NFL Football Picks
The majority of the betting sites have the Pats favored by a field goal. The Bears are led by second year quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has shown flashes of brilliance this season, including a six touchdown performance against Tampa Bay two weeks ago. The former Tar Heel had a strong second half against the Dolphins as well, and will need to maintain that consistency if they hope to trade points with the Patriots. Will MT be able to match Tom Brady’s output on Sunday?
The Panthers need their running game back. Coming into the game, they led the NFL with 154 rushing yards per outing but somehow lost their way against the Skins. Cam Newton not only led the team with 43 rushing yards, he also had the most carries with 9. That’s not a good a trend. Will success on the ground translate to covering at your sportsbook? Rick Wise breaks down the match-up.
The Broncos dropped their fourth game in a row Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams but it wasn’t all gloom and doom. Outside of a miserable loss to the Jets last week, Denver has actually gone toe to toe with some of the NFL’s best, losing by 4 points to Kansas City and just three to the Rams. So, there’s certainly reason to believe that this is a better team than 2-4 might indicate. But are they emotionally spent after coming up short again and again in close game? Rick Wise looks at the sportsbook’s line and gives his prediction.
After staging another upset as a six-point underdog at home against the Tennessee Titans two weeks ago, the Bills returned to Earth last week when they fell 20-13 at the Houston Texans. Noe they face the Colts as 6.5 to 7 point underdogs depending on the sportsbook. Can they reward their backers with another win? Keith Franks gives his prediction and free pick.
After losing three straight, Gang Green looks like a different football team in their last two wins. The Jets are now riding a two-game streak earning dubbs against both the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts at home. In these two contests, the Jets have outscored the opposition 76-50 and covering against the spread in the process. Betting sites are listing the Vikings as 3 point favorites. Can the Jets keep it going with a small upset here?
The Rams are better. That much we know. They’re a playoff team and the Broncos probably aren’t. At the same time, Mile High isn’t an easy place to play. This is a tough patch for the Rams, in the second of three straight road games. So which factors should matter most to bettors in our week 6 pick?
When a team that can’t buy a win is suddenly in every game, covering spreads, while getting close games to fall in their favor, it deserves a hard look. Volatility is less of a factor and opposing teams need to take them seriously. That’s reflected in the 1 point spread where the Browns are even technically the favorite at a couple betting sites.
The Key to this Matchup: QB play. Let’s face it, the QB makes or breaks a team, and this game is all about Wilson vs. Carr. Yes, it helps to have a marquee supporting cast surrounding you but a solid QB can bring out the best in even the most average of players. Dave Wilson breaks down the quarterback play in this game and offers his free pick.