5 favorites to bet on for NFL Week 6 scheduleBy Matt Verderame
5. Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings (-10.5)
Minnesota lost a ridiculous game in NFL Week 3 to the Buffalo Bills when it was favored by 17 points, only to get hammered in front of the home crowd, 27-6. Head coach Mike Zimmer will likely be reminding his team of that debacle all week long, not allowing lightning to strike twice. The Vikings are clearly the better team and at 2-2-1, they also need to get on a winning streak. Arizona will play hard, but the gap here is legitimate and Minnesota should win by a few scores.
4. Chicago Bears (-3) at Miami Dolphins
Let’s be clear about something: I can picture Mitchell Trubisky playing horrifically in this game after hearing for two weeks how he’s great after throwing six touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That said, I can also picture the Dolphins scoring 10 points and losing, considering how good the Bears’ defense is and how bad the Miami offense has been the last two weeks.
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3. Seattle Seahawks (-3) at Oakland Raiders
For starters, have you seen the Raiders? Oakland hasn’t been any good throughout the season. As a result, it has lost to some bad teams including the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. In fact, their only win came in a. controversial overtime thriller against the Cleveland Browns, in which they gave up 42 points. If Seattle is even decent, it should win this game in London. The Seahawks have the best player on the field in Russell Wilson and easily win the coaching battle with Pete Carroll over Jon Gruden.
2. Los Angeles Rams (-7) at Denver Broncos
Denver is one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. Mile High Stadium has long been a house of horrors for opponents, but the divide between these two teams is far too great for home field to make up the difference. Los Angeles might be without Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, but the touchdown-spread isn’t enough to keep the Rams off this list. Denver has Case Keenum and a bad defense, along with possibly the most inept coach in the league, Vane Joseph. Swallow the points.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) at Dallas Cowboys
Jacksonville looked awful against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, giving up 30 points — including a defensive score — at Arrowhead. Now, the Jaguars hither road once more, but this time to take on a team that is the complete opposite of the Chiefs. Dallas has little ability to score with guys like Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin and Geoff Swaim playing starring roles in the offense. If Ezekiel Elliott is even remotely kept in check, the Jaguars should cover and then some.