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By Tom Wilkinson

NFL Week 6 Ugly Dogs

If you want to win money betting NFL games then you need to go against the grain. One of the ways to do that is to take teams that no one else wants to bet. I call them ugly dogs and last week those ugly dogs went 5-1 against the spread. This week there are four ugly dogs that the public will want nothing to do with, but we’ll be backing each of them and taking the points. Let’s look at the Week 6 ugly dog picks.

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Arizona Cardinals +10.5 at Minnesota Vikings

I know that the Cardinals won last week, but they still looked ugly doing it, as they just got past the 49ers. The Cardinals have a rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen and Arizona is simply not scoring many points. If you look at last week’s game you may think that Arizona finally did something, but keep in mind that one of those touchdowns was a defensive score and another one was a busted coverage. The Cardinals figure to have a lot more trouble this week on the road in Minnesota.

The Vikings are coming off a huge win last week against the Eagles, but does anyone really believe the Cardinals are going to go into Minnesota and get the win? This is a perfect example of an ugly dog; a team that very few people give a chance to win. We’ll take the points and go with Arizona.

Buffalo Bills +8.5 at Houston Texans

The Bills slogged their way to a win last week against Tennessee, but it was ugly. Somehow the Bills have won two games, but they have looked bad in each game. They go into Houston and face a Texans team that has a superior offense and defense. The Bills are another team with a rookie quarterback and they are the second ugly dog of the week.

The Texans come into this game at 2-3 and they haven’t looked great, but bettors will be backing Houston at home in this game, as the Texans have Deshaun Watson on offense and a defense led by J.J. Watt. We’ll take the big points with the Bills.

Denver Broncos +7 vs. Los Angeles Rams

I didn’t think we would see the Broncos as an ugly dog this season but after what happened last week against the Jets you have to put the Broncos on the list. They were run over by New York last week and now they face a potent Los Angeles Rams attack. Things have gotten so bad for Denver of late that there is even talk of replacing Case Keenum at quarterback.

The Broncos were thought to be a contender before the season in the AFC West, but now they are just fighting to stay relevant and it is only Week 6. No one is going to want anything to do with the Broncos this week, even at home. That fits the definition of an ugly dog, so we’ll take the Broncos plus the points against the Rams.

San Francisco 49ers +9.5 at Green Bay Packers

The 49ers are definitely the ugliest dog of Week 6. They are coming off a loss to the previously winless Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers have not been able to move the ball consistently since losing Jimmy Garoppolo to injury, but what is even more surprising is that the defense has collapsed. The 49ers are giving up 29.2 points per game, which is 29th in the NFL. The Packers will be playing at home and they have Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. The public will be all over Green Bay in this contest.

The thing that perhaps gives hope to backers of the 49ers in this game is that Green Bay is struggling. They are just 2-2 on the season and Rodgers hasn’t been playing that well. Green Bay is scoring just 23 points per game and they are giving up about 23 per contest. We’ll take the big points and go with the 49ers as an ugly dog.

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