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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 5


A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 5.

Locks of the Week
When the cream of the crop plays the bottom of the barrel, go with the good team over the bad one.

Bengals (-3.5) vs. Dolphins
Miami brings the 30th ranked pass defense (297.8 ypg) to stop Cincy’s man-child wideout A.J. Green. Like bringing a water pistol to Over the Rhine.

Bears (-5) at Jaguars
Smokin’ Jay Cutler will enjoy an afterglow cig after Blaine Gabbert pulls a Tony Romo.

Ravens (-6) at Chiefs
Jamaal Charles said he ìsuckedî last week. He won’t be alone this week against the Ravens.

Packers (-7) at Colts
Chuck Pagano’s leukemia news had to impact this week’s preparation for the Pack.

Straight Up Upsets
These underdogs don’t look as good as Kate Upton’s Twitter pics, but they look good.

Redskins (+3) vs. Falcons
The pending DeAngelo Hall vs. Mike Smith sideline showdown could put the Birds boss on tilt. Plus, RG3.

Seahawks (+3) at Panthers
Cam Newton will need to watch his back against the ball Hawks from Seattle.

Blowout Bargains
Don’t be afraid of a big number; sometimes those pay out the biggest numbers.

Vikings (-6) vs. Titans
If you had bet against Tennessee every week this season, you’d be 3–1 ATS. Let it ride.

Giants (-9) vs. Browns
Jason Pierre Paul and the Big Blue Wrecking Crew will be back to having fun against Brandon Weeden and the Brown outs.

49ers (-10) vs. Bills
Jim Harbaugh’s blue collar crew will make Buffalo want to move to Toronto.

Sucker Bets
Stay away completely. Just because a game is good doesn’t mean it’s a good bet.

Steelers (-3.5) vs. Eagles
Big Ben vs. Mike Vick is the battle for Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Saints (-4) at Chargers
Feels like a Drew Brees love fest. But Sean Payton has not been a good luck charm lately.

Patriots (-7) vs. Broncos
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are reunited and it feels so good. But don’t bet on it.

Texans (-9) at Jets
Tim-my Te-bow! Tim-my Te-bow!