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NFL Week 5 Sunday Games News & Notes

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints remain the biggest favorite on the board for Week 5 of the NFL season heading into their home game at the Superdome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints are big 11.5-point favorites against the Bucs, who are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. NFC South teams. And New Orleans has been a good friend to bettors at home recently, going 20-3-1 ATS in their last 24 home games as favorites.

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Cardinals vs. Broncos Week 5 Odds Pick

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are still looking for their first ATS victory of the season, and the betting trends are with them for this weekend as they play host to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Broncos are a lucrative 13-3 ATS in their last 16 home games after a bye week, and they're also 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Cardinals - who head into the matchup with a perfect 3-0 SU record on the season. The UNDER has gone 4-1 in the Cardinals' last five games as road underdogs on the NFL betting lines, and the UNDER has also gone 4-1 in the Broncos' last five games as home favorites. However, the OVER is 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams.

The Denver Broncos are 2-1 so far on the season, and 0-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Arizona Cardinals, meanwhile, are 3-0 and 2-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Denver go 1-2 and the Arizona Cardinals go 0-3 on the totals.

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Texans vs Cowboys Week 5 Betting Odds

The Dallas Cowboys play host to the Houston Texans in a battle of surprising 3-1 squads. Little was expected this season from a Cowboys team that finished a mediocre 8-8 and out of the playoffs in 2013. Indeed, coach Jason Garrett was pegged as the preseason NFL props betting favorite to be the first NFL coach fired this season.

But Dallas has impressed, twice posting SU wins as underdogs including last Sunday's 38-17 thrashing of nemesis New Orleans. The Cowboys face a Houston squad that has quickly bounced back from the 14-game losing streak that scarred their 2013 campaign. The defensive-minded Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last five with the UNDER going 5-2 in their last seven.

The Houston Texans will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dallas Cowboys are 3-1 ATS. Houston is 2-2 against the over under total, while Dallas is 2-2 versus the number.

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NFL Trend: Patriots over rested Bengals

As if the New England Patriots needed more problems after getting lashed by the Chiefs on Monday, they play a rested Cincinnati team in Week 5.

But while the Pats are on a short week and facing a 3-0 Bengals team that is coming off a bye and has extra rest on its side, history says the rested team is not a lock to win.

It’s an interesting scenario and handicappers may jump to the conclusion that the rested team enjoying two weeks of healing and practice should handle the team coming off a Monday Nighter with just six days to get ready. But look before you leap.

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NFL Week 5 OddsShark Computer Picks

The Denver Broncos are favored over the Arizona Cardinals on the Week 5 NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks, but the OddsShark Computer is expecting the Cardinals to pull off a slim road upset on Sunday afternoon.

The Broncos were listed as 8-point favorites at the sportsbooks midweek, but the OddsShark Computer has the Cardinals winning the contest by a slim 32.9 - 32.4 margin. Arizona is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS on the season, while Denver is 2-1 SU but 0-3 ATS on the betting lines.

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NFL Odds: Week 5 Line Moves Roundup

The Dallas Cowboys opened as a 4-point favorite on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks for their game at AT&T Stadium against the Houston Texans on Sunday, but heading into the weekend that line has moved to the point that Tony Romo and company are favored by 7 points.

Dallas enters Week 5 of the season at 3-1 both SU and ATS, with Houston sporting an identical mark after suffering through a disastrous 2013 campaign. The Cowboys will be looking to buck an NFL betting trend - they're just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as home favorites.

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NFL Consensus Betting Picks for Week 5

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-4 both SU and ATS on the season, and bettors are siding with their opponent this week as they look to crack into the win column at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Vikings face Packers: Week 5 TNF Odds

Coming off a dominant victory over the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be looking to pay out against another division rival on Thursday night as they play host to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games against the Vikings, and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against fellow NFC North teams. The Vikings, meanwhile, are just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games against the other NFC North teams heading into action on Thursday night. Totals bettors are noting that the OVER has paid out in 10 of the last 13 games between the Packers and the Vikings on the betting lines.

The Green Bay Packers are 2-2 so far on the season, and 1-2-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, are 2-2 and 2-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Green Bay go 3-1 and the Minnesota Vikings go 1-3 on the totals.

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NFL Opening Betting Lines: Week 5 Odds

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have yet to cover a posted spread so far this season, and they'll return from their bye in Week 5 as 7-point favorites on the opening NFL odds against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

Denver is 2-1 SU but 0-3 ATS on the season, failing to cover spreads in SU wins over Indianapolis and Kansas City and a SU loss against Seattle. The Broncos, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Cardinals - who enter the matchup at 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS on the season.

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NFL Betting Trends: Week 5 Trends List

The OVER has gone 10-3 in the last 13 games between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings as those two NFC North teams kick off Week 5 of the NFL season on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

And the NFL betting trends for Week 5 also reveal that the Packers are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games against the Vikings overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Minnesota at Lambeau Field. Green Bay opened as a 10-point favorite for this matchup.

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