Last Minute Sportsbook Betting on the NFL Spread Week 5
With the weekend officially here, sportsbook betting players have one question at the forefront of their mind: what are the best spread bets to make for the NFL’s Week 5 action. There are plenty of games to choose from this weekend, some more interesting than others, some more predictable than their brethren. Below, we aim to look at which lines are offering the highest payout and also have a high probability to succeed.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Giants
The winless Giants host the Los Angeles Chargers to try and finally crack the W column. The Giants have lost a couple close ones these last couple of weeks, falling short against the Buccaneers by 2 this past Sunday and by 3 versus the Eagles 2 weeks ago. Nevertheless, the Giants are 2-2 against the spread so far this online NFL betting season.
New York is currently pegged as a 3 point favorite on the spread line with most offshore sportsbooks offering a -125 payout. A bet on the Chargers’ spread is a little more lucrative, with the payout listed at +105. Looking over both these teams’ numbers, it’s clear that this will be a low scoring match. The Giants are currently averaging 15.0 points per game while the Chargers are averaging 18.0. Defense will likely play a determining factor and Big Blue looks to take advantage of the home court.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Cardinals are 0-4 against the spread this season while the Eagles are a modest 2-2. The line is currently favoring Philadelphia by 6 ½ points with a standard -110 payout on both teams. The Eagles are putting up better numbers offensively; outscoring Arizona 25.8 to 18.5 and outgaining them 407.5. The Dirty Birds are also averaging better numbers through the air and on the ground than the Cards. Arizona is coming off an 18-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers but it’s extremely unlikely that they’ll be able to contain an offense as explosive as the Eagles is. Online sportsbook betting fans should take the Eagles on the spread, especially when considering most offshore sportsbooks have Philadelphia as -300 or worse favorites on the money line.
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Both the Packers and the Cowboys are 2-2 against the spread this season. So what makes the 2 point prediction worth taking? Well, it depends how you think this game will turn out. If you think that Dallas can jump to an early lead, develop their running game, and win the time of possession to defiantly defeat the Packers, you should take the Cowboys on the spread. Which will be offering a better payout than picking them straight up. If you think that Aaron Rodgers will get it done in Texas for the second time in a row, take Green Bay on the money line.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders will be hosting the Ravens this weekend and online sportsbooks have them pegged as -3 favorites on the spread. The only problem is that Oakland will be without Derek Carr this weekend. Carr is the engine behind the Raiders offense and without him it’s unlikely they’ll come out on top. There’s a -119 payout on the spread for Baltimore so you might be better off picking them straight up.