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NFL Week 6 Preview: Odds and Betting Trends

NFL Week 6 Preview: Odds and Betting Trends

The Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills (4-1) and Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) was moved to Monday as part of a doubleheader, with the defending Super Bowl champions set as 3.5-point road favorites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Bills are coming off a 42-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans as 3-point road favorites on Tuesday, so they will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season.

The Chiefs will also be trying to rebound from their first setback since November 10 of last year, as they were stunned 40-32 by the Las Vegas Raiders as 11-point home favorites at sports betting sites on Sunday. A key interception thrown by Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes helped Las Vegas pull off the big upset, and his counterpart in this week’s game Josh Allen also threw a couple picks for Buffalo at Tennessee as well. The two quarterbacks had one interception between them prior to last week, and turnovers could be the difference in this prime-time AFC showdown.

Before that one kicks off on Monday, there are a dozen games scheduled for Sunday, with three unbeaten teams looking to stay perfect in 2020. The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0) will host the Cleveland Browns (4-1) as 3.5-point home favorites in one of the early games while the Titans (4-0) will also be at home when they take on the Houston Texans (1-4) as 3-point chalk. Both games are important divisional matchups that will test the undefeated teams for different reasons. The Browns are off to their best start since 1994 while the Texans are coming off their first victory in impressive fashion after firing longtime head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Green Bay Packers (4-0) will then visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) later on Sunday, as future Hall of Famer quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady meet again. Rodgers and the Packers enjoyed an early bye week, and they are listed as consensus 2-point road favorites. Brady and the Buccaneers will have some extra rest though too since they last played in the Week 5 Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears. Tampa Bay lost 20-19 at Chicago as a 3.5-point road favorite but is 2-0 straight up at home (1-1 against the spread).

In the Sunday Night Football game, the disappointing San Francisco 49ers (2-3) will host the Los Angeles Rams (4-1) as 3.5-point home underdogs. The 49ers have lost their last two home games to the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins by a combined 31 points since starting the year at 2-1. The Rams are 2-1 ATS on the road following a 30-10 rout of the Washington Football Team as a 7-point favorite last week.

Wrapping up Week 6 will be the regularly scheduled Monday Night Football matchup between the Arizona Cardinals (3-2) and the Dallas Cowboys (2-3). The Cardinals are 2.5-point road favorites against the NFC East-leading Cowboys, who will be without starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in last week’s 37-34 win over the New York Giants. Prescott will be replaced by Andy Dalton while Arizona will be missing defensive end Chandler Jones after he underwent season-ending biceps surgery.

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