2017 NFL Week 6 Odds, Expert Picks & Predictions

2017 NFL Week 6 Odds, Expert Picks & Predictions

Written by on July 26, 2017

Fans rarely think of their team’s backup quarterback unless the unpopular starter is playing terrible football. But by Week 6 of the NFL season, it’s likely at least one team will be using its backup QB due to injury or ineffectiveness. The team with the best No. 2 in the NFL? That’s easy: New England. Several other teams tried to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason. So far, books have only released odds for NFL Week 1, although, hare are two must-bet games for Week 6 of the 2017 season.

2017 NFL Odds, Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 6

 

Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans

When: Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 PM ETWhere: NRG Stadium HoustonTV: CBSRadio: ESPN 850 WKNR (Cleveland) / SportsRadio 610 KILT 610AM (Houston)Stream Option: NFL LiveOpening NFL Week 6 Lines: Texans -9.5The Browns are going to stink this year. They are lucky to win three games, which would actually be three times as many as last year. Although Houston is looking pretty solid again and could win the AFC South for a third straight season.In fact, they have a very good defense, a true No. 1 receiver in DeAndre Hopkins and a legit running back in Lamar Miller. As of this time, rookie Deshaun Watson is competing with Tom Savage to start right away, and he’s in a good situation to win the job given his positive experience in college.

So why pick this game?

As a matter of fact, it’s all about the potential quarterback story line. Of course last offseason, the Texans signed Broncos backup Brock Osweiler to a huge free-agent deal. To say it’s a bust is a huge understatement. This offseason, the Texans wanted that albatross of a contract off their books to potentially clear space to sign Tony Romo.In March, Houston basically sold Osweiler’s $16 million salary this season to the Browns. Cleveland got the Texans’ 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick. As a result, the Texans got a 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 142), and are currently saving $10 million in salary-cap space and $16 million in cash. That time of salary dump trade is common in the NBA but almost unprecedented in the NFL.

Will We See Brock Osweiler Go Up Against His Former Team?

Osweiler wants his payback if he’s starting for Cleveland here, and he could be. However, there are reports though, that if Osweiler doesn’t win the starting job that he could be cut. The thinking is if rookie If DeShone Kizer looks good in training camp or if second-year Cody Kessler does, it would be a weird fit for the Browns to keep a player that is making $16 million as your second-or third-stringer.The Texans won in Cleveland 23-7 in the last meeting in 2014. J.J. Watt dominated on defense for Houston and even caught a 2-yard TD pass on offense.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

Cleveland Browns
  • Odds to Win Super Bowl LII: +10000
  • Odds to Win AFC Championship: +5500
  • Odds to Win AFC North Division: +2300
  • 2017-18 Regular Season Wins:
Houston Texans
  • Odds to Win Super Bowl LII: +1800
  • Odds to Win AFC Championship: +900
  • Odds to Win AFC South Division: +160
  • 2017-18 Regular Season Wins: O 8½ -130 / U 8½ +100

Expert NFL Week 6 Prediction

Wait and see who Cleveland’s QB is, but if giving less than double digits, lean Houston.Are the Texans a safe bet in the NFL Week 6 lines?

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

When: Monday, Oct. 16, 8:30 PM ETWhere: Nissan StadiumTV: ESPNRadio: FM 107.5 (Indianapolis) / WGFX 104.5 FM (Tennessee)Stream Option: WatchESPNOpening NFL Week 6 Lines: Titans -3In contrast to the other game, this is an important Monday game between AFC South contenders. Will the Colts have quarterback Andrew Luck for Week 6? Not if he’s starting the season on the PUP list. He sure will get a late start to training camp this season as he will be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.Despite the designation, the quarterback reports not to have a setback from his offseason shoulder surgery. The team says they don’t worry about Luck missing the start of the season, but this isn’t a good thing by any means.Luck isn’t practicing until he’s off from the list, which new GM Chris Ballard said he expecting will happen at some point during the preseason: “Andrew has to work on getting his throwing motion back, all his strength back, all of that is just part of the process that both his doctor and our trainers have set for him.”

When Will Indianapolis Start Their Training Camp?

The Colts’ veterans are reporting to training camp Saturday, with the team’s first practice coming Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Last season Luck played in 15 games but his effectiveness was severely limited. That he topped 4,000 passing yards and 30 touchdowns while battling a shoulder injury that should have been operated on the offseason prior is a testament to his skillset.For sure out for this game is Colts safety Clayton Geathers, who will be placed on the physically unable to perform list, a designation for him that will carry through the start of the regular season. Geathers, who had neck surgery in March, will be missing at least the first six weeks of the regular season. He injured his neck on a fourth-down stop to seal the Colts’ victory against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11 last season.

How Are the Titans Looking Like for This Season?

Meanwhile, the news is better for Titans QB Marcus Mariota, who is coming off a broken leg suffered late last season. Throughout the offseason, Mariota’s rehabbing his leg and said he’s practicing lightly with the team’s new receivers this month.Mariota, 23, threw for 3,426 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions last year in his second NFL season before getting hurt. He adds two more scores on the ground and completed 61.2 percent of his passes. Even if you don’t see Mariota much this preseason, he’s going to be ready for Week 1.

Latest NFL Betting Trends

Indianapolis Colts
  • Odds to Win Super Bowl LII: +3300
  • Odds to Win AFC Championship: +900
  • Odds to Win AFC South Division: +160
  • 2017-18 Regular Season Wins:
Tennessee Titans
  • Odds to Win Super Bowl LII: +4000
  • Odds to Win AFC Championship: +1800
  • Odds to Win AFC South Division: +180
  • 2017-18 Regular Season Wins: O 9 -110 / U 9 -120

Expert NFL Week 6 Prediction

Luck, it should be noted, has never lost to the Titans as starter. He will here – assuming he’s on the field.
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