NFL Week 5 Picks Against The Spread – Three Early Lines We’re Taking

NFL Week 5 Picks Against The Spread: Take Washington Football Team (+1.5)
NFL Week 5 Picks Against The Spread: Take Washington Football Team (+1.5)

Welcome back to another early look at some of the best NFL Week 5 Picks Against The Spread.

This is the last week we’ll see all 32 NFL teams in action until Week 15, so there are plenty of strong options on the board.

In this article, I will identify three of the most profitable bets to make early in the week before these spreads change. Without further ado, let’s see which ones make the most sense:

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NFL Week 5 Picks Against The Spread


Detroit Lions (+7.5) at Minnesota Vikings – (-115, Caesars Sportsbook)

Some, not all, of the value has been lost already. The Lions opened as 8.5-point underdogs and now find themselves at +7.5. It’s still a strong number, but we would love to find ourselves somewhere back in the +8 territory. Underdogs in divisional games cover the spread over 60% of the time, and this is yet another great spot for the Lions to remain competitive. Detroit is already getting tons of money behind it, so be on the lookout for the spread falling even further away.

New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team (+1) – (-105, PointsBet)

We saw each of these teams play a very competitive down-to-the-wire game in Week 4, with Washington emerging victorious while New Orleans faltered in overtime. There’s a huge differential early on this week as the Saints are getting 77% of the bets while 61% of the money is on the Football Team. We’re seeing a similar love for New Orleans on the moneyline (-120) as well, with nearly all the bets heading in that direction. The money, however, is a lot closer to 50/50.

New York Giants (+7.5) at Dallas Cowboys – (-115, PointsBet)

The Giants actually opened at +5.5, and now we’re seeing the line go all the way up to +7.5. Nearly all of the bets and money are flooding in on the Cowboys, making it an area of high interest here. New York is coming off a shocking upset down in New Orleans last week, and perhaps people think that was a mirage. After all, the Giants’ last two losses both came on the final field goal kick of the contests in matchups against the Football Team and Falcons. The Cowboys are good, but they’re not untouchable just yet.

Al Walsh
Al Walsh Chief Sports Writer