NFL Best Bets Against the Spread – Week 5 Edition

Jake Benaquisto with his week 5 NFL Best Bets…

Week 4 Recap: Another winner! I went 3-2 on my picks, but I should have gone 2-3 if it wasn’t for an incredible back door cover by the Chiefs. My record is now 11-9, which I can’t complain about in an NFL season where the Rams and Bills are actually good. If you are looking to take part in any of the action, check out BetNow Sportsbook right here! 

Cincinnati -2.5 vs. Buffalo 

I hate to bet on the Bengals two weeks in a row, but I like the line here against the Bills. After an abysmal start, Cincinnati has looked like a much better football team in the last few weeks. Evidently, their former OC Ken Zampese must have been the root of all their problems. Since his firing, Andy Dalton has thrown for 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in two games. I thought Buffalo was really impressive in their win against Atlanta, but I don’t think they are good enough to pull off two road upsets in a row. Cincinnati wins 24-20.

Detroit -2.5 vs. Carolina

Both the Panthers and Lions have had great starts to their respective seasons. Carolina looked particularly impressive last week, as they went into New England and beat the Patriots. However, instead of focusing on the upcoming game against Detroit, the Panthers have been dealing with the aftermath of Cam Newton’s sexist comments in his recent press conference. The Lions, meanwhile, should really be undefeated, if it wasn’t for a controversial call against the Falcons. I think after coming off a big win against the Patriots and Newton’s distracting comments, the Panthers come out flat against the Lions. I like Detroit to win this one 31-20.

Jets +1 at Cleveland 

The Jets looked like a team that was content with losing after the first two games of the season. However, with the emergence of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, their defense is starting to become a serious problem for opposing teams. Not only has their defense been playing well, but Josh McCown has been much better than many expected. Facing off against a rookie QB in Deshone Kizer this week, I think the Jets young defense is going to continue to roll. Jets upset the Browns, 23-16.

LA Rams -1.5 vs. Seattle 

Seattle has always seemed to struggle against the Rams, and that was when they had Jeff Fischer. Now under new HC Sean McVay, the Rams offense is one of the most exciting units in football. The Seahawks, on the other hand, are coming off a big win against the Colts. Despite this, their offensive line is still one of the worst in the NFL. They’ll be going up against a loaded Rams defense that is led by Aaron Donald. In this game, I think Russell Wilson is going to be pressured early and often, which could lead to some turnovers. I’ll take the Rams to win a close one, 28-24.

Green Bay +2 at Dallas

I know Green Bay is on the road in this matchup, but I just think they’re the much better team. The Cowboys defense struggled last week against the Rams, and it won’t get any easier this week against Aaron Rodgers. With both starting OTs likely returning this week from injuries, I think the Green Bay offense is going to be tough to stop. Dallas should be able to score with them, but I don’t think it will be enough to win this game. Packers win 34-32.

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