NFL Underdogs: Week 6 pointspread predictions

If you’re a dog bounty hunter like me then you must have been as giddy as Rush Limbaugh at a Barack Obama autobiography book burning when you first saw the Week 6 lines.

Oddsmakers lined up dogs of all kinds for us to pick from this week. Home dogs, double-digit dishes and the best team in football getting points – with all these beauties at my disposal, I feel like a contestant on The Bachelor.

Blonde, brunette or redhead?

Las Vegas Sports Consultants, the group that sets lines for many of the sportsbooks in Vegas, says this is the first time ever there have been this many games (six) with teams getting 9.5 points or more. And if you’re not in the mood for risking your cash on the bottom tier of the league, you’ll find some of the best teams in football dogged on the road.

Underdogs enjoyed their first winning Sunday of the season last week, tallying an 8-6 record against the spread. I’ve got a feeling the good times will keep rolling. It just feels like a perfect storm with so many enticing bets on the board.

Let’s just hope I can back up all this talk with a best in show performance that would make the pups at Westminster jealous.

New York Giants (+3.5) at New Orleans Saints

I’ve got a simple rule here: If you’re going to give me points with the best team in football, I’m going take that bet everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

New Orleans started the season with its offense lighting it up like fireworks on the fourth of July. But Drew Brees and Company didn’t have nearly as much success against the Jets and Bills. No, it was the team’s defense that secured those victories.

The reliable stopper unit is just one of several factors leaning in the Big Easy’s direction. The Saints are at home (where they play much better), they’re coming off their bye week and the Giants are fielding a defensive secondary missing some key parts.

But the G-Men are the proven commodity, especially on the road. Tom Coughlin’s crew is 15-4 against the number away from home over the last three years, including 3-0 this season.

Pick: Giants

Baltimore Ravens (+3) at Minnesota Vikings

You know when someone’s really pissed off you can hear them breathing really funny though their nose kind of like they need a Breathe Right strip? I’ve got a feeling that’s all you would have heard in Baltimore’s defensive film sessions this week.

The Ravens defense is a proud group and you can bet grandma’s brooch the unit is going to come out fast and hard hitting. This will be the best defense Brett Favre has seen all season and I expect him to turn the ball over a few times.

Pick: Ravens

Denver Broncos (+3.5) at San Diego Chargers

I’ve got to confess that I’m just as shocked – if not more – by the Broncos’ amazing start. Before the season began, I wrote a blog arguing Denver would be a solid play-against team for the first few games.

It took me a while to come around on the Broncos, but I’m finally here.

Denver is a much more disciplined team on both sides of the ball than it was a year ago. Kudos to head coach Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan for instilling this philosophy.

I’ll take the Broncos’ patient approach over the Chargers’ swing-for-the-fences mentality.

Pick: Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs (+6.5) at Washington Redskins 

The Skins have played one of the easiest schedules but sport an ugly 2-3 record. And don’t read too much into that story earlier this week about Washington players asking management to get behind head coach Jim Zorn. That had more to do with fatigue of answering questions about Zorn’s job stability.

I don’t think this team should be giving more than three points to any team with the way its offense is playing.

Pick: Kansas City

Last week: 2-1

Season record: 7-8

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Posted by IWH
5 years ago

Giants jacked my 8 team teaser!!! Saints are for real!!! Hit Texans +5.5, Chiefs +6.5 one unit each. also parlayed them M/L for only $25 to win $143.80. Lost on the Eagles, Holy Smokes the Raiders came to play! hit the evening game half time -3 and game-4. one unit each!! Overall a decent day! One unit tomarrow on the Chargers bought a hald a point to bring it to -3.
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Posted by mrusso
5 years ago

A popular 2 team, 6 pt. teaser it seems, BAL and the G-MEN, also hitting BUFF +9.5, TENN +9.5, hey, this is a weather play, rain and wind should actually help the helpless Titans. Something scares me about that KC pick today, although I am 2-0 fading the Skins at home (STL, TB). Just gonna' have to pass on that. Everyone on PHILLY, just don't have gonads big enough to back the big HTD Raiders (I gave it some serious thought tho') Good Luck to all!
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Posted by StevenGA1011
5 years ago

CLE +14 OAK +14
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Posted by latinpower4
5 years ago

IF U WANT TO MAKE MONEY TODAY TAKE KC RAMS MIN GIANTS OVER MAKE THAT EASY MONEY TODAY BOYS AND GIRLS JA JA JA
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Posted by theclaw
5 years ago

