It is already Week 6 of the NFL season, and Adam and the boys are back with their best bets of Week 6. The bye weeks have started with 4 teams missing this week; The Lions, Texans, Titans and Raiders all having an early rest.
It’s safe to say things haven’t quite gone to plan so far this season, especially for Adam who has yet to win a “best bet” so far… Not good at all, the Steelers getting smashed last week giving Mike Tomlin his largest defeat as head coach and providing the largest margin of loss for the Steelers since 1989, meaning another loss for our host.
The Dolphins were done in as soon as Teddy Bridgewater went down on the first drive, tough luck on that one. But the Lions selection didn’t go to plan as they were shut out by the Patriots.
Fortunately, we have Liam here and he moved to 4-1 on the season with the Titans winning against the Commanders, to cover the 1.5 spread although that came down to a last-minute interception.
We’re back again for more punishment as they make their Week 6 picks, and you can listen to our thoughts on this weeks pod – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/PjDy6MFn6tb
BENGALS – 1.5 @ SAINTS
A return to Louisiana and the Caesars Superdome for Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase after their success in this stadium for LSU, it hasn’t clicked so far this season for them but we think it’ll only take one big game for things to click once more. Tee Higgins missed practice again with his ankle injury which is worrying for the team, but they ran well last week and should be able to get the ball moving against a Saints defense which hasn’t impressed as expected so far.
The Saints could be without Jarvis Landry and Michael Thomas who didn’t practice this week either, but are hopefully Chris Olave will play, if not then it may well be another healthy dose of Taysom Hill. It is an Andy Dalton revenge game but the Bengals defense is yet to allow a TD in the second half this season.
Everything is leaning the Bengals way and with the spread under a field goal we’re taking them to win here.
VIKINGS -3 @ DOLPHINS
This isn’t the most in-depth handicap in the world, but it’s pretty simple really. The Dolphins are coming into this one probably starting their third-choice QB in Skylar Thompson as they seem to be saying that even if Teddy Bridgewater does clear concussion protocol, which isn’t a guarantee anymore, he’ll be the backup behind the kid.
Seems like a weird move to me, but here we are… they actually moved the ball fairly well and the final score against the Jets was a little misleading.
The Vikings are a fine team and Justin Jefferson should put up big numbers again against a defense with Xavien Howard not at 100%. It’s a 1pm kick-off so we know that Kirk Cousins will be fine and while their defense isn’t anything special it can generate pressure and get to the QB.
BROWNS -2.5 VS. PATRIOTS
The Browns are the better team at most positions in this one, Jacoby Brissett is better than Bailey Zappe, the Browns pass rush is better, the Browns running back(s) are better, pass-catching is even better, and that’s saying something.
They don’t have the best coach in this one, but the talent on the pitch should be enough for them to beat this incarnation of the Patriots.
PACKERS -6.5 VS JETS
The Jets are over-rated coming off a couple of wins against the Steelers with a rookie QB and the Dolphins with a 3rd string QB. They’ve been fine, but they are still who they are and that’s a below-average team on the whole, although Sauce Gardner is proving to be worth his lefty draft position.
The Packers somehow gave up a big lead in London against the Giants last week and will be looking to bounce back now on home turf at Lambeau. Can you really imagine the mighty Packers losing to both New York teams in consecutive weeks? We can’t see Aaron Rodgers letting that happen.
Packers win and cover less than a TD.