NFL Prop Bets Roundup: Week 5

Wes Welker and Calvin Johnson are having monster seasons at wide receiver, and as a result they lead another interesting batch of props heading into Week 5 of the NFL’s regular season.

Here’s a look at those props, as well as some other intriguing ones, over at Bovada.

Will Wes Welker make history?

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Sunday Setup: Revenge for Falcons?

With four games under every team’s belt, football bettors now have enough of a sample size to start formulating selections based on this year’s performance instead of just speculation.

But while that’s a good starting point, as is always the case in betting football there is more to handicapping than just the numbers.

Here are some angles and updates to consider as you round out your card heading into Sunday for Week 5.

Revenge Weekend

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NFL Line Moves: Titans Meet Steelers

Hard to believe that a quarter of the NFL season is already in the books, but every team has now played four games and betting lines get sharper as cards get smaller due to bye weeks. Even with the smaller card, there are still plenty of lines that bettors and the house don’t agree on.

Here’s a look at four games that have seen big line movements in Week 5.

Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers (from -6.5 to -3.5 at TopBet)

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LSU favored by 14 over Florida

The LSU Tigers will look to add yet another big win to their resume this week when the Florida Gators come to town, but if recent trends hold true, it could be the roadies covering the NCAA football spread.

Florida and LSU have split their series 5-5 SU in their last 10 games. But the home team has covered the spread only twice in those games. Florida is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LSU.

Florida QB John Brantley was injured last week and will sit against the Tigers.

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Red River Rivalry Betting Preview

Looking to keep their undefeated season and BCS Championship bid on track, the Oklahoma Sooners face the undefeated Texas Longhorns this week in the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl.

Texas is 4-2 SU and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six meetings with Oklahoma. Landry Jones padded his stats last week with 425 yards and five touchdowns against Ball State.
Texas leads the Red River Rivalry odds picture in recent years, going 4-1-1 ATS in six meetings of this legendary Big 12 battle.

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Saturday Setup: Big Lines in NCAAF

Three games in Week 6 of the college football betting season feature two ranked teams and all three have a double-digit favorite, illustrating this week's lopsided wagering card.

Deciphering the reliable chalk and live dogs will be key to bettors having a profitable Saturday. Here’s a look at some interesting angles to this Saturday’s card to help give you the edge.
 

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Boise State 3-TD Chalk vs Fresno State

The Boise State Broncos will look to add another notch to their undefeated season Friday night when they visit the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Boise State is 9-1 both SU and ATS against Fresno State over the last 10 seasons and they have to lay 21 points here on the NCAA football betting line this week.

Doug Martin had a big game for Boise State against Nevada last week, rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

View Boise State vs Fresno State Odds and Stats.

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NCAAF Line Moves: Luck Leading Cardinal

The college football betting card for Week 6 is heavily loaded with mismatches, and as a result many of the games feature double-digit spreads. The tricky part for both bettors and bookmakers is determining just how mismatched the two teams are.

This week, early bettors seemed to think lines on some big favorites were too soft, and bet them hard. Here’s a look at the four games with the biggest line movements in Week 6.

Marshall @ Central Florida (from -14.5 to -19.0 at Bovada)

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MLB Odds: Tigers vs. Yankees

The New York Yankees will play host to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the fifth and deciding game of their AL Division Series.

The Yankees forced Game 5 with a victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night; they'll go with righthander Ivan Nova for Thursday's contest, while the Tigers counter with righthander Doug Fister.

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MLB Betting: Cardinals vs. Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies send out their main assassin to kill off the St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS betting action Friday night.

The Phillies fell into a 2-2 tie in the best-of-five series on Wednesday night with a 5-3 road loss to the Cardinals. Philly will send ace Roy Halladay, Game 1's winner, to the mound on Friday against Chris Carpenter.

Halladay is 4-1 is five outings against the Cards since 2005 and the Phillies won 15 of his past 20 road starts. St. Louis meanwhile has lost four of Carpenter's last five home starts.

But check out Carpenter's career starts against the Phillies. Since 2001, he has made 10 starts against them and the Cards have won 9!

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