Underdogs You Should Bet On 2016 NFL Week 5

Posted by Eric Williams on Saturday,October 8, 2016 10:02, EST in

If you’re looking for some NFL underdogs that have a great chance of pulling off the outright upset or simply covering the ATS betting line over their favored opponents, then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to the expert look that you’re about to get on three, Week 5 underdogs, you could cash in big! Okay, let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Underdogs You Should Bet On 2016 NFL Week 5

 

 

Tennessee +3.5 at Miami

The Tennessee Titans and Dolphins are both 1-3 after their respective Week 4 losses, but for me, the Titans are the pick to cover the spread in this Week 5 AFC battle. Tennessee has fought valiantly the last two weeks despite suffering a pair of 7-point losses including their 27-20 loss against Houston in Week 4.

Miami was limited to just seven points in their humbling 22-7 Thursday night loss to Cincinnati. More importantly, the Titans have played excellent defense in limiting the opposition to just 21.0 points per game(15th)  even though they’re averaging a discouraging 15.5 points per game to rank 31st in scoring.

Like Tennessee however, Miami has struggled mightily to score the ball by averaging a discouraging 17.7 points per game to rank 28th overall. Miami is an awful 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games and a dismal 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games while the underdog in this series has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. I like Tennessee to cover the spread by winning outright!

My Pick: Tennessee 30 Miami 21

Atlanta +5 at Denver

The Falcons and Broncos will meet up in a classic offense vs. defense matchup when they square off in Week 5. Atlanta won its third straight game on Sunday by beating Carolina 48-33 to easily cover the spread as a 3-point underdog while Denver remained unbeaten by spanking Tampa Bay 27-7 in Week 4 to cash in as a 3.5-point favorite.

For this Week 5 matchup, I’m going to urge you to back the Atlanta Falcons to cover the spread – by getting the outright road upset. The Falcons are ranked first in scoring by putting up a whopping 38.0 points per game and although their defense is giving up a whopping 31.0 points per game to rank an uninspiring 29th, I think Atlanta wins this game by narrowly outscoring the Broncos.

The Broncos are 5-0 SU and ATS in their L/5 games and a near-perfect 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home dates, but the Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and I believe they’re primed for the upset!

My Pick: Atlanta 28 Denver 27

Cincinnati +1 at Dallas

Dallas won its third straight game by beating San Francisco 24-17 in Week 4 to cover the NFL betting odds as a 1.5-point favorite, but for me, the Cincinnati Bengals are the pick to win this game simply because they’re better on both sides of the ball.

The Bengals are ranked a discouraging 25th in scoring (19.5 ppg), but are also ranked a solid 14th in points allowed (20.5 ppg). I know Dallas is ranked a stellar 10th in points allowed at 19.2 points per contest while also ranking an identical 10th in scoring by putting up 25.2 points per contest, but I’m expecting the Bengals to start hitting their stride as the season moves along and a big road win here looks right to me!

Andy Dalton and company have posted an incendiary 8-1-1 ATS mark in their L/10 road games and the Cowboys are just 2-4 ATS in their last half-dozen meetings against the Bengals.

My Pick: Cincinnati 27 Dallas 21