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Week 6 NFL picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Carson, Calif.

Week 6: Chiefs at Patriots

Which side would you take in Chiefs at Patriots? (Poll consensus year to date: 5-0)
Chiefs plus-3.5 — 51.1%
Patriots minus-3.5 — 48.9%

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Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The sports betting market’s old flame meets its new fling in Sunday Night Football of the NFL’s week 6.

For more than a decade, the New England Patriots typically attracted more betting action than any other teams in sports books. They haven’t even been the most popularly bet AFC team in the 2018 season, though.

The Kansas City Chiefs have replaced them, with undefeated, high-flying Chiefs covering in each of their first five games behind electric second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City is drawing the bulk of the action going into its game at New England, which kicks off at 5:25 p.m. tonight on NBC, as a 3.5-point underdog.

The two teams are currently the favorites in the AFC to reach the Super Bowl, meaning the matchup could have major implications down the line.

Chiefs at Patriots is also the game of the week in the Sun’s handicapping contest, making it a required pick in the competition asking each sports writer to make six wagers off of the South Point betting board weekly.

Check below for all of the week 6 picks. Games are listed in order of their sports book rotation numbers.

Case Keefer (2012, 2014, 2015 champion, 2013 and 2017 co-champion)

Season:20-10

Last Week: 5-1

Dolphins plus-3.5 vs. Bears

Steelers plus-1.5 at Bengals

Raiders plus-3 vs. Seahawks in London

Texans minus-9.5 vs. Bills

Cowboys plus-3 vs. Jaguars

Patriots minus-3.5 vs. Chiefs

Ray Brewer (2016 champion, 2013 co-champion)

Season: 16-13-1

Last Week: 3-3

Chargers minus-1 at Browns

Dolphins plus-3.5 vs. Bears

Steelers plus-1.5 at Bengals

Falcons minus-3 vs. Buccaneers

Cowboys plus-3 vs. Jaguars

Patriots minus-3.5 vs. Chiefs

Mike Grimala

Season:15-13-2

Last Week: 2-4

Bears minus-3.5 at Dolphins

Bengals minus-1.5 vs. Steeelers

Falcons minus-3 vs. Buccaneers

Seahawks minus-3 vs. Raiders in London

Jaguars minus-3 at Cowboys

Chiefs plus-3.5 at Patriots

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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