Would you look at that! After a slow start to the season, we are back in a big way. Last week, I went 3-1 on my picks and we currently sit at 13-10 and +19u for the season. I did not post any additional plays on Twitter last week, but in case I do, make sure to follow me on Twitter @slimeaction.
After a slow start in betting Washington games, I was able to hit Saints -1, but I lost Washington +8.5. It was nice to improve to 2-3 betting Washington this season, but it was indeed tough to root against my own team. It added insult to injury that my teaser including them lost. However, I do not chalk that loss up to bias, I did not believe Washington was 9 points worse than the Saints. It turns out they were 11.
When it comes to Washington props, I moved to 4-0 on the season with my Jameis Winston pick. I read that line beautifully and I am proud of myself for that pick. It wasn’t pretty, but the Patriots were able to come back and take care of business against the lowly Texans. The Jets were getting crushed all game, but a last-minute field goal in an effort to keep the game going actually was the difference for Jets teaser bettors.
Just like I outlined last week, one or two winning weeks do not make you a winning bettor. It is certainly nice to have some cushion in the green, there is so much season left to either improve or end up in the red. Without further ado, let’s dive into my best bets for Week Six of the 2021 NFL Season.
NFL Week Six Bets I am Playing:
3U ML Parlay Kansas City Chiefs/Cleveland Browns +102
After betting against the Football Team for the first time in my life last week, it was oddly satisfying to cash a bet despite my team losing. While I came into this season with a ton of faith in Washington, that faith is almost completely gone. The Chiefs should make quick work of Washington, especially if Terry McLaurin doesn’t play.
For the other game, even without Nick Chubb, I think the Browns can do enough to keep the Arizona offense in check. Kyler’s throwing arm is banged up again, and the Browns should still be able to run the ball all over them.
3U Detroit Lions +3.5 vs Cincinnati Bengals -110
While the Bengals are certainly the better team, and I have no confidence in Jared Goff, ironically, I like the Lions in this game. The Bengals are coming off a tough loss at home against the Packers and the Lions are coming off another last-second field goal loss.
While I do not trust Goff, the Lions have played well on defense and should be hungry for their first win at home. While I do not think this is the same hapless Bengals team of the past decade, and though they are the better team, I do not see them winning by more than a field goal in Detroit.
3U Los Angeles Chargers +3 @ Baltimore Ravens +100
Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson are playing at ridiculous levels this season. Both passers are clearly in the Mahomes level of elite, and as this season goes on, these two players will continue to be in the conversation for league MVP. I am taking the points here since I see both teams as evenly matched.
Herbert should be able to throw the ball all over the Raven’s D, and Lamar should be able to run all over the Chargers D. My biggest concern here is the kicking game; the Ravens have one of the best kickers ever and the Chargers kicker can’t buy an extra point. If I lose this bet, that will be why.
3U 2 Team 6 pt teaser – Kansas City Chiefs -.5/Green Bay Packers ML -110
While this is probably the squarest teaser on the board, squares need to win sometimes, right? While the Chiefs are not as good as they were the past two seasons, they should have no problem handling anything Washington throws at them. While I am a huge Justin Fields fan and believer, I do not think he is ready to beat a legit playoff team yet. It helps he is at home, but Rodgers owns the NFC North.
Week 5: 3-1
Season Record: 13-10 +19U
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