo Bills have stamped themselves as genuine playoffs contenders with three victories on the trot and they are dominant favourites to win again against San Francisco.

The Bills victory over Arizona has proven to be a turning point for their season and the way they have controlled their past three games has been particularly impressive.

It is rare to see Buffalo as such short-priced favourites and their record as home favourites does not deliver much confidence – they have won just five of their past 10 games in this scenario and they are 4-6 against the line.

San Francisco have not looked like winning a game since their opening day victory over Los Angeles and it looks as though Colin Kaepernick will return to the starting line-up.

The 49ers are a very tough team to trust from a betting perspective and they have won just one of their past 10 games, while they are 2-8 against the line in this scenario.

There are question marks over both these franchises heading into this clash and I am more than happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Washington Redskins Vs Philadelphia Eagles

Monday October 17, 3:00am, FedEx Field

Washington Redskins 27 - Philadelphia Eagles 20

This is a crucial game for both sides in what has become a surprisingly strong NFC East.

Philadelphia suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Detroit last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Eagles have struggled somewhat as away favourites in recent years and their recent record is 5-5 in both head-to-head and line betting.

Washington made it three victories on the trot with a fighting performance against Baltimore and they will go into this clash with plenty of confidence.

The Redskins have won six of their past 10 games as home underdogs for a clear profit and they have an identical record against the line.

Washington ate more than capable of recording an upset victory and they are great value at their current quote of $2.10.

Back Washington To Win @ $2.10

Tennessee Titans Vs Cleveland Browns

Monday October 17, 3:00am, Nissan Stadium

Tennessee Titans 28 - Cleveland Browns 26

This is far from the most anticipated game of the weekend, but it is still an interesting betting game.

Tennessee returned to winning form with a solid performance against Miami and they will start this clash as clear favorites.

The Titans have won six of their past ten games as home favourites, but they are a very poor 2-6-2 against the line in this situation.

Cleveland suffered another heavy defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots and there is every chance that they may never get a better opportunity to win a game this season.

The Browns have won just one of their past nine games as away underdogs and their record against the line is not much better.

These are two teams that are very tough to trust from a betting perspective and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash.

No Bet

New York Giants Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday October 17, 3:00am, MetLife Stadium

New York Giants 27 - Baltimore Ravens 23

The New York Giants started the season with two victories, but they have now lost three games on the trot.

The Giants will still go into this clash as favourites, but it is fair to say that their offence needs to do a better job protecting Eli Manning to have any chance in this clash.

New York have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites and they are 5-5 against the line in this scenario.

Baltimore have also had a setback following their promising start to the season and they were particularly poor against Washington last weekend.

The Ravens have only won three of their past ten games as away underdogs, but they are 6-4 against the line and there is genuine value at their current price.

Back Baltimore To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

Chicago Bears Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday October 17, 3:00am, Soldier Field

Chicago Bears 16 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17

The Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars have both made very poor starts to the season.

Chicago were not disgraced against Indianapolis, but they still blew another opportunity to record their season win of the season.

The Bears will start this game as favourites and they have been far from profitable in this scenario – they are 5-5 in head-to-head betting and 3-7 against the line.

Jacksonville went into their bye on the back of their first win of the season over Indianapolis, but they have still been disappointing so far this season.

The Jaguars have won just one of their past ten games as away underdogs, while they are 4-5-1 against the line.

This is another game where both teams are very tough to trust from a betting standpoint and I am more than happy to stay out.

No Bet

Detroit Lions Vs Los Angeles Rams

Monday October 17, 3:00am, Ford Field

Detroit Lions 31 - Los Angeles Rams 28

Detroit returned to winning form with an upset victory over Philadelphia and they are clear favourites to make it two wins on the trot.

The Lions have been highly inconsistent, but they are capable of playing some quality football on their day.

Detroit have generally perform at their best in front of their home fans at Ford Field and they have won eight of their past ten games as home favourites, while they are 5-5 against the line.

Los Angeles had their winning streak ended by Buffalo and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back.

The Rams have won four of their past ten games as away underdogs for a narrow profit, while they are a middling 5-4-1 against the line.

It is very tough to get Detroit as short as their current price and there is a definite edge in the $2.45 available for a Los Angeles Rams win.

Back Los Angeles To Win @ $2.45

Miami Dolphins Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday October 17, 3:00am, New Miami Stadium

Miami Dolphins 30 - Pittsburgh Steelers 15

This is one of the biggest mismatches of the weekend.

Pittsburgh are 4-1 and flying home following a tough victory over the New York Jets, while the Miami Dolphins continue to struggle badly.

While the Steelers have a clear edge in form over Miami, they have only won six of their past ten games as away favourites and they are 5-5 against the line.

Miami produced another putrid performance against Tennessee and they have still won just the one game this season.

The Dolphins have actually won five of their past ten games as away favourites and they are 6-3-1 against the line for a clear profit.

