NFL Preview – Week 6

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NFL Preview – Week 6

The Wolf previews each of the televised matches in Week 6 of the NFL. The Steelers head to Kansas City after arguably Big Ben’s worst game of his career, while the struggling Giants face a tough road trip to Denver. The Wolf’s best bet is the Lions with 5.5 start, although the health of Matthew Stafford needs to be monitored.

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Best Bets

Philadelphia @ Carolina
(Fri 11:25am)
Carolina -3 ($1.80)
San Francisco @ Washington
(Mon 4am)
Washington -10 ($1.91)
Chicago @ Baltimore
(Mon 4am)
Baltimore -6.5 ($1.91)
Cleveland @ Houston
(Mon 4am)
Cleveland +10 ($1.91)
Green Bay @ Minnesota
(Mon 4am)
Green Bay -3.5 ($1.95)
Detroit @ New Orleans
(Mon 4am)
Detroit +5.5 ($1.91)
New England @ NY Jets
(Mon 4am)
New England -9.5 ($1.95)
Miami @ Atlanta
(Mon 4am)
Under 46 ($1.91) 💰
Tampa Bay @ Arizona
(Mon 7:05am)
Tampa Bay -1.5 ($1.91)
LA Rams @ Jacksonville
(Mon 7:05am)
Under 42.5 ($1.91)
Pittsburgh @ Kansas City
(Mon 7:25am)
Pittsburgh +4.5 ($1.91) 💰
LA Chargers @ Oakland
(Mon 7:25am)
NY Giants @ Denver
(Mon 11:30am)
Denver -11.5 ($1.91)
Indianapolis @ Tennessee
(Tues 11:30am)
Indianapolis +8 ($1.91)

NFL Match Previews

Philadelphia @ Carolina – (Fri 11:25am)
The 4-1 Eagles will travel to Charlotte to take on the 4-1 Panthers in a Thursday Night Football blockbuster. The Eagles defence limited the struggling Cardinals to just 31 rushing yards in their dominant 34-7 victory in Week 5. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 4 TDs in the 27-point win and has now thrown for 10 touchdowns over the first five weeks of the season. Wentz will be hoping to take this form on the road this week. Meanwhile, Panthers QB Cam Newton has started to hit his straps after a sluggish start to the season. Newton has thrown for over 300 yards and a combined six touchdowns in his last two outings (@Patriots and @Lions). What’s even more impressive is that both of those performances were on the road. The fitness of Eagles RT Lane Johnson will need to be monitored after he suffered a concussion against the Cardinals last week, and if he doesn’t suit up, it will sway this one in favour of the Panthers. The Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the favourite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 games between the Panthers and Eagles. The Wolf is sticking with the home side, with both teams facing a short week here.
Best: Carolina -3 ($1.80)

Green Bay @ Minnesota – (Mon 4am)
The Cowboys found out the hard way last week that you don’t leave time on the clock for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers future hall of fame quarterback drove his side down the field before finding Davante Adams for the game-winning TD. Rodgers has now thrown 13 touchdowns in his last five matches. It will be the third week running that the Vikings will come up against an NFC North rival. Starting quarterback Sam Bradford failed to finish last week’s game against the Bears before back-up QB Case Keenum guided the Vikings to an important 20-17 win. Running back Jerick McKinnon made a strong case to take the starting RB job over Latavius Murray, with 95 yards from 16 carries and a touchdown. The Packers have won four of their past six clashes against the Vikings, while the Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 against NFC North opponents. The Wolf can still see the Vikings winning the division down the track, but at the moment it’s hard to back against the Packers, especially when it shapes up as Rodgers v Keenum here.
Best: Green Bay -3.5 ($1.95)

Pittsburgh @ Kansas City – (Mon 7:30am)
The Steelers will travel to KC to take on the 5-0 Chiefs and will be desperate to erase the horrible memories of their 30-9 home loss against the Jaguars. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be under immense pressure after he threw five interceptions in one of the worst performances of his career. The Wolf is extremely wary of a bounce back effort from the Steelers this week and expects to see plenty of work for RB Le’Veon Bell to take the heat off Big Ben. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are flying with QB Alex Smith in career-best form, while they’ve unearthed a superstar in rookie RB Kareem Hunt. Tight end Travis Kelce is still in the concussion protocol and would be a massive out if he can’t suit up here. The Chiefs could also be guilty of looking too far ahead to their divisional clash against the Raiders next week. The Steelers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and are 7-1 ATS after losing by 20+ points when Roethlisberger has been the quarterback. Take the Steelers with the start.
Best: Pittsburgh +4.5 ($1.91)

New York Giants @ Denver – (Mon 11:30am)
Things couldn’t get much worse for the 0-5 Giants. They’ve been decimated by injury, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall both ruled out for the season. It doesn’t end there with Sterling Shephard also expected to miss some time with injury, while cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been suspended by the Giants for the clash against the Broncos. The Giants won’t be able to run the ball against the Broncos brickwall defence and Eli Manning won’t have his Top 3 receivers to throw the ball to. Ugly, Ugly Ugly! The Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings against the Broncos and are 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 road games against teams with a winning home record. It’s a big start but The Wolf can’t trust anything about that Giants offence at the moment.
Best: Denver -11.5 ($1.91)

The Wolf’s Best Bets: 40-34-2