NFL Picks: Week 6

After a rip-roaring Week 5 in the NFL, football fans can and must find some way to catch their collective breaths after a flurry of upsets and another head coach firing. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s devastating ankle injury, unfortunately, looms largest over the past week’s action, sending an already confounding NFC East rabble into certain chaos, but the surprises don’t end there.

Multiple games have had to be rescheduled that weren’t originally part of the league’s predetermined Week 6 slate, and with that in mind, it’s time for CanadianBettingSites to roll through the best and brightest Week 6 NFL picks for Bitcoin bettors and currency bettors alike.

NFL Picks: Week 6

Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings

The Falcons are 0-5. They just fired head coach Dan Quinn. They likewise sacked general manager Thomas Dimitroff. There are worse caretakers than defensive coordinator Raheem Morris if the goal is to keep things from cascading into a nuclear meltdown, but don’t expect the worst start to a Falcons season since 1997 to turn itself around suddenly and miraculously on the road in the Twin Cities.

In fact, the Vikes ought to feel slighted by a mere 3.5 point spread in their favour according to Sports Interaction given the depth of their opponent’s despair.

The Vikings are taking this one.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Cleveland Browns are 4-1 for the first time since 1994. The Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated atop the AFC North. Expect a bang-bang affair not even remotely reminiscent of the defensive battles that often mark this division’s hallowed rivalries, as both of these teams have the horses to turn the tide of a game with one big play.

The Browns bettors may be lured by a +4 spread at Unibet, but all told, the biggest story heading into Week 6 at Heinz Field has got to be Ben Roethlisberger turning back the clock and turning unsung rookies like Chase Claypool into instant rising stars.

Pick the Steelers in a shootout.

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

It took a heck of a lot longer than most expected, but the Houston Texans finally got into the win column in 2020. Unfortunately, that dopamine hit subsides abruptly thanks to a rip to NashVegas. The Titans have a penchant for resilience, squeaking out close games and withstanding a flurry of setbacks and reschedulings related to positive COVID-19 tests. It will take more than an unstable Houston team to derail them.

Tennessee wins a one-score game at home.

Washington Football Team at New York Giants

The Giants are a mess and squandered an uncommon chance to score a victory in Sunday’s NFC East clash against the Cowboys after Prescott went down. Andy Dalton and Co. led a valiant march to victory in relief, sending the G-Men to 0-5 on the year. Joe Judge’s team has scored the fewest points per game in the NFC up to this point, but have a prime opportunity at home Sunday against struggling Washington and middling quarterback Kyle Allen. Don’t believe us? Bet365 has Big Blue as a -3 favourite.

It’s time to pick the Giants to earn their first win of the year.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

The Jets have the worst offence in the NFL.

The Dolphins are coming off a high-flying FitzMagical victory over the defending NFC champion 49ers.

It’s going to be all Fins down in Miami.

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are right on schedule at 4-1, and their +73 scoring differential is far and away from the best in the NFL to date. The Eagles, meanwhile, fell by two scores or more in each of their three losses this season, including a 38-29 barn-burner Sunday in Pittsburgh.

We may be in store for a bit of a repeat in Week 6, as the Philly D can’t help but struggle against a vigorous offence with multiple weapons to lean on.

The Ravens will get the W on the road.

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

Looking for a safe pick? This one won’t exactly impress your friends, but avoiding the 1-3-1 Bengals like the plague — especially on the road, where they haven’t won a single game since September 2019 — is good policy until further notice. On Sunday against the division rival Ravens, Zac Taylor’s team went scoreless through three quarters and managed naught but a field goal until the game was all but out of reach.

It also doesn’t help that the Colts are the biggest moneyline betting favourite of the week (-385 at 10bet), or that AJ Green’s body language looks increasingly troubling.

The pick is the hometown Colts. Mark it down.

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Injuries and the coronavirus have thrown both of these teams into a state of flux, which will make this rescheduled contest a tough proposition for some bettors. The key here is to refrain from overanalyzing things.

The game is in Foxborough. The Broncos were denied a true bye week. Bill Belichick versus Vic Fangio.


Take the Pats and call it a day.

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday Night Football features a 49ers team smarting so hard from a shock loss to the Dolphins that CJ Beathard is expected to start at quarterback in place of the listless Jimmy Garoppolo.

What’s that sound you hear? A whispering wind gently insisting “advantage, Rams.”

Los Angeles wins this one on the road.

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

A couple of short weeks ago, you would have insisted that this was the finest matchup of Week 6, bar none. Chiefs-Bills may still be precisely that, but the picture isn’t nearly as clear following the Raiders’ thrilling win over the defending Super Bowl champs.

Buffalo, sitting atop the AFC East as one of five remaining unbeatens in the league, notably scored a win over that very same Raiders team in Week 4 — and they did it in Sin City. With that in mind, they surely feel disrespected by their +3.5 odds at William Hill.

Pick the Bills at home in an upset.