Last week was a something of a strange one in what is shaping up to be a very interesting season in the NFL. At the end of it all, we still had 6 teams left unbeaten, although that number would have been one smaller had the game between the Tennessee Titans the Pittsburgh Steelers not been postponed. That game will be played later in the season, a decision that is not sitting well with many within the Steelers organization. For now, though, it is time to focus on the games coming this weekend, with Week 5 set to begin on Thursday night with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers taking on the Chicago Bears. We have picked out 3 games that we like against the spread, as well as 3 for SU and O/U selections, which can be found in separate articles. Without further ado, let get right into action so you can place your bets against their NFL odds.
Week 5 ATS Picks for the 2020 Season | NFL Betting
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4) at Chicago Bears
As we mentioned earlier, Week 5 begin with a Thursday night game between the Bucs and the Bears, with both teams currently sitting at 3-1. You do have to say, though, that the Buccaneers have looked the more convincing of the two, reeling off 2-straight wins after losing their season opener versus the Saints. The Bears, meanwhile, took their first L of the season last weekend and are a team with a bit of a QB situation going on. Nick Foles will likely remain the starter, at least for now. Both teams are 2-2 ATS through the first 4 weeks of the season, but it is worth noting that the Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on the road. I think they improve on that mark on Thursday night.
Arizona Cardinals (-7) at New York Jets
After a solid start that saw them win their opening 2 games and have people talking about a potential division crown, the Cardinals have now lost back to back games. Worst of all, those losses came versus teams – Lions and Panthers – that the Cards were favored to beat. This is another one of those types of games, as they will be on the road to face a winless Jets team that look as bad as their record suggests. While the Cardinals are 2-2 ATS through the opening 4 weeks, the Jets have yet to cover the spread. That would seem to make this one a bit of a no-brainer. In games played in the month of October, the Cardinals are now 5-2 ATS in their last 7.
Denver Broncos (+11) at New England Patriots
This is one that I am putting on the list for now, but it is also one that you might want to pay attention to as we get closer to the weekend. There is very little info on the status of Cam Newton ahead of this one, but from what we have heard, it seems unlikely that he will get the nod for this one. The Broncos are battered and bruised, but they should still be on a bit of a high after getting a win over the New York Jets last weekend. Denver have actually been a very decent spread bet of late, going 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. On the flipside, the Patriots are 2-4 ATS in their last 6. They have covered in their last 5 at home versus the Broncos, but circumstances might just change that trend.