Get amped up for some more great NFL betting action by taking a look at some of the more notable facts and figures for the Week 5 NFL betting odds.
The Key Numbers
0: The number of points the Dolphins have scored in the first 59:59 of their last two games combined. Their only score was a meaningless touchdown with no time left on the clock against the Jets two weeks ago. Now, they come back from London in hopes of getting something going against Tennessee. The good news? The Titans just surrendered the most points to the Texans in their history and allowed Deshaun Watson to tie the rookie record by accounting for five total touchdowns. The bad news? If the Saints couldn’t make Jay Cutler look good, who can?
8.5: The number representing the biggest point spread of the week in the NFL. After the Patriots, Cowboys, Vikings, Titans, Jaguars, Falcons and Chargers were all beaten outright as favorites last week, it’s hard to blame the oddsmakers for tightening things up. The Steelers are the biggest favorites of the week over Jacksonville, and even this doesn’t feel like an absolute slam dunk. If Jacksonville plays as well as it did against Baltimore, this could be anyone’s game in the Steel City.
11: The number of consecutive home games in which the Browns have been underdogs. There’s no guarantee that they’re going to finish up this week favored against the Jets, but they’ve at least opened up there at -1. Cleveland has looked absolutely putrid these last couple weeks after a somewhat respectable start to the season. If DeShone Kizer can’t start to figure out how to move the football, it might be time to sit him down and see what Kevin Hogan can do with this offense. Pardon the pun, but this game is as “gang green” as it gets.
20: The number of consecutive regular season games in which the Patriots have been favored. The last time New England was a dog came against Arizona in Week 1 of the season when everyone assumed that the Cardinals were going to be Super Bowl contenders and Jimmy Garoppolo was going to be nothing like Tom Brady. The last time Brady was a dog as a starting quarterback? That was 36 games ago (including five postseason games) when New England traveled to Buffalo.
54: The number representing the highest total of the week in Week 5. The Patriots have had massive problems on the defensive side of the ball all season long, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they’ve got the highest total of the year to date at 54 points against Tampa Bay. We know that Jameis Winston isn’t going to have troubles moving the ball up and down the field against this defense if he’s playing at a high level, and Brady is still Brady. Even when his teams have felt down and out these last two weeks, Brady has rallied the troops. It’s not his fault that the defense couldn’t figure out how to stop either Deshaun Watson or Cam Newton.
Opening Week 5 NFL Odds
Patriots at Buccaneers (+4, 54)
Chargers at Giants (-3, 43.5)
Bills at Bengals (-1, 38.5)
Jets at Browns (-1, 39.5)
Jaguars at Steelers (-8.5, 44.5)
Titans at Dolphins (+2.5)
49ers at Colts (-2.5)
Cardinals at Eagles (-6, 45.5)
Panthers at Lions (-3, 43.5)
Seahawks at Rams (PK)
Ravens at Raiders (Off)
Packers at Cowboys (-2.5, 53.5)
Chiefs at Texans (PK)
Vikings at Bears (+3)
(Odds Courtesy of BookMaker.eu)