All sports fans care about from their NFL team is a win each week. But for sports bettors, it’s all about the spread. One of the best ways to increase the bankroll is by hitting on the scoring total in games on Sunday. The NFL has seen an offensive explosion through the first four weeks and the “over” has been a common winner.
The oddsmakers are constantly taking everything into account, and the over/unders may be higher this week if they believe this a trend that will continue in Week 5. Here is a look at some of the more appetizing bets on the scoring total.
All odds provided by Bookmaker.eu.
Ravens vs Browns (O/U 45.5)
The Baltimore Ravens will hit the road to face off against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Baltimore’s offense has been more explosive than expected thus far but the Cleveland defense is underrated. The Ravens have a solid defense and will face off against Browns’ talented but inexperienced quarterback Baker Mayfield. The choice in this one is the “under” as it should be a defensive battle.
Chiefs vs Jaguars (O/U 49)
One of the most intriguing totals of the week is that for the game between powerhouses the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chiefs have one of the best offenses in football while the Jaguars have the best defense, and this will be an intriguing showdown. The total is listed at 49 points, which splits the difference. The “under” is the choice as Jacksonville will slow down Kansas City’s high-flying attack.
Falcons vs Steelers (O/U 58)
The Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers both have elite offenses and questionable defenses. The oddsmakers know it and have pushed the scoring total up to 58 points for this one. That’s not even enough as it is going to be an absolute shootout. Take the “over” on the total in this defense-optional affair.
Packers vs Lions (O/U 51)
The Green Bay Packers will face off against the Detroit Lions. The Packers have star quarterback Aaron Rodgers but his wide receivers are banged up. The total is listed at 51 points and the “under” is the choice in this one as Green Bay will struggle more than usual through the air.
Vikings vs Eagles (O/U 46.5)
The total for the Minnesota Vikings against the Philadelphia Eagles is set at 46.5 points. This is a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. Both teams are struggling and need to get things ironed out. Minnesota’s defense has taken it on the chin the past couple weeks but it should bounce back in this one. The “under” is the pick in this contest.
Rams vs Seahawks (O/U 50)
The Los Angeles Rams put up huge numbers last week against the Vikings and have been one of the best offenses in the NFL each of the past two years. They will hit the road to face a Seahawks team that for years had a stingy defense but is now without Legion of Boom members Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor. The Seahawks aren’t going to put up much of a fight as the “over” is the choice as the Rams will continue to light up the scoreboard and Seattle will score late when it is in comeback mode.
Texans vs Cowboys (O/U 45.5)
All of those are interesting choices, but the best play on the scoring total will come on “Sunday Night Football” in the matchup between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys. This is expected to be a close game and both teams will try to control the ball. The scoring total is listed at 45.5 points and that is too high.
Dallas has been struggling to score on the season and that will contribute to the “under” in this game. Of all the totals available for Week 5 of the NFL season, this is the one to bet.
Check out the latest NFL betting for Week 5.