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Over Unders Dominate Week 5 Trends

If you bet UNDER the total the last eight times the Saints visited the Panthers, you'd have cashed eight winning tickets.

With that perfect 8-0 situation looming on the Week 5 NFL odds menu, is it too tempting to pass up, especially given that 11 of 13 meetings overall between New Orleans and Carolina have gone UNDER the number?

Or is it fool's gold with Cam Newton and Drew Brees ready to blow the lid off the opening total of 52.5?

Week 5 NFL wagering trends focus more on the over under than the point spread. But there are still many eye-catching patterns to sway your handicapping regime this week.

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Like in the Meadowlands, where the Giants are lucky to be 3-1 and hosting the Seattle Seahawks as 10-point favorites. But when you take note that Seattle hasn't won here since 1983 (0-5 SU) and is 3-17 SU and ATS in its past 20 road games, you don't get the warm and fuzzy feeling of betting on them.

But when it comes to the over under, there is a feast of trends. In New England, the Pats have won nine straight October games (7-1-1 ATS) but the OVER looms as the best bet (OVER is 9-1 in past 10 when Jets are underdogs and OVER is 17-3 in 20 games with the Pats as chalk).

Houston hosts Oakland where the Texans are 16-3 favoring the OVER in October games lately. Buffalo hosts a Philly team riding a 9-1-1 trend favoring the OVER in its past 11 road games.

San Diego heads to its bye week next Sunday and the Chargers have been OVER machines in this spot (11-1 past 12 years before bye week). As well, the UNDER is 12-3 in the past 15 meetings since 1984 when the Bucs face the 49ers.

Check out trends on every Week 5 game and see the latest lines, fantasy-style player prop bets, and more at Bovada.      

Tennessee +3.5 at Pittsburgh -3.5 | Total 40 (1:00 PM CBS)   
OVER is 7-2 in the past 9 meetings in Pittsburgh
Titans broke 6-game road losing skid last week   
Seattle +10 at NY Giants -10 | Total 43.5 (1:00 PM FOX)   
Seahawks 0-5 SU at Giants since 1983
seahawks 3-17 SU & ATS on road since 2008   
Cincinnati +1.5 at Jacksonville -1.5 | Total 37 (1:00 PM CBS)  
Cincy is 1-7 SU in their past 8 road games
Cincy 2-9 SU past 11 against the Jaguars
Cincy 2-9 ATS in their past 11 games in October   
New Orleans -6.5 at Carolina +6.5 | Total 52.5 (1:00 PM FOX)   
Past eight meetings here have all played UNDER
Under is 11-2 in the past 13 meetings overall
Saints just 2-7 ATS in their past 9  vs Panthers   
Oakland +6 at Houston -6 | Total 48.5 (1:00 PM CBS)
Raiders 1-5 SU and ATS vs Texans
Houston is 16-3 favoring the OVER past 19 Oct games      
Philadelphia -3 at Buffalo +3 | Total 50 (1:00 PM FOX)   
Eagles -6 in turnovers; Bills +7 in turnovers
OVER is 9-1-1 past 11 Eagle road games
Eagles 1-6 ATS past 7 as favorite   
Kansas City +1.5 at Indianapolis -1.5 | Total 38.5 (1:00 PM CBS)

Indy is 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS in their past 11 games with KC
Both teams head for their bye week in Week 6   
Arizona +1.5 at Minnesota -1.5 | Total 45 (1:00 PM FOX)   
Cardinals have lost 8 of 10 trips to the Metrodome
Cardinals OVER bet in October (15-3-1 past 19 games)   
Tampa Bay +2 at San Francisco -2 | Total 41 (4:05 PM FOX)
UNDER is 12-3 past 15 meetings since 1984
Buccaneers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road
Bucs 1-8 SU past 9 trips to SF      
NY Jets +9 at New England -9 | Total 49.5 (4:15 PM CBS)   
Patriots 9-0 SU, 7-1-1 ATS past 9 at home in October
OVER is 9-1 past 10 when Jets are underdog
OVER is 17-3 in 20 games with the Pats as chalk   
San Diego -4 at Denver + 4 | Total 47 (4:15 PM CBS)   
Chargers OVER is 11-1 past 12 years before bye week
San Diego is 7-2-1 ATS past 10 vs Broncos   
Green Bay -6 at Atlanta +6 | Total 53.5 (8:20 PM NBC)
Packers 10-3 ATS as a favorite
Falcons 3-1 ATS at home as underdog since 2008   
Chicago +6 at Detroit -6 | Total 48 (8:30 PM ESPN)   

Lions are 10-2 SU as a favorite
Lions are 8-0-1 ATS overall     
Bears 5-1 SU past 6 trips to Detroit
Bye week teams: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington, Baltimore