NFL Odds Week 6: Patriots, Chargers, Cardinals appear to be safe bets
The New England Patriots are 20-1 SU in their last 21 games against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots are a small favorite visiting the Bills this Sunday, and the OddsShark Computer suggests that Buffalo's woes against the Patriots could continue.
Buffalo is a 2.5-point home underdog on Sunday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Coming in fresh off a 43-17 blowout of the Cincinnati Bengals at home, the Patriots are projected to win this game by a score of 29.3 to 21.7, which would easily cover the small 2.5-point spread.
Arizona hosts Washington as a 2.5-point favorite on Sunday afternoon. While bettors and sportsbooks clearly see this as a potentially close game with such a small spread the computer sees it differently, predicting a comfortable win for the Cardinals by a score of 28.3 to 14.8. An Arizona win would be the team's first against Washington since 2000; Washington is 8-0 SU and 5-3 ATS in its last eight games against the Cardinals.
The most lopsided score churned out by the computer was in the San Diego at Oakland game on Sunday. Oakland is just 2-7 SU and ATS in its last nine games against AFC West opponents, and the computer doesn't see that slump coming to an end on Sunday with the Chargers picked to win by a score of 32.8 to 9.4. San Diego is a 7-point road favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Detroit Lions visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday as the only underdog projected by the computer to win outright this week. Going off at +1.5 on the road, the Lions are picked to win by a score of 24.8 to 18.4. Detroit is just 2-18 SU in its last 20 road games against NFC North rivals according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
San Francisco is 8-1 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in its last nine games as a road favorite. The 49ers are a 3-point road favorite visiting the St. Louis Rams on Monday night, and the computer predicts that San Francisco's success as a road favorite will continue this week with a win of 25 to 18.2.