NFL Weather Report: Windy Foxboro
New England comes off a bye week facing the Ravens and possibly facing windy conditions at home, as part of the NFL betting weather report for Week 6.
The Patriots will be the slight 2.5-point favorite against the Baltimore Ravens this weekend. Forecasts are calling for breezy conditions that could produce winds in excess of 20 mph. It potentially disrupts the passing game on both sides and could contribute to both teams running the ball more than they normally would.
Oddsmakers have put the total at 44.5 for this game because both teams' offenses have been able to operate successfully so far this season. If the breezy conditions keep the ball out of the air, the number of scoring drives will drop as well. Watch for line moves, weather updates and other NFL handicapping factors that may help you beat the book on this game.
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As long as potential wind-related turnovers don’t result in defensive scoring, the game could turn into a low-scoring running battle.
Winds will also be up to 12mph in San Francisco, where the Niners will have a 6.5-point spread to cover against the Oakland Raiders. In this game, the wind will work in the home team’s favor and should have an effect on the Oakland passing game. No matter who wins this game, though, going OVER on the 41.5-point total has to look good considering the defensive problems for both teams.
The other east coast games that could be affected by the wind on Sunday are the Falcons vs. the Eagles, the Lions vs. the Giants, and the Browns vs. the the Steelers. All those games will have winds in the neighborhood of 10-12mph that could become a factor for the passing strategy of some teams.