Free Preview: NFL PickBook Week 6
Almost a third of the way into the season, NFL teams are clamoring to find wins and Rob Trayah finds some games worth of your time to invest into this week on Sunday.
A winning week brings us to Week 6 of the NFL season and our first London game of the season with the Raiders and the Seahawks. Some other good matchups with the Chiefs and Patriots to go along with Bengals and Steelers make for a nice Sunday.
|Team||Opp||Last5||H/A||STR||WG O/U||WG ML||WG Spread||Caesars O/U||Caesars ML||Caesars Spread||CGT O/U||CGT ML||CGT Spread||BreakDown|
|Tennessee Titans||Baltimore Ravens||2-3||3-1||41.5||125||+2.5||41.5||120||+2.5||42||120||+2.5||41.5||130||+2.5||41.5||120||+3||41.5||116||+2.5||41.5||125||+2.5||In what looks like a clear recency line move, the Titans are a field goal home underdog to the Ravens, a team that just lost to the Browns on the road. Joe Flacco's offense isn't the same on the road, going 1-2 ATS on the road and 1-2 straight up. A third straight road game, this time against a better defense than they have faced recently, and facing a Tennessee team that lost straight up on the road to the Bills. Offense won't be a major thing in this game so in a low scoring affair, take the home dog.|
|Seattle Seahawks||Oakland Raiders||2-3||3-3||48.5||-145||-2.5||48||-140||-2.5||48||-140||-2.5||48||-145||-2.5||48||-140||-2.5||48.5||-149||-2.5||48.5||-140||-2.5||This is just a full fade of the Raiders at this point. Jon Gruden really seems stuck in 2000 in his game prep and mindset. The Raiders were traveling to London later than expected, coming off a loss to the Chargers. The Seahawks almost pulled a home upset off against the Rams, but this line just seems to low. Each time Oakland has traveled this year, the team has disappeared in the second half and with the longer trek this week, there's nothing to believe that will change. Take Russell Wilson and let him pass against this front seven that can't pressure the quarterback.|
|Atlanta Falcons||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3-2||3-2||57||-170||-3||57||-160||-3||57||-155||-3||57.5||-160||-3||57.5||-160||-3||57.5||-179||-3.5||57.5||-163||-3.5||After struggling in the first game of the season, Atlanta's offense has taken off, until week 5's struggles on the road at Pittsburgh. However, the Falcons return home and their offense is too good for Tampa. Jameis Winston didn't show a ton in thier blow-out loss in Chicago, but they did go get a bye week, and he returns as the starter. Yet, Tampa just isn't good. Devonta Freeman is back in this one meaning the Falcons are going to be able to run the ball with a three-headed monster including Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith. This is a must-win for the Falcons if they have a chance of making the playoffs this year: take the home team.|