NFL Gambling: Week 5

Alright. I took off a week. I needed the break to  get my head on straight after a brutal 1/5 week. I’m very fragile mentally, obviously. I opened up with a scorching hot 7/8 in weeks 1 and 2 combined, so a 1/5 week was tough to rebound from. Alas, here I am. It’s a comeback week for me to the say the least.

There isn’t much that I love in the 1 o’clock slot, but I really like the Lions-Panthers game. The Lions are a second away from being 4-0 and the Panthers, aside from the Pats game, have been underwhelming to say the least. The spread here is 2.5 in favor of the Lions. I think the Detroit defense has improved tremendously and will cause a lot of problems for Cam Newton. The Lions are legit. Cam is not. Lions -2.5

At 4:05 the Raiders play the Ravens at home, in Oakland. The Raiders are without Derek Carr and the Ravens are without respectable football for 2 weeks in a row. I don’t have much interest in really watching this game because, quite frankly, it’s going to be a shit game. That being said, I think there’s value in betting against EJ Manuel. He isn’t exactly good at being a quarterback, or any position for that matter. I know the Ravens have had some struggles, but I’m taking them on the road against EJ. Ravens + 3

The last game I like for the week is the Sunday Night Game where the Texans host the undefeated Chiefs. The Chiefs are looking like the best team in football, and with Watson at the helm, the Texans don’t look too bad themselves. It’s really hard to go 5-0 in the NFL, which is what the Chiefs are looking to do. I think the Texans have a stacked roster around Watson, on both sides of the ball. This could be a matchup of the best two teams in football, if you take out quarterbacks. This is a tough one to call, but I think it’s going to be tough for Watson in primetime against the best team in football. I’m going with the Chiefs to stay the only unbeaten team. Chiefs -1

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