5 Underdogs Who Will Shine On NFL Week 4

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,September 26, 2016 7:19, EST in

If you’re looking for some underdog teams that have a great chance of pulling off the outright upset or ATS cover over their favored opponents, then you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to the expert look that you’re about to get on five Week 5 football underdogs, you could cash in big! Okay, let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The 5 Underdogs Who Will Shine On NFL Week 4

 

 

Tennessee +6.5 at Houston

Analysis: The Tennessee Titans might have a losing record right now, but I like the way they’ve played competitive football all season and I believe they are an excellent pick to cover the spread at the very least in this Week 4 matchup.

First and foremost, Houston doesn’t have the most explosive offense and that alone will allow Tennessee to keep the final score close, even against a very good Texans defense. More importantly, the Titans aren’t the same old pushovers on the defensive side of the ball that they used to be.

Both of these teams are only averaging a modest 14.0 points per game, but Tennessee is limiting its opponents to an impressive 19.0 points per game to Houston’s 17.6 points allowed per contest. I know Houston has won four straight against Tennessee, but again, these Titans are a bit different from the teams we’ve seen in the past.  I say keep it simple and back Tennessee to cover a point spread that should be closer to three points than a touchdown.

My Pick: Houston 24 Tennessee 21

Oakland +4 at Baltimore

Oakland’s second-ranked offense will take on Baltimore’s second-ranked defense in this Week 4 AFC matchup. Oakland is also eighth in scoring while Baltimore is ranked fourth in points allowed. The unbeaten Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and have plenty of motivation to beat Oakland after falling to the blossoming Raiders 37-33 last season.

Oakland has compiled a near-perfect 6-1 ATS mark in their last seven road games while Baltimore has gone 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 home games. More importantly, the Ravens haven’t looked overly impressive in beating Buffalo, Cleveland and Jacksonville, all by six points or less.

While Oakland was held to a modest 17 points in its Week 3 win over Tennessee, the good news is that the Raiders’ defense finally showed up after giving up 34 points to New Orleans in their opener and 35 points to Atlanta one week later. I like Oakland to cover an NFL betting line that is favorable in their direction.

My Pick: Oakland 27 Baltimore 24

Los Angeles at Arizona -8

Analysis: I’d be lying if I said I knew what was wrong with Arizona, but clearly, something is amiss! Since the start of the regular season, the ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Cardinals have alternated between pathetic and very good in losing to New England and Buffalo while laying a commanding smackdown on Tampa Bay in between.

Conversely, the Rams have found a way to win two straight in polar-opposite fashion and that should be encouraging to their betting backers in this one. L.A. stunned Seattle in a hard-fought 9-3 defensive battle in Week 2 before beating Tampa Bay 37-32 in a high-scoring affair on Sunday.

With Arizona going 1-5 ATS in its last six home games and 2-7 ATS in its last nine home games and the Rams going 5-2 ATS in their last seven games, I like L.A. to find a way to cover the NFL betting line.

My Pick: Arizona 27 L.A. Rams 24

Cleveland +10 at Washington

Analysis: The Washington Redskins got their first win of the season by coming back against the Giants in Week 3 and I think they’re a good pick to get the SU win at home in this Week 4 matchup against Cleveland. Having said that, let me also say that I do like the Browns to get the ATS cover as a double-digit road underdog for a few reasons.

First and foremost, the Browns are only averaging four fewer points per game than Washington and have reached the 20-point plateau in each of their last two games. Not only that, but Cleveland (28.0 ppg) is also allowing fewer points per game defensively than Washington (30.6 ppg).

Last but not least, I also believe Cleveland has the huge coaching edge in this affair with Hue Jackson being far and away a better coach than Washington’s Jay Gruden, who isn’t even ht beast head coach in his own family!

My Pick: Washington 28 Cleveland 27

Kansas City +5 at Pittsburgh

Analysis: If Week3 is any indication, then the Pittsburgh Steelers are in trouble MyBookie gridiron gaming enthusiasts! Kansas City completely overwhelmed the Jets in their commanding 24-3 Week 3 win while Pittsburgh got thoroughly outplayed in their stunning 34-3 loss to Philadelphia and star rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. The Chiefs lock-down defense picked off New York Ryan Fitzpatrick an insane six times in the win while Pittsburgh allowed Wentz to toss two TD passes and no interceptions.

Kansas City is averaging 23.0 points per game (17th) while Pittsburgh is averaging 21.7 points per contest (19th). The Chiefs are limiting their opponents to just 16.3 points per game (sixth) while the Steelers are allowing 22.0 points per contest (14th).

Pittsburgh has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against the Chiefs, but Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. I like the Chiefs’ defense to get after Ben Roethlisberger much like Philly’s defense did this past weekend while the Chiefs get just enough offense to make the outright road upset hold up.

My Pick: Kansas City 27 Pittsburgh 24