- The opening lines have been posted for Week 6 of the NFL season
- The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts are 7.5-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals
- The total is 56.5 points for the Green Bay Packers’ visit to Tampa Bay, which pits Aaron Rodgers against Tom Brady
Week 5 is nearly over in the NFL season and lines have been posted for most of the Week 6 slate.
No teams should be happier to move on to the next week than last year’s two championship teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Both teams were upset at home, the Chiefs by the Las Vegas Raiders 40-32 as 10.5-point favorites and the 49ers by the eight-point underdog Miami Dolphins. It marked the first time two Super Bowl teams gave up 40 points at home in the same week in the following season.
Here is a look at the Week 6 NFL odds:
NFL Week 6 Opening Lines
|Chicago Bears||+126||+2.5 (-105)||Over 43.5 (-110)|
|Carolina Panthers||-148||-2.5 (-115)||Under 43.5 (-110)|
|Detroit Lions||-172||-3.5 (-105)||Over 52.5 (-110)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+144||+3.5 (-115)||Under 52.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Falcons||+155||+6.5 (-115)||N/A|
|Minnesota Vikings||-175||-6.5 (-105)||N/A|
|Houston Texans||N/A||+4.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Tennessee Titans||N/A||-4.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Washington Football Team||+138||+3 (-110)||Over 48,5 (-105)|
|New York Giants||-164||-3 (-110)||Under 48.5 (-115)|
|Cleveland Browns||+176||+4 (-110)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||-210||-4 (-110)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|Baltimore Ravens||-355||-7.5 (-105)||Over 46.5 (-115)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||+285||+7.5 (-115)||Under 46.5 (-105)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+295||+7.5 (-110)||Over 47.5 (-115)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-370||-7.5 (-110)||Under 47.5 (-105)|
|Green Bay Packers||-112||-1 (-110)||Over 56.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-104||+1 (-110)||Under 56.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||-155||-3 (-110)||Over 49 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+135||+3 (-110)||Under 49 (-110)|
|New England Patriots||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-190||-3.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Buffalo Bills||+165||+3.5 (-110)||N/A|
Odds taken Oct. 11th from FanDuel.
Battle of the Bays
The Green Bay Packers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in a highly anticipated matchup between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
Rodgers has passed for 1,214 yards and 13 touchdowns with no interceptions. Brady has 12 scoring passes and four picks while throwing for 1,375 yards.
Tom Brady does this: “A fiery competitor, great leader.”
Aaron Rodgers does this: “Terrible teammate, not a leader.” https://t.co/YshvPtytR8
— Jacob ? (@NotionsOfJacob) October 9, 2020
That game is on both ends of the spectrum in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
The Packers are the narrowest favorites of Week 6 as a one-point pick. Conversely, the 56.5-point total is the largest on the slate.
Green Bay is 4-0 and had a bye in Week 5. The Packers are averaging an NFL-best 38.0 points a game while allowing an average of 25.2.
The Buccaneers fell to 3-2 and had their three-game winning snapped when they blew a 13-0 lead and lost 20-19 at the Chicago Bears on Thursday night as a 3.5-point favorite. Tampa Bay is scoring 27.8 points and allowing 22.4 a game.
Ravens, Colts Hefty Favorites
The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts are the largest favorites in Week 6, both at 7.5 points. The Ravens (4-1) visit the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3-1) and the Colts (3-2) host the Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1).
Baltimore handled the Bengals 27-3 as a 12.5-point favorite Sunday. Philadelphia lost 37-29 to the Steelers in Pittsburgh as 7.5-point underdog. One-point dog Indianapolis fell on the road to the Cleveland Browns 32-23.
The Colts had their three-game winning streak end. They entered the game leading the NFL in total defense, pass defense, interceptions and scoring defense but allowed Baker Mayfield to throw for a season-high 247 yards and two touchdowns.
ROLL OUT THE RED [email protected]_WOOD for six!
?: #INDvsCLE on CBS pic.twitter.com/HMem8JAuXk
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 11, 2020
The Ravens rode their defense to the win over the Bengals. They sacked Joe Burrow seven times and forced the rookie quarterback into two turnovers.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns. However, he was also intercepted twice, raising his season total to nine in five games.
Bears-Panthers Total Low
The lowest total is 43 points between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers.
While the Bears are 4-1, the offense has been lackluster and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was benched in Week 3 for Nick Foles.
Lowest % of accurate passes this season:
30. Dwayne Haskins: 50.4% (benched)
31. Mitchell Trubisky: 46.2% (benched)
32. Carson Wentz: 42.8% pic.twitter.com/V9654uVnbD
— PFF (@PFF) October 7, 2020
Chicago is averaging 21.0 points game, which is just 25th in the NFL. The Bears are allowing an average of 20.0, which is sixth.
The Panthers have won three in a row to improve to 3-2. They are scoring 24.4 points a game and giving up an average of 23.6.
The Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars are bad teams. Yet the Lions being 3.5-point road favorites seems like a high line for a team that never met a lead it couldn’t blow. Look for that spread to come down a tad.
Though the Falcons are 0-5, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t much better as they took a 1-3 record into Sunday night’s game at the Seattle Seahawks. Look for some early money to go on the Falcons at 6.5.