NFL Betting Trends- Week 6 Matchups
The Oddsmakers had the spreads in the NFL last week razor thin with seven favorites and seven underdogs covering against the spread. The total line was also evenly split with seven games going OVER and seven staying UNDER. To get you ready for each and every week of the season, NFL Betting Trends will dig a bit deeper into the numbers for a few of the bigger matchups on the schedule. All betting lines and odds quoted have been provided by 5Dimes.
This Sunday’s early games feature a showdown between two perennial playoff teams when the 2-2 Green Bay Packers head to M&T Bank Stadium to face the 3-2 Baltimore Ravens. Both of these NFL powers have been strapped with a couple of bad losses this season, but the Packers are coming off a 22-9 beatdown of Detroit as 10-point home favorites, while Baltimore outlasted Miami 26-23 as a 2.5-point underdog on the road. Green Bay has been opened as a 2.5-point road favorite for this contest with the total set at 48.
The Denver Broncos are in line to set a number of single-season records after jumping out to a 5-0 start (both straight-up and ATS) in which they have outscored their opponents 230-139. They have already set a record for this Sunday’s game against Jacksonville with the highest pointspread ever for a NFL game. The line for this contest on 5Dimes’ most recent board has the Broncos favored by 26.5 points at home although some books have the spread as high as 28. Denver has also been a solid play on the total line this season with all five of its games going OVER. The total line for this game has been set at 53.
The much maligned NFC East will take center stage under the prime time lights of Sunday Night Football when the Washington Redskins pay a visit to AT&T Stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys in one of the most storied rivalries in the NFL. The combined record of this division is 5-14 through the first five weeks of the season with three of those wins coming from within the NFC East itself. The Redskins are 1-3 SU and ATS and coming off a bye week, while the Cowboys are coming off a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos as 7.5-point underdogs at home. The loss dropped Dallas to 2-3 SU on the year, but it is still tied with Philadelphia for the lead in the division. The Cowboys are still a profitable 4-1 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of those games. Washington has been listed as a 5.5-point underdog for Sunday night’s game with the total set at 53.
Monday Night Football takes us to Qualcomm Stadium for a AFC matchup between the 4-1 Indianapolis Colts and the 2-3 San Diego Chargers. The Colts are flying high with a three-game winning streak that includes impressive victories over San Francisco and Seattle. They hammered the 49ers 27-7 in Week 3 as 10.5-point road underdogs and outlasted the Seahawks last Sunday 34-28 as three-point underdogs at home. San Diego has feasted on the NFC East this season with wins over Philadelphia and Dallas, but it is 0-2 against the AFC South with previous losses to Houston and Tennessee. This game is currently listed as a PICK with the total set at 50.