Here are OddsFanatic’s 2021 NFL Picks Week 6 for you!
Odds/Point Spread: Patriots (+4.5)
The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 overall in 2021 after a victory over the Giants on Sunday. The team’s last game was a 44-20 win against New York, bringing their record to 4-1. Dak Prescott had yet another excellent game as he went 22 of 32 for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He picked off one pass to improve his season total to four interceptions. Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys in rushing with 21 rushes for 110 yards (5.2 yds per attempt).
CeeDee Lamb caught 4 passes for 84 yards and averaged 21.0 yards per catch, according to NFL stats. The Dallas Cowboys ran the rock 39 times for 201 yards, producing an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. In all, they completed 74 passes for 515 yards. Dallas gave up 21 pass completions on 39 attempts for 294 yards with a completion percentage of 53.8 percent. On the ground, the Cowboys allowed 73 yards on 25 attempts for a 2.9-yard average per rush allowed.
When it comes to achieving their objective of scoring touchdowns in the endzone, the Dallas Cowboys are putting up 34 points per game. Dallas rank second in the NFL, averaging 172.8 yards per game on the ground as a team. Over the course of this season, the Cowboys have produced 2,198 yards. The Cowboys have recorded 71 first downs as a unit and have been penalized 36 times for 289 yards. The opposition has had the ball five times (3 interceptions and 2 fumbles lost). When it comes to scoring in the endzone, Dallas has 13 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs.
The Cowboys rank 14th in the NFL in opponent scoring, giving up 23.4 points per game. The starting defensive line has given up an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 79.4 yards on the ground every game this season. In 5 games, they’ve given up 397 yards on the ground. The Dallas Cowboys have given up 1,555 yards in the air this season, putting them 31st in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, they are surrendering 311.0 yards through the pass and allowing 64.9 percent of passes to be completed. Overall, the Texans have given up 390.4 yards per game, putting them 25th in the NFL. They’ve scored 10 passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns.
The Patriots are 2-3 in 2021 NFL season. The team took home the win, defeating the Texans 25-22, last time they stepped on the field. Mac Jones, one touchdown, completed 23 of 30 passes for 231 yards with a rating of 95.3. He threw 1 interception and had a pass completion length of 24 yards or more. In the passing game, New England’s Hunter Henry caught 6 footballs for 75 yards (12.5 per catch). Damien Harris ran the ball 14 times for 58 yards and a 4.1 average gain per rush for New England.
The Patriots had 352 yards in the game, which is nearly identical to the amount they have had in their previous two games. They rushed 61 times for 5.8 yards per attempt. New England ran for 4.2 yards per carry in the game, totaling 126 yards on 30 rushes. They gave up 24 rush attempts for 67 yards (2.8 yds per attempt). The Patriots passing defense gave up a completion rate of 72.4 percent, allowing 293 yards on 21 out of 29 passes.
The Patriots’ offense is ranked 26th in the NFL, averaging 19.2 points per game. New England have a long history of success on the gridiron, and they’ve continued to build upon it in 2021. Through six weeks, New England has 1,199 passing yards and an average of 239.8 passing yards per game, placing them 20th among all NFL teams. On average, they gain 80 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 400 yards this season. The New England Patriots are putting up 319.8 yards per game, which puts them 26th in the NFL. The Patriots’ offense has committed 272 penalty yards on 31 infractions, which puts it in the 22nd of the football league. They’ve given up five interceptions while losing four fumbles, and they’ve converted 61 first downs.
The Patriots are giving up 18.4 points per game, putting them in 5th place among all NFL teams. In addition to three rushing touchdowns, the Patriots have given up 555 yards on the ground (111.0 yards/game). They’ve given up six touchdowns through the air and 206.6 yards per game, putting them 5th in the NFL. The Patriots’ defense has played 312 snaps, putting them 15th in the NFL. Overall, they have given up 92 total points this season. Over the year, their defense has recorded 6 takeaways (1 fumble and 5 interceptions).
Who will win the Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Patriots +4.5
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (-9.5)
For the year, the Houston Texans have a record of 1-4. In their most recent matchup, the Texans lost by a score of 25-22 against New England. David Mills turned in yet another fantastic performance, going 21/29 for 312 yards and three touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 141.7 and no interceptions at the conclusion of the game. The Texans’ running game was led by Mark Ingram, who compiled 16 carries for 41 yards (2.6 yards per attempt).
