Today, we’ll take a closer look at a few games and evaluate which teams you should bet on this weekend and which teams you should stay away from. So that you don’t miss your chance to wager against the NFL Odds, let’s get started.
Who Are the Sure Losers in Week 5 of NFL Action?
Houston Texans (+7) vs Jacksonville Jaguars
The Houston Texans are the only winless team in the NFL up to this point and are facing a Jacksonville Jaguar team who had the Eagles on the ropes on the road last week. Houston’s offense ranks in the bottom five of the NFL in yards and points, while their defense is conceding over 400 yards and 20 points per contest.
The Texans will hit the road and face a young Jaguars squad that continues to impress around the NFL. The Jaguars have been playing terrific defense, conceding just over 300 yards and 14 points per contest. In a similar fashion, their offense has made the biggest factor to their success. Under Super Bowl winning coach Doug Pederson, Jacksonville has gotten the most out of Trevor Lawrence, who has tossed eight touchdowns and just two interceptions.
Jacksonville has dominated in their wins, outscoring opponents 62-10, and have been within one possession in each of their losses. Despite a 2-2 record, the Jaguars play well at home and are 2-0 ATS in their AFC South conference games in 2022. I can’t see the Texans winning this one on the road, and they look like sure losers so far in 2022.
Chicago Bears (+7) vs Minnesota Vikings
The Chicago Bears look to be sure losers not just in week five but every week so far this season. Chicago has struggled all year offensively and are coming off a matchup against the New York Giants, where they mustered just 12 points and turned the ball over three times. The offense ranks dead last in yards per game and are averaging a minuscule 16 points so far in 2022. To make matters worse, they’ll hit the road for the second straight week.
Chicago will run into a red-hot Minnesota Vikings team that has won its last two games, including a 3-1 start to 2022. In addition to being undefeated at home, the Viking’s offense is really starting to heat up. Minnesota recorded back-to-back 28-point contests, and Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson have teamed up for almost 100 yards per game.
Pittsburgh Steelers (+14) vs Buffalo Bills
The Steelers’ offense is the second worst in the league, averaging 278.8 yards per game, and are among the league’s worst scoring offense with just 18.5 points per contest. Additionally, they finally switched quarterback from Mitch Trubisky to rookie first-rounder Kenny Pickett. However, Pickett finished the game with three interceptions in one half.
Conversely, the Steelers will face the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills, who have been dominant on both sides of the ball so far in 2022. The Bills are posting a top-three offense averaging almost 30 points and over 400 yards per game. To make things worse, the Steelers will be on the road and facing a defense ranking first in yards allowed and second in points. I don’t know if they’ll score a single point in Buffalo.