NFL Week 5 Betting Guide

Posted by Eric Williams on October 6, 2016 in

If you’re looking to make the most out of your Week 5 NFL betting selections, then you’re going to enjoy the fun-filled look at the hottest and coldest ATS teams in the league heading into Week 5. With that said and Week 5 set to get underway in just over 48 hours, let’s get started.

Here’s a Look at the NFL Week 5 Betting Guide

Hot (Each of these teams has covered the spread at least three times through four weeks.)

Denver 4-0 ATS

Who needs Peyton Manning – or Brock Osweiler when you’ve got Trevor Siemian – and the same elite defense that led you to the Super Bowl title a year ago? Al jokes aside, the Broncos (4-0) are putting up a healthy 27.8 points per contest while limiting their opponents to just 16.0 points per game defensively.

Minnesota 4-0 ATS

No Teddy Bridgewater…no problem! Who would have ever imagined that Sam Bradford would be the cure for what has plagued the Vikings the past two seasons – their uninspiring passing attack. Minnesota (4-0 ) is averaging a modest 22.0 points per game, but they’re also downright scary defensively and have limited their opponents to just 12.5 points per game.

Philadelphia 3-0 ATS

The Eagles (3-0) are off to a perfect start thanks to their stud of a rookie quarterback, Carson Wentz. The Birds are averaging an impressive 30.7 points per game (second) while also playing outstanding defense by limiting the opposition to a league-best, 9.0 points per game.

Atlanta 3-1 ATS

The Falcons are giving up an insane 31.0 points per game defensively, but I guess it doesn’t matter when you’re putting 38.0 points per game on the board and have tons of explosive talent at the skill position, starting with all-world wide receiver Julio Jones.

Dallas 3-1

Thanks to star rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys are clearly revitalized and have one of the brightest futures in the league right now. The ‘Boys are averaging a solid 25.2 points per game while allowing a respectable 19.2 points per contest defensively.

Houston 3-1

The Texans have won three of fur while also covering the spread three times, but Houston is averaging fewer points per game (17.2 ppg) than they are allowing defensively (18.2 ppg). Keep an eye on the Texans moving forward as I suspect their ATS fortunes could change in the blink of an eye.

Los Angeles 3-1

The Rams are -3.2 in scoring differential, but somehow the Rams are getting it done both on the field (3-1 SU) and against the spread.

The Rest

New England 3-1
Oakland 3-1
Pittsburgh 3-1

Not (Incredibly, a whopping 13 teams have all gone 1-3 ATS through four games.)

Carolina 1-3 ATS

The Panthers (1-3 SU) are averaging a healthy 27.2 points per game but have seen their once powerful defense fall apart in allowing a stunning 29.5 points per game defensively.

Arizona 1-3 ATS

The Cardinals (1-3 SU) have been more Mr. Hyde than Dr, Jekyll in losing three of their first four games.

NY Giants 1-3 ATS

The G-Men (2-2 SU) are struggling to score the ball in a big way (18.2 ppg) and apparently, that makes Odell Beckham Jr. want to cry every weekend these days. Oh, boo-hoo!

Kansas City 1-3 ATS

The Chiefs are allowing more points per game (23.0 ppg) than they are averaging (20.0 ppg),

Cleveland 1-3 ATS

Believe it or not, the Browns have actually played respectable football this season despite going 0-4 over the first month of the season. The Browns are allowing 28.8 points per game while putting up a modest 18.5 points per game offensively.

The Rest

Tennessee 1-3 ATS

The Titans are -5.5 in scoring differential.

Tampa Bay 1-3 ATS

The Bucs are whopping -12.8 in scoring differential.

San Francisco 1-3 ATS

The Niners are -4.2 in scoring differential.

NY Jets 1-3 ATS

The J-E- T-S are -6.5 in scoring differential.

Miami 1-3 ATS

The Dolphins are -4.5 in scoring differential.

Indianapolis 1-3 ATS

The Colts are giving up 4.2 points per game more than they average.

Detroit 1-3 ATS

The Lions are a modest -1.8 in scoring differential.

Chicago 1-3 ATS

The Bears are a discouraging -8.8 in the scoring department.