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2019 NFL betting breakdown — Week 6

Updated October 12, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Scott Kellen, SixthSenseSports.com, @SixthSenseNFL

Panthers (3-2) vs. Buccaneers (2-3) at London

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Line/total: Panthers -2½, 47

Analysis: Carolina scored 34 points last week, but seven came on a returned fumble for a touchdown, another seven after a fumble they recovered at the Jacksonville 18, and the Panthers scored on runs of 84 and 59 yards. Both teams defend what the other team does well. Both are dealing with injuries to their offensive lines.

By the numbers: Carolina is 2-11-1 ATS as a favorite away from home since 2015.

Pick: Panthers 21, Buccaneers 20

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Bengals (0-5) at Ravens (3-2)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Ravens -10½, 48

Analysis: Cincinnati already has allowed San Francisco to rush for 259 yards and last week Arizona rushed for 266 yards against the Bengals. They’ve also allowed Buffalo to rush for 175 yards. Now they get the Ravens, who are averaging 192 rushing yards. This Baltimore defense is nothing to write home about, but the question is can a Cincinnati offense missing its top two receivers and with a horrible offensive line take advantage of a poor Ravens defense.

By the numbers: Baltimore is 2-10-1 ATS as a home favorite of 10 or more points since 2010. … The Bengals were 3-0 ATS as underdogs of 10 or more points last season.

Pick: Ravens 26, Bengals 20

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Seahawks (4-1) at Browns (2-3)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Pick, 46

Analysis: This is a bad scheduling spot for Cleveland coming off a Monday night loss at San Francisco, while Seattle gets extra rest after its home win over the Rams on Oct. 3. Seattle is missing tackle Duane Brown and guard D.J. Fluker on the offensive line. The Seahawks face a Browns pass rush that has been decent. Cleveland is taking too many sacks, but Seattle is not getting to the quarterback. The Browns could get back cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, who have missed the last three weeks.

By the numbers: The under is 16-5 in Cleveland’s last 21 games as a home underdog.

Pick: Browns 23, Seahawks 20

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Texans (3-2) at Chiefs (4-1)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Chiefs -4, 55

Analysis: The Chiefs are banged up and will be without left tackle Eric Fisher, guard Andrew Wylie and defensive tackle Chris Jones. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is doubtful.

By the numbers: Texans QB Deshaun Watson is 7-1-1 ATS as a road underdog. … The Chiefs are 1-4 ATS as home favorites the last two seasons against teams that made the playoffs

Pick: Chiefs 26, Texans 23

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Saints (4-1) at Jaguars (2-3)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Jaguars -3, 43

Analysis: Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater is 3-0 straight up and ATS filling in for Drew Brees. Jacksonville QB Gardner Minshew is 3-1 ATS filling in for Nick Foles. But the Saints are coming off two home games and had allowed more than 8 yards per pass in their two previous road games.

By the numbers: Jacksonville has allowed more than 20 points once in its last nine games as a home favorite.

Pick: Jaguars 23, Saints 17

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Eagles (3-2) at Vikings (3-2)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Vikings -3, 44

Analysis: Philadelphia’s secondary is banged up with Ronald Darby and Avonte Maddox out. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson also is still out. Since coach Doug Pederson took over in 2016, Philadelphia has allowed at least 23 points in 12 of 13 games as a road underdog. The over is 9-2-2 in those 13 games. The Eagles had allowed at least 24 points in each game this season before last week’s 31-6 win over the Jets.

By the numbers: Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is 18-3 ATS as a home favorite against a nondivision opponent.

Pick: Vikings 27, Eagles 20

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Redskins (0-5) at Dolphins (0-4)

Time: 10 a.m.

Line/total: Redskins -4, 42

Analysis: Washington finally gets a game it can win. The Dolphins are coming off their bye week and get extra time to prepare for the Redskins and interim coach Bill Callahan.

By the numbers: Teams with winless records who are underdogs coming off their bye week in game four or later are 27-9-1 ATS. … Nondivision teams from Weeks 3 through Week 6 with a total of 43 or less are 148-87-3 over the total.

Pick: Redskins 27, Dolphins 23

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49ers (4-0) at Rams (3-2)

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Line/total: Rams -3, 50½

Analysis: The 49ers are coming off short week after a Monday night game and injuries are piling up. They are without starting fullback Kyle Juszczyk, right tackle Mike McGlinchey, left tackle Joe Staley and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. The Rams are coming off back-to-back losses and have had extra time to prepare.

By the numbers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo is 10-2 straight up as a starter for the 49ers.

Pick: Rams 24, 49ers 23

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Falcons (1-4) at Cardinals (1-3-1)

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Line/total: Falcons -2½, 51½

Analysis: Both teams are below average defending the pass, and neither team sacks the quarterback well. Atlanta will be without cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Blidi Wreh-Wilson. This is a step down in class for Atlanta.

By the numbers: Arizona is struggling in the red zone with a 30 percent success rate scoring touchdowns vs. a 60 percent success rate for Atlanta.

Pick: Falcons 27, Cardinals 24

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Cowboys (3-2) at Jets (0-4)

Time: 1:25 p.m.

Line/total: Cowboys -7, 44½

Analysis: Sam Darnold returns to quarterback the Jets. The Jets are giving up too many sacks, but was that the offensive line’s fault or the quarterback holding the ball too long? The Dallas offense is better than ever this season, but the defense has taken a step back.

By the numbers: The over was 4-0 last season when Sam Darnold started as a home underdog.

Pick: Cowboys 28, Jets 21

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Titans (2-3) at Broncos (1-4)

Time: 1:25 p.m.

Line/total: Broncos -1½, 40½

Analysis: Tennessee is ready to ground and pound the Broncos. Jacksonville ran for 269 yards two weeks ago at Denver.

By the numbers: Denver is 1-7-2 ATS as a home favorite since 2017. Nondivision teams from Week 3 through Week 6 with a total of 43 or less are 148-87-3 over the total.

Pick: Titans 20, Broncos 16

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Steelers (1-4) at Chargers (2-3)

Time: 5:20 p.m.

Line/total: Chargers -6½, 41

Analysis: Pittsburgh will go with third-string QB Delvin Hodges. The Chargers lost center Mike Pouncey last week to go with left tackle Russell Okung, who has missed the entire season.

By the numbers: The Chargers are 5-10-1 ATS as home favorites since moving from San Diego to Carson, California.

Pick: Chargers 23, Steelers 20

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Lions (2-1-1) at Packers (4-1)

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Line/total: Packers -4, 45½

Analysis: Both teams are likely to try to establish the run, as both give up an average of at least 125 yards on the ground. Green Bay will be without wide receiver Davante Adams.

By the numbers: The under is 17-10-1 when Green Bay is a home favorite with QB Aaron Rodgers starting. … The Packers are 16-5 ATS as a home favorite of less than seven points since 2010. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford is 12-40 ATS against teams that made the playoffs in the year they played the Lions.

Pick: Packers 26, Lions 17

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