October 3, 2017 Staff Writer

NFL News

NFL Betting Lines: Week 5 Odds, Trends, and Top Matchups Preview

Week 5 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the New England Patriots at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a 6-point road favorite.

New England dropped to 1-3 against the spread on the season last week, but they’re still 9-0 straight up and 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games. As a road favorite the Patriots are 7-1 ATS in their last eight. The Buccaneers have won six straight at home at 4-2 ATS, and as a home dog they’re 3-2 SU in their last five.

In the battle of the birds this week the Philadelphia Eagles host the Arizona Cardinals as a 6.5-point favorite. The Eagles are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six games and 6-3 ATS in their last nine at home. Arizona has lost four in a row ATS, but they’re 5-0-1 ATS in their last six versus Philadelphia.

The Dallas Cowboys are in tough this week as a 2-point home favorite versus the Green Bay Packers. Dallas is only 2-4 SU and ATS in their last six games, and they’ve lost their last two matchups against Green Bay at home, both as the favorite. Green Bay has been a strong OVER play for totals bettors lately at 10-1 OVER in their last 11.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are sizable 8.5-point favorites this week at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville is 1-7 SU in their last eight on the road, but 5-3 ATS. Pittsburgh has won five straight at home at 3-1-1 ATS, but they’re only 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus Jacksonville, including four losses as the favorite.

On Sunday night the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans as a 3-point road favorite. The Chiefs are 6-1 ATS in their last seven and as a road favorite they’ve won nine straight both SU and ATS. Houston has won three in a row ATS, but they have trouble in night games, with a 3-21-1 ATS mark in their last 25.

Week 5 concludes Monday night when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Chicago Bears. The injury-riddled Vikings are a 3.5-point road favorite. The Vikings are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last seven road games, and they’re 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games in Chicago. The Bears are 1-7 SU and 4-4 ATS in their last eight games, but they’re 7-1 ATS in their last eight as a home underdog.