NFL Picks: Packers vs. Ravens Week 6

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:51 PM GMT

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 12:51 PM GMT

Neither Green Bay or Baltimore has enjoyed a great start to their seasons – who will come out on top when the two meet in Week 6? Let us point you in the right direction when placing your NFL picks.

Odds Overview

For the most part, the Packers are favored by a field goal, but you can also find NFL odds of 2.5 at a few books, including 5Dimes. So far Green Bay has gone 2-2 ATS, with the Ravens at 3-2 ATS.

The total is at either 48 or 48.5, with the OVER having hit the mark in three of the Packers' four games. The UNDER is 3-2 in Baltimore's five matchups so far.

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Green Bay Packers

The Packers weren't at their best last week, but still recorded a comfortable 22-9 win over division-rival Detroit at home. Coming in they were favored by as many as 10 points at the sportsbooks.

With the Lions missing Calvin Johnson, Green Bay had little trouble containing Matthew Stafford and company offensively. The Packers had five sacks in total and held Reggie Bush and Joique Bell to a combined 65 yards on 18 carries.

Aaron Rodgers was 20-of-30 for 274 yards and a touchdown, with James Jones and Jordy Nelson acting as his favorite targets on the day. Jones had four catches for 127 yards and a score and Nelson caught five balls for 82 yards. Eddie Lacy added 99 yards on the ground and Randall Cobb had 105 yards in total offensively.

All in all, Green Bay is off to a fine start on that side of the ball, ranking #4 in passing and #5 in passing.

However, the Packers are giving up 288.8 YPG through the air, putting them #26 in the NFL in that category. They have been much better against the run, ranking #5 by allowing only 86.0 yards per game.

Follow our continuing football betting coverage with Daily NFL Week 6 Betting Odds Report!

Baltimore Ravens

After getting humiliated by the Broncos in the opening week of the season, the Ravens have recovered to win three of four. 

In Week 5 it was a tough battle in Miami, but Baltimore kicked a late field goal which ended up making the difference. 

The Ravens looked very good defensively, at least in the trenches, holding the Dolphins to a measly 22 rushing yards. Terrell Suggs had three sacks and Baltimore had six in total against Ryan Tannehill in the victory. 

Offensively, Joe Flacco didn't have his finest effort, as he failed to even throw a touchdown pass in the win. He was 19-of-32 for 269 yards and one interception. Ray Rice came through with 102 total yards and two touchdowns, while Torrey Smith had six receptions for a game-high 121 yards.

Now the Ravens will try to carry that over to a big home encounter with Green Bay, before visiting Pittsburgh in Week 7. They'll then have a bye in Week 8, so this is a crucial stretch for the reigning Super Bowl champs.

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Week 6 Pick

The Ravens are playing much better these days, but we believe the Packers are the right side with our NFL picks this weekend.

Baltimore has some question marks health-wise at the skill positions, as both Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown are recovering from injuries. The Ravens need all the weapons they can get if they want to stay toe-to-toe with that Green Bay offense.

Yet to win on the road this season, we believe that changes for Rodgers and company this week. Take the Packers to win by a field goal or more inside M&T Bank Stadium.

Pick: Packers -2.5

 

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