Breaking down 3 NFL betting locks in Week 6


Published 1:24 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018

Week 6 is upon us, and our NFL experts are here to offer their best bets for the weekend's slate of games. Home teams are in caps.

(Odds courtesy of USA TODAY Sports)

Steven Ruiz:

Nick Schwartz: EAGLES (-2) over Giants

Season record: 1-1

The defending champions have been disappointing all over the field in 2018. Jay Ajayi is out for the year, and Carson Wentz has taken an alarming number of hits since returning - but the Eagles should be able to cope with a Giants defense that's last in the league in sacks. This game will probably be closer than it should be - especially if Odell Beckham Jr. throws another touchdown bomb - but a field-goal win is good enough for Philly.

Charles Curtis: Rams (-7.5) over BRONCOS

Season record: 0-1-1

I guess that spread accounts for the three points you give to a home team. But … really? I'm supposed to put my faith in a defense that just gave up 34 points to the Jets last week and that's giving up the 7th most yards per game in the NFL … and trust them to contain Sean McVay's high-flying offense that's scored 33-plus in all five of the Rams' wins? Nope. Not happening.

Steven Ruiz: PACKERS (-9.5) over 49ers

Season record: 0-2

The Packers have had some issues on offense, but this 49ers defense isn't very good. Also, C.J. Beathard is exactly the type of quarterback who struggles against a Mike Pettine defense. It's a big spread, sure, but the Packers will show up on Monday night. They'll have this one covered by halftime, so you'll be able to enjoy the rest of your evening without having to watch this dud of a game.


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