NFL Picks: Week 6 Team Totals for Sunday & Monday Night Matchups

Steven Suarez

Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:39 PM GMT

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 4:39 PM GMT

Both of our team total picks come in the two primetime games this week. Which NFL odds stand out most in Week 6 and how can you make them work to your advantage?

New England Patriots OVER 31.5 at 5Dimes
All of the narratives are in play here. We all know about Deflategate, and how it all started after New England's win over Indianapolis in last year''s playoffs.

You better believe the Patriots remember and are going to want to prove that they're the better football team, and they're going to want to do it in style. We've seen how vindictive Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company can be when they have a point to prove, and they've jumped out to a red-hot start already this season. That's why they're huge favorites for this Sunday night showdown with the Colts, and that's also why they own the week's highest team total.

Through four games this season, New England has scored a total of 149 points, good for an average of 37.25 points per game. The Patriots are averaging an NFL-best 331.2 passing yards per game, with Brady owning a 72.5 completion rate to go with a stellar 11:0 TD:INT ratio. His QB rating is an excellent 121.5 ahead of Week 6. 

With so many weapons at his disposal, there's no reason to think Brady and the Patriots offense will slow down any time soon. They appear to be on a mission, and now they'll take on an Indianapolis team that hasn't been anything special defensively. We expect New England to have little trouble finding the end zone consistently, with the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount all figuring to get a piece of the pie.

So, despite this being a very high humber, we're all over the Patriots offense here in Week 6 and will back them to go OVER. With New England not taking any prisoners, you may want to consider it too.

 

***Monday Night Football Preview***
***Monday Night Football ATS Pick***
***Monday Night Football Total Pick***
***Monday Night Football Player Props***

 

New York Giants OVER 22 at 5Dimes
The Giants travel to the City of Brotherly Love for Monday Night Football, and they're currently classified as underdogs on the NFL odds board. Philadelphia will enter being favored by 5.5 points at a lot of the top sportsbooks, but we're more worried about the total here. Right now the O/U is at 50 points, with the Eagles at a 27.5 point team total and the Giants listed at 22.

New York has recovered from two straight losses to open their season by winning three in a row. The Giants have scored 24+ points in each of those victories, and you have to figure they'll have a good chance of topping that mark again versus the Eagles, regardless of the fact they'll be at home.

The simple matter of fact is Philadelphia is going to give up points week in and week out, and this Giants offense is more than talented enough to find the end zone at least a few times. There are rumbling that Odell Beckham Jr. will sit out after he missed practice throughout the week, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly (and a lot of other people) are expecting the star wideout to be out there on the field. We are too.

That would obviously be a big boost to New York's offensive capabilities, especially since Reuben Randle has been upgraded to probable himself. Shane Vereen has been making a lot of big plays for the Giants too, and the maestro of the entire offense, Eli Manning, has already thrown for 1,417 yards with 10 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. 

Needless to say, we feel New York will have a lot of success moving the ball on Monday Night Football, and we're not going to hesitate picking them to go OVER 22 points. 

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