Lions vs Bears - Week 6 NFL Odds

Matt Forte Chicago Bears

After coming off two consecutive wins the Chicago Bears may be feeling pretty good, but the former Monsters of the Midway are just 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their past five visits to Ford Field. Things might be different this time around when the Bears visit the Detroit Lions Sunday, with the Lions suffering from some embarrassing performances recently.

Quarterback Jay Cutler has been doing a good job for the Bears during their past two games with the 10th year veteran tossing four touchdowns and one interception. However, the increased play from Cutler has meant Matt Forte has been struggling to get anything going and has averaged 3.7 yards per carry in those games.

When your starting quarterback gets benched for Dan Orlovsky you know there’s trouble. That’s exactly what happened to Matthew Stafford last week as the signal caller threw three picks against the Cardinals. Lions coach Jim Caldwell reportedly told Stafford at halftime that if he threw one more pick he was getting pulled, which Stafford promptly did within five minutes.

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Cardinals Still the Top Over Team in NFL

Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals offense has been absolutely ridiculous this year, which has caused the OVER to go a perfect 5-0 on the season so far. The Cardinals will look to continue their offensive circus when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.

Arizona has averaged a staggering 38 points per game so far this season, tops in the NFL, and have scored more than 40 points in three of their five games. Quarterback Carson Palmer is putting together one of the best seasons of his long career with a 114.0 QBR and 13 touchdowns with just three interceptions.

It was close, but the Steelers managed to walk away with a win on Monday night last week. Running back Le’Veon Bell scored a walk-off touchdown against the San Diego Chargers to cap off his 111 yards rushing performance.


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KC Losing Streak Providing Fade Material

Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four consecutive games and they continue to be fade worthy as the team has also failed to cover in their past four. The Chiefs will try and cure what ails them when they visit the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. 

To make matters worse for Kansas City, running back Jamaal Charles suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Sunday. Charles had rushed the ball 71 times this season with all other Chiefs running backs combining for 28 carries.

The Vikings, who are coming off a bye, have discovered a gameplan full of Adrian Peterson is their best option. In Week 1, AP rushed the ball 10 times for 31 yards. In the three games since the perennial Pro Bowler has averaged nearly 22 carries a game and 113.7 yards.

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Jets vs Redskins - Week 6 Odds and Pick

Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins

There are few things that are consistent for the Washington Redskins over the past two seasons, but the team failing to cover the spread is one of them. Washington is just 6-12 ATS in their past 18 games, with the team only winning five SU. The Redskins will look to change their losing ways when they visit the New York Jets Sunday.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was actually looking solid last week until he threw a game losing pick-six in overtime that kept Washington winless on the road this season. 

The New York Jets are coming off a bye and have looked good so far this season. The Jets defense has been dominant this season with the team allowing a league-low 13.8 points per game and just 280.3 yards per game.

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Titans Struggling to Cover at Home

Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have looked more competent this season than in recent memory, but they are still struggling to cover the spread at home with a 2-13-1 ATS record in their past 16 at home. Nissan Stadium will play host to the Titans and the Miami Dolphins Sunday. 

Strangely enough, rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota has struggled at home this season. The Titans QB has started two games in Nashville in his career with two touchdowns and three interceptions to his name. Tennessee has been playing close games though, with their past two losses coming by a combined three points. 

Though the Dolphins were on a bye last week they had their most eventful week of the season firing head coach Joe Philbin and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle. In their place on an interim basis is Dan Camp (TE coach) and Lou Anarumo (DB coach).

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NFL Week 6 Expert Betting Odds Picks

What is going on in Cleveland? Josh McCown is a 36-year-old journeyman quarterback and Mike Pettine is a conservative defensive coach. Yet during the last three weeks McCown has resembled Dan Fouts and Pettine has looked like Don Coryell as in "Air Coryell."

McCown has thrown 141 passes in the last three games for 1,154 yards and six touchdowns. The Browns have averaged 26.6 points during this time frame. Cleveland is playing Denver, who ranks No. 1 in total defense and is allowing less than 16 points per game.


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Green Bay was lucky to cover a nine-point spread at home this past Sunday defeating St. Louis 24-10. The Packers managed to cover because Greg Zuerlein missed three field goals and Nick Foles was Nick Foles, throwing four interceptions, including two in the end zone.

Despite that close call, the Packers have been dominant at Lambeau Field where they host San Diego Sunday.


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The country gets a first-hand look at the improved Atlanta Falcons this week, as the 5-0 Falcons are playing at New Orleans on Thursday. The Falcons are minus 3.5 points.

It's the first time the Saints are home underdogs to the Falcons when Sean Payton has been their coach since 2006, Payton's first season with New Orleans.

The only other time Atlanta has been road chalk versus New Orleans was 2012 when Joe Vitt was the Saints interim head coach. Payton was suspended that year for Bountygate.


Steelers-Chargers MNF Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the best bets in the NFL through four weeks, get the primetime treatment in the Week 5 edition of Monday Night Football opposite the San Diego Chargers.

Without Ben Roethlisberger in the fold due to a knee injury, Michael Vick was tasked with leading the charge for the Steelers but came up just short against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4.

The Chargers haven’t put up much of a fight against the Steelers in recent years, something that’s translated at the betting window.  Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two clubs.

San Diego has the third best offense in the NFL, but will need to step up on D in this one. The Bolts are allowing an average of 27.5 points per game compared to Pittsburgh’s much more respectable average of 18.5.

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NFL Week 5 OddsShark Computer Picks

The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated through four weeks and have been looking good doing it. Cincy plays host to the Seattle Seahawks, who are coming off a short week, Sunday. The OddsShark Super Computer is expecting the Bengals to take it to the Seahawks with a predicted 27.3-17.4 score in favour of Cincy.



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