As I look at NFL Week 5 betting lines it occurs to me that this football season is shaping up a little differently than anticipated. The New England Patriots are struggling and the Buffalo Bills are 3-1. The Kansas City Chiefs look like the best team in football, while young guns lead teams like the Tampa Bay Buccanners and the Houston Texans with authority.
I think NFL Week 5 betting odds are starting to reflect this shift in the football landscape and we as bettors need to take it into account. For instance, two weeks in a row big spreads were not covered by the Patriots as they narrowly beat the Houston Texans and lost to the Carolina Panthers. The Jets continue to surprise better teams, and don’t look now but the Detroit Lions and Mathew Stafford are ripping it up. Let’s take a look at a Sunday game and see where the opportunities are.
NFL Week 5 Betting – Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Buffalo Bills have turned into one of surprises of the 2017 NFL season and currently sit atop the AFC East with a 3-1 record. Buffalo heads to Ohio to face the Cincinnati Bengals who are currently 1-3. It promises to be an old school AFC showdown and the Bills are surprising +3 underdogs on the pointspread. In terms of NFL Week 5 betting, it seems like a weak line.
NFL Betting Bonuses – Cincinnati Bengals
However, there might be some sense to the handicappers’ line here so lets take another look at the game. Although Cincinnati is 1-3 they may have turned a corner on the season last week with their win over the Cleveland Browns. It was a battle of the 0-3 teams and Cleveland was outclassed 31-7. What was significant about the win was not just the victory, but that it was the first game under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor for Bengals QB Andy Dalton. It is important to remember that Dalton is actually a very good quarterback and Cinci went 12-4 in 2015 winning their division. The core of that team is still present and if Cincinnati is getting their groove back then the Bills may need to be careful- and getting 3 points may not be a bad thing.
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So can the Bengals regroup enough to turn around their season with a win over the Bills? Or will Tyrod Taylor continue to impress and take the Bills to 4-1? This will be an interesting game for sure and I must admit that I am not quite sold on the Bengals. Cincinnati is -3 at home which means this game is a Pick’em. The Bills are +165 on the moneyline which may be a very good price as I think they are the better team. However, I believe I will split the difference and take the Bills on the +3 pointspread. The Over Under is 39.5 and I like the Over here as well.
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