2017 NFL Season: Week 6 Game Predictions | Def Pen
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Big Ben is one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation. Is his time in the NFL coming to an end? (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The 2017 season continues with NFL week 6 action. Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati, and Seattle sit idle this week having their byes. However, there is still a ton of exciting games out there to watch.

Last Week’s game picks turned into a solid 9-4 week. That brings my overall season total to a fantastic record of 45-32. If that were a baseball team’s record, things would be looking pretty good. If you’re not taking my advice on my picks against the spread, well, then you’re playing yourself. If you agree or disagree with my picks, make sure to tweet at me @treydaubert. Let’s not waste any more time with the introduction. Without further ado, here is your week 6 NFL game picks against the spread.

Thursday Night: Philadelphia At Carolina (CAR -3)

Every fiber in my body wants to take the Eagles as they were my pick to win the division. However, the Eagles frankly aren’t very good when Lane Johnson doesn’t play. The Eagles are 9-2 with Johnson and 2-8 without him the past two years. Johnson didn’t make the trip to Carolina. If the Panthers have one strength, it’s their defensive line which doesn’t bode well for Carson Wentz. Fletcher Cox doesn’t look like he’s going to play either. Vegas knows what they’re doing. Take the Panthers.

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: Detroit At New Orleans (NO -4.5)

This line kind of shocked me. Yes, New Orleans is playing really good football, but Detroit isn’t a bad team to be getting this kind of point spread. Then it hit me, Matthew Stafford is banged up. It’s unclear if Stafford will play but regardless he clearly isn’t healthy at this point. Detroit didn’t play well a year ago when Stafford injured his hand. I like the Saints.

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: Miami At Atlanta (ATL -11.5)

I don’t care how bad Miami has looked, you don’t pass on 11.5 points, ever. Yes, I’m aware the Dolphins just beat the Titans despite the fact that Jay Cutler couldn’t even throw for 100 yards. He’s probably on his last legs at this point. Miami does have a real chance to win this game for one reason; Matt Ryan hasn’t been the same this season. Atlanta wins at home of course but take the Phins and that juicy spread.

2017 NFL Draft
The Bears surprised everyone, taking Mitchell Trubisky 2nd overall. (James White, AP)

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: Chicago At Baltimore (BAL -6.5)

Did anyone see how bad Mitchell Trubisky looked last week? Yikes! It’s pretty darn clear that he can’t even run an offense unless they put him on the move in bootleg looks. Then again, you would have already known he stinks if you read our draft content. Baltimore might not have quite the defense Minnesota has but they are darn good in their own right. Joe Flacco is always much better at home as well. Take the Ravens.

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: Green Bay At Minnesota (GB -3)

Is this some kind of a trick? Green Bay is only giving up 3 points? Aaron Rodgers can’t beat Case Keenum by more than a field goal? Give me a break, take the Packers. Sure, the Vikings have great defensive personnel but they aren’t the same team without Dalvin Cook running the ball. There’s no way I’m taking Case Keenum to even cover that spread, stop.

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: New England At New York Jets (NE -9)

I have a feeling Bill Belichick isn’t too happy with his team’s performance this season. Some things in life just don’t make sense. Who in the world could have predicted the Jets would have the same record as the Patriots in week 6? I’m expecting a blowout. Given the fact that Belichick had extra time to prepare, expect a 20 point plus win for the Pats. This is the Jets after all.

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: San Francisco At Washington (WAS -10)

The 49ers are awful, that much we know. However, this team has become famous for playing close games. The 49ers are winless but haven’t lost by more than a field goal the past four weeks. Kyle Shanahan also knows Kirk Cousins really well considering his dad drafted him as the head coach in Washington. Kyle was the offensive coordinator during that time. I like the Skins to win but expect this game to be close.

2017 NFL Draft
The Browns pass on Deshaun Watson. Now it’s their turn to pay for it. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Sunday 1 P.M. ET: Cleveland At Houston (HOU -9.5)

I normally HATE taking a team that’s giving up that many points. However, there’s no chance in hell I’m taking the Browns. Cleveland isn’t just bad, they are even worse against the spread. Cleveland is 0-5 on the season but only 1-4 in the betting world against the spread. Sorry Cleveland, burn the franchise. Oh, by the way, Deshaun Watson was drafted by the Texans with a draft pick held by the Browns. If you don’t think he’s out for blood, think again.

Sunday 4:05 P.M. ET: Tampa Bay At Arizona (TB -2)

Bucs giving up less than a field goal? That looks great to me. Arizona is a mess. They are the 32nd ranked rush offense in the NFL, they can’t block anybody, and Carson Palmer is old. Adrian Peterson is not a solution to their problems either folks. Tampa is a darn good team and should win this one without any problem.

Sunday 4:05 P.M. ET: Los Angeles Rams At Jacksonville (JAX -2.5)

I think Jacksonville showed last week that their defense is for real. Big Ben threw 5 interceptions last week which doesn’t look good for Jared Goff who struggles when facing pressure. Goff threw 2 bad picks against Seattle last week and probably won’t fare much better here. Both teams have very similar playing styles. It may just come down to who’s better, Fournette or Gurley? I like the Jags.

Sunday 4:25 P.M. ET: Pittsburgh At Kansas City (KC -4)

Call me crazy but give me the Steelers. Pittsburgh beat Kansas City twice last year. Last year’s regular-season meeting wound up being a 43-14 win for the black and yellow. At some point, Alex Smith is going to come back down to earth. With the Steelers backs up against the wall, I like them to win here.

OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 07: Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at O.co Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Sunday 4:25 P.M. ET: Los Angeles Chargers At Oakland (OAK -1)

It looks like Derek Carr is going to be back so this isn’t really up for debate. The pathetic Chargers got their win out of the way last week against the Giants. Even if Carr misses another week, take the Raiders. Not sure how many times I have to say this but stop giving respect to the Chargers! They hired a running back coach to run the franchise. Oakland wins big.

Sunday Night: New York Giants At Denver (DEN -11.5)

First of all, are we even sure Denver is good? Trevor Siemian is the quarterback of a team favored by 11.5 points. That doesn’t sound logical to me. I’m aware the Giants stink but their defense still has really good players. Plus let’s be honest, Odell Beckham’s big game production hasn’t translated into wins. I love the Giants in this spot getting a big point spread.

Monday Night: Indianapolis At Tennessee (EVEN)

I don’t care if Marcus Mariota plays, I like the Colts. Jacoby Brissett is probably better than Mariota anyway. If you haven’t heard, the Titans also have no idea how to beat the Colts. The Titans have lost 11 straight games against the Colts. I’m not going against a trend like that. Take Indy.

 

 

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