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Sunday Setup: Redskins underdogs

Two mid-week trades and plenty of injury news highlight another busy week in the NFL. With so many surprise teams playing well this season, every win and loss is magnified this season, even as early as Week 6.

Here are some news and trends to take into account for this week’s NFL betting action.

Derrick Mason and Aaron Curry will start right away

Houston made a trade with the New York Jets to acquire wide receiver Derrick Mason this week, and Oakland traded for linebacker Aaron Curry from the Seattle Seahawks. Both are expected to start right away; Mason will help lessen the blow of Andre Johnson’s absence, and Curry takes over on the weak side for the ineffective Quentin Groves. Houston is an 8-point underdog at Baltimore and Oakland is a 7-point favorite at home against Cleveland this week, each at Bovada.

Turmoil in the New York Jets locker room?

Off to a 2-3 start SU, there seems to be a rift among the New York Jets, with wide receiver Santonio Holmes blaming the offensive line publicly for the Jets’ struggles. Friday, offensive lineman Brandon Moore publicly criticized Holmes for making those statements. There seems to be a lack of cohesiveness in the locker room right now, but they say winning cures everything. New York is favored by a touchdown Monday night at BetOnline over Miami.

Late injury updates in the Philadelphia at Washington game

Philadelphia Eagles offensive linemen King Dunlap missed Friday with back spasms, and could miss the game Sunday if they don’t subside. His absence would make an already weak offensive line even more vulnerable. Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall also missed practice Friday with a knee injury. Both are currently considered questionable for Sunday. Philadelphia is a 1-point favorite at 5Dimes.

Cincinnati uncomfortable as a favorite

Cincinnati is 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS this season and is a 7-point favorite at TopBet this week at home against winless Indianapolis. Over the last three seasons, being a betting favorite has not boded well for the Bengals; they are 2-12 ATS in 14 games as a favorite, and 0-7 ATS when favored by four points or more.

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