Top NFL Betting Picks & Prediction for Week 5

Top NFL Betting Picks & Prediction for Week 5

Written by on October 2, 2017

How spectacular was Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson in Sunday’s blowout win over Tennessee? The former Clemson star threw for four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth to tie an NFL rookie QB record in the Texans’ victory. I might add, the NFL odds for Week 5 are going have some very interesting changes. Here are two Week 5 games I recommend to pick out as your NFL betting picks: Buffalo at Cincinnati and Tennessee at Miami.

Top NFL Betting Picks & Prediction for Week 5

How To Bet Buffalo at Cincinnati NFL Odds & Game Info

When: Sunday, 1 PM ET Where: Paul Brown Stadium TV: CBS Radio: WCMF 96.5 FM (Buffalo) / WCKY 1530 AM (Cincinnati) Stream Option: NFL Live Opening NFL Betting Lines: Bengals -2.5

Why Bet On Buffalo?

The Bills were surprise winners in Week 4, upsetting the defending NFC champion Falcons 23-17 in Atlanta. Stephen Hauschka kicked a tiebreaking, 56-yard field goal with less than 5 minutes remaining. Hauschka padded the lead with a 55-yarder with about 3 minutes remaining. Buffalo’s defense stopped the Falcons at the Bills 10 with less than a minute remaining when Matt Ryan couldn’t complete a fourth-down pass to Taylor Gabriel. Tyrod Taylor completed 12-of-20 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He added seven carries for just 12 yards. Taylor didn’t have any turnovers. LeSean McCoy rushed 20 times for 76 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards. He’s now averaging 3.1 YPC despite heavy workloads. McCoy has yet to score a touchdown this season and is on pace for just 864 rushing yards through four weeks. WR Jordan Matthews left against Atlanta with a thumb injury. Matthews went to the locker room in the fourth quarter and didn’t return. He caught his only pass for a nine-yard touchdown before leaving. It’s not yet clear if Matthews will play Week 5.

Why Bet On Cincinnati?

The Bengals got their first win of the season, routing the Browns 31-7 in Cleveland. Andy Dalton threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half. Dalton only missed on one throw in the first half, going 17 of 18 for 215 yards as the Bengals built a 21-0 lead. Dalton, who came in as the NFL’s 30th-ranked QB, finished 25 of 30 for 286 yards. A.J. Green caught 5-of-7 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. Green caught a 7-yard touchdown for the Bengals’ first score of the day in which he beat Jabrill Peppers on a corner route. After catching 10 passes for 141 yards through the first two weeks, Green has come back with 15 receptions for 168 yards and two scores over the past two weeks. Joe Mixon rushed 17 times for 29 yards while adding four catches for 19 yards. If the Bengals can put together another complete game to beat the Bills, they’ll be 2-3 before their bye week and will have momentum before their Oct. 22 game in Pittsburgh. That would mean a chance to get back to .500 and be in contention for the division title again.

How To Bet Titans at Dolphins NFL Odds & TV Info

When: Sunday, 1 PM ET Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami TV: CBS Radio: WGFX FM 104.5 (Tennessee) / 560 WQAM (Miami) Stream Option: NFL Live Opening NFL Betting Lines: Titans -3

Why Bet On Tennessee?

Will the Tennessee Titans have starting quarterback Marcus Mariota for their Week 5 game at Miami? Mariota didn’t play in the second half of the Week 4 blowout loss in Houston due to an injured hamstring.  Veteran backup Matt Cassel played under center the rest of the way. Cassel was terrible, completing 4 of 10 passes for 21 yards. Two of his incompletions were picked off. His passer rating? 8.3. Are the Titans a Good Pick in NFL Odds for Week 5? The severity of Mariota’s injury is unknown, but it would be a devastating blow for the Titans if he misses any time. Despite his uncharacteristically sloppy first half (two interceptions, 96 total passing yards), Mariota ran for both of the team’s two first-half touchdowns. Before Sunday, Mariota had completed 61.5 percent of his passes, averaged 7.5 yards per attempt, thrown a touchdown on 5.2 percent of his passes and an interception on 2.2 percent of his passes, and accumulated a 93.0 passer rating. Even if Mariota doesn’t miss any time, the Titans need help in the defensive backfield.  The Titans came into the Houston game allowing 275 passing yards per game, 26th in NFL. That unit was torched by Watson. It was actually worse than their pass defense in 2016, when they gave up 269 yards per game.

Why Bet On Miami?

The Dolphins will be the last team to play a home game; they were to open the season at home vs. Tampa Bay, but that was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The Fins were shut out 20-0 in Week 4 as the “home” team vs. New Orleans in London. It was expected to be a big homecoming for the Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi, who was born in the city, but the running back finished with 46 yards on 12 carries. Jay Cutler completed 20 of 28 passes for Miami (1-2), which finished with 185 yards, its fewest since its last shutout, a 19-0 loss at Buffalo on Dec. 22, 2013. Miami’s offense is averaging less than 9 points per game. That unit was expected to produce much better results. There are two Pro Bowlers in running back Jay Ajayi and receiver Jarvis Landry, in addition to other talented skill players such as tight end Julius Thomas and receivers DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Coach Adam Gase says he’s sticking with the struggling Cutler instead of trying backup Matt Moore. Against the Jets a week ago, the Dolphins were shut out until the final play of the game, when Cutler hit Devante Parker for a garbage time touchdown. “It’s not time to panic. We’ve been way worse than this,” Gase said. “We want to figure out what’s going on and fix it, that’s really the only thing we’re concerned about … we’ve got the guys here, we’re just trying out what’s going on, why are we stumbling?”

Expert NFL Betting Predictions

If Mariota is out, absolutely lean Miami. The Bengals will easily handle Buffalo.