Chris Moore had an average of 21.8 yards per catch with 5 receptions for 109 yards. The Houston Texans ran 24 times for 67 yards, producing an average of 2.8 yards per goalline situation. Overall, they had 56 plays for 360 yards. Houston’s offense was efficient, recording 23 completions on 30 attempts for 226 yards and a completion percentage of 76.7 percent. The Texans gave up 126 yards against the run on 30 rushing attempts, which equals 4.2 rushing yards allowed per attempt.
The Houston Texans average 17.8 points per game when it comes to putting the ball in the endzone. They average 79.8 yards on the ground as a team, which puts them 28th in the NFL. The Texans have accumulated 1,413 yards in total this season. Houston has gotten 47 first downs on offense and has been penalized for 349 yards due to 39 infractions. They’ve given it up eight times on defense (5 interceptions and 3 fumbles). When it comes to scoring touchdowns in the endzone, Houston has produced 8 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns.
The Texans rank 27th in the NFL in team defense, giving up 28.2 points per game. This season, opposing offensive units have rushed for 4.4 yards every time they get the ball and 134.8 yards each game on average. They’ve given up 674 rushing yards in five games this season. In terms of passing yards allowed, the Texans are 18th in the NFL with 1,285 yards given up. In 2021, Houston has given up 257 passing yards per game and a completion percentage of 68.3 percent. They are giving up 391.8 yards per game, which places them 26th in the NFL. In addition to 9 rushing touchdowns, they’ve given 7 passing touchdowns.
The Indianapolis Colts are 1-4 this season. The last time they played, the Colts suffered a 31-25 defeat against the Baltimore Ravens. Carson Wentz (2 TDs) passed for 402 yards and two touchdowns, with a QB rating of 128.5, in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. He kept the ball away from the opposition without any interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 76 yards. Jonathan Taylor ran the ball 15 times for 53 yards before leaving the game with 3.5 rushing yards per carry for the Colts.
The best day for the Indianapolis Colts in terms of receiving was by wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who had 6 catches for 89 yards (14.8 ypr). The Colts ran for 4.7 yards per carry against Baltimore, totaling 123 yards on 26 runs. The Colts gained 513 yards of offense (8.1 yds per play) in the contest, while running 63 plays. Through the air, the Colts gave up 437 yards and 37 completions for 86 percent on 43 attempts. The Colts allowed 86 yards on 25 rushing attempts (3.4 yds per carry).
The Colts rank 21st among all clubs in the NFL with a scoring average of 21.6 points per game. The Indianapolis Colts have already amassed 1,246 yards through the air this season. Through five weeks, they’ve passed for an average of 249.2 yards per game, which is also ranked 15th in football. Indianapolis’ running game has been excellent this year, averaging 114.2 yards per game on the ground. In total they’ve rushed for 571 yards in 2021 so far. They average 363.4 yards per game, placing them 17th in the NFL. The Indianapolis attack has accumulated 238 yards of penalties and 22 infractions, putting it 31st in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. The Colts have thrown 2 interceptions and given up three fumbles, while recording 60 first downs.
The Colts are allowing 25.6 points per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. For the season, Indianapolis has given up 542 rushing yards (108.4 yards per game) and 1 touchdown on the ground. They’ve given 15 passing touchdowns in addition to 260.8 yards/game, putting them 20th in the NFL. The Colts defense has been on the field 297 times, which puts them sixth in the NFL. They’ve given up 128 points this year. They’ve recovered 6 fumbles and intercepted 3 passes, which equals 9 turnovers so far this season.
Who will win the Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Texans +9.5
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+3)
The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-2 this season. The Bengals lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 25-22 in their previous game. Samaje Perine rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries for the Bengals (5.4 yards per carry) leading the offense. Ja’Marr Chase had 6 receptions for 159 yards and an average of 26.5 yards per catch. Joe Burrow went 26 of 38 for 281 yards with two touchdowns. He had an 85.5 passer rating and two interceptions throughout the game.
The Bengals allowed 133 yards on 22 rushes against the run, which is an average of 6.0 yards per carry surrendered, in week 5’s game against the Packers. Cincinnati allowed 27 pass completions on 39 attempts for 333 yards and a completion percentage of 69.2. Overall, they completed 65 plays for 367 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball 24 times for 103 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry.
The Bengals have accumulated 1,669 yards this season. Cincinnati has 57 first downs and 25 penalties for 220 yards this season. This season Cincinnati has scored 11 passing touchdowns and three rushing TDs in the endzone. They have allowed seven fumbles this season, recording six interceptions. They have an excellent defense, but their offense isn’t what it used to be. They’re averaging 99.0 yards rushing this season, which puts them 22nd in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals average 22.8 points per game in the NFL. They have allowed 1,251 yards through the air this season, placing them 16th in the league.
