Advice for Betting on NFL Week 6 (2020)
Despite multiple postponements and an assortment of changes to the schedule, the National Football League rolls on. There’s no TNF game taking place in week 6 – although we benefit on the back end with a sweet doubleheader on Monday Night Football.
Those looking for NFL picks, individual previews for the entire slate are available here.
Those hoping to capture some insight that could prove to be valuable in various betting arenas, continue reading on.
Here are 4 NFL betting tips for week 6.
Cardinals Defense Might Be in Trouble
Dak Prescott’s devastating injury has many jumping off the Cowboys ship as if it was the sinking Titanic. Of course, Dallas’ ability to be explosive on offense certainly takes a hit. However, Andy Dalton quietly came in against the Giants and completed 9 of 11 passes on his way to securing a victory.
The “Red Rifle” has weapons galore, although Dalton isn’t what scares me if I’m a fan of the Cardinals.
Kliff Kingsbury’s worst fears were confirmed on Wednesday upon learning that Chandler Jones will miss the season after undergoing surgery on a torn bicep. An Arizona defense that was settling into a nice groove must now play on without their top performer.
It’s official…Cowboys next opponent, Arizona, has lost edge rusher Chandler Jones for the season. Jones had 19 sacks last season, 60 sacks the last 4 seasons. https://t.co/tXPHEmHj1U— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) October 14, 2020
Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Balling
I’m not preaching to fade the Jets, but they are one of two teams (Cowboys) yet to cover a spread in 2020. Their defense has been appalling and they’re rolling out an eroding Joe Flacco under center. Oh yeah, and New York just released a $52.5 million running back knowing they’d have to eat a big chunk of his salary.
Nevertheless, this NFL betting tip in week 6 is about the soon-to-be 38-year-old Dolphins QB.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has quietly finished as QB10, QB6, and QB2 over the last three weeks in fantasy football while leading the Phins to a couple of victories. In fact, if you go back to when Fitzmagic regained the job in week 7 of 2019, he’s been the third-highest scoring quarterback in all of FF. You can thank @LordReebs for that little snippet, and this next one as well.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has now started 16 games since taking back over for Josh Rosen last season.— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) October 13, 2020
In those games, he has been a top-12 fantasy scorer in 11 games, averaging 20.4 fantasy per game.
4,438 passing yards, 25 Passing TD and 6 Rushing TD.
No More Sleeping on Ryan Tannehill
We know about Derrick Henry. Mike Vrabel has been lauded for the job he is doing in Nashville. Nevertheless, it’s time to recognize that Ryan Tannehill is an elite NFL quarterback.
How good has Ryan Tannehill been since becoming Titans starter?— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) October 14, 2020
*14 starts w/Ten *Last 14 starts
11-3 Record 11-3
3,602 Pass Yds 3,674
31/6 TD/INT 28/6
116.7 Rating 102.3 pic.twitter.com/5Lzuz2deec
The sample size is large enough to understand that whatever transformation Tannehill endured after coming over from Miami is genuine. The former receiver in college has flashed his ability to escape outside of the pocket, and yet he was one of three quarterbacks in 2019 who sported a 70+% completion rate.
Now 4-0 and in complete command of the Titans offense, maybe getting to the AFC Championship game wasn’t a fluke after all. Perhaps this is the new norm in Tennessee.
Bettors Liking the Lions
After Detroit popped up as a 2-point favorite at some of the top NFL betting sites, it didn’t take long for the bookies to adjust this line to Detroit -3. Moving the line to “3.5” by Wednesday officially means the money has come pouring in on the Lions. To piggyback on that claim, 63% of the public is siding with Detroit -3.5 according to the Spread Consensus Pick on ESPN.
Keep in mind, the Jaguars lost on the road in Houston last week – their fourth straight L. Meanwhile, the Lions are coming off a bye after playing four opponents that own a combined 14-5 record in 2020.
If there was ever a time for Matthew Stafford and company to “get right,” Sunday’s game in Jacksonville comes to mind.
These NFL betting tips for week 6 should come in handy as you start placing wagers. If you’re looking to zero in on specific matchups, the two posts below are a great place to start.