NFL Week 5 Odds: Mismatch Outlook

Sometimes you have to seriously look past an NFL team's records, understand the mindset of an oddsmaker to comprehend a point spread, and never question the motive. Thus, when you have a 1-2 team laying -8 points to a first-place team that is 3-1 and just handed a rival its first loss, don't ask why, and just know that number has been installed for good reason.


NFL Week 5: Potential Upsets

For the second week in a row in the NFL every underdog that covered won outright. In Week 3 there were five pups winning; last weekend all six that covered won outright. The favorites were 9-6 and are now 32-28-3 after the first four weeks of the season and 19 of the dogs have won outright.


NFL Odds: Week 5 Betting Trends

Two of the most exciting rookie quarterbacks from last season meet this week, as the undefeated Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson travel to Indianapolis to play Andrew Luck and the Colts.

Seattle (4-0) is laying -2.5 to the Colts (3-1) at 5Dimes.


NFL Odds: Home Teams Rolling

Including a 5-2 ATS performance by home chalk last week, the hosts are 35-25-3 against the spread through four weeks. Home favorites are 23-16-3 against the spread, with home dogs covering in 12 of 21 games. Home teams have won 65 percent of the games straight-up.

On the season, favorites are 32-28-3. There have been 32 OVERs and 31 UNDERs.


NFL Betting Lines: Week 5 Odds

If the opening point spreads are any indication, Week 5 in the NFL will be full of close games. Nine of the 14 games feature spreads of four points or less, with two games being listed as pick'ems early in the week.


Browns Bills Week 5 Odds Preview

Cleveland Browns Stadium will feature Browns vs. Bills on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 5 action.

The Browns sport records of 2-2 and 2-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bills sit at 2-2 and 3-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 1-3 for the Browns and 2-2 for the Bills.

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Cowboys vs Broncos Preview

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Cowboys host the Broncos at AT&T Stadium in Week 5 action.

They bring a 2-2 record (3-1 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 4-0 Broncos, who are 3-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Dallas go 2-2 so far and the Broncos go 4-0.

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Cardinals home to Panthers in NFL betting action

The Cardinals hope to be bad hosts on Sunday as the Panthers pay a visit to University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 5 betting action.

The Cardinals are 2-2 so far on the season, and 3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Arizona go 1-3 and the Panthers go 1-2 on the totals.

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Cincinnati Bengals vs New England Patriots in NFL odds tilt

New England travels to Cincinnati on Sunday, hoping to boost its 4-0 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Bengals.

The Bengals sit at 2-2 (2-1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Patriots are currently 4-0 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cincinnati is 2-2 OU, and New England is 1-3 OU.

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Packers home to Lions in NFL betting action

Green Bay will look to improve on its 1-2 record this week when they host Detroit in Week 5 action at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

They battle the Lions, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-0 for the Packers and 2-2 for the Lions.

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