I would not be surprised to see Miami rebound somewhat in this clash and I am happy to back them against the line with a start of 7.5 points.

Back Miami To Beat The Line (+7.5 Points)

New England Patriots Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday October 17, 3:00am, Gillette Stadium

Tom Brady could not have been more impressive in his NFL return and his New England Patriots are dominant favourite to beat Cincinnati this weekend.

New England were already strong without Brady and with the veteran quarterback in the side there is no doubt that they deserve to be Super Bowl favourites.

The Patriots have won eight of their past ten games as home favourites and their record against the line is an impressive 6-2-2.

Cincinnati were completely outplayed by the Dallas Cowboys last weekend and they face another very tough assignment against the Patriots.

The big plus for the Bengals is that they have a strong record as away underdogs – they have won five of their past ten games in this scenario and they are 7-3 against the line.

Cincinnati are a better team than this betting market suggests and they are more than capable of covering the line with a start of nine points.

Back Cincinnati To Beat The Line (+9 Points)

Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Monday October 17, 6:05am, Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Raiders 10 - Kansas City Chiefs 26

This is one of the most interesting games of the round and it will be a real test of just how good the Oakland Raiders are.

Oakland improved their record to 4-1 with a narrow win over San Diego and they are on track for their best season in sometime.

The market can’t split these two teams and the home ground advantage may not prove that for the Raiders – they have won just four of their past six games in front of their home fans.

Kansas City were no match for Pittsburgh in their final game before their bye, but they are a much better team than that performances indicates.

The Chiefs have won five of their past ten games on the road and they were able to easily account for Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum last season.

This will be a very tight tussle and the 1.5 start that is being offered for the Chiefs at the line could prove to be the difference.

Back Kansas City To Beat The Line (+1.5 Points)

Seattle Seahawks Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday October 17, 6:25am, CenturyLink Field

Seattle Seahawks 26 - Atlanta Falcons 24

This is one of the biggest games of the weekend.

Atlanta have been one of the revelations of the NFL season to date and they were nothing short of outstanding against the Denver Broncos.

The Falcons will go into this position as clear underdogs and this is a position in which they have thrived – they have won seven of their past ten games in this scenario and they are 8-2 against the line.

Seattle have bounced back from their shock loss to the Los Angeles Rams with two victories and they have flown under the radar somewhat in recent weeks.

The Seahawks have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites, but they are only a credible 5-5 against the line in this scenario.

Once again, the Falcons have been grossly underestimated by the market and they are an outstanding bet to cover the line with a start of 6.5 points.

Back Atlanta To Beat The Line (+6.5 Points)

Green Bay Packers Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday October 17, 6:25am, Lambeau Field

Dallas Cowboys 30 - Green Bay Packers 16

This is another genuine blockbuster.

Green Bay have not played the best football during the NFL season to date, but they just keep coming away with victories and they will go into this game as clear favourites.

The Packers have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites for a narrow profit and they are 5-4-1 against the line in this scenario.

Dallas have been nothing short of outstanding in recent weeks and the rookie combination of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot is right up there with the most exciting in the NFL.

The Cowboys will go into this clash with plenty of confidence following their dominant performance against Cincinnati and they have won six of their past ten games as away underdogs for a clear profit.

Green Bay are far too short at their current price and Dallas are one of the best value bets of the weekend at their current price of $2.70.

Back Dallas To Win @ $2.70

Houston Texans Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday October 17, 10:30am, NRG Stadium

Houston Texans 26 - Indianapolis Colts 23

The AFC South is a wide open affair and this game could prove to be critical.

Houston were no match for Minnesota last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Texans have won eight of their past ten games as home favourites and their record against the line is 7-3 in this scenario, but it must be noted that JJ Watt played in the majority of those games.

The Colts recorded their second win of the season with a fighting victory over the Chicago Bears and this is a key game if they want to get back in the hunt for the AFC South title.

Indianapolis have won four of their past ten games as away underdogs for a narrow loss, while they are 6-4 against the line in this situation.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am than happy to stay out of this clash from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Arizona Cardinals Vs New York Jets

Tuesday October 18, 10:30am, University Of Phoenix Stadium

Arizona Cardinals 28 - New York Jets 3

The Arizona Cardinals returned to winning form against the San Francisco 49ers, but they performance was nothing to write home about.

The Cardinals will still go into this clash as clear favourites – mainly due to the fact that Carson Palmer will be back under centre -and they have been somewhat suspect as home favourites in the past 12 months.

Arizona have won just six of their past ten games as home favourites and are a particularly poor 3-7 against the line, which makes them tough to get as short as their current price.

New York sunk to their third straight defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend and it really is easy to see why they are such clear underdogs.

The Jets have won just three of their past 10 games as away underdogs for a loss and their record against the line is not much better.

This is another game that the market has priced just about right and there is no value to be found.

No Bet