After nailing a huge number of our best NFL bets across week 4 last week, week 5 of the 2018 season promises to be another great opportunity to maximise your betting opportunities.
In addition to our weekly parlay, we’ve also provided match previews for two of the biggest games this week, as well as free tips for every match on the weekend fixture:
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs betting tips
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns spread odds & tips
- Free NFL tips for every match in week 5
After five weeks in the NFL the Chiefs and Rams are the lone unbeaten teams and the Cardinals are the lone winless team.
NFL Week 5 betting tips:
All games in parlay are on Sunday, October 7
Carolina Panthers to cover -7 at -111.11
Philadelphia Eagles to cover -3 at -111.11
Falcons vs. Steelers Over 57.5 at -111.11
Leg 1 – New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers
The Giants are 1-3 and they have many issues such as an offensive line that has been bad and an aging quarterback in Eli Manning, who only has four touchdowns in four games. The 2-1 Panthers are coming off a bye week and the team has a good defense and ranks first in the league in rushing yards per game.
Carolina put up 31 points in winning their last game and their solid defense faces a New York team that ranks third to last in the NFL only averaging 18.3 points per game. Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton have combined to rush for 407 yards this season and look for them to pad those stats in this game facing a Giants’ run defense that ranks 29th in the league.
Have to take Carolina in this game, as they are at home and can move the chains while the Giants are on the verge of being in another lost season.
Tip: Carolina Panthers to cover (-7) at -111.11 with Bovada
Leg 2 – Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Vikings are coming off a tough 38-31 loss to the Rams where their defense was lit up. The Eagles lost their last game in overtime to the Tennessee Titans and the defending Super Bowl champions are only 2-2.
Minnesota went out in the off-season and broke the bank to get quarterback Kirk Cousins and while he has played well the defense has not. Last season Minnesota had the league’s top-ranked defense, but this season they only rank 21st and their pass defense has really struggled giving up the big play.
Carson Wentz is back under center and if the Vikings don’t shore up their defense Cousins will have to carry the load for Minnesota to win. Carry the load is an understatement, as he has gotten very little help from the run game, which ranks dead last in the league in rushing yards per game.
Wentz and the Eagles will get back on track at home in this game winning and covering the spread.
Tip: Philadelphia Eagles to cover (-3) at -111.11 with Bovada
Leg 3 – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons
This is a matchup of two disappointing one-win teams that are very similar. Each team has gotten solid quarterback play, but each has failed to run the ball well or play good defense.
The Over is a pretty easy pick in this game, as Atlanta ranks sixth in the league in points per game and 30th in opponents points per game and the Steelers rank tied for 10th in points per game and 26th in points allowed. Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger will each have big games and help their teams light up the scoreboard and the Over is the good pick in this game, which promises to be a shootout.
Tip: Over 57.5 points at -111.11 with Bovada
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