NFL 2021-22: Week 5 Preview & Betting Tips

October 6th 2021, 8:22pm, By: Tom Kelly

NFL Week 5 Betting Tips

We had a great week in for our NFL Week 4 tips, with our tips going 13-3, taking us to 36-28 on the season. Injuries are starting to bite hard around the NFL, and we’re slowly learning more about each outfit. Lets get into an intriguing slate of Week 5 NFL games with our NFL betting tips.

NFL Week 5 Betting Tips

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks

Lumen Field, Friday 11:20am AEST

The Rams hit the first speed bump in a season full of promise, when failing to contain an electric Kyler Murray led Cardinals outfit in week 4. Another strong NFC opponent awaits, although the Seahawks are somewhat less daunting in their current state. With both teams on a short week, the Hawks have injury clouds over both star receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, lead running back Chris Carson, and various defensive players. The Rams have a much shorter injury report.

Another factor which can be used in close decisions is coaching. It’s a tad harsh, but 35-year old Sean McVay is literally half the age of counterpart Pete Carroll, and demonstrates a much better understanding of what it takes to win in the modern NFL. The Rams gameplan is consistently making better use of their elite players (Stafford, Kupp, Ramsey, Donald), than the Seahawks do of the likes of Russel Wilson, Metcalf, and Jamal Adams.

Despite being on the road, I have faith that the Rams are both a stronger overall outfit, and in better shape. They’ll be motivated to bounce back from a humbling loss, and I’m very happy to take on the narrow spread.

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium, Monday 11:20am AEST

Another mouth-watering prime time game awaits, with the Bills one of several teams gunning for the lofty perch held by the Chiefs after making the last two Super Bowls. After a bad Week 1 loss, the Bills have won three straight, with a 118-21 scoreline in those games. The opposition is far stiffer this week, but it is clear that the defence is in great shape, having conceded the least points in the NFL through 4 weeks. The 134 points scored is equal 2nd in the NFL, tied with the Chiefs. After an incredibly strong 2020 season, the only conclusion to be drawn is that the Bills have taken another step forward.

Meanwhile the Chiefs are 2-2, having suffered humbling losses to the scrappy Ravens and the ascending Chargers. As expected from a Patrick Mahomes offense, scoring points has been no problem. On the other side of the ball, the team has conceded the 3rd most points in the NFL so far, and have showed almost no sign of being able to slow down their opposition.

I don’t feel confident favouring either side of a fairly narrow 3 point spread, but I’ll take the head start on the Bills. The Bills will have a harder time slowing the Chiefs than any of their previous opponents, but the Chiefs have almost no chance to limit Josh Allen & co. 

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium, Tuesday 11:15am AEST

After a horrible start to the season, the Colts chalked up their first win in Week 4. However, given that it was over the equally underwhelming Dolphins, it hardly counts. The play of the offense continues to to be of major concern, with new QB Carson Wentz failing to rebound from a horrible final season in Philadelphia, and most of his receivers struggling to step up into bigger roles. Second year running back Jonathan Taylor is the teams primary beacon of hope, but has been playing injured so far this season. Injuries on both the offensive and defensive lines doesn’t help.

The Ravens are another team struggling with injuries throughout all position groups. However, the team is still full of talent, and some of their key players are able to keep things moving, with a 3-1 record after a tight OT loss to the Raiders in week 1. Lamar Jackson and his favourite targets Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews are doing enough, and the defence is producing at a middling level. That should be more than enough to contain the anaemic Colts offense on the Monday Night stage. It’s a big spread to overcome, but it feels like the Ravens will be up for it.

Other NFL Week 5 Betting Tips

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks - See Above

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons - Jets +3 ($1.96 at Sportsbet)

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers - Panthers -3.5 ($1.86 at Sportsbet)

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Buccs -10 ($1.95 at Sportsbet)

New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team - Washington +2.5 ($1.85 at Sportsbet)

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars - Jaguars +4 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings - Vikings -7.5 ($1.95 at Sportsbet)

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers - Broncos +1.5 ($1.86 at Sportsbet)

Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals - Packers -3 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

New England Patriots at Houston Texans - Patriots -8.5 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders - Bears +5.5 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers - Chargers -1.5 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys - Cowboys -7 (1.90 at Sportsbet)

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals - Cardinals -5.5 ($1.90 at Sportsbet)

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs - See Above

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens - See Above

 

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