2018-2019 Scores&Stats NFL Betting Power Rankings: Week 6
by Doug Upstone Scores & Statson
For football bettors that cannot get enough underdogs, this season to date has been money in the bank. Almost every week they cashing overall or in some particular category, especially that home pooch who is growling!
Favorites: 10-4 SU and 6-8 ATS (Season: 57-29-2 SU and 38-47-3 ATS) Favorite of 7 or more: 4-1 SU and 1-4 ATS (Season: 15-6 SU and 8-12-1 ATS) Favorites of 3 or less: 4-3 SU and 4-3 ATS (Season: 18-16-2 SU and 15-19-2 ATS) Home Underdogs: 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS (Season: 10-8-2 SU and 16-4 ATS) Pick Games: Home team 4-1 ATS
This all leads to our score-based Power Ratings, which we introduced this season. These type of ratings are based not only on records but on how teams did against the point spread, which gives us a broader view when it comes to understanding the strengths of a team when making lines. Here are this week's ranking and team updates. Your comments are always welcome.
Odds:+300 Record: 6-0 SU and 3-2-1 ATS Last Week's Rank: 1st
Los Angeles remains in the top spot of Power Ratings, but there hold is slipping as they have stopped covering spreads in recent weeks. They are double-digit favorites at San Francisco but will they be knocked out as the NFL's best?
Odds: +850 Record: 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS Last Week's Rank: 3rd
New Orleans looks back on track after a slow start. The Saints will have an immense test heading to Baltimore this week with the league's top scoring offense facing the NFL's stingiest defense in points allowed.
Odds:+1800 Record: 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS Last Week's Rank: 9th
There was a segment of the betting market that was high the Chargers faltering in Cleveland, but that never came close to happening with L.A. totally dominating. Next stop for the Bolts is London to take on Tennessee.
Odds:+1600 Record: 3-3 and 2-4 ATS Last Week's Rank: 14th
We told you last week that Super Bowl champions after an early season slump generally start playing better starting week six. This is exactly what the Eagles did. Let's see if Philly can continue building momentum with Carolina in town.
Odds:+3300 Record: 4-2 SU and ATS Last Week's Rank: 7th
Once again, Cincinnati had the Steelers on the ropes and could not knock them out. The Bengals suffered a host of injuries to there secondary which contributed to setback and going to take on the Chiefs with that sort of problem is hardly ideal.
Odds:+2000 Record: 3-2-1 SU and 2-4 ATS Last Week's Rank: 12th
The truth of the matter is that the Packers would have never won without Aaron Rodgers. They were outworked, outplayed and outhustled for the first 55 minutes. If Green Bay has any playoff aspirations they better dig deep to find them during the bye week.
Odds: +3300 Record: 3-2 SU and 2-3 ATS Last Week's Rank: 8th
Carolina came off their bye week sluggish and fell behind early to Washington 17-0 thanks to three turnovers and only made the final score respectable. It will not be easier this week with Philly feeling better about itself with a blowout win.
Odds:+2000 Record: 3-3 SU and ATS Last Week's Rank: 5th
Jacksonville is finding out what it is like when opposing teams take them seriously and they are not completely focused. The sense you get about the Jaguars is after beating the Patriots, they felt they were unbeatable and they just had to show up. It does work like that in this league.
Odds: +8000 Record: 4-2 SU and ATS Last Week's Rank: 27th
No Ryan Tannehill, three offensive linemen out and still Miami manage to beat the Bears in overtime. Just another week in the NFL! Miami will try their luck against another NFC North squad when Matthew Stafford and the Lions hit the Miami area.
Odds: +25000 Record: 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS Last Week's Rank: 29th
Though Buffalo has a quarterback shortage they keep hanging around in games. They were in a position to beat Houston but Nathan Peterman threw yet another interception. The Bills will try their luck in Indianapolis.
Odds: +20000 Record: 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS Last Week's Rank: 28th
Indianapolis is only going to have so many chances to win 50-50 games this season. They blew their chance against the Jets and will have another opportunity to get in the win column when facing Buffalo this week.
Odds: +15000 Record: 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS Last Week's Rank: 25th
Sports talk radio in New York says it's time to bail-out on Eli Manning. But does anyone really want to see the G-Men's backup quarterbacks play? What a terrible position New York has placed itself in.
Odds:+15000 Record: 2-4 SU and 1-4-1 ATS Last Week's Rank: 32nd
The Broncos got their first cover of the season against the Rams largely due to penalty calls on their final drive, for an old backdoor winner. Denver might be a short favorite in the desert but they are 1-9 ATS as recent visitors.
Odds: +30000 Record: 1-5 SU and 1-4-1 ATS Last Week's Rank: 31st
This is the roster Jon Gruden wanted, experienced without a lot of talent. Derek Carr continues to regress and both lines are being whipped at the line of scrimmage. Maybe a bye week will provide answers.