Week 5 was another wild week in the NFL with several road underdogs winning outright, such as the Packers, Colts, and Broncos. Week 6 looks to be another exciting week in gambling as there are several important divisional matchups and few intriguing inter-conference games between potential playoff contenders.
So without further ado, here are the ten best bets for Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the most confusing teams in the NFL. They beat the Rams on the road in a shootout, but also lost to the Giants at home. In Week 6, they will face the Panthers, a team they have already beaten this season. With Cam Newton still out, give me Tampa Bay to cover and win across the pond in London.
After a disappointing Week 5 loss to the Colts, the Chiefs will face another AFC South contender in the Houston Texans. While the Chiefs' defense is still a problem, their offense is too good to struggle in back-to-back weeks. Expect Patrick Mahomes to light up the Texans' defense at home and cover the 4.5-point spread.
One of the best games of the week features two NFC contenders as the Eagles will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. While the Vikings are the favorites for this contest, they aren't a significantly better team than the Eagles. Given Philadelphia's talent on both sides of the ball, I like them to win outright on the road to improve to 4-2.
Baltimore barely snuck out a win against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, but they should have a far easier time this week as they will take on the Bengals at home. Baltimore has too much speed on offense for Cincinnati to compete with, and they should be able to stop Andy Dalton. Look for this one to get ugly quickly in Baltimore.
Seattle has historically started slowly when forced to play the early game on the East Coast. But with the Seahawks coming off a 10-day break and the Browns playing on the road on Monday night, that may neutralize the home field advantage some for Cleveland. Expect this game to be close, but for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to pull off the win late in Cleveland.
The Saints are one of the best five teams in the NFL, yet they are an underdog on the road in Jacksonville. Look for the New Orleans defense to put a ton of pressure on Gardner Minshew and to win a low-scoring game in Jacksonville. At +270, Saints +1.5 and under 44.5 is just too good to pass up.
In an NFC West showdown, the 49ers will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams. Both teams have elite offenses and defense that can be beaten through the air. Look for this contest to become a shootout quickly and for the over 50.5 to hit sometime in early in the fourth quarter. Don't be surprised if both teams score in the 30s in this one.
Atlanta is one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL despite having one of the league's best offenses. To save their season, the Falcons need to win on the road in Arizona. In another indoor contest, look for the Falcons to have no problem moving the ball up and down the field on the Cardinals' poor defense.
The Jets will have starting quarterback Sam Darnold back in the lineup, and they will be at home, facing a Cowboys team that has lost two straight games. However, Dallas should have no problem moving the ball against the Jets' lackluster pass defense and should control this game from the get-go.
The Lions have been a surprising team in 2019, beating the Eagles and challenging the Chiefs. But to convince the rest of the football world, they need to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Lambeau Field. That doesn't seem likely given how well the Packers are playing this season. Take the Packers laying four points this week against the Lions.