2012 NFL Week 6 Picks: Falcons & Texans Remain Undefeated

by Scott

Last week turned out horribly for me, as I only went 5-9 on my picks. I was completely off on a few of the games and this week I have taken an extra couple days to research the games. My overall record during the 2012 NFL season is now 40-33-3, which still isn’t too bad considering how bad of a week I just had. Check out the current odds and all of my picks for week 6 below.

2012 NFL Week 6 Point Spread & O/U Odds

Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total
Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total
Pittsburgh Steelers-5.5 (-110)+5.5 (-110)Tennessee TitansO/U
Cincinnati Bengals-1 (-104)+1 (-104)Cleveland BrownsO/U
Indianapolis Colts+3 (+100)-3 (-120)New York JetsO/U
Kansas City Chiefs+3.5 (-115)-3.5 (-105)Tampa Bay BuccaneersO/U
Oakland Raiders+9 (-110)-9 (-110)Atlanta FalconsO/U
Dallas Cowboys+3.5 (-110)-3.5 (-110)Baltimore RavensO/U
Detroit Lions+4.5 (-110)-4.5 (-110)Philadelphia EaglesO/U
St. Louis Rams+3.5 (-110)-3.5 (-110)Miami DolphisO/U
New England Patriots-4 (-110)+4 (-110)Seattle SeahawksO/U
Buffalo Bills+4.5 (-110)-4.5 (-110)Arizona CardinalsO/U
New York Giants+6 (-110)-6 (-110)San Francisco 49ersO/U
Minnesota VikingsOTBOTBWashington RedskinsOTB
Green Bay Packers+3.5 (-110)-3.5 (-110)Houston TexansO/U
Denver Broncos+1 (-110)-1 (-110)San Diego ChargersO/U

Predictions for 2012 Week 6 NFL Games

Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 (-110) vs. Tennessee Titans +5.5 (-110) – Pick: Steelers -5.5

I debated between the over 42 points or the Steelers -5.5 point spread in this game. Last week the Titans were horrible against the Vikings and they lost 30-7. They can’t stop anyone defensively and the Steelers should be able to score plenty. Hasselbeck is starting again this week and he played poorly against the Vikes, so I can only imagine how the Steelers defence will feast on him.

Cincinnati Bengals -1 (-104) vs. Cleveland Browns +1 (-104) – Pick: Bengals -1

The Bengals are only a -1 point favourite this week despite beating the Browns by a TD in week 2. Last week both teams played a pretty poor game and neither team was able to cover. The Bengals need to bounce back quickly from last week’s performance and I’d bet on them in this match-up. Cleveland still hasn’t even won this year, so there is no way you can bet on them at +1.

Indianapolis Colts +3 (+100) vs. New York Jets -3 (-120) – Pick: Colts +3

This could be one of the craziest games of the week. The Colts just beat the Packers while their coach is in the hospital and now they’re underdogs on the road against the Jets who have been brutal all season long. I picked the Colts to cover the spread, but I’d be careful of this game simply because the Colts have looked pretty bad in both of their road games this season.

Kansas City Chiefs +3.5 (-115) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.5 (-105) – Pick: Buccaneers -3.5

I would prefer to bet on this point spread at -3 and I’m waiting to see if the spread drops a bit. The Bucs have had an extra week to prepare for this home game and they really need a win after starting the season 1-3. The Bucs should be able to shutdown the Chiefs offence and the Bucs should be able to score some points on the Chiefs who have struggled defensively on the road.

Oakland Raiders +9 (-110) vs. Atlanta Falcons -9 (-110) – Pick: Raiders +9

This point spread seems too big to me, as the Raiders are coming off of their bye week. The Falcons got the win last week versus the Redskins, but they only won by a TD. Oakland should be able to remain in this game, but McFadden will need to run the ball well, as he hasn’t been having a good season up to this point. I’m siding with the Raiders at +9, but it isn’t a strong bet.

Dallas Cowboys +3.5 (-110) vs. Baltimore Ravens -3.5 (-110) – Pick: Under 44

The Ravens defence has finally started to play better the past couple weeks. They’re still giving up too many yards, but they’ve been able to limit the points they allow. Baltimore’s offence hasn’t been that great this season and the Cowboys defence ranks amongst the middle of the pack or better in almost every defensive category. I expect a close fought low scoring game.

Detroit Lions +4.5 (-110) vs. Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 (-110) – Pick: Eagles -4.5

Philadelphia is 2-0 at home this year with two close wins over the Giants and Ravens. The Lions had a bye last week, but before their bye week they had lost 3 games in a row including one to the Titans and Vikings. Philadelphia lost a close game last week on the road and will want to get back in the win column at home. Vick and McCoy will both put up big numbers this weekend.

St. Louis Rams +3.5 (-110) vs. Miami Dolphins -3.5 (-110) – Pick: Rams +3.5

The Rams had an impressive win this past week against the Cardinals and now they’ve had a few extra days to prepare for this game, since they played on Thursday. The Rams have been horrible on the road and the Dolphins haven’t been bad at home, but I think the extra few days to prepare/rest will be enough for St. Louis to pick up their 1st road of the season.

New England Patriots -4 (-110) vs. Seattle Seahawks +4 (-110) – Pick: Seahawks +4

With the way the Patriots have been playing the past couple weeks it’s hard to bet against them, but the Seahawks have been great at home this year. The Seahawks have wins over Baltimore and Green Bay at home already this year. The offence will need to step up this weekend for Seattle against the Patriots and the Seahawks need to shutdown Ridley to win.

Buffalo Bills +4.5 (-110) vs. Arizona Cardinals -4.5 (-110) – Pick: Cardinals -4.5

Buffalo has been blown out the past two weeks and now plays on the road against the Cardinals. Arizona just lost on TNF to the Rams, but they’re still 3-0 at home on the season. Buffalo has been in disarray the past couple weeks and I expect Arizona to be able to win this game at home plus cover the point spread. Arizona has had a few extra days to get ready for the game as well.

New York Giants +6 (-110) vs. San Francisco 49ers -6 (-110) – Pick: 49ers -6

This is a tough game and definitely not one of my favourite games on the card this week. The Giants are playing great football at the moment, but the 49ers at home are a tough team to beat. The 49ers are 2-0 at home with wins over the Bills and Lions. This point spread is unlikely to last at -6 points, so I’d bet it now if you like the 49ers. If you like the G-Men you can already get +7.

Minnesota Vikings OTB vs. Washington Redskins OTB

Green Bay Packers +3.5 (-104) vs. Houston Texans -3.5 (-104) – Pick: Texans -3.5

The Texans have two big home games coming up before their bye week. This week they host the Packers and I have the Texans winning this game and moving to 6-0 on the year. The Packers defence has been mediocre all season and the Texans should be able to score plenty of points. The Texans also rank 4th against the pass on defence and should limit Rodgers in this game.

Denver Broncos +1 (-110) vs. San Diego Chargers -1 (-110) – Pick: Chargers -1

On MNF the Chargers host the Broncos in a divisional battle that both teams want to win badly. The Chargers blew a lead last week in the 2nd half against the Saints on the road and it’ll be interesting to see how they bounce back. Ryan Matthews should find running room against the Broncos 20th ranked rush defence and that’ll help open the field for Rivers.

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