We’re back! After an impromptu early “Bye week” off last week, we’re back to make our picks for week 6 of the NFL Season. We went 3-0 in week 4; The Seahawks covering the spread against the ‘Fins, the Vikings getting the better of the Texans and the Buccs beating the Chargers in a 69 point special.
As teams Byes start to kick in we’ve 14 games this weekend to look at. Here’s out picks and rational behind them. Please remember, always bet responsibly.
Baltimore Ravens Vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Baltimore to win and over 47.5 Points (2.3/1)
The Ravens are 4-1, with their only loss coming to the Superbowl Champions Chiefs in week 3. They’ve won those 4 by an average of 21.75 points. The Eagles on the other hand are at 1-3-1, so it’s no surprise the Ravens are favourites for this one.
The question mark comes if they’ll reach the total of 48 for us to win. The Eagles are allowing 29 points a game and the Ravens are scoring just above this, 29.8. We can expect the Ravens to score but will need a bit of fight back from the Eagles. After a poor start Carson Wentz and his offensive pals are showing signs of improvement. They scored 59 while giving up 8 turnovers their first three games, their past two they’ve scored 54 and only turned it over 3 times. -Bryan Dickie
Los Angeles Rams (-3) Vs. San Francisco 49ers (10/11)
San Fran head into this NFC West ding dong having lost 2 straight. Injuries have ravaged their squad, they head into this game with 9 players on IR; Richard Sherman joins the list of defensive start out that includes Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas who are out for the year. The offence should have h had a boost with the return of Jimmy Garoppolo last week but his performance was poor. Going 7 of 17 including 2 interceptions and no touchdowns Jimmy “G” was benched.
The Rams, on the other hand, are 4-1. Unlike their NFC West rivals they’re in good shape health wise with only 2 players on IR. Sean McVay has their offence rolling, they’ve at 2018 yards so far this year and averaging 6.2 yards/play, which is 3rd and 7th best in the league respectively.
The criticism of the Rams would be that they’ve only beat poor teams, having swept the lowly NFC East teams while their loss was to the 4-1 Bills. A valid criticism? Maybe. But you can say something similar about the 49ers. Their only victories came against the Giants and the Jets, both of which are winless. Their loses came against the Cardinals, Eagles and the Dolphins. Only one of those, the Cardinals, currently has a winning record at 3-2.
3 points isn’t a lot for the Rams to overcome this Sunday night in Santa Clara, at 10/11 it’s a nice bet for late Sunday night. – Bryan Dickie
Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5) Vs. Cleveland Browns (10/11)
An unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The Steelers have the 2nd best rush defence in the league, the browns have the highest rush ratio in the league. The match up isn’t great for the browns.
The Steelers are great in high profile games and tend to play Up or down depending on who they play. They’ll be hungry for this after the Myles Garret incident last season and Big Ben has his highest competition % and best QBR of his career. Steelers to win and cover. -Jamie Edwards
Arizona Cardinals Vs. Dallas Cowboys (+2) (10/11)
Monday night football! Dallas love a close game, that’s why I’d take them +2, especially against a weaker Cardinals defence. Even without Dak, the weapons for Dallas are elite and Dalton, even as a back up, has franchise QB ability and when furnished with great pieces and can take teams to the playoffs. He’s won 53% of his starts in the regular season and has never been in an organisation like the Cowboys. I think the Cards will air it out and run it close but I’m taking Dallas and the 2 points this week. -Jamie Edwards