Week 6 NFL Odds: Patriots Sit As 3-Point Favorite Over Bills


Oct 7, 2014

NFL: Oakland Raiders at New England PatriotsThe New England Patriots look to get a big divisional win in Week 6 as they travel to face the Buffalo Bills. Coming off of a big win over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals, New England sits as a 3-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total has been installed at 45 points.

New England has scuffled to a 2-8 against the spread mark in their last ten road games, but they are 7-2-1 against the spread and 9-1 straight-up win in their last 10 games at Buffalo. The Bills struggle against New England, but are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.

The Week 6 schedule opens with a divisional matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans on “Thursday Night Football.” The Colts are a field goal favorite, and while they are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Texans they are also 2-6 ATS on the road in their last eight against the Texans.

The early Sunday schedule features several matchups expected to be fairly close. Aside from the New England vs. Buffalo matchup, the Cleveland Browns are a 1-point favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Green Bay Packers are a 3-point favorite over the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens are a 3-point favorite over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The two biggest spreads of the day belong to the early schedule. The Denver Broncos are a 9-point road favorite against the New York Jets. The total is set at 47, and these teams have gone over in four of the last five meetings in New Jersey. Cincinnati is an 8.5-point home favorite against the Carolina Panthers. The Bengals are dominant at home, going 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games, while Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.

The afternoon schedule features another big road favorite as the San Diego Chargers head north to face the Oakland Raiders. Sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have the Chargers anywhere from 7-point to 8-point favorites. San Diego has opened the season with five straight wins against the spread, and is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 in Oakland.

The afternoon schedule also features the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants in a divisional matchup. Philadelphia is a 2.5-point favorite, and they are 9-3 ATS and SU in their last 12 games against New York.

The final big line of the day has the Seattle Seahawks opening as 8.5-point favorites at home against the Dallas Cowboys. While Seattle can struggle on the road, they are dominant at home -19-1 straight up since the beginning of the 2012 season. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five at home, and 18-5 ATS at home dating back to 2011.

Week 6 closes out with the San Francisco 49ers traveling to face the St. Louis Rams, and the 49ers are a 3-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. San Francisco is 8-2-2 ATS in its last 12 road games. They are 9-2-1 SU in their last 12 games against the Rams, but only 2-4 ATS in their last six in St. Louis.

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