2021 NFL Week 5 Betting Picks and Predictions
It may still be early in the season, but Week five in the NFL has many intriguing matchups. The Bills and the Chiefs meet in a rematch of the AFC Championship game. The Browns battle the Chargers in a big battle against up-and-coming contenders. Finally, the Jets and the Falcons kick off early from London to get the week started.
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Jets vs Falcons Predictions
The early game is the New York against the Atlanta Falcons and it is very clear up to this point that the Jets are the better team. Calvin Ridley did not travel with the team and the Falcons are looking forward to the bye week. Meanwhile, the Jets and QB Zach Wilson are off the first win of the season. This team is sold on the leadership of Robert Saleh and that leadership is important on a trip like this.
The Falcons are 1-5 against the spread (ATS) as a favorite and 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game. This proves that the Falcons struggle to cover as a favorite and cannot put together back-to-back solid outings.
Saleh keeps the Jets focused and the win in London.
Eagles vs Panthers Predictions
The Panthers are one of the most overrated teams in the league, especially on defense. They are very good on defense, but all of the previews and predictions treat them like the ’85 Chicago Bears. When they faced a credible offense (Dallas) they were torched. The Panthers are a blitz-heavy team and that will hurt against a mobile QB. This defense is vulnerable and the offense will not be able to sustain long drives without a healthy Christian McCaffery.
Jalen Hurts has full control of this Eagles offense. This week the Eagles plan on utilizing Miles Sanders in the running game, something that is sorely needed. The Eagles will run against the Panther’s defense and that will open up the deep passing game and Hurts will thrive with his deep threats.
The Panthers are 1-5 ATS as a home favorite and 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 home games. The Eagles upset the Panthers.
Bears vs Raiders Predictions
The Bears have finally committed to Justin Fields (kind of) and he will get a chance to get a road win against the Raiders. The Raiders are in distraction mode with the Jon Gruden news that has to take something away from the preparation this week.
The Bear’s coaching staff realizes that they have to adjust the offense to suit Fields and the new-look will equate to a big game from the rookie. The Raiders are just 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games overall and they have failed to cover in the last five games as a favorite. They have no right to be giving this many points to any team in the NFL.
Giants vs Cowboys
The Cowboys are one of the best offensive teams in the National Football League and they are perfect against the spread this season. However, the Giants are a dangerous underdog. Daniel Jones is quietly having an incredible season. The Gmen come into this game brimming with confidence after an outright win as an underdog. The Giants thrive in the underdog role cashing in at 22-6 ATS in the last 28 games as an underdog. Finally, this is also a divisional game and this often indicates a close game.
Dallas has only covered twice in the last seven divisional games mainly because they are always popular bets with an inflated line. The same goes for this week. Dallas may win, but it will be close.
Bills vs Chiefs Predictions
This is easily the biggest game of the week. It is an AFC Championship game rematch and features two of the best quarterbacks in the league. The Sunday night football game always deserves extra treatment, but this one is very special.