There are a handful of NFL Week 6 games that are primed for an upset by the underdog, keep reading for my list!
NFL Straight Up Moneyline Upset Alerts Week 6
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers +120
Since Kyle Allen took over, the Carolina Panthers have been on a nice winning streak. The Panthers are 3-0 SU and ATS with Allen under center. One of the reasons for Carolina’s sudden mastery is due to running back Christian McCaffrey, finally being the central focus of the offense instead of Cam Newton. McCaffrey is a legit NFL MVP at this point in the season.
Although the Panthers are favored to win this game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday morning, Tampa Bay has already proven that they can beat the Panthers. Tampa played great in a loss to the Saints in Week 5. The Buccaneers have the winning formula for stopping McCaffrey. They get the nod in this NFC South matchup.
Seattle Seahawks +115 at Cleveland Browns
Cleveland appears to finally have settled down. Both the defense and offense for the pre-season Super Bowl contender appears to have gotten things together enough to offer home favorite’s odds over the tough Seattle Seahawks.
However, the Browns have a major issue that should flatter the Hawks on Sunday. Cleveland’s offensive line hasn’t yet gelled. It’s got some issues, which is bad news because Seattle DE Jadeveon Clowney is peaking. He ran back a Jared Goff interception for a touchdown against the Rams in Week 5. Expect him to chase Baker Mayfield all over the place in this matchup. Seahawks take this one.
Houston Texans +210 at Kansas City Chiefs
A couple of things came out of the Kansas City Chiefs’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday night that should make us bullish on the Houston Texans. First, Patrick Mahomes wasn’t nearly as sharp as he has been. Some passes actually fluttered on Mahomes.
Second, Mahomes faces a team with a devastating defensive line. The Texans can really get to the quarterback. Oh, there’s a third thing. Kansas City’s defense is ridiculously awful. It’s allowing 155.8 rushing yards per. The Texans can make it two losses in a row for the Chiefs.
San Francisco 49ers +185 at L.A. Rams
The Rams have now lost two straight after the Seattle Seahawks used an opportunistic late game interception to seal a 30-29 win in LAR’s last. Los Angeles hosts one of the better teams in the NFC in Week 6.
San Francisco has a stout defensive line. That could wreak havoc on Sean McVeigh’s offense because his quarterback, Jared Goff, has thrown 4 interceptions in the past couple of games. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is completing 69% of his passes. This could end up a shootout. In a shootout, it’s best to side with the team with the better quarterback.