New York state’s three football teams went 3-0 last week and each now stands above .500 in the standings. Here’s a look at their opening lines for NFL Week 6.
New York state’s three professional football teams enjoyed a banner weekend. Each squad took home an impressive victory in its own right and now all three teams hold winning records for the first time in several years. Despite this, the NFL Week 6 opening lines set both the Giants and Jets as underdogs, while the Bills enter their marquee matchup as the betting favorites.
As the Week 6 opening lines drop, bettors pour over emerging trends for the 2022 NFL season. Road underdogs continue to cover at the highest rate this season, having gone 28-18-1 against the spread thus far (60.87 percent). Home ‘dogs sport a 18-13-2 ATS mark through five weeks (58.1 percent), making all underdogs 46-31-3 (59.7 percent) thus far.
The Under also continues to dominate in 2022. Game totals hit the Under 47 times through five weeks (59.5 percent), including in 11 of 16 primetime games. Interestingly, four of the five overtime games this season have also seen the Under.
For the New York teams, the Bills and Jets have each covered the spread three times, while the Giants have covered four times. The Under is a combined 9-6 for these squads. Here’s a look at the best NFL Week 6 opening lines for the Bills, Giants, and Jets.
Opening Lines Week 6: Bills at Chiefs
The Bills regained complete control of the AFC East thanks, in part, to Buffalo’s 38-3 beat down of the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Josh Allen offered up an MVP-level performance, throwing for 424 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 42 on the ground. Buffalo improved to 4-1 with the win and now head to Kansas City for the NFL’s marquee matchup in Week 6.
The Chiefs come to this contest following a come-from-behind thriller on Monday Night Football, snagging a 30-29 victory where tight end Travis Kelce caught four touchdown passes. This game features the two highest scoring teams in 2022 and stands as a compelling rematch from last year’s AFC playoffs.
The opening lines for this ballgame started between a pick ‘em and at minus-2 in favor of the Bills at most sportsbooks. Since then, Buffalo’s performances this season engendered more confidence in them, and bettors pushed action their way. Sportsbooks have responded by setting the Bills as 2.5 or 3-point favorites at this point. The total for this game opened between 53.5 and 54.5 and has stayed in that range.
Opening Lines Week 6: Giants vs Ravens
The Giants improved to 3-0 all-time playing in London with their impressive victory over the Green Bay Packers. New York’s defense held Aaron Rodgers and the Pack scoreless in the second half en route to the comeback win. The Giants are now 4-1 and in a surprisingly competitive NFC East.
The Ravens come to this contest following a 19-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football last week. Baltimore sports a 3-2 record and a 2-2-1 mark against the spread. Cincinnati’s defense held Lamar Jackson largely in check, limiting him to 174 passing yards and 58 rushing yards (his lowest since Week 1).
The opening lines for this Week 6 matchup saw the Ravens favored by 5.5 or 6.0 points but some sportsbooks now list the Giants at +5.0 as the home team. The opening total for this contest started at 43.5 at most sportsbooks but its ticked up since then, getting to either 44.5 or 45 across the board.
Opening Lines Week 6: Jets at Packers
With their impressive Week 5 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the New York Jets improved to 3-2 on the season. This marks the first time since Week 5 of the 2017 season that Gang Green has a winning record. The Jets saw some of their young stars emerge as gamebreakers in Week 5. Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner nabbed his first career interception and Breece Hall registered nearly 200 yards of total offense in the win.
The Jets face a tough task in Week 6 and that’s reflected in the opening lines for this contest in Green Bay. The Packers fell flat in London last week, squandering a two-score lead to the New York Giants and slipping to 3-2 in the standings. While this Packers team isn’t as stacked as squads in the past, another upset loss sends Green Bay further down the NFC standings.
The opening lines for this contest started a +9.5 in favor of the Packers back in May, and that figure has come down slightly since then as Green Bay’s offense has struggled to find consistency. Most sportsbooks list the Packers as 7-point favorites at home at this point. The total for this contest opened between 44 and 44.5 at most sportsbooks and has ticked up since then, listing between 45.5 and 46.5 across the board.
|Jets Best Odds||+7/-105 (BetMGM)||+280 (PointsBet)||Over 46/-110 (BetRivers)||Under 46.5/-115 (FanDuel)|