Week 6: NFL Best Bets
We are on to Week 6 of the NFL season! It is once again an action packed slate of games (and bets). First on most people’s list is the rematch of last years AFC Divisional Round game. The Buffalo Bills travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs and it’s time for the Bills to prove they are the best team in the AFC.
Buffalo Bills -3 (+100)
This is a battle of two of the best offenses in the NFL and two of the best overall teams. Last year in the regular season, the Bills won that game by three scores. I’m not saying history is going to repeat itself but I believe that, as a team, the Bills got better and the Chiefs got worse. The Chiefs lost their best wide receiver in Tyreek Hill and the Bills picked up one of the best pass rushers in the game in Von Miller. The Bills match up very well for this game and, as long as the offense keeps clicking, there is no stopping them.
Buffalo Bills Game Prop Bets
Under 3.5 Field Goals (-125)
These are two high powered offenses that don’t settle for field goals often. I don’t see it being different this week. Even if the Chiefs were to attempt more field goals this week, they don’t have their starting kicker back yet; no attempt is guaranteed, as we saw Monday night.
Longest TD of the game over 44.5 yards (-115)
The Bills have multiple 50+ yard touchdowns this year, while the Chiefs defense has been beat over the top a couple of times. The Kansas City secondary struggled against the Raiders on Monday Night, getting beat for long TDs twice. Expect to see the Bills offense take more shots down the field this week, with one of them finding the end zone.
Bills to score longest TD (-125)
The Bills offense produces more big plays this year and, as stated above, I think that Kansas City’s secondary struggles to defend the deep pass. The Bills take more shots and have found success in them so far. Also, most of Patrick Mahomes’ touchdowns this year are in short yardage situations.
Bills to win by 7-12 (+550)
I personally think the Bills win this game by a touchdown, even though most of the team’s wins are by double digits. The Chiefs offense is still good and will put up some points. In the end, the Bills win by a touchdown and this will have a nice payout.
Bets Around the NFL
New York Giants +5.5 (-105)
The Giants are off to a hot start so far, going 4-1 in their first five. Last week, they had a huge win against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in London. This week, they play the Baltimore Ravens and, after watching them struggle in the second half of a couple of games, I think that this will be a close, winnable game for the Giants in the fourth quarter. The Giants offense looks good and has a strong run game to compliment Daniel Jones and the passing game. Overall, they are a team that you don’t want to see on any Sunday. They play as a team and have all bought into the culture there.
Minnesota Vikings -3.5 (-110)
The Vikings, much like the Giants, are off to a good start this year. This week, they get to play the Dolphins without Tua and Teddy Bridgewater. This means another week of Skylar Thompson. Personally, I have no faith in a team starting their third string QB and that is the main reason for this bet.
Philadelphia Eagles -6 (-110)
Right now, the Eagles look like the best team in the NFL. Their offense looks good, their defense is getting the stops they need, and they have the record to show it. They have a divisional game against the Cowboys this week. This should be no problem for them. The Cowboys looked decent to start the year. (If you take into account they haven’t had Dak, it’s a great start.) However, they haven’t had a quality win other than the Giants game. This will be the first real test for them and I don’t see them being up to the task. The Eagles have too much talent for the Cowboys to keep up with. They’ll cover this spread.
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