Top 5 Best Online NFL Expert Predictions For The Weekend

Posted by Eric Williams on Saturday,October 8, 2016 10:01, EST in

If you’re looking for some virtual Week 5 NFL lock wagers that have a high probability of playing out just as predicted, then you’re in luck! Thanks to this fun-filled look at the top five best bets you should make this coming weekend, you could cash in big! With that said, let’s get started.

Analyzing The Top 5 Best Online NFL Expert Predictions For The Weekend

 

 

N.Y. Giants at Green Bay -6.5

When: 8:30 PM ET, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Analysis: The New York Giants have lost two straight including their humbling 24-10 loss against Minnesota the last time out. Green Bay is coming off a bye in Week 4 following their 34-27 Week 3 win over Detroit as a 6.5-point favorite. The Packers are the easy pick in this contest seeing as how New York has regressed in a big way the last two weeks.

Green Bay is averaging solid 25.0 points per game to rank 11th in scoring while also ranking a respectable 16th in points allowed at 22.3 points per game. Conversely, New York is putting up just 18.2 points per to rank 27th in scoring but are also ranked a respectable 15th in points allowed by limiting the opposition to just 21.2 points per game defensively.

Still, for me, with Green Bay playing at home and looking to keep pace with the unbeaten Vikings in the NFC North, I think the Packers are primed for an offensive explosion. The Giants are a nearly winless 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games and so-so 2-3-2 ATS in their last seven road games while the Packers have won 15 of their last 18 home games outright. It’s going to be very close, but Green Bay wins and narrowly covers the spread.

My Pick: Green Bay 31 New York 24

Philadelphia -2.5 at Detroit

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Analysis: Detroit has lost three straight since beating Indianapolis in their regular season opener and will take on a Philadelphia team that is a perfect 3-0 under rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and well-rested after getting a bye in Week 4 following their stunning 34-3 beatdown of Pittsburgh in Week 3.

More importantly, Philadelphia is ranked a stupendous second in scoring (30.6 ppg) and first in points allowed (9.0 ppg). The Birds are 4-1 ATS in their last five games and an identical 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. On the flip side of the coin, Detroit is just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-6 ATS in their last nine games against Philly. The bottom line for this pairing is that Philly is the better team in all three phases.

My Pick: Philadelphia 31 Detroit 21

New England -10 at Cleveland

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Analysis: The New England Patriots lost their first game of the season in falling to AFC East division rival Buffalo 16-0 on Sunday while the Cleveland Browns remained winless despite putting up a great effort in their 31-20 Week 4 loss at Washington. With that said, I’m fully expecting the Patriots to roll all over the Browns in this contest with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady back on the field after serving a four-game suspension.

I know the Patriots are ranked an uninspiring 23rd in scoring at 20.2 points per game, but the Pats are also ranked a stellar fourth in points allowed at 15.2 points per contest. Conversely, Cleveland is ranked a dismal 27th in points allowed at 28.7 points per contest while ranking an equally discouraging 27th in scoring at 18.5 points per contest. New England is 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, but 4-2 ATS in its last six games overall. Unfortunately for Cleveland fans and betting backers, the Browns are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight home dates. The Pats win by double digits.

My Pick: New England 31 Cleveland 17

San Diego at Oakland

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California

Analysis: With San Diego averaging a whopping 30.2 points per game and Oakland putting up an equally impressive 27.0 points per contest, I’m thinking the Over 51 Total points is a virtual lock in this contest. San Diego lost its second straight game by falling to New Orleans 35-34 in Week 4 while failing to cover the spread as a 3.5-point favorite. Oakland won its second consecutive game by getting past Baltimore in its thrilling 28-27 Week 4 win as a 3.5-point underdog.

More importantly, the Over is 6-3 in San Diego’s last nine road games against Oakland and 3-1 this season alone.  The Over is also a blistering 12-5 in Oakland’s last 17 home games and 3-1 this season. With the Chargers ranked 24th in points allowed by giving up 27.0 points per contest defensively and Oakland ranked an uninspiring 22nd in points allowed at 26.5 points per game, I don’t see a whole lot of defense being played in this contest!

My Pick: Over 51 Total Points

Houston at Minnesota -5.5

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Analysis: The Minnesota Vikings had a bye in Week 4 while Houston narrowly got past AFC South Division rival Tennessee 27-20 to cash in as a 3.5-point home favorite. Nevertheless, Minnesota is the easy pick to win and cash in for me in this Week 5 matchup as they are playing absolutely phenomenal defense in limiting the opposition to just 13.3 points per game.

Conversely, the Texans are struggling to score the ball as they average an uninspiring 17.2 points per game, although their defense has been solid in limiting the opposition to just 18.2 points per game defensively (eighth). Minnesota has gone 3-0 against Houston over their last three meetings dating back to 2004. The Vikes are 5-0 ATS in its last five games, 10-3 SU in their last 13 home games and a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.

My Pick: Minnesota 24 Houston 14