Top Three NFL Week 6 Moneyline Underdog Picks

We only hit one of our moneyline underdog picks last week as the Bills won on the road in Kansas City. Chicago and Philadelphia also won as underdogs last week. Who will it be this week?

Underdogs are 31-49 straight up this season and there are more than a few potential candidates this week. Here’s a look at the top three NFL Week 6 moneyline underdog picks.

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions

Bengals vs. Lions Betting Report

At some point this season, the Detroit Lions will win a game. This is the week. Once again, the Lions scored late only to get beat on a last-second field goal. Detroit drove the field, scored, and got the two- point conversion to go ahead 17-16 over Minnesota.

With just 36 seconds left, the Vikings drove and kicked a 54-yard field goal for the win. The Bengals had lost to Green Bay in overtime last week when neither wanted to hit a field goal. The Packers finally did and Cincy dropped to 3-2.

The Bengals three wins are over Minnesota, Pittsburgh, and winless Jacksonville. That’s not all that impressive. Cincy QB Joe Burrow has some injury issues, but is likely to play. The Bengals have given up a ton of passing yards.

With the exception of the first half against the 49ers and the second half against the Packers, the Lions have kept games close. This week, they will overcome and grab their first win of the season.

Best Moneyline Pick: LIONS +145

Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens

Chargers vs. Ravens Betting Report

Both the Ravens and Chargers fought hard to obtain late-game wins last week. Baltimore came back from a huge deficit to send their game with Indy to overtime. The Ravens won it with a touchdown in the extra 10:00.

The Chargers scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to come back and beat Cleveland last week. QB Justin Herbert has been outstanding and is a leading candidate for the league MVP. Despite the play of Herbert, the Chargers offense, and the ability of the defense to get after quarterbacks; the Chargers opened as a road underdog.

Playing as a road underdog twice this season, the Chargers won both games. The defense has the ability to slow down Lamar Jackson. Plus, the Ravens come off a short week having played on Monday night.

Best Moneyline Pick: CHARGERS +140

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns

Cardinals vs. Browns Betting Report

Somehow, you blow a lead, lose by five, and drop to 3-2 then play an unbeaten team at home and you wind up a 3-point favorite. That would be the Cleveland Browns, who held a 27-13 third quarter lead over the Chargers but ultimately lost 47-42.

Cleveland welcomes the 5-0 Arizona Cardinals to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Upon closer examination, the Browns have three wins over Houston, Chicago, and Minnesota. The Cardinals shocked Tennessee 38-13 in the season opener and they have consecutive wins over the Rams (37-20) and 49ers (17-10).

The Browns could be without DE Jadeveon Clowney once again. Without him, Cleveland will struggle putting pressure on Arizona QB Kyler Murray. The Browns are 5-1 in their last six home games, but there is simply too much value on the Cardinals to pass up here.

Best Moneyline Pick: CARDINALS +128

About the Author

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Rick, a Generation X-er, who now lives just north of the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. A former high school, college, and professional football player, Rick now spends his time as a high school coach and as a personal quarterback trainer. An all-state high school quarterback, he went on to become an Academic All-American at Division II Indiana University of PA. He later coached at his alma mater helping lead the program to the 1990 NCAA Division II national championship game. Rick has also served as a high school head coach and as an assistant in Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan.

His passion for sports writing started when he was the sports editor for his high school newspaper and continued when he worked as a sportswriter for the Jamestown (New York) Post-Journal in the early 1990s. A true sports fanatic, Rick enjoys all things Pittsburgh: Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. The Immaculate Reception, the 1979 We Are Family Pirates, and the ’91-’92 Penguins are among his favorites. After working as an educator and athletic director for several years, he again took up sports writing and has contributed to several websites and publications, including Coach & Player magazine, X & O Labs, American Football Monthly, and many others.

When not consumed with coaching, watching, thinking about, or writing about football and other seasonal sports, he finds himself working out like he was still in college and reading everything from military history to Brad Thor novels. Rick has also been chasing rock god stardom as a drummer who has played with bands that have opened for the likes of Fuel, Days of the New, and Alien Ant Farm. He continues to play with his church worship group. Most importantly, Rick is married to the love of his life, Lisa, and has two beautiful daughters.