Packers vs. Vikings, Rams vs. Jaguars highlight NFL Week 6 betting action
The Green Bay Packers will be set as small road favorites on the betting lines for Sunday afternoon as they take on the division-rival Minnesota Vikings in one of Week 6’s top games.
After their convincing Sam Bradford-led Week 1 win over the Saints, it appeared the Vikings would challenge the Packers for NFC North supremacy. Now 3-2 (2-3 ATS), Bradford has re-aggravated his knee injury, which cut his Week 5 return short, backup quarterback Case Keenum has looked inconsistent, running back Dalvin Cook is on injured reserve, and top receiver Stefon Diggs left Week 5’s contest with a groin injury.
The Packers (4-1, 3-2 ATS), meanwhile, have won three straight games by an average score of 32-23. Although Jordy Nelson was held out of the final drive against the Cowboys last week due to a reported hamstring injury, the receiver with six touchdowns in five games says he’ll be active against the Vikings.
It also sounds promising that offensive lineman David Bakhtiari will make his return this week. He’ll be needed to open up some running lanes as the Vikings feature one of the top rush defenses.
Green Bay is 5-5 straight up and 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games as a road favorite. It’ll mark only the third time since 2015 that Minnesota will be a home underdog. They’re 5-5 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 under those terms.
The Week 6 matchup between the the Los Angeles Rams (3-2, 2-3 ATS) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2, 3-2 ATS) could also be compelling. The Jaguars – fresh off their 30-9 blowout win at Pittsburgh – are 2.5-point home favorites. Jacksonville’s 15 takeaways, +10 turnover margin, 20 sacks and 56.9 opposing QB rating all rank first in the league. The Rams offense ranks fifth in total and pass yards and they are second in points per game (32.5).
After their humbling 27-24 home loss to the Panthers, it doesn’t get any easier for the Detroit Lions (3-2, 3-2 ATS) this week as they travel to New Orleans to face the Saints (2-2, 2-2 ATS).
Coming off their bye, Drew Brees and company are 4.5-point favorites. The Saints defense has allowed less than 20 points per game through four games. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (hamstring/ankle) is considered questionable as of Wednesday morning.
And the Kansas City Chiefs (5-0, 5-0 ATS) have come out of the gate red hot as they welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2, 2-3 ATS) to Arrowhead in Week 6.
The Chiefs – who are 5-point home favorites – lead the NFL in points per game (32.8), but are 27th in total defense. Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce’s status for the week needs to be monitored after he suffered a concussion on Sunday. He’s accounted for 25 percent of the Chiefs’ receiving yards this season.