These week 6 odds are courtesy of DraftKings. All periods EDT. As of Friday morning, no rain was in the forecast for any of the venues, but in Cleveland winds are predicted to be in the 17 mph array.
Arizona Cardinals (5-) at Cleveland Browns (3-2)
- Time: 4:05 p.m.
- Line: Browns by 3 (49)
The skinny: Arizona, the league’s only unbeaten staff, hits the highway to face the superior-scoring Browns in a struggle between previous Heisman Trophy-winning QBs from Oklahoma.
Points: Cleveland and QB Baker Mayfield were being 47-42 losers in LA versus the Chargers final week, the next time in 11 video games Cleveland lost 47-42. Baltimore beat them by that rating in Week 14 final calendar year. According to Professional Soccer Reference, individuals are the only 47-42 benefits in NFL history. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has been a scrambling and passing wiz this season, but could be slowed Sunday by an injured right shoulder experienced past 7 days at home vs. San Francisco when Arizona only managed 17 factors against a workforce down its prime two CBs. Cleveland experienced a Week 5-large 230 yards hurrying in its decline.
Examination: Murray’s not the only a single hurting for the Cards. Three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson will not be participating in (ribs), and neither will standout TE Maxx Williams (out for period, knee). And starting up RB Chase Edmonds has a shoulder concern and foremost sacker Chandler Jones is on the COVID list. AND, their two prime cornerbacks are questionable. As usual, most will almost certainly play, but they won’t be at 100 per cent. Cleveland also will be operating on only some cylinders, with two backups probably together the offensive line and with star RBs Nick Chubb (calf) and Kareem Hunt (wrist/knee) dinged . But somebody’s obtained to acquire. Go with the much healthier quarterback who’s enjoying at household.
Forecast: Browns 31, Cardinals 21
Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) at Denver Broncos (3-2)
- Time: 4:25 p.m.
- Line: Broncos by 3.5 (43.5)
The skinny: The Raiders head to Mile Large with longtime distinctive teams coach Rich Bisaccia as interim sideline manager soon after Jon Gruden resigned in shame soon after his insulting string of e-mail grew to become public.
Specifics: Because 1990, groups taking part in for an interim head coach for the very first time have absent 20-23-1 ATS, but final year experienced a 3- mark, such as a few straight-up victories. An extraordinary illustration of very first-sport accomplishment happened 10 years in the past when Romeo Crennel changed head guy Todd Haley on a 5-8 Chiefs team. KC then conquer the 13- Packers, 19-14, as an 11.5 issue underdog. Denver and Las Vegas were amid five teams that opened 3-, but along with Carolina have since hit the skids. Denver misplaced final week 27-19 in Pittsburgh despite the Steelers possessing an ordinary starting industry placement at their 18. Denver’s was the 31. Vegas swept the collection previous yr, together with a 32-31 get in the season finale inspite of a minus-4 turnover differential. It is the only time the past five years a staff with this sort of a destructive margin prevailed.
Examination: Bisaccia will reward from the aid of 3 previous head coaches on his team via this tough coaching transition. This is nonetheless the exact Raiders teams that gave the Ravens their only reduction and then traveled across 3 time zones to earn at Pittsburgh on brief relaxation. Previous week’s 20-9 property decline can be regarded an aberration beneath the cloud developed by Gruden, who remained on the sideline right until resigning the up coming day. As for Denver, playing at Mile Substantial isn’t what it used to be, for the Broncos are 3-7 in their home park dating to very last year.
Forecast: Raiders 21, Broncos 17
Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at New England Patriots (2-3)
- Time: 4:25 p.m.
- Line: Cowboys by 3.5 (50.5)
The skinny: This will be a rematch of a 2019 sport in which the host Patriots won 13-9 in terrible temperature that involved rain, a stiff wind and temps in the 30s.
Specifics: New England experienced a beneficial turnover differential each individual calendar year from 2006-20, but this period stands at minus 3. Dallas is the only group that has lined each of its game titles this time and previously has matched previous season’s ATS gain overall when it experienced a league worst 5-11 mark. In NE’s 25-22 get at Houston past 7 days, the Patriots experienced only a person offensive lineman starting up who was in the opening-day lineup, middle David Andrew. The Patriots may get a guard back again to join him Sunday. In that game between the teams two many years in the past, with Tom Brady at the helm, the Patriots had a 20-yard edge in average starting off area posture, with their only TD coming on a push of 12 yards soon after a punt block. Dallas RB Zeke Elliott, chastised for his uninspired play past time, is averaging 5.3 yards a have in 2021, sixth-best between league RBs. Tops is teammate Tony Pollard at 6.4.
Examination: The Patriots’ close-phone victory very last week must seem alarm bells contemplating they experienced to rally from 13 factors down and yielded 3 TD passes to a rookie QB making only his third start off. Now they’ll deal with Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, the league’s 3rd-rated passer who’s thrown 13 TD passes. So it absolutely looks like the Patriots are headed to their fourth straight home defeat and Dallas’ initially victory in NE given that 1987. Specially with the enhanced engage in of DE Randy Gregory, who has been a ferocious pass rusher the earlier month and signing up for rookie sensation Mica Parsons. Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones could be on the run significantly of the working day.
Forecast: Cowboys 27, Patriots 14
Final week: 7-8-1 ATS 10-6 SU
Time total: 45-33-2 (.577) ATS 53-27 (.663) SU