NFL Week 6 Opening Odds
With Week 5 nearly in the books, here's a look at the opening point spreads and over/under totals for Week 6 in the NFL.
What is the largest point spread for Week 6 in the NFL?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the largest point spread currently is between the Bengals and Patriots, who are an 8-point home favorite on Sunday at 1:00PM ET. Had Cincinnati not been blown out by Dallas in Week 5 perhaps this line would have been a couple points lower. As it stands, oddsmakers are protecting themselves from angry Tom Brady, who lit up the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in his return from a four-game suspension.
What is the smallest point spread for Week 6 in the NFL?
There are multiple games with a line of 2, including Jaguars vs. Bears (-2), and Eagles vs. Redskins (+2). But the smallest spread is currently between the Chiefs and Raiders at 4:05PM ET on Sunday. Oakland opened as a 2-point home favorite versus its AFC West rival but the line has been bet down to 1.5. Kansas City is coming off a bye, which has often been a great time to bet on Andy Reid's teams.
What is the largest over/under for Week 6?
As of this writing, the largest total on the board is between the Steelers and Dolphins at 48 points. Not every line has been made available for Week 6, but as of now Miami is also the largest home dog of the week at +7.5. While the Steelers look like legit Super Bowl contenders, the Dolphins are struggling in Adam Gase's first year as head coach. Ryan Tannehill has not made strides in his development and his offensive line is doing him no favors either.
What is the smallest over/under for Week 6?
Two games are listed at 44 - the 49ers vs. the Bills at 1:00PM ET on Sunday in Buffalo, and the Rams vs. the Lions at 1:00PM ET on Sunday in Detroit. Ironically, the Bills and Rams played each other in Week 5, although the combined score sailed over the posted total of 39 as Buffalo beat Los Angeles, 30-19.
One point spread of note…
Despite beating the Broncos in convincing fashion on Sunday, the red-hot Falcons have opened as a 6-point road underdog in Seattle. Atlanta has won four straight games, all as underdogs, yet oddsmakers continue to list the 4-1 Falcons as dogs. The Seahawks are coming off a bye and the Broncos wound up being limited by rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch (who was making his first NFL start), but still, Atlanta isn't receiving much love from oddsmakers at the moment.