Nine games on the upcoming NFL schedule feature betting lines of a field goal or less, including the first contest of Week 6. The New York Giants are three-point underdogs at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on “Thursday Night Football” to kick off a slate that features several intriguing matchups.
The Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears are all favored by exactly three points on the road. The New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals are both favored 2.5 points at home.
The most highly anticipated matchup is set for “Sunday Night Football.” The New England Patriots are 3.5-point favorites at home over the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City remains the AFC’s only unbeaten team, though Patrick Mahomes finally threw his first interception in Week 5. The game’s total of 59 is the largest of the week.
The Los Angeles Rams are the only 5-0 team in the NFC. They are seven-point road favorites over the Denver Broncos, who are on a three-game losing streak after starting the season with two straight victories. L.A. is the only first-place team with a three-game lead in the division.
Following their road win over the Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings are the biggest Week 6 favorites. They are laying more than 10 points against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota suffered a monumental upset in Week 3 when they were blown out by the Buffalo Bills as 17-point favorites.
The contest between the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins is the only pick’em on the board. Washington had been favored by more than a point until they were defeated by the New Orleans Saints to close out Week 5.
New Orleans and the Detroit Lions both have a bye in Week 6. Teams coming off a bye are 0-2 against the spread in the early part of the season.
Below are the available betting lines for all the Week 6 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas and online, via OddsShark.
Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at New York Giants, 44
Sunday, Oct. 14
Arizona Cardinals (+10.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 43
Buffalo Bills (+8) at Houston Texans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.5) at Atlanta Falcons, 57.5
Carolina Panthers (PK) at Washington Redskins, 45.5
Indianapolis Colts (+2.5) at New York Jets, 45
Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 53
Los Angeles Chargers (-1) at Cleveland Browns, 44
Chicago Bears (-3) at Miami Dolphins, 42.5
Seattle Seahawks (-3) at Oakland Raiders, 48
Los Angeles Rams (-7) at Denver Broncos, 52.5
Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Tennessee Titans, 41
Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) at Dallas Cowboys, 40.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+3.5) at New England Patriots, 59
Monday, Oct. 15
San Francisco 49ers (+9.5) at Green Bay Packers, 46.5