NFL Week 5 Picks: Early Predictions for Every Game

Posted by Michael Hunt on Friday,August 4, 2017 11:37, EST in

When will NFL bettors find out if Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for any games this season? Dallas opened preseason play on Thursday and still nothing. Stephen Jones, son of owner/GM Jerry Jones, says he’d be surprised if a decision doesn’t come in the next two weeks. The league typically likes to get these issues resolved before the season begins. And if Elliott is suspended, he’ll need time to appeal it. While there’s still time to make good NFL betting choices this season, here are early picks for all NFL Week 5 games with the latest MyBookie odds.

NFL Week 5 Picks: Early Predictions for Every Game

Thursday, Oct. 5

New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6)

This really to me feels like a game the Patriots can lose as road teams always are at a disadvantage in quick turnaround games. Plus it still might be quite humid in Florida this time of year, although obviously playing at night will lessen that some. Pick ATS: Bucs

Sunday, Oct. 8

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5)

The Bengals close out their last game before the bye week in hopes of payback against the Bills. Buffalo beat Cincinnati 16-12 last season after the Bengals lost A.J. Green on the first play of the game. Pick ATS: Bengals

NY Jets at Cleveland Browns (pick)

This is my favorite game of the year, by far. These are two of the three worst teams in the NFL along with San Francisco. But obviously one has to win here – assuming no tie – and the loser potentially wins big in terms of landing the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft. Pick ATS: Browns

Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions (-2)

The last time the Panthers traveled to the Motor City (2011) the Lions put up 49 points against them in Rivera’s first season at Carolina. That’s still the most given up by a Rivera team. Detroit won’t get close to 49 this time but will win. Pick ATS: Lions

San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts (TBA)

Pretty much all Colts lines are going to be off the board until it’s determined whether Andrew Luck will start the season on the PUP list. If he does, he won’t play this game. Then the 49ers could actually win. Pick ATS: TBA

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Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins (TBA)

As of this writing, the Dolphins are awaiting word on a knee injury suffered by quarterback Ryan Tannehill in practice on Thursday. It looked bad, but early reports are he avoided an ACL tear. So he might be ready to play here. Pick ATS: TBA

LA Chargers at NY Giants (-7)

Of course in the 2004 draft, the Chargers selected QB Eli Manning No. 1 overall but he refused to play for the team. So the Giants traded Philip Rivers, whom they took a few spots after Manning, and picks to the Chargers for Manning. Pick ATS: Giants

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles (-2)

The Cardinals’ first cross-country road trip comes in Week 5. It’ll be their first chance to see if they have gotten over the East Coast woes that plagued them in 2016. I don’t think so. Pick ATS: Eagles

Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers (-9)

The Jags seem to play the Steelers tough even with Jacksonville stinks as the past five matchups have been decided by an average of 5.2 points per game. This one will stay within a TD. Pick ATS: Jags win in NFL Week 5

Seattle Seahawks at LA Rams (+6)

For whatever reason, the Rams have given the Seahawks fits over the past handful of years even though Seattle is vastly better. Still, I’m surprised this line is under a TD. Pick ATS: Seahawks

Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders (TBA)

The Raiders have won two straight against the Ravens, who may or may not have quarterback Joe Flacco ready for the season. Thus the TBA. Pick ATS: TBA

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Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (-3)

This is one of the most important games in the NFC this season. Of course it’s also a rematch of last year’s divisional-round game in Big D, which Green Bay won 34-31 on a field goal as time expired. Pick ATS: Cowboys win in NFL Week 5

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (Pick)

Houston was 0-2 vs. Kansas City in 2015, including playoffs, but beat the Chiefs 19-12 at NRG Stadium in Week 2 last year. DeAndre Hopkins had 113 yards receiving and a touchdown and Nick Novak kicked four field goals. Pick ATS: Chiefs

Monday, Oct. 9

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (+3)

When Minnesota visited Chicago on a Monday night last October, Chicago won 20-10 and Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner stepped down the next day. Pick ATS: Bears

Final NFL Week 5 Predictions

Around this time of the season, there will probably be many solved issues within the teams. Will there an Ezekiel Elliot on the field with the Cowboys? Will Ryan Tannehill be in good shape to play by then? So many questions still in the air but there’s still a long way to go to get those answers. For now, be on the look out for more upcoming betting previews and guides for the 2017 regular season.