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The Atlanta Falcons are the only team in the NFL without a loss while nine of the 16 teams in the NFC have a .500 record or worse after six weeks of games.
The following is a handicapping guide for the top three matchups in the NFC for this week’s games with lines provided by 5Dimes
When handicapping the NFL, injuries are something that cannot be overlooked. Football is such a physical sport it is eventually going to happen, big names and stars are going to get hurt and it will affect their team. The same thing happened in week 6 as several key players suffered big injuries.
Let’s start in Baltimore. The Ravens played a very physical game against the Dallas Cowboys and barely survived with a victory. The celebration will be short lived as the Ravens suffered a blow to their defensive unit.
The early lines in the NFL are out already. After all the NFL is the most popular sport to wager on and it only serves the bookmakers to get them out as early as possible. It also aids the smart bettor who looks for the lines early before they are swayed by the sharps or the public. Getting the lines early provides plenty of value and puts the bettor at an advantage.
Here is a look at a few games that may provide value early.
Denver’s record may be 2-3 both straight-up and against the spread, but with Peyton Manning starting to return to his All-Pro form, you get the feeling this team is about to go on a run. He has kept the Broncos in the game against Atlanta and Houston, which are a combined 10-0 and stood toe-to-toe with Tom Brady last week in a 31-21 loss to New England.
With Manning at the helm, Denver has the ninth-ranked offense in the NFL in both total yards and points-per-game and is ranked fifth in passing yards.
The Super Contest from the Las Vegas Hilton is the biggest NFL handicapping contest in the world. NFL handicappers both professional and recreational come from all corners of the world to try their luck at being named the best NFL game picker in the world.
The rules are simple. Contestants pick 5 pro games against the spread each week and the few that are lucky enough to pick over 67% qualify for a $10,000 aggregate bonus.
New York moved to 3-2 straight-up and 2-2-1 against the spread with a 41-27 victory over Cleveland last Sunday as a 7.5-point home favorite. Once again, this team dug itself an early hole with a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter, but quickly raced past the winless Browns for a relatively easy win. The total went OVER the 44-point line, but has stayed UNDER in three of its previous four games.
The New England Patriots are taking to the road this week for one of their most important road trips of the season in NFL betting action, as they take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
The Pats have quietly covered three in a row, and they have put at least 30 on the board in all three of those games. They’re still just a 3-2 team that could be in some trouble if this one is dropped, but in the end,
Two teams that are surprisingly up and coming this year are going to meet in South Beach for some NFL betting action this week, as the St. Louis Rams try to tackle the Miami Dolphins.
Give St. Louis a heck of a lot of credit. It was able to take down the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals last week on Thursday Night Football, and now, it is one of the teams right in the middle of the pack for the NFC playoffs.
This week the NFL schedule has plenty of games that have the opportunity of being close, so plenty of underdogs have the opportunity to bit e and pull off the upset. One of those teams is the Cleveland Browns who find themselves one-point underdogs at home to the Cincinnati Bengals.
One looking for a lively underdog in the NFL, one angle to always keep an eye on is the home divisional underdog.
The NFL Week 6 schedule is out and after scanning over the latest betting lines there is one game that stands out above the rest and that game is between the St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins. Not only is this a strong pick, it is the Lock for Week6 in the NFL. The play is the Miami Dolphins to crush the St. Louis Rams.
The Rams come into this game after a win over the Arizona Cardinals, but the bad play of the Cardinals made the play of the Rams look good,