Love the Ravens pick, be very surprised if the Ravens don't win the game.
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Posted by NONEED4LUCK
5 years ago

Houston + 5 Baltimore +3 tenn/ne under 43(early) Denver +4 Kansas city +6 atl -3 az +3 Denver ML teaser az +10/den +10.5/Balt +10/jets -2.5/ne -2.5/Atl+3.5 ISP not working and this is the only place I can post on covers w/ my iPhone.
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Posted by griponit17
5 years ago

Its week six time for alot of upsets tb ? lions ?lol ravens? texans?and maybe even THE BEARS good luck people but as i ve doe every week this year and still winning VIKINGS AND THE GIANTS PERIOD
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Posted by mtgmoney
5 years ago

Thanks for the angle Ashton, Im going to tease the following: Giants +9.5....UNDEFATED Denver +9.5....UNDEFATED Baltimore +9... Kansas City +12.5...playing a 2-3 team that cant score, BAD weather (freezing rain) TIME TO GET PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Ashton_Grewal
5 years ago

Thanks for the comments fellas. Looks like my KC and Baltimore picks are the least supported out here. I agree with the hesitation to back the Chiefs - they're awful. I think this is more of a play-against Washington move. I like ricolazio suggestion. Teaser the G-Men and Ravens sounds like a good move today. Good luck everyone!
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Posted by ricolazio
5 years ago

I Teased Giants With Baltimore and it feels pretty good, but KC's OT win with the stinking cowboys doesn't mean anything. I also like Denver Monday,I am starting to believe in them, and the Chargers don't look to good this year. Good luck everyone!
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Posted by BundaFever
5 years ago

look like you'll be 2 out of 4. agree with giants and broncos: too much pts for very good teams. kc's OT game against dallas is a fluke plus they'll be in washington. dallas is much weaker in def away than wash at home. chiefs cant stop anybody. vikes and ravens are almost similar teams but edge goes to ap, farve, and home team. take vikes -3
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Posted by 85Bears
5 years ago

There is one fact here fellas that must not be missed, and that is Giants over the last 3 years are one of the best road team out there add in the fact they are playing great together, Manning has a very good feel for his receivers and then add in the fact THEY want to show who really the best team in football is....I just think Manning and Giant defence will be to much for Mr. Brees....And I do like the Saints. and their coach...but to much to go against
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Posted by MikeStevens26
5 years ago

ashton goodluck with the picks, I like the Ravens the best!
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Posted by heinmanIam
5 years ago

iwh..............three teams that need a W.............another good call! \ BOLA and IWH
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Posted by IWH
5 years ago

I like the Cheifs! Minnesota, Chargers are my plays, and Giants vs Saints is like flipping a coin! Taking a look at Tampa as a home dawg! Also like Houston to stay within in the number. Could be a let down for the Bengals they have played every game close this season all games have come down to the wire. So my underdogs are, Tampa +3 Chiefs +6.5 Texans +5.5
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Posted by heinmanIam
5 years ago

PARLAYYYYYY....... Giants and Broncs..... tease 3
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Posted by heinmanIam
5 years ago

Ashton............right on man.............especially with the g'ints. Ravens have to be a very pissed off squad after last weeks Pu..sy shot calls. Vikes will have their colors.......all over them......just add some blue. San Diego is overrated Denver is hot.........how they are getting +3.5 is astonishing. Am I my missing something? or are bookies looking to join the recession? Not sure about your KC pik but at + 6.5? Hard to disagree. These piks with a three point teasr should be $. BOLA
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Posted by bulichm
5 years ago

sorry, 1-4 week . kc is a knee-jerk reaction to an overated dal game.
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Posted by bulichm
5 years ago

looks like a 1-3 week. den covers,nyg and bal overated.
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Posted by 85Bears
5 years ago

Now lets see here you have a 7-8 record??????....I might take one of thoes bets but not the other 2....and that is the Giants
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Posted by madulamaximus
5 years ago

darn you and your bait im with the jerks. only dog is the worst of all the picks KC. the rest im throwing doggy biscuits like the bookies you gotta give to recieve.LOL
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Posted by rojaspicks
5 years ago

like kansas and broncos but i like minesota
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Posted by rojaspicks
5 years ago

"like kansas and broncos but i like minesota"