Complete Bettors Guide to NFL Week 6

Matt Bowen@@IsItGameTimeYetAnalyst IIOctober 12, 2012

Complete Bettors Guide to NFL Week 6

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    As the holiday season approaches, NFL fans in need of a quick payday can play the field in Week 6.

    It's no secret that it takes money to make money, and now is the time to flash your cash. 

    With a healthy menu of betting options served up by Vegas on a weekly basis, bettors never go hungry when it comes to laying down a bet. 

    Here are the most tantalizing wagers from NFL Week 6.  


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Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets: Under 43 Points

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    Taking the under on the matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets is a safe bet. 

    The Jets struggle on offense to say the least, and the Colts take to the road for only the second time in 2012.

    Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has his team and fans flying high after putting up 30 points and beating the Green Bay Packers in Week 5, but the Jets are a bit better on defense than the bruised and battered Pack. 

    The Jets have only scored more than 20 points twice this season and look pitiful on offense recently. Combined with the fact that Luck has yet to become accustomed to life on the NFL road and the money will be yours.


    Bold Score Prediction: Colts 17, Jets 6

Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals: Over 43.5 Points

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    Casual NFL fans may not be paying attention to this game in Arizona, but this is a must-win game for both the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals. 

    The Bills had playoff aspirations before the 2012 season began, but key injuries on offense and a terrible defense has them sitting at 2-3 heading into Week 6. 

    As for the Cardinals, they were left for dead even before the opening kickoff in 2012, but a 4-0 start before a gaffe in Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams put them at 4-1.

    The Bills can't fall to 2-4 and honestly believe the playoffs are within reach, and the Cardinals don't want that preseason doubt to move back into fans' minds by dropping two straight. 

    Given that the Bills let up 40-plus points in three games this season already, over 43.5 is easily attainable for these teams.


    Bold Score Prediction: Cardinals 37, Bills 21

Prop Bet: Michael Vick Will Fumble

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has consistently coughed the ball up throughout his NFL career. 

    He's already fumbled eight times in just five games this season. 

    Week 6 will be no different as the Detroit Lions come to Philly looking to get back on track after a 1-3 start. Their defensive line has something to prove, and knowing that Vick has slippery fingers gives them something to look forward to. 

    Vegas oddsmakers aren't stupid, and this prop bet wouldn't exist if Vick wasn't notorious for losing control of the football.

    Why would you expect anything less? 

The Cincinnati Bengals (-3) Is a Sure Thing This Week Against the Browns

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    After laying an egg in Week 5 and losing to the Miami Dolphins at home 17-13, the Cincinnati Bengals will get back on track against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.

    Although they've come close, the Browns have yet to win this season, and the Bengals learned that sleeping on an opponent that is perceived to be of a lesser talent can be deadly.

    If the Bengals are to remain a playoff contender, a win in Week 6 is imperative. Quarterback Andy Dalton has to overcome a mediocre performance in Week 5 and show the NFL world that he belongs in the upper echelon.  

    Cincinnati will attack rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden and not allow him to throw for 300-plus yards against them like he did in Week 2. In the end, a focused Bengals squad will be too much for the growing Browns. 


    Bold Score Prediction: Bengals 30, Browns 20

The Seattle Seahawks (+4) Will Not Only Cover, but Win Against the Patriots

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    The Seattle Seahawks will make a splash against the New England Patriots in Week 6.

    The Pats, who are suddenly a two-headed monster with their bolstered rushing attack, come to town on a roll, and the Seahawks need a win to stay above .500.

    Given that the Seahawks have only scored more than 21 points just once this season, you can expect this one to be a low-scoring affair. 

    Yes, the Patriots have scored 30-plus points in all but one game, but it will be the Seahawks' ground game that will control the clock. 

    Look for the Seahawks defense to slow the Patriots and keep the team within striking distance throughout.

    This is the game where quarterback Russell Wilson begins to feel comfortable in the NFL. He'll find wide receiver Sidney Rice in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to propel the team to victory.  


    Bold Score Prediction: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23