Week 6 NFL Picks Against the Spread

Nick FContributor IIIOctober 13, 2011

Will Peterson and the Vikings cover the spread?
Will Peterson and the Vikings cover the spread?Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Picking straight winners of NFL games is hard enough. Picking against the spread makes things even tougher. Below are my five picks against the spread for Week 6 of the NFL season. Please let me know what you think in the comments section, and tweet/like it if you agree!

Buffalo Bills (+3.5) at New York Giants

I expect the Bills to win outright against a Giants team that just lost to the Seahawks. Since that game was at home for New York, I am not confident in home-field advantage for them. Getting the three points just makes this pick even easier for me.

The Pick: Buffalo 

Minnesota Vikings (+3) at Chicago Bears

The Bears played decently against the Lions, but the Vikings absolutely destroyed the Cardinals. I think that Minnesota will win this game anyway, so getting points is gravy. After what Jahvid Best did to the Bears, look for Adrian Peterson to have another monster game.

The Pick: Minnesota

New Orleans Saints (-4.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints have an explosive offense, and Tampa is coming off a game in which they gave up over 45 points. The Bucs’ running back Blount is injured and will likely not play. On the other hand, New Orleans almost beat the undefeated Packers on opening night. They should win this one by at least a touchdown, if not more.

The Pick: New Orleans

Miami Dolphins (+7) at New York Jets

Miami is winless and has a new quarterback. The Jets need a win desperately to stay in the playoff hunt after losing three straight. Expect Revis to lock down Brandon Marshall. A home game with a Rex Ryan defense against an inexperienced quarterback leading a winless team on Monday Night? This one should be a blow out.

The Pick: New York

Houston Texans (+8) vs Baltimore Ravens

Look, the Ravens defense is scary. Ray Rice is scary. So is Andre Johnson. Oops, he isn’t playing this week. A team who destroys the Steelers and Jets is scary. A team who loses to Oakland is the opposite of scary. That’s inviting. Without Andre Johnson to throw to, the Ravens will key in on Arian Foster and limit him to a mediocre day. That will be enough for a ten or fourteen-point win for Baltimore.

The Pick: Baltimore

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