Week 6 NFL Betting Lines

Week 6 NFL Betting Lines

Mid October is here. Temperatures are falling, leaves are turning, and the 2015 NFL season is getting serious. Five games are already in the books, which is enough of a sample size to safely gauge the haves and have-nots. Fourteen teams are either 3-2 or 2-3, including the Colts, Steelers, Seahawks, Bills, and the entire NFC East. Speaking of Indy, despite looking mediocre thus far, they are still in control of the pathetic AFC South. Six undefeated teams remain and all six appear to be the real deal. The NFC South couldn’t produce a .500 team in 2014, but in 2015 the Falcons and Panthers are a combined 9-0. Detroit is the lone winless franchise, due in part to a brutal schedule, but mostly due to their ineptitude. Here’s a peek at the Week 6 betting lines.

Cincinnati at Buffalo +3.5 – These Bengals might not be your father’s Bengals. After overcoming a 24-7 deficit at home to shock the mighty Seahawks, Cincy is riding high into Western New York to face a feisty Buffalo team quarterbacked by, wait for it, E.J. Manuel? That’s right, the former first-round bust steps in for an injured Tyrod Taylor on an offense that is quickly running out of healthy bodies. Meanwhile, Andy Dalton is completing a career best 67.5% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. A stout Bengals defense could have a huge day. Buffalo is 8-3 ATS in its last eleven overall.

Washington at NY Jets -6 – The Jets are well-rested coming off their bye, but giving six to an underrated Redskins team is a bit suspect. Then again, a lackluster Washington receiving corps still missing DeSean Jackson will have trouble getting separation against a talented Jets secondary. The over/under for combined Ryan Fitzpatrick and Kirk Cousins interceptions is 4. Redskins are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games. Jets are 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall.

Arizona at Pittsburgh +3 – Too bad Big Ben is sidelined, because this had the makings of a classic shootout. Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer are a match made in heaven, while Todd Haley and Michael Vick are working out the kinks in their relationship. Considering how poor the Steelers secondary is playing, this one could get out of hand in a hurry. ‘Zona is averaging 38 points per game. However, the Steelers are a surprising 7th in points allowed.

Seattle at Carolina +7 – Huh? Has Vegas actually watched Seattle this season? Sure, the Hawks are incredible at home, but the ‘Cats are fresh off a bye and might get All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly back from a concussion. In addition, Marshawn Lynch is questionable, and the Seattle offensive line is a dumpster fire. Carolina is 9-1 SU in its last ten. Seattle is 1-3-1 ATS in its last five home tilts.

New England at Indianapolis +8 – Will Andrew Luck suit up? All signs point to, yes. The Colts have struggled to eek out victories against the Jags and Texans in consecutive weeks, which doesn’t bode well with the Patriots coming to town. New England ranks second in scoring (37.2) and 8th in points allowed. Tom Brady has yet to toss a pick, and the one-two punch of Gronkowski and Edelman is proving difficult for opponents to counter. Pats are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six. Colts are 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium.