Live On Air

Streaming Now: The Lookahead

play Watch Live radio Listen Live

Week 6 NFL best bets: A play on every game

By VSiN Staff  (VSiN.com) 

USATSI_14992029

Week 6 of the very unique 2020 NFL season is here. 

With no Thursday night football, but games scheduled for Sunday and two on Monday, there are plenty of betting opportunities. Our experts Drew Dinsick, Dave Tuley and Matt Youmans combine to give their opinions on every game.

Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers (-1.5, 44.5)

Dinsick:  It is shocking to see both the Panthers and Bears firmly in the playoff hunt through five weeks given the low expectations for each team heading into this season. After three solid wins as an underdog, the Panthers have finally earned some market respect as a small favorite; this is warranted given their performance in the absence of star running back Christian McCaffrey. Carolina’s passing offense has emerged with a top-five offensive passing unit, adding 0.17 expected points per play.  

USATSI_15053544

Unfortunately for the Panthers, this newfound passing success runs directly into the strength of Bears defense, which is currently No. 4 in the NFL in passing defense, forcing a negative 0.06 points per dropback by opposing offenses. Considering the injuries to the Carolina defensive front seven, the Bears may finally get their ground game going which would shorten the game. When combined with the expectation of regression for the Panthers passing attack, it provides a nice edge on the under 44.5 in this contest with a fair total of 41 points by my numbers. 

Pick: Under 44.5 

Detroit Lions (-3, 54.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars

Tuley: These teams are at 1-3 and 1-4, respectively, or right about where they were expected to be. The Jaguars upset the Colts in Week 1 and played the Titans tough in Week 3 but haven’t really been competitive the other three weeks.

back to news

FREE Email Sign-Up

Get the latest sports betting news & VSiN programming updates with this free daily email from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network.

Headlines

View All

custom-banner-3
VSiN Logo Plus

Free Trial

Make a risk-free bet on VSiN!

VSiN+ FREE TRIAL

  • Afternoon subscriber-only email with highlights and best bets from the day's programs
  • Point Spread Weekly, VSiN's digital magazine on sports betting
  • 24-7 Live video stream of VSiN programs plus replays
  • Any special sport-specified betting guides we do
  • All exclusive subscriber-only stories and data on VSiN.com
Sign Up Now
custom-banner-3
 

LISTEN LIVE!

It's totally free

(Learn more about the player)

OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN

  • On your phone
  • In your home
  • In your car
DETAILS
Google Play
App Store
Close