The reeling New York Giants and streaky defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will take to the field in a pair of Week 6 contests that highlight this NFL Week 6 triple play of free picks.
Last but not least, a pair of 2-3 teams will both look to even their respective records when they square off in a week 6 contest that could have postseason implications for both teams.
With the weekend quickly approaching, let’s get started on NFL Week 6 betting picks.
Thursday, Oct. 10 8:25 PM ET
NY Giants at Chicago
The New York Giants (0-5 SU, 0-5 ATS) fell to 0-5 by falling to Philadelphia 36-21 in their Week 5 NFC East divisional battle. The G-Men failed to cover the spread again to also fall to 0-5 ATS as veteran quarterback Eli Manning tossed three picks to bring his season total to a dozen interceptions versus eight TD passes.
The Bears (3-2 SU, 1-3-1 ATS) will also be looking to get back in the win after dropping their last two games, including a 26-18 home loss to New Orleans as a 1-point home favorite, falling to 1-3 ATS over their last four games overall.
Analysis: Maybe it’s me, but I just can’t bring myself to advise anyone to back the New York Giants right now. Last week’s game against Philadelphia was a perfect opportunity for the G-Men to right a ship gone horribly off course – and what happened?
They got blown out!
Still, something tells me the Giants are going to come out with their best effort of the season against a Bears team that clearly has its own issues. While I like Chicago’s improved offense under new head coach Marc Trestman this season, I’m not totally enamored with the Bears and I think the Giants will cover in a narrow road loss.
The Giants are 7-3-2 ATS in their last dozen games following a double-digit home loss while Chicago is just 0-4-1 ATS in its L/5 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games overall.
Believe it or not NFL gridiron gamblers, the Giants cover the spread for the first time while pushing the Bears hard for the outright road win.
The Pick: Giants +7.5 Points
Green Bay at Baltimore
Green Bay -3.5
The Green Bay Packers (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) will be looking to record consecutive victories when they visit the streaky Baltimore Ravens (3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS) in a Week 6 matchup that could be a likely Super Bowl preview even if no one sees it that way right now.
The Packers picked up a convincing 22-9 win over NFC North division rival Detroit the last time out to cash in as an 11-point home favorite and move to 2-1 ATS over its last three games.
The Ravens squeaked past Miami 26-23 to get back in the win column following its Week 4 loss to Buffalo. Baltimore covered the NFL betting line as a 2.5-point road dog to improve to 3-1 ATS over the last four games.
Analysis: The Packers are 14-5 ATS in their L/19 games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in the month of October. Sure, Baltimore has gone 4-0 ATS in its last four home games, but they’re also 1-5 ATS in their last half-dozen games in October.
Last but not least, the Packers have compiled a near-perfect 4-1 ATS mark in the last five meetings against the Ravens. Baltimore has been wildly inconsistent this season, leading me to believe the Packers could very well win outright.
The Pick: Green Bay +3.5 Points
Carolina at Minnesota
The Carolina Panthers (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) fell flat on their faces after pounding the Giants 38-0 in Week 3. cam Newton and company looked mostly abysmal in their 22-6 Week 5 loss to Arizona while never coming close to covering the spread as a 3-point road favorite.
The Minnesota Vikings (1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the beleaguered Steelers 34-27 to cash in against the spread as a 3-point home dog in their Week 5 matchup.
Now, both of these desperate teams are looking to keep their shaky seasons afloat before the annual midway point.
Analysis: If nothing else, the Minnesota Vikings can score the ball – although they give up a ton of points as well. I like the Vikes to win and cash in, mostly because they’re playing in front of their home crowd in this one.
The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games while Carolina has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the month of October. The home team in this series is 4-1 ATS in their last five games….backing up my theory that the Vikes will win and cover – mostly because they’re playing at home.
The Pick: Minnesota -1.5 Points