NFL Betting Trends: Week 5

The Patriots never lose at home in October and the 49ers never lose as a big favorite.

Those are two of the biggest Week 5 NFL betting trends on the board. And while neither is perfect against the spread, both indicate that betting on outright upsets by the Bills or Broncos are unlikely.

New England has lost just once at home in October in the past decade. They are 18-1 SU overall. They opened as 7.5-point chalk to Denver.


Monday Night Betting: Jets vs Texans

The injury bug continues to haunt the New York Jets as they gear up to host the undefeated Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium this Monday night.

The Jets lost Santonio Holmes with a foot injury just one week after losing Darrelle Revis for the season.

Houston is off to a 4-0 SU and ATS start this season and is 15-5 ATS over its last 20 games.

But they have never beaten the Jets, losing all five times these teams have met. Of course, Houston is 13-3 ATS in their past 16 games as chalk, while the Jets are 1-7 ATS in eight games as an underdog. [ Bet on Monday Night Football and pocket a huge bonus and bet every play - visit Bovada ]


Nebraska vs Ohio State Prediction

Fresh off a comeback victory over Wisconsin, the Nebraska Cornhuskers hit the Big Ten road for a visit with the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday night at the Big Horseshoe (8 pm ET, ABC).

The 4-1 Huskers, who trailed the Badgers by 17 points before rallying to win, were early five-point underdogs vs. the Buckeyes, who just won at Michigan State.
[ has the Huskers covering the spread here - best Huskers line +3.5 at Bovada Saturday morning ]


Saints vs Chargers: Week 5 odds

The San Diego Chargers hope to continue to avoid their annual slow start with a win against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome this Sunday. San Diego is 7-2 SU and ATS over its last nine games.

New Orleans, meanwhile, is still looking for its first win of the season. The Saints are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS over their last five games after going 9-0 SU and ATS over their previous nine.

The Saints hit their bye week and are 7-1-1 ATS the past nine seasons in this position.


Notre Dame Miami Betting Preview

A rowdy rivalry from a couple of decades ago is renewed when 4-0 Notre Dame and 4-1 Miami-Florida meet at Soldier Field in Chicago Saturday night (7:30 pm ET, NBC).

The Irish, who had last week off after their victory over Michigan, were early 13-point favorites over the Hurricanes, who just won a crazy game over NC State.

If you believe in zig-zags, try this one - the Irish have alternated ATS wins and losses the last nine times they were favored. They are due for an ATS loss here Saturday.

Miami is 5-1 ATS in their past 6 games as a double-digit dog and they recently won at Georgia Tech as 14-point dogs. [ Bet on Notre Dame at Bovada ]


Georgia vs South Carolina Prediction

In a key SEC Eastern Division bout the 5-0 Georgia Bulldogs and 5-0 South Carolina Gamecocks, both 3-0 in conference play, do battle Saturday night in Columbia (7 pm ET, ESPN).

The Gamecocks, coming off a come-from-behind victory over Kentucky, were early field-goal favorites over the 'Dawgs, who just put up 51 points on Tennessee.

South Carolina is 6-1-1 ATS in their past eight games against their SEC rivals. [ Bet on South Carolina or Georgia to win the SEC with the best conference odds at 5Dimes ]


College Football Betting Picks - Week 6

Conference play is now in full swing as college football heads into Week 6 of the season. With a full slate of intriguing matchups on tap for this Saturday, we have uncovered a couple of golden opportunities on which to place a timely wager. The following are our top two plays as well as a look at which teams have caught the eye of the OddsShark Consensus this week. All lines quoted have been provided by 5Dimes.

Pick of the Week


Athletics vs Tigers: MLB playoff odds

MLB playoff wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Oakland battle on Saturday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 17-8 mark on the year in Game 1 of the series. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.


Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Betting

In one of those almost-weekly big-time SEC showdowns, the 5-0 LSU Tigers visit the Swamp to play the 4-0 Florida Gators Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, CBS).

LSU, coming off a couple of underwhelming performances in victories over Auburn and Towson State, were early three-point favorites over Gators, who are 3-1 ATS after blanking Kentucky 38-0.

Florida has won twice already as an underdog in 2012, but has lost 8 straight in that role dating back several seasons. [ Bet on LSU or Florida to win the SEC with the latest conference odds at 5Dimes ]


Biggest College Football Bets - Week 6

Week 6 of the college football season packs some big showdowns between major conference heavyweights, but we continue to focus all our energy on a couple of big picks that will provide a big payday for anyone who enjoys wagering on the games.


The following is a look at the biggest line moves, biggest underdogs, and biggest battles to help you get ready for this week’s games. All lines quoted provided by 5Dimes.

Biggest College Football Line Moves - Week 6



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