They’ve given up 250.2 yards through the air and have allowed a completion percentage of 68.7 percent. They are giving out 351.6 yards per game this season, which puts them 11th in the NFL. The passing game has been good, but the ground game has been outstanding. In total, they have given up six touchdown passes through the air and four via the ground attack. For the season, opposing defenses have rushed for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 101.4 yards on the ground per game. They have given up 507 rushing yards in 5 games. The Bengals have conceded 20.0 points per game, placing them eighth in the league.
The Lions take the field with a record of 0-5 this season. When they last played on the gridiron, the Lions lost by a final score of 19-17 to the Vikings. Detroit’s quarterback Jared Goff left the game with 203 yards on 21/35 passing and a 64.3 efficiency rating. He made one interception and had a pass travel for 21 yards. The Lions targeted Amon-Ra St. Brown seven times for 65 yards (9.3 yards per catch).
Jamaal Williams rushed the ball 13 times for 57 yards and had 4.4 yds per attempt in Detroit’s loss to Vikings on Sunday. The Lions had 288 total yards and ran 63 plays (4.6 yards per play). On 24 rushes, the Lions ran for 4.5 yards per carry for a total of 108 yards. The Detroit Lions defense allowed 28 rushes for 120 yards (4.3 yd per carry). The Lions defensive passing unit allowed a completion percentage of 73.5 percent, giving up 264 yards on 25 of 34 passing.
The Detroit Lions have an average of 339.0 yards per game, which is 24th in the NFL. Running backs have a long average of 103.0 yards per game, and they also have run for 515 total yards this season. The Detroit offense has amassed 214 penalty yards on 28 infractions, putting them 27th in the NFL when it comes to aiding the opposition. They’ve thrown three picks while allowing opponents to recover four fumbles, and they’ve had 68 first downs. Over the course of the season, the Lions have thrown for 1,180 yards and accumulated an average of 236.0 passing yards per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. The Lions are 25th in terms of scoring, averaging 19.6 points per game.
The Lions have 651 rushing yards (130.2 average) and six rushing touchdowns this season. They have given up eight touchdowns through the air and 251.6 yards on average this season, putting them 17th in the league. The Lions have had six takeaways (three fumbles and three interceptions) this season. They’ve allowed 138 points in total throughout the year. The Lions’ defense has been on the field for 294 plays, which puts it fourth in the NFL. Detroit is giving up 27.6 points per game, which puts them in 25th place among all NFL clubs.
Who will win the Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Lions +3
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (-3)
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-1 in the regular season this year. The Chargers defeated the Browns 47-42 in their most recent game. With 4 touchdowns, Justin Herbert completed 26 of 34 passes for 398 yards and a QB rating of 122. He didn’t throw a interception in the game. Mike Williams had an average of 20.6 yards per catch accumulating racking up 165 yards on 8 receptions.
The Chargers had their most effective rushing attack in week 5 with Austin Ekeler. He rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries (3.9 yards per attempt) against the Browns. For the game, the they ran 68 plays for 493 yards. The Chargers ran the ball 23 times for 112 yards, an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. They allowed 230 yards on 35 rushes, which averages out to 6.6 yards per run surrendered. Los Angeles allowed 23 completions on 32 attempts for 301 yards while also limiting teams to a completion percentage of 71.9 percent.
The Chargers have accumulated 2,057 yards this season. As an offense, the Chargers have 76 first downs and 39 infractions for 397 yards. With regard to scoring touchdowns, the Los Angeles offense has scored 13 passing and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have given up the football 5 times, including three interceptions and two fumbles. On average, they gain 108.4 yards on the ground, which is 17th in the NFL as a team. The Los Angeles Chargers score 28.4 points per game on average, according to NFL Research.
The Chargers have allowed 1,071 yards in the air this season, which puts them 7th in the NFL. They’ve given up 214.2 yards through the pass and a completion rate of 68.4 percent, according to NFL stats. They have allowed 371.8 yards per game this season, putting them 19th in the league. They’ve scored eight touchdowns via air and five on the ground. On average, opposing offenses are running for 5.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 157.6 yards on the ground each game this season. For the season, they have given up 788 rushing yards in five games. Los Angeles rank 12th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, giving up 23.2 points per game.
The Ravens have a 4-1 record this season. The Ravens prevailed by a final score of 31-25 when they played the Colts last week. Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson carried the ball 14 times for 62 yards, totaling 4.4 yards per rush against the Colts. The Ravens’ Mark Andrews had the day’s best performance, catching 11 passes for 147 yards (13.4 per catch). Lamar Jackson completed 37 of 43 passes for 442 yards with four touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 140.5.
