NFL Week 6 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

Get amped up for some more great NFL betting action by taking a look at some of the more notable facts and figures for the Week 6 NFL betting odds.


The Numbers

1: The number of road teams that opened up as favorites in Week 6. Of course, we know that Green Bay is going to be favored against Minnesota, while Tampa Bay quickly moved to a chalk against Arizona. Yet it’s still notable that this week should belong to the home teams for the most part. The only one that isn’t expected to at least compete is a Jets team that has to contend with New England at MetLife Stadium in Week 6.

2: The number of healthy wide receivers the Giants had left on their roster at the end of a Week 5 loss to the Chargers. More specifically, only Jerell Adams and Roger Lewis were able to actually walk out of the locker room without aid or some sort of bandages. Odell Beckham Jr.’s season appears to be over with after he suffered a broken ankle. The news may or may not be better for Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall. To say that this isn’t a good time to be playing against Chris Harris and Aqib Talib is an understatement.

4: The number of teams that are double-digit underdogs this week in the NFL. A fifth, the Giants against the Broncos, could reach that territory as well for the reasons mentioned above. The Browns, Jets, 49ers and Dolphins are clearly amongst the five worst teams in the league, thus it isn’t shocking that they’re all huge underdogs to teams that are all playoff contenders this season. Houston hasn’t been a double-digit favorite in a game since 2013 while Washington’s last soiree as a double-digit chalk came in 2009. If the Giants do go off as double-digit dogs at Denver, it’ll be the first time they’ve been underdogs by that many points since upsetting the “Not-So-Perfect” Patriots in the Super Bowl in ’09.

12: The number representing the biggest point spread of the week in the NFL. It’s not all that surprising that the Patriots are the biggest road favorites we’ve seen all season long. What is surprising is the fact that the Jets and Patriots enter this game with the same 3-2 record. We’re not all that sure which one is the most impressive at this point in the year. What would be most impressive? If the Jets were able to pull off this upset and seize control of the AFC East six games into the campaign.

51: The number representing the highest total of the week in Week 6. Teams like the Saints and Lions often play these games where it looks like defense is totally optional. This could be another one of these games. When these clubs met in the playoffs a few years back, they had one of the highest totals ever in a playoff game. Little has changed for either one save for the fact that neither looks much like a postseason contender in the early going.

Opening Week 6 NFL Odds

Eagles at Panthers (-3, 45)
Browns at Texans (-12)
Patriots at Jets (+11)
Dolphins at Falcons (-10, 47.5)
Lions at Saints (-3, 51)
Packers at Vikings (Off)
Bears at Ravens (-7)
49ers at Redskins (-10.5, 46.5)
Rams at Jaguars (PK, 44)
Buccaneers at Cardinals (PK, 44.5)
Steelers at Chiefs (-3)
Chargers at Raiders (Off)
Giants at Broncos (-9.5, 41)
Colts at Titans (Off)

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