Prior to the start of every NFL season, we all have our own ideas about which teams will contend for the Super Bowl and which are destined to be cellar dwellers. There are also a handful of teams that we would suggest as potential dark horse picks. For the most part, things are playing out somewhat as expected, although if you had said that the Arizona Cardinals would be the only unbeaten team and the Chiefs would be last in their division aster 5 weeks, you might have been considered a little crazy. That is where we are though, but things can change quickly in this league. As we look ahead to Week 6, we have put ATS picks lined up as we look to break out of a mediocre start to our NFL Betting picks this season.
Week 6 ATS Picks for the 2021 Season | NFL Betting
Cincinnati Bengals (-3 ½) at Detroit Lions
You would have to say that the Bengals are among the teams that should be classified as a bit of a surprise this season. They are 3-2 right now and perhaps a little unlucky not to be 4-1 after an OT loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 5. This weekend, they will be on the road to face a Detroit Lions team that is yet to win and who seem to be finding incredible new ways to lose every week. The Bengals appear to be a team on the rise and have had some real success versus the Lions, winning 6 in a row and covering the spread in 5 of those wins. They are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 visits to Detroit, so a lot to like here.
Green Bay Packers (-4 ½) at Chicago Bears
It is still very early in the season and a lot can change, but it already looks as though the Green Bay Packers are well on course to win the NFC North. They can certainly take a firm grasp of the division with a win on the road against Chicago this weekend. This is easier said than done, as Chicago have moved to 3-2 on the season despite not seemingly having a clear idea of who their starting QB is this season. The Packers have absolutely dominated this matchup in recent seasons, winning 10 of their last 11 against the Bears. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and will face a Bears team that has covered just 3 times in their last 10 against divisional opponents.
Dallas Cowboys (-4) at New England Patriots
When you look at the teams sitting atop their respective divisions at the moment, you are generally looking at teams who have a proven starting QB under center. The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 and dominating in the NFC East with Dak Prescott looking very much as though he has truly recovered from the injury that derailed his 2020 season. The Patriots haver a good young prospect in Mac Jones, but it also looks like they need help in many other areas outside of QB. The Cowboys have covered in all 5 of their games this season, while the Patriots are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 overall. The Cowboys are hot right now and I like them to win and cover.