Week 5 NFL Picks

Last Sunday was a brutal week of picking NFL games, but that’s what I get for picking so many road upsets. Myself, I made four individual game selections last week on Bovada; I placed money on Carolina to win in Baltimore, New Orleans to win in Dallas, the Colts to win (at home) against the Titans, and New England to beat my Chiefs in Kansas City.

In all four contests the home team won by a composite score of 158-65. So, needless to say, I need to wise up:

All lines courtesy of Bovada. [Road teams in CAPS.]

CHICAGO (+3) over Carolina

Tennessee (-1.5) over CLEVELAND

Philadelphia (-7) over ST. LOUIS

ATLANTA (+4) over New York (N)

New Orleans (-11) over TAMPA BAY

Dallas (-6) over HOUSTON

BUFFALO (+7) over Detroit

Indianapolis (-3.5) over BALTIMORE

PITTSBURGH (-7) over Jacksonville

Denver (-7.5) over ARIZONA

KANSAS CITY (+6) over San Francisco

San Diego (-7) over NEW YORK (A)

New England (+1.5) over CINCINNATI

SEATTLE (-7.5) over Washington

 

For future reference (mainly to just remind myself), this week I chose 6 road teams out of the 14 matchups, 5 of 14 underdogs, and 3 of 14 road dogs.

After I get off work tonight I’ll place my bets for tomorrow’s games, though rather than picking a few individual games I’m going to skip past the bullshit and just parlay a few different bets to get more bang for my buck. I won’t get a helluva return parlaying Seattle (-110), Denver (-115) and Dallas (-125), for instance, but I’m just trying to get back in the win column here. Combined with losing money on the blackjack tables, last weekend was not my finest moment.

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