Jaguars Visit Steelers as Big Dogs

Call it a surprising trend, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have been a terrific bet when they visit Pittsburgh over the years.

The Jags are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their past 6 trips to face the Steelers. And they get 14 points from oddsmakers who seem to believe the Steelers are back after their Week 5 thumping of Tennessee.

Jacksonville meanwhile has lost four in a row, sits at 1-4 ATS for the season, and is 0-5 ATS in their past five games as a dog of 9 or more points.


Giants host Bills in NFL betting

The Giants and Bills have faced each other four times since 1996 and the home team has never won.

Oddsmakers installed host New York as a 3-point favorite against the surprising 4-1 Bills, who come in off a win over Philly. Both teams head for the bye week and both should be hungry for a victory to sustain some momentum.

The Giants look to rebound from a horrible home loss to Seattle when Charlie Whitehurst beat them up. Of concern, they are giving up almost 160 rushing yards per game over their past three games.


Winless Rams Face Unbeaten Packers

St. Louis has been a good bet following a bye week, but their situation on the Week 6 NFL odds menu doesn't make them a good bet to win the game.

The winless Rams visit Lambeau to take on the unbeaten (5-0) Green Bay Packers. The Rams have covered four straight post-bye week games and they get a lot of points on the opening spread this week - 15.5 points at most shops tracked by OddsShark.

And it's a challenge for the Packers who are 11-3 ATS in their past 14 games as chalk to see if they can cover a huge number.


Bengals Colts Betting Preview for Week 6

Indianapolis has won seven straight against the Bengals but trends like those get taken with a huge grain of salt with the Peyton Manning-less Colts.

Indy is 0-5, and despite winning 7 of 8 trips to Cincinnati they opened as 8-point road underdogs against their AFC foes. The Bengals have won two straight and look for three hitting their bye week in Week 7.

The Bengals are just 2-12 ATS in their past 14 games as a favorite.

View Indianapolis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.


Falcons battle Panthers in Week 6 odds

Atlanta's second-half implosion against the Packers didn't amuse oddsmakers, who left them as small 4-point home chalk against the visiting Panthers on the Week 6 NFL odds menu.

But despite Carolina's improvements, they are a pathetic 3-10-2 ATS in 15 recent trips to Atlanta, meaning they have covered the spread there 3 times in 15 seasons.


MLB Betting Lines: Brewers vs. Cards

The Brewers and the Cardinals will meet in the fourth game of the National League Championship Series in St. Louis on Thursday night.

Randy Wolf is the scheduled starter for Milwaukee in Thursday's Game 4, while Kyle Lohse will counter with a mound outing for St. Louis. The Cards lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.


NFL Injuries: Giants vs. Bills Lines

After an embarrassing loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks as a 9.5-point favorite last Sunday the New York Giants hope their injury misfortunes will take a turn for the better before this weekend’s game against Buffalo.


Caps, Pens on NHL betting lines

Washington has potted 10 goals in its first two wins to open the season. The Capitals will look to keep that rolling when they meet the high octane offense of the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh will be the favorite among oddsmakers at 5Dimes, but it’s Washington who has prevailed in the regular season head-to-head. The Capitals have shut out the Penguins in two straight and are 7-1 in the past eight meetings.


USC Favored at Cal Thursday

The USC Trojans will look to continue their recent dominance over the California Golden Bears this Thursday night.

USC has won seven straight games against Cal, and is 5-2 ATS over that span.

Wide receiver Robert Woods continued his assault on the USC record books in the Trojans' last game against Arizona, catching 14 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

View Southern Cal vs California Odds and Stats.


Never applies to Week 6 Trends

They say you should never say never but Week 6 NFL betting trends have a few cases where 'never' can be said safely.

As in, the Raiders have never covered a spread against the Cleveland Browns (they are 0-5 ATS).

As in the Houston Texans have never beaten the Baltimore Ravens (in four career tries).

As in, the home team has never won the past four times the Bills and Giants have clashed.



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