We’re just a day away from the start of the NFL week. In taking a look at this week’s slate of games, we’ve found a couple of last-second bets that we think can earn you some big money. Let’s take a look at both of those games.
Last minute bets for this week 5 of the NFL
Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Things haven’t worked out like the Raiders had hoped they would this season. When they acquired Davante Adams from the Packers, the Raiders had the mindset that they’d have one of the top offenses in the league. With Adams, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and Josh Jacobs, Derek Carr would be surrounded by a lethal arsenal of weapons. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out for the Raiders thus far. With a 1-3 record, and a defense that can’t seem to stop anyone, the Raiders are in a bad state right now.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the opposite end of the spectrum. After last weekend’s impressive performance at Tampa Bay, Patrick Mahomes and company are flying high. Everyone thought that losing Tyreek Hill would be a huge detriment, but it hasn’t seemed to slow down the Kansas City offense. When this offense goes up against the Oakland defense, bad things could be in store for the Raiders.
In looking at the betting statistics, all signs point towards taking the Chiefs in this one. Kansas City is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against the Raiders. Arrowhead Stadium has also been good to the Chiefs, as they’re 5-1 against the spread in their last six games at home. We agree with the numbers, and we think that the Chiefs win the game and easily cover the spread.
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers (-8)
Believe it or not, the New York Giants come into this Week 5 matchup with a 3-1 record. Many are saying that this could be the worst 3-1 team ever. Other than Saquon Barkley, the Giants haven’t played well, but have found ways to win. Daniel Jones is playing for a new contract, and thus far, it doesn’t look like the Giants will be willing to open the wallet for him. The receivers have been average at best, and Barkley has been their lone spark.
After having a rough first game, Aaron Rodgers and the Packer have rebounded nicely. They’re coming off of an overtime victory over the New England Patriots last weekend. Rodgers is starting to mesh with his rookie wideouts, and with the strong running game of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, this offense is starting to make things happen. Defensively, the Packers are becoming one of the better defensive units in the game. We know that they’ll be geared up to stop Barkley on Sunday.
One factor that could affect this game is that it is being played in London. Both teams will have to deal with the travel, but we don’t think that it will make much difference in the outcome. Green Bay is favored by eight points. Green Bay is 20-8 against the spread after games where they failed to cover. We don’t think that they’ll fail to cover this week, as the Packers will finally show everyone that the Giants truly aren’t as good as their record states.