He avoided the defense with no interceptions, including a 43-yard strike as longest completion. Baltimore allowed 26 rushing attempts, which resulted in 123 yards (4.7 yards per carry). The Ravens’ pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 71.4 percent, giving up 390 yards on 25 out of 35 passes. Baltimore’s 304 passing yards were complemented by 523 rushing yards (70 plays, 7.5 yards per play). They gained 86 yards on 25 attempts, finishing with 3.4 yds per carry.
The Baltimore Ravens average 440.6 yards on offense per game, placing them first in the NFL. They average 148.8 yards per game on the ground and have carried the ball 744 times for the season. The Baltimore offense has committed 324 yards of penalties on 33 infractions, which is 10th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They’ve committed 3 turnovers while allowing opponents to recover three fumbles, and they’ve earned 68 first downs. Over the course of the season, Baltimore has thrown for 1,459 yards and held an average of 291.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked sixth in the league. The Ravens are 9th in the league in terms of scoring points at 27.2 per game.
For the season, the Ravens have allowed 466 yards on the ground (93.2 yards per game) and six touchdowns by ground. The Ravens have given up eight passing scores and 296.4 yards/game, putting them 28th in the NFL. Baltimore have committed 5 turnovers this season (2 fumbles and 3 interceptions). This year, they’ve given up 117 points in total. Their defense has played 311 snaps this season, which puts them 14th in the NFL. The Ravens are giving up 23.4 points per game, putting them 15th in the NFL.
Who will win the Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Chargers +3
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (+4.5)
The Green Bay Packers are 4-1 this season, entering into this matchup. The Packers played the Bengals in their last game and won by a final score of 25-22. The Packers’ Aaron Jones was the rushing king with 14 rushes for 103 yards (7.4 yds per carry). Davante Adams caught 11 passes for 206 yards as Green Bay beat Cincinnati with an average of 18.7 yards per catch. Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 39 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns.
He had a quarterback rating of 102.9 and ended the game with one interception. The Packers surrendered 103 yards on 24 runs, for an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed, in the trenches. They allowed 26 completions on 38 tosses for 264 yards with a completion percentage of 68.4%. They ran 63 plays in all, totalling 466 yards. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball 22 times for 133 yards, which came out to 6.0 yards per carry on average.
The Packers have accumulated 1,738 yards in the season. The Packers have 67 first downs as a team and have been penalized 22 times for 213 yards. Green Bay has scored 10 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing TDs in the endzone this season. The Packers have given up the football five times (three interceptions and two fumbles lost). The ground game as a whole has been underwhelming. Despite this, they rank 21st in the NFL with an average of 100.6 yards on the ground. The Green Bay Packers average 24.0 points each game when it comes to earning points.
The Packers’ opponents are averaging 24.4 points per game, putting them 19th in the NFL. They’ve given up 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 102.2 yards each game this season. In 5 games, they’ve given up 511 rushing yards this season. The Packers have given up 1,102 yards through the air this season, placing them 10th in the NFL. They’ve given up 220.4 yards per game through the air, as well as a completion percentage of 67.4 percent. They have recorded 322.6 yards per game throughout the season, placing them 6th in the NFL. The Packers have given up a total of 12 touchdowns through the air, as well as 4 on the ground.
The Bears enter this week’s game with a 3-2 record. The Bears earned a 20-9 victory over the Raiders in their most recent encounter, bringing their season record to 3-2. Justin Fields (1 TD) connected on 12 of 20 passes for 111 yards while his QB rate was 91.9. He didn’t throw any interceptions and his longest completion was 18 yards long. Khalil Herbert had 18 rushes for 75 yards and ended the game with 4.2 yards per carry for Chicago.
The Chicago Bears utilized the pass often on offense, targeting Allen Robinson on four of passes. On those plays, he caught 4 for 32 yards (8.0 yd/reception). The Bears rushed for 3.9 yards per carry in their victory against Las Vegas, finishing the game with 143 yards on 37 attempts. Chicago had a total of 252 yards and ran 60 plays (4.2 yards per play) in their week 5 game. The Bears’ passing unit allowed a 62.9 percent completion rate and gave up 188 yards on 22 completions for 35 passes. They surrendered 22 rushing attempts for 71 yards (3.2 yds per rush).
The Chicago Bears rank 30th in the NFL when it comes to scoring points, averaging 16.8 points per game. Through the air, Chicago has attempted 566 passes for 1,022 yards and six touchdowns while accumulating an average of 113.2 passing yards per game this season, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. Chicago rank fifth with an average of 126.8 rush yards per game, and they’ve carried the ball for 634 yards in total. The Chicago Bears have an average of 240 yards per game, which is ranked 32nd in the NFL. On 31 infractions, the Chicago offense has incurred 285 yards of penalties and is 23rd in the NFL in terms of assisting the opposition. They’ve generated 35 first downs while throwing 3 interceptions and losing 1 fumble.
