With the Bears and the Bucs on a bye week, there are still some value bets to be had in week five of the NFL. The Chiefs welcome the Jags to Arrowhead Stadium where Patrick Mahomes could cement his MVP status. The Jets face a tough match in Denver. And the Saints could flatten the Redskins defence. All odds subject to change. And remember, you can bet on the NFL with bitcoin in three simple steps:
Now let's get down to the best NFL bets for week 5.
Jaguars @ Chiefs
Chiefs -3.5 (2.02)
This is the undoubted game of the weekend as two of the best teams in the league clash in Kansas City. The Jags have looked great at home but this will be a different proposition entirely. Arrowhead Stadium is famous for its raucous atmosphere. This will help a poor Chiefs defensive outfit and cause issue for Bortles at the line of scrimmage, although not enough to stop him spreading the ball around to his hugely underrated receiving corps. On the other side of the field, Patrick Mahomes is doing magical things for the Chiefs.
He may sound like kermit the frog when he talks but he's an Animal on the field. Blessed with a rocket for a right arm he also has pocket presence, full-field vision and enough dynamic play making ability to run for a first down when needed. He will face off against the best defence in the league in this game but until proven otherwise, you would be foolish to bet against the early MVP favorite.
Dolphins @ Bengals
Bengals -6.5 (1.9)
The Dolphins have had a near-perfect start to the season but their frailties were exposed last weekend by the Patriots. You'd be forgiven for having doubts over the strength of their first three wins. A dominant run game and accurate Quarterback can slice their defence apart. Unfortunately for Miami, they are heading to face one of the most formidable offences in the league and even without Joe Mixon, the Bengals will be confident in racking up the points.
They'll surely look to take advantage of the Dolphin's disarray. Adam Gase seems to be confused about his best team. Frank Gore, while destined for the hall of fame and deserves respect, is inexplicably getting more carries than their most potent back, Kenyan Drake. Ryan Tannehill is at best an average NFL Quarterback and will not be giving the good Bengals pass rush, who welcome back Vontaze Burfict this week, any sleepless nights.
Broncos @ Jets
Broncos ML (1.99)
Todd Bowles is a coach under pressure, after a promising opening season as the Jets head coach in 2015 the two following seasons and the start to this have been an absolute disaster for Gang Green. Having invested a huge amount of draft capital in Sam Darnold to be their saviour QB, they may not want to him to spend too long under a failing coach.
Life won't get easier for him this weekend either as a ferocious pass rush will have him running for his life. With pass catching options across the field for the Broncos, the Jets defence is going to have a hard time covering all options, as the Jags proved last week. With Sanders, Thomas, Sutton and even Heuerman likely to be open all day long, Keenum will have a great opportunity to pad his stats and lead the Broncos to victory at the Metlife Stadium.
Rams @ Seahawks
Under 50.5 (1.94)
This line is based on the Rams fantastic offence but playing in Seattle is a difficult proposition and although they should win, they will have to score big once again. It cannot be said enough that Seattle's defence is not very good but the 12th man is noisy and will put pressure on Jared Goff who has not been tested much so far this year. Combine this with the Hawk's less than perfect offence and the Rams solid defence and you get a small chance to go over 51 points.
Pete Carrol has been his unusual self so far this year but drafting a running back in the first round and then having him third on the depth chart in an offence that needs dynamic play makers, has set the tone. Russell Wilson is behind a leaky line and will have to scramble against a Wade Phillips defence that will bring the pressure.
Redskins @ Saints
Saints -6.5 (1.95)
This Saints team is hitting its stride right now and a Washington team coming in after a bye week will be overmatched on Monday night. The Redskins shouldn't be ruled out completely as the dink and dunk Quarterback, Alex Smith, is an effective ball manager and will face a Saints defence that hasn't replicated its form from last year but he will struggle to keep up with a highly potent Drew Brees-led offence.
Speaking of which, this offence has the most dynamic weapon in the game in Alvin Kamara. He was tabbed for regression but we have seen the opposite as somehow he's become even better. With the return of Mark Ingram to share the attacking load, the 'Skins defence will have a nightmare.