NFL Picks Week 6: Teams Sure to Cover the Spread
It’s Week 6 in the NFL and there are many exciting matchups this week.
For the guys in Vegas, it will be an even more exciting time with their money on the line and while it is solely for entertainment purposes, it is always fun to make predictions.
So here are my four teams that are sure to cover the spread this week. All spreads are taken from footballlocks.com
-27.5 Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville
Yes, this may possibly be the largest spread ever against a team with nearly a four touchdown deficit. But don’t let that alarm you.
Right now, Denver is the hottest team in the NFL and Peyton Manning has been lighting up teams week after week.
Jacksonville on the other hand, have lost all of their games, and they're losing them in a big way. This season, the Jaguars lost all five of their matches by an average deficit of 22.4 points.
Knowing Peyton Manning, he is not the type to take his foot off the gas pedal even in a blowout game. This was the case against the Philadelphia Eagles, when the Broncos ran them over 52-20. So expect the Broncos to rack up points in this week's matchup.
Denver wins 48-10.
-1.5 Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers
The Colts are coming off of a big win against the Seattle Seahawks, and it looks like Andrew Luck and receiver T.Y. Hilton are finally syncing up. Hilton had 140 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns last week and if he can continue to play well, the Chargers are in for a lot of trouble.
Also, the addition of running back Trent Richardson to the Colts’ offense has given them an immediate boost.
Philip Rivers has been too inconsistent this season, and while Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates have a good chemistry going, it will be tough to score against the Colts who have the sixth-ranked pass defense in the league.
Indianapolis wins 28-14.
-2.5 New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
This may be one of my bolder choices, just because I am betting on the Jets. However, New York is coming off of an impressive win against the Atlanta Falcons Monday night and they are going up against a Pittsburgh side that cannot pull it together this season.
The Jets may have one of the most difficult offenses to defend because of all of the formations they have been throwing at teams. Also, rookie QB Geno Smith seems to be improving week after week after a shaky start.
The Steelers are winless this season and there seems to be some issues between Todd Haley and receiver Antonio Brown. I don't expect the Steelers to figure out their problems before this week's match and although it may be weird to say, the Jets are the heavy favorites.
New York wins 21-17.
-5.5 Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins
The NFC rivalry is always a good match to watch, but Dallas should come away with an easy win this Sunday night.
While Dallas lost a heartbreaker to the Broncos, they put up 48 points against the best team in the nation. Dallas is sure to score big points against Washington’s struggling defense.
The Redskins pass defense ranks 27th in the league and the rush defense is worse at 31st.
In addition, Robert Griffin III is not having the season that the Redskins have hoped for.
Dallas wins 34-21.
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