Get a jump on NFL Week 5 odds & lookahead lines, along with four bets to place before lines begin to move for next week. Find updated NFL Week 5 odds below.
Week 5 NFL Odds & Lines
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Early NFL Week 5 Bets To Place
Week 4 of the NFL season just got underway with a Bengals win over the Dolphins on Thursday, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Week 5 bets. Let’s take a look at which bets you might want to lock in before this week’s action moves some of the lines.
Green Bay Packers -6.5 vs. New York Giants
The Giants and Packers are both 2-1 through three weeks, but we found out in Week 3 that the Giants have plenty of work to do if they want to become a legitimate playoff contender. Daniel Jones was eaten alive by the Cowboys’ defensive front, the result of offensive line issues that might persist for the rest of the season.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this line moved further in the Packers’ direction after this weekend. Green Bay’s offense hasn’t been spectacular, but this team is due for a comfortable win over the Patriots this weekend. The defense is firing on all cylinders. With Rashan Gary and Kenny Clark getting to quarterbacks, the Giants might not stand much of a chance in Week 5.
Jones under constant pressure with a thin receiving corps is not a recipe for success. If the Giants lose to the Bears this Sunday, or even escape with an ugly win, it’ll prove New York isn’t in the same realm as the Packers and move this line.
Indianapolis Colts Moneyline (+120) vs. Denver Broncos
The Colts have been in the same rut as the Broncos, trying to get their offense going with a new veteran quarterback under center. Both of these defenses are coming off big games, but it was Indianapolis’ offense that at least showed some signs of progress. With Michael Pittman Jr. healthy and Alec Pierce playing well, the Colts could prove they’re fully back to form with a win over the Titans this weekend.
I’m concerned about the Broncos as they face a Raiders team that has a high sense of urgency. More struggles against a winless team would throw skepticism on the idea that Denver is close to breaking out of its offensive slump, and the Broncos might lose their status as favorites going into the matchup with the Colts if that’s the case.
Minnesota Vikings -5.5 vs. Chicago Bears
Just as the Giants’ odds would shift with a loss to the Bears, Chicago wouldn’t come away from a loss to the Giants looking great. Sunday’s game at Metlife Stadium figures to be an ugly one, even with two teams that sit over .500 through three weeks. That 2-1 record may be the only reason the Vikings are only favored by 5-6 points at home against the Bears.
As inconsistent as Minnesota is, this team is clearly a step ahead of the Bears. The Vikings have a better passing game on their worst day than Chicago has nearly all of the time. While the Bears’ defense has some impressive pieces, I could see money pouring in on Minnesota as we all begin to see past Chicago’s deceiving record.
Tennessee Titans Pick ‘Em vs. Washington Commanders
The Commanders’ season has gone off the rails a bit in the last two weeks, with Carson Wentz taking a whopping nine sacks in last weekend’s loss to the Eagles. This week brings another dangerous matchup for Wentz, as a Cowboys defensive front that harassed Daniel Jones could have its way with Wentz. If the Commanders fall to 1-3, the Titans could quickly become favorites in this one.
FedEx Field isn’t much of a home-field advantage for Washington, and Tennessee has a chance to prove it’s back on track this week against the Colts. Beating the Colts is no guarantee, but a win for the Titans in Indianapolis should certainly make Mike Vrabel’s team the favorite in Week 5.