It was another wild weekend in the NFL, as we saw a pair of unbeaten teams fall to their first loss of the season. The Titans beating the Bills on Tuesday night was not altogether surprising, but seeing the La Vegas Raiders take down the Kansas City Chiefs was an absolute shocker. In other stunning developments, the Dallas Cowboys have lost Dak Prescott for the season after the QB went out with an absolutely gruesome injury. If you haven’t seen the video of it, do yourself a favor and skip it. As you can see, Week 5 was a crazy one, but we can probably expect more of the same as the season continues. We are now going to jump ahead to Week 6 to make some picks. For this piece, we are focusing on SU selections, but we will also have ATS and O/U picks coming your way. Let’s have a closer look at our SU picks so you can bet on their NFL odds.
Straight-Up Picks for Week 6 of the 2020 Season | NFL Betting
Detroit Lions over Jacksonville Jaguars
Look back at the recent history of these two teams and you are not going to see a lot to like in terms of picking up wins. They are a combined 2-7 SU this season and both look like teams that are likely to be propping up their respective divisions. One of them has to win here, though, so it’s just a matter of trying to figure out which of these teams has the better pieces. At the end of the day, this will come down to a battle of the QB’s, which is where things swing in the favor of the Detroit Lions. While Gardner Minshew in Jacksonville is a cool story, it is Matthew Stafford who is far and away the better of the QB’s here. I think we see a lot of scoring and a close game, but I am on the Lions.
Washington Football Team over New York Giants
As you can see from our first two picks, there are some seriously poor matchups on the schedule this week, but also some opportunities to picks winners at decent odds. The New York Giants are an absolute nightmare this season, both because of injuries to their best players and because they are lacking in talent in most of the skill positions. It’s not much better in Washington, as this is a team with a serious QB issue. Dwayne Haskins has been benched in favor of Kyle Allen, who was forced out of last week’s game with an injury. That brought Alex Smith up, which was a great sight considering many thought he would never play again. This game might not produce much offense, but I am leaning toward the underdog and going with Washington.
Green Bay Packers over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If we were to have a discussion about which team is currently the best in the league based on what we have seen thus far, the Green Bay Packers would get a lot of votes. Aaron Rodgers has looked sensational in leading his team to a perfect 4-0 record, while Tom Brady and the Bucs have yet to show the level of consistency required to make a serious run at a Super Bowl. The Packers are just 2-7 SU in their last 9 visits to Tampa Bay, but this somehow feels different. Green Bay should be refreshed and ready to go after a bye week, and while Tampa is stout against the run, they still need to find a way to shut down Rodgers. Packers to win.