Week 6 has the potential to be one of the most interesting weeks of the NFL season, as there are only three games with a posted spread of six points or higher at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The week kicks off with an NFC South battle in New Orleans on Thursday night, as the disappointing Saints host the undefeated Falcons. The Falcons are just 2-7 straight up in their last nine games on the road against the Saints, but as we’ve seen thus far this season, this isn’t the same Saints team that we’ve been accustomed to seeing in years past. Atlanta is a 3.5-point favorite.
Five other undefeated teams look to keep their perfect records intact in Week 6. The Broncos, coming off a tight road victory against the Raiders, are out on the road again as they’ve been installed as four-point favorites in Cleveland.
The Bengals, meanwhile, travel to Buffalo where they’ll be greeted by a Bills squad that has been rather unimpressive in the past couple of weeks. The Bengals are 4-0-1 against the spread in their five victories this season, but are just 2-6 straight up in their eight games before the bye on the road since 1993. Cincinnati is a tiny one-point favorite on the road.
New England is a massive 9.5-point favorite in Indianapolis on Monday Night Football; a line that would have seemed ridiculous back in Week 1. The Colts are 9-0 straight up and against the spread in their last nine games as home underdogs.
The 4-0 Panthers aren’t getting much respect as they’re getting 7.5 points in Seattle against a 2-3 Seahawks squad. Carolina has historically struggled out of the bye week, going 0-4 straight up and against the spread in their last four games after the bye.
The only other undefeated team in action in Week 6 will be the Packers hosting the Chargers; however, no early line was posted for the contest with San Diego playing against the Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Another game to take note of is the Titans as 2.5-point chalk against a Dolphins team with a new coach, coming off their bye. Baltimore is a 1-point road favorite in San Francisco, the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs are a 3.5-point dog in Minnesota, and the Jets are laying six points at home to the improving Redskins.