The Kansas City Chiefs remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team heading into Week 6
The best of the week’s betting oportunites as follows
Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
Thursday night football this week sees a clash between two 4-1 teams in Charlotte. Despite some inconsistencies from Cam Newton and a key injury to Greg Olsen the Panthers have heated up on offsense and have a very good defense too
The Eagles are a fast developing team.Protectged by a strong offensive line the second year quarterback Carson Wentz is progressing fast with a gun slingers mentality which is producing big plays and a lot of points. The defense has always been strong up front but weaker in the secondary but the more prolific offense can help cover up some deficiencies there
The Panthers are 3.5 point favourites here in the point handicap. I like the Eagles +3.5 at 10/11 with skybet in what should be a high scoring close game.
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
The Saints won in London and then went on their bye week. They go into this NFC game with a 2-2 record with their normally prolific offense not quite firing on all cylinders and the defense showing signs of improvement in the pass rush.
The Lions are a difficult team to beat now known for fourth quarter comebacks under quarterback Matthew Stafford the latest of which fell just short against Carolina last weekend. The combination of Stafford, wide receivers and receinv backs are going to present quite the challenge for Saints defense.
The Saints, traditionally with a home advantage for their fast paced offense in their dome, are 4.5 point handicap favourites here, but i like the Lions +4.5 at 10/11.
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
The 49ers head to the captialthis weekend with a 0-5 record, although they came close to getting their first win when losing in overtime in Indanapolis last weekend. In a rebuilding phase under new coach Kyle Shanahan they are probably a draft or two away from supplemnting their young talent with areas like quarterback and recevier to allow the team to return to a winning record but they are currently competitive in every game
The Redskins lost at Kansas City on Mnday night football before going on their bye and have a 2-2 record going into this game. A strong defense and Kirck Cousins ability to help put up points gives them a shot at a successsful season.
The Redskins are 10 point favourites here but i will take a chance on the 49ers +10 at 10/11to cover here