Week 5 Against The Spread NFL Betting Picks

Posted by Joe Solari on Wednesday,July 6, 2016 4:42, EST in

It’s time for our early NFL ATS picks. Here are the bold NFL picks that are highly likely to offer you the best value in the against the spread NFL Week 5 lines.

Week 5 Against The Spread NFL Betting Picks

 

 

New England Patriots (-7) at Cleveland Browns

Week 5 NFL ATS Pick: Patriots (-7)

If Tom Brady four-game suspension stands, this Week 5 game will most likely mark his return, and that means peril for the rebuilding Browns. I mean, the Pats are 5-1 against Cleveland since Brady became the starting QB in New England and most of those wins have come by more than a touchdown. The 7-point spread in this clash should thus be very coverable for the Patriots who are unquestionably more talented and proven than Cleveland in nearly every phase of the game.

New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6)

Week 5 NFL ATS Pick: Steelers (-6)

Even without considering the obvious fact that Pittsburgh has sufficient depth and is a team that is better-prepared for the upcoming season than the Jets, I’d easily pick the Steelers for the win and cover in this game because of Pittsburgh’s solid history against the New Yorkers. The Steelers are impressively 19-5 in their all-time 24 meetings against New York, including a 3-1 record in their last 4 meetings. With New York still having a number of issues to sort out in the offseason, my expectation is that the Steelers—who have pretty much everything figured out ahead of the new season—will not only deliver the SU, but also claim the ATS victory when the two teams meet for this clash.

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers (-8)

Week 5 NFL ATS Pick: Giants (+8)

In spite of Green Bay being arguably the better team over the recent seasons, the Giants have won three of their last four games against Green Bay at the Lambeau Field and the last three straight against Packers. With that in mind, along with the fact that the Giants have one of the most improved teams (on paper) from a number of revitalizing investments in the offseason; the point spread in this game looks a tad too high for Green Bay to cover. I don’t expect Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to lose this game straight up, but the Giants should at least be able to cover the spread if Eli Manning and his teammates play as strongly as they’ve been doing in their recent meetings against Green Bay.

 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-10)

Week 5 NFL ATS Pick: Panthers (-10)

Stretching back to 2014 season, the Panthers own a 12-game winning streak at the Bank of America Stadium, along with a solid 8-4 ATS mark. This includes an 8-0 SU record and 6-2 ATS mark from 2015; a strong testament to Carolina’s strength when playing at home. This should be a big boost for reigning MVP Cam Newton and the surging Panthers, who boast of a superior offense and defense compared to Tampa Bay, to take care of the Buccaneers by double digits in this Monday Night Football Week 5 fixture.