NFL Week 5 Odds and Betting Trends

nfl week five odds betting trends
Since the Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) and Minnesota Vikings (1-2-1) last met in the NFC Championship Game, each of them has struggled to live up to preseason expectations. But unlike the most recent meeting, the Eagles are listed as three-point home favorites instead of underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by for Sunday’s rematch.

Back in January, the Vikings had Case Keenum under center opposite Nick Foles, who was filling in for Carson Wentz due to a torn ACL. Foles went on to win Super Bowl MVP honors after Philadelphia routed Minnesota 38-7 for the NFC title, but Wentz is back starting for the third straight game in this one.

The Eagles do look to have an edge at home, winning seven of the past nine meetings overall straight up and going 12-3 against the spread the previous 15 matchups, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

Another big game will take place on Sunday in the AFC with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-1) as three-point home favorites. The Jaguars will again be without running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), and they have lost three straight to the Chiefs by an average of almost 18 points.

The Chiefs are one of two perfect teams left in the league at 4-0 ATS as well along with the Los Angeles Rams, and they have also seen three of their first four games go over the total.

The Rams (4-0) are 3-0-1 ATS after pushing as seven-point home favorites versus the Vikings in the Week 3 Thursday Night Football game, and they find themselves in the same exact position on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (2-2) this Sunday. Los Angeles is seven-point chalk on the NFL Week 5 odds away from home but has lost 11 of 13 at Seattle.

While that may be an intriguing NFC West matchup, the NFC North has an exciting divisional game on Sunday as well with the Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) visiting the Detroit Lions (1-3) as one-point road favorites. The Packers blanked the Buffalo Bills 22-0 last week, and they have won 27 of the past 35 meetings with the Lions. Detroit is also just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games versus NFC North opponents at home.

The Bills (1-3) have visited NFC North foes each of the previous two weeks, and this Sunday they get to host the Tennessee Titans (3-1) as 3.5-point home underdogs. Buffalo stunned Minnesota 27-6 two weeks ago as a 16.5-point underdog before falling at Green Bay, but Tennessee has won five of the last six meetings (4-1 ATS past five).

Finally, the lone winless team in the NFL will get an excellent opportunity to pick up its first victory when the Arizona Cardinals (0-4) visit the San Francisco 49ers (1-3) as four-point road underdogs. The Cardinals are sticking with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen here, and they have won the previous six meetings with the 49ers, who are not the same team with C.J Beathard replacing Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) at quarterback.

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