5Dimes oddsmakers have released NFL Week 6’s opening spreads and over/under totals and here is your first look at the top games you need to mark on your calendar.
NFL Betting First Look Week 6
Thursday, October 10
NY Giants (2-3) at New England (5-0) at 8:20 PM ET
NFL Odds: New England -16½, 44½
The Giants had their modest two-game winning streak snapped as Minnesota shut down ‘Danny Dimes’ and the rest of the rebuilding Giants in a big way. To put it mildly, you should expect more of the same from New England’s stout ‘No Name’ defense and a healthy dose of Tom Brady in Week 7.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
New Orleans (4-1) at Jacksonville (2-3) at 1:00 PM ET
NFL Odds: New Orleans pk, 44
While the Jags have clearly found a quarterback that knows how to play the game on any level in totally underrated rookie Gardner Minshew. New Orleans is the only team in this matchup that is a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Philadelphia (3-2) at Minnesota (3-2) at 1:00 PM ET
NFL Odds: Minnesota -3, 41
Minnesota has an elite defense, and the Vikings are playing at home. Still, I just can’t bring myself to believe in the Vikes as long as the mediocre Kirk Cousins is under center and the Birds are playing lights out on defense like we’ve seen the last two weeks.
Seattle (4-1) at Cleveland (2-2) at 1:00 PM ET
NFL Odds: Seattle -2½, 47
There’s a ton of hype surrounding Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns, but Russell Wilson is the only MVP-caliber signal-caller in this Week 7 affair, and it’s not even close when it comes to the coaching matchup in this one!
Cincinnati (0-5) at Baltimore (3-2) at 1:00 PM ET
NFL Odds: Baltimore -12, 47½
I wonder if Bengals fans are wishing Marvin Lewis was still on the sidelines seeing as how Cincy looks completely awful heading into Week 5 as one of four winless teams. Baltimore managed to get past Pittsburgh in a dog fight the last time out, and now, Lamar Jackson and company look like they could have a field day in this AFC North mismatch.
Atlanta (1-4) at Arizona (1-3-1) at 4:05 PM ET
NFL Odds: Atlanta -2½, 51
The Falcons were supposed to be a playoff contender heading into 2019, but the once Dirty birds have been finding new and adventurous ways to lose games this season. Dare I say, Kyler Murray has far more upside than Atlanta’s Matt Ryan at this point in their respective careers. Still, sheer desperation should drive the Falcons to get their act together for this Week 6 pairing.
Dallas (3-2) at NY Jets (0-4) at 4:25 PM ET
NFL Odds: Dallas -8½, 43½
The Cowboys have dropped two straight, but there’s nothing like facing an incompetent Adam Gase team to get you back on track. Oh, before I go any further, am I the only person that feels awful for Jets’ rookie quarterback Luke Falk after the massive pounding he received at the hands of Philadelphia’s voracious defense this past weekend?
Tennessee (2-3) at Denver (1-4) at 4:25 PM ET
NFL Odds: Denver -2½, 39½
You know things are bad for Marcus Mariota and Tennessee when the Titans are road dogs against a Broncos team that has just one win and starts the downright awful Joe Flacco under center!
Pittsburgh (1-4) at LA Chargers (2-3) at 8:20 PM ET
NFL Odds: NL
The Steelers are down to their third-string quarterback and even though the unheralded Devlin Hodges looked pretty good in Pittsburgh’s narrow 26-23 overtime loss against Baltimore this past weekend, I just don’t see the upset going down in this one as Philip Rivers and the Bolts will be in all-out desperation mode and playing at home in this Week 6 matchup.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Detroit (2-1-1) at Green Bay (4-1) at 8:15 PM ET
NFL Odds: Green Bay -6, 46½
Don’t be fooled by Detroit’s modest 2-1-1 record. The Lions have beaten the Chargers and Eagles while narrowly falling to Kansas City over the last three weeks. Detroit will also be well-rested following their Week 5 bye. Then again, it may not matter much what the Lions do in this NFC North divisional showdown seeing as how Aaron Rodgers and the Pack opened up a can on Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in their telling week 5 matchup on Sunday.