Charlie’s Week 6 NFL Picks

Two consecutive strong prognostication performances and we are riding high. There are some tough spreads this week but also a couple that appear to be bettable.

Philadelphia -2 @ Tampa Bay

The Eagles will have a tough time running against the Tampa front-4 and the Bucs have had an extra week to prepare for a Philly offense that likely won’t have Michael Vick. Upset Special! Buccaneers 20, Eagles 17.

Cincinnati -7 @ Buffalo

The Bengals aren’t a high-octane offense so covering a 7-point spread will be tough. Still, it’s tough to overlook a practice squad quarterback making his first start. Bengals 24, Bills 10.

Detroit -1 @ Cleveland

I’m not a Brandon Weeden fan and I reserve the right to change the pick if Calvin Johnson doesn’t play. Reggie Bush should have a solid game and the Lions will get a tough road victory. Lions 22, Browns 21.

Jacksonville +27.5 @ Denver

This is the spread that has America up in arms as this represents the biggest margin in NFL betting history. Denver will win the game, but I think the Jags are in store for a backdoor cover. Broncos 45, Jaguars 20.

Oakland +9.5 @ Kansas City

The Raiders have been playing better and I feel like Vegas is begging me to take the points. No thank you Sir, i’ll take Kansas City to go 6-0. Chiefs 24, Raiders 13.

Carolina +2.5 @ Minnesota

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is highly motivated to keep his job and the Panthers are a team that can make that possible. The Vikes will win this game with relative ease. Vikings 31, Panthers 17.

Pittsburgh +3 @ New York Jets

The Steelers have very little going right for them right now. The Jets are coming off a big prime-time victory on a short week and playing a Steelers team with an extra week to prepare. Upset Special!!! Steelers 24, Jets 20

Green Bay -2 @ Baltimore

I’ll take Aaron Rodgers over Joe Flacco in a matchup of 2 of the last 3 Super Bowl champions. Packers 29, Ravens 24.

St. Louis +9 @ Houston

This feels like another Vegas trap as the Texans have been playing terrible football and are laying almost double-digits to a team that was supposed to be pretty good. I’ll fall right in. Texans 23, Rams 20.

Tennessee +14 @ Seattle

The Seahawks are a much better football team and will win this game. Since that’s settled, how much do they win by? I think the Titans are good enough to stay inside the number. Seahawks 27, Titans 17.

New Orleans +1.5 @ New England

So you’re going to give me the better football team and a point and a half? I’ll bite. Saints 27, Patriots 13.

Arizona +11.5 @ San Francisco

The Cardinals are a surprisingly good home team but they aren’t playing this one at home. San Francisco will play well and force enough turnovers to get a cover. 49ers 28, Cards 13.

Washington +6 @ Dallas

The Redskins are well rested after a bye. A bad, well rested defense is still…..a bad defense. The Cowboys will carve them up like just about everyone else has. Cowboys 31, Redskins 17.

Indianapolis +2.5 @ San Diego

So again I’m getting the better team and points. How can I not take the Colts? Colts 20, Chargers 17.

Last week: 9-5
Season: 41-32-4

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