GB Looks to Continue Home Dominance

The St. Louis Rams face the unenviable task of taking on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 5 NFL action.

Green Bay has rattled off 11 straight victories (including the playoffs) at the storied stadium – the longest active home winning streak in the league. 

Even without superstar wide receiver Jordy Nelson the Packers haven’t missed a beat in 2015. Aaron Rodgers and company are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS through at the quarter mark of the season.

The Rams are coming off an impressive road win over the red-hot Arizona Cardinals and have made a habit of cashing Unders away from the Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis is 9-13 O/U in its last 14 clashes on the road.

The big story in this game is going to be offense. Green Bay’s high-flying offense is especially lights out at Lambeau, while the Rams are the worst offensive team in the league, ranking 28th in passing and 23rd in rushing.

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Steelers-Chargers MNF Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the best bets in the NFL through four weeks, get the primetime treatment in the Week 5 edition of Monday Night Football opposite the San Diego Chargers.

Without Ben Roethlisberger in the fold due to a knee injury, Michael Vick was tasked with leading the charge for the Steelers but came up just short against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4.

The Chargers haven’t put up much of a fight against the Steelers in recent years, something that’s translated at the betting window.  Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two clubs.

San Diego has the third best offense in the NFL, but will need to step up on D in this one. The Bolts are allowing an average of 27.5 points per game compared to Pittsburgh’s much more respectable average of 18.5.

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NFL Week 5: 49ers On Ugly ATS Skid

Times are tough in San Francisco, but the 49ers will try to turn things around in the Big Apple Sunday versus the New York Giants.

As was predicted by many experts before the season began, the 49ers have had a tough time following one of the worst offseasons in NFL history, and are 1-3 SU and ATS with a quarter of the season elapsed.

Dating back to last season, the 49ers are a paltry 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.

In what’s been one of the NFL’s most mediocre divisions, the Giants are tied for first place in the NFC East with Dallas and Washington at 2-2 SU. The G-Men have fared well at the betting window, going 3-1 ATS in the young season.

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Raiders vs Broncos Week 5 NFL Odds

The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders are trending in opposite directions when it comes to cashing spread tickets ahead of their Week 5 matchup.

Denver (3-1 ATS) comes in as one of the top ATS teams in the league through four weeks, while Oakland (1-3 ATS) finds itself as one of the worst bets in the league despite showing promise as a young team on the rise.

If the Raiders are going to have any shot in this game they’re going to have to step up in a big way on defense. The silver and black are 31st in the league in total defense.

Denver hasn’t had any issues in that department, however. The Von Miller-led Broncos are the top defensive team in the NFL entering Week 5.

Denver has had the edge in a big way when the teams have met, going 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven clashes against Oakland.

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Cards Historically Struggling in October

The Arizona Cardinals were knocked down a peg in light of Week 4’s home loss to the St. Louis Rams but will attempt to get back to their winning ways against the Detroit Lions in the Motor City on Sunday.

The Cards, who started the season a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS, combined for the fourth-highest point total through the season’s opening three weeks in NFL history. The Rams defense proved to be a much tougher task for the Cards, holding Carson Palmer and company to 22 points.

Despite their red-hot start, October has proven to be a tough month for Arizona. Bruce Arians’ squad is 1-8 SU and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine October games.

Pegged by many to be a contender in the NFC North, Detroit has reached one of their lowest points in the Matthew Stafford era. The Lions are winless to start the season and rank 29th in both total yards and

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Falcons Perfect SU and ATS This Season

The red-hot Atlanta Falcons look to remain perfect at the betting window when they welcome Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins to town in Week 5 NFL action Sunday.

Atlanta (4-0 SU, ATS) has seemingly put last year’s 6-10 record in the rear-view mirror and looks like a completely different team under new head coach Dan Quinn. The Falcons are scoring in bunches, averaging 34.25 points per game in the first month of the season. 

With the quarterback drama surrounding embattled quarterback Robert Griffin III behind them, the Redskins have managed to keep their head above water, entering the tilt with a 2-2 SU record. 

The ‘Skins held on for a 23-20 win over division rival Philadelphia in Week 4 thanks to another solid performance by Cousins (31-for-46, 290 yards, one touchdown). The Michigan State product has 1,005 yards passing to go along with four touchdowns and four interceptions as a starter this year.

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AFC North Showdown - BAL vs CLE Odds

Historically speaking, the Baltimore Ravens have thoroughly enjoyed facing the Cleveland Browns.

The Ravens are a sizzling 13-1 SU in their last 14 games against the Browns, a trend that will appeal to Baltimore bettors as the two sides will renew acquaintances in Maryland on Sunday.

In the wake of an ugly 0-3 start to the campaign, the Ravens rebounded in a big way en route to a 23-20 triumph over Pittsburgh in Week 4. Baltimore ranks in the bottom of the league when it comes to covering the spread at 0-3-1 ATS.

Cleveland raised some eyebrows when head coach Mike Pettine decided to bench Johnny Manziel once again in favor of Josh McCown, but McCown did his part in his team’s 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The journeyman signal caller finished the game 32-for-41 to go along with 356 yards passing and two touchdowns.

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Seahawks, Bengals Playing to the Over

The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals are starting to prove their doubters wrong and are understandably riding a high ahead of Week 5’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Cincy (4-0 SU) has also been a lights out play against the spread, covering in each of their first four games of the season. The Bengals are scoring an average of 30.2 points per game (the fourth highest mark in the league), making it no surprise that the Over has gone 3-1 so far in their games.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is playing the best football of his career. The 27-year-old has 1,187 passing yards and nine touchdowns to go along with just one interception through the quarter mark of the 2015 campaign.

Seattle hasn’t looked like the same dominating team we’re accustomed to seeing, but as we’ve seen time and time again in the Pete Carroll era, the Hawks should not be taken lightly by any stretch of the imagination. 

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Something Has to Give in KC-Chi Clash

Expectations for the Chicago Bears weren’t high entering the 2015 NFL campaign but the same can’t be said for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both teams are sitting with identical 1-3 SU records ahead of Week 5’s clash. Chicago has struggled offensively, putting up just 68 points through four weeks while allowing 125, which is considerably worse than K.C. Despite their record, the Chiefs have scored 100 points while allowing 125.

Unsurprisingly, the Chiefs and Bears have only managed a single cover for the backers. 

The Monsters of the Midway got a badly needed boost in Week 4’s 22-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders thanks to the return of Jay Cutler. Cutler, who was forced to sit out in Week 3 due to a nagging hamstring injury, picked apart the Raiders secondary for 281 yards on 28-of-43 passing and two touchdowns. 

On the flip side, Kansas City’s Alex Smith tossed a season-high 386 yards but it wasn’t enough as the Chiefs fell by a score of 36-21 to Cincinnati thanks to some less than stellar defensive play. 

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Eagles-Saints Week 5 Betting Outlook

The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints square off in Pennsylvania on Sunday with the intention of turning their seasons around before it’s too late.

In light of underwhelming 1-3 SU starts to the season, the Eagles and Saints have struggled for vastly different reasons. Philadelphia hasn’t been able to get anything going on offense, ranking 30th in the NFL in total yards and 22nd in points scored.

Under bettors aren’t complaining, however, as three out of Philly’s four games have gone Under the closing total.

New Orleans got their first win of the year over the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 thanks to the return of the ever-steady Drew Brees, but things aren’t exactly swell in the Bayou State. The Saints offense – formerly one of the most potent in the NFL – has been sputtering, evidenced by little known wideout Willie Snead leading the team in receiving yards (240).

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