NFL Picks Against the Spread Week 6: Best Bets to Cover This Weekend

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As far as spreads go, Week 6 of NFL action is more than kind to risk takers when compared to the previous five weeks.

No, we are not talking about the extremely lopsided Denver and Jacksonville contest, but that's a safe one to consider as well.

Outside of one of the league's most lopsided spreads in history, there are several other games with favored teams sure to cover for a variety of factors.

Fans who want to make some easy cash should look no further than the following three contests.


Dallas (-5.5) Blows out Washington

Washington is coming out of a bye, but Robert Griffin III and Co. have looked nothing like the team that advanced to the postseason last year.

Griffin himself is clearly not over his knee injury from last postseason, and while he has thrown for 320 yards or more in three losses, that's a result of garbage-time production thanks to the Redskins and the league's worst defense.

Against that defense, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns to just two interceptions and is completing a ridiculous 71.8 percent of his passes, will have little issue replicating his over 500 yards and five touchdowns from last week against Denver's equally bad defense.

There will be no letdown for Dallas after a heartbreaking loss. Instead, expect a rout here in the Cowboys' favor on Sunday Night Football.


Kansas City (-9) Dominates Oakland

The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated thus far in 2013 under new head coach Andy Reid but face a stiff test on Sunday against Oakland.

Kansas City has been impressive but has defeated just one team with a winning record this season. On the other hand, Oakland has been a pleasant surprise this season at 2-3 with Terrelle Pryor under center.

Through the use of his athleticism on the ground, Pryor has been able to will Oakland to both victories this season. Unfortunately for Pryor, he now has to deal with a defense that allows just 11.6 points per game.

Kansas City excels at controlling the pace of each game through a balance of run and pass and quarterback Alex Smith will have little issue moving the ball up and down the field against the league's No. 27 pass defense.

Expect the Chiefs to win by 10 or more.


Houston (-7.5) Rebounds Against St. Louis

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford makes it possible for Houston to bounce back in a big way this week after three straight losses.

While nothing will compare to Matt Schaub throwing an interception that has been returned for a touchdown in four straight games, Bradford will come close against the league's No. 1 pass defense.

Bradford is completing just 58 percent of his passes and has thrown for over 300 yards once this season despite the presence of exciting weapons such as rookie receiver Tavon Austin and tight end Jared Cook.

Even worse, St. Louis has a bottom-20 defense and is now tasked with shutting down the duo of Arian Foster and Ben Tate who average about 130 yards per game on other ground.

At home, expect Houston to blow out St. Louis, a team that has won just a single game by three points (no, a 14-point win over Jacksonville last week doesn't count).



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