NFL Week 6 Picks: Road Teams That Will Cover Spread in Tight Matchups

October 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the toughest factors to determine when picking NFL games is how much home-field advantage should be considered. Generally speaking, teams are more comfortable at home, but whether it's enough to swing a matchup is a seemingly never-ending debate.
Of course, not all teams get the same type of edge from playing in their home stadium. For example, the Seattle Seahawks receive far more of a boost from their raucous fanbase than virtually every other team. There isn't one catch-all number that fits every situation.
Knowing that, let's examine three teams that should be able to go out on the road and emerge with victories, while also covering the spread in the process. All odds used are courtesy of Vegas Insider.
Carolina Panthers (+2.5 at Minnesota Vikings)
Cam Newton has been struggling to match the success of his first two seasons. The Vikings defense should be the perfect remedy. Minnesota is giving up over 325 passing yards per game and ranks in th...

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