The Bears’ 20.0 points per game is good for 7th in the NFL. For the year, Chicago has given up 519 rushing yards (103.8 yp) and three touchdowns on the ground. The Bears’ defense has allowed 8 passing touchdowns and 228.0 yards per game this year, placing them 12th in the NFL. Chicago’s defense has made 310 plays, placing them 12th in the NFL. In total, they have given up 100 points. They have 7 turnovers on the season (3 fumbles recovered and 4 interceptions).
Who will win the Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Packers -4.5
Odds/Point Spread: Football Team (+6.5)
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-3 on the season this year. The Bills were the opponent in their most recent game, which resulted in a 38-20 defeat for Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes completed 33 of 54 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns with a quarterback rate of 70.9. He had two interceptions in the game. Mecole Hardman gained 8.4 yards per catch on 9 receptions for 76 yards, good enough for the third-best mark among wide receivers in the event.
With 8 runs for 61 yards, Mahomes was the chief on the ground for Kansas City (7.6 yards per rush). In the game, they had 79 plays for 392 yards. The Kansas City Chiefs ran the ball 23 times and gained 120 yards, for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. The Chiefs gave up 121 yards on 28 rushes, which averages out to 4.3 yards per rush allowed, in shutting down the run. Kansas City allowed 15 pass completions on 26 attempts for a total of 315 yards and a completion rate of 57.7 percent.
The Chiefs have accumulated 2,102 yards this season. Kansas City has 84 first downs as an offense and has committed 30 infractions for 239 yards. Kansas City has scored 16 passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns in the endzone. They’ve lost the ball 11 times (6 interceptions and 5 fumbles). With a combined average of 128.2 yards rushing, the Chiefs are ranked 7th in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs are averaging 30.8 points per game in terms of gaining points. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Chiefs have allowed 1,482 yards this season, putting them 29th in the NFL.
They’ve given up 296.4 yards on each passing play and 67.5 percent of passes completed. Overall, the Kansas City Chiefs are surrendering 437.4 yards each game, which puts them 31st in the NFL. They’ve given up 10 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Teams are averaging 5.2 yards per carry on the ground and 141.0 rushing yards each game this season, according to NFL Research. Through five games, the defense has given up 705 rushing yards this season. The Chiefs are 32nd in the NFL in terms of opposing points scored, with 32.6 PPG allowed.
This season, the Football Team is 2-3. When they faced the Saints previously, the Football Team suffered a loss with a final score of 33-22. Taylor Heinicke piled up 248 yards on 20 of 41 passing in the game, with a quarterback rating of 47.6. He threw 2 interceptions and his longest connection went for 27 yards. For the Football Team, Adam Humphries was the top receiver in terms of production, catching three balls for 73 yards (24.3 yards each catch).
Antonio Gibson rushed 20 times for 60 yards, finishing with 3.0 rushing yd per carry for the Football Team. The Football Team completed 373 yards with 76 plays (4.9 yards per play). Washington rushed for 4.0 yards per carry and gained 131 yards on 33 carries in the loss. The defense allowed 23 runs for 98 yards (4.3 yards per carry) on the ground. The Football Team’s secondary allowed a completion percentage of 50 percent, giving up 271 yards on 15 out of 30 passes.
The Washington Football Team has an average of 348.2 yards per game, placing them 20th among all NFL teams. They have rushed for 544 yards in total, averaging 108.8 rushing yards per game. In terms of assisting the opposition, the Washington offense has 297 yards in penalties on 33 infractions, which is 11th in the NFL. In five games, Washington has picked off opponents four times while forcing them to fumble and recover twice. They’ve gained 54 first downs in that time frame. For the season, the Football Team has 1,197 passing yards and an average of 239.4 passing yards per game, putting them 21st in the league. In terms of total scoring points, the Football Team are 12th in football with 24.6 points per game.
In addition to four rushing TDs, the Football Team have 572 yards on the ground this season (114.4 yards/game). In the 2021 NFL season, they have given up 14 touchdowns through the air and 293.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 27th in the NFL. This team has recorded four takeaways (two fumbles recovered and two interceptions) this season. They’ve given up 155 total points as a unit. The Football Team has played 345 possessions, putting them 29th in the league. Washington is giving up 31 points per game, putting them 31st in the NFL.
Who will win the Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Chiefs -6.5