NFL Betting: Straight-Up Picks for Week 5

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 6, 2020 in

After a wild Week 4 of NFL action, we’re moving on to Week 5. We’re going to take a look at the Week 5 games and make some straight-up predictions so you can make your bets against their NFL odds.

SU Picks for Week 5 of the 2020 NFL Season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

If the Bears have struggled to score against the Giants and the Colts, they’ll struggle to score against the Buccaneers defense. Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns last week. Even the Bears defense won’t be able to contain that offense, especially if they’re on the field the whole game. Tampa Bay wins this one.

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

The Panthers have exceeded expectations thus far this season. Teddy Bridgewater has dinked and dunked with the passing game, and the defense has played well. Atlanta can score, but it can’t stop anyone from scoring. We’re going to give the edge to the Falcons.

Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans

Look for the Titans to keep the ball on the ground to keep the Bills offense’ off the field. Josh Allen has played well, and the Bills just keep on winning. The Bills look like the better team and should be 5-0 after this one.

Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Although the Raiders have improved, they’re still not ready to unseat the Chiefs as of yet. Patrick Mahomes just keeps winning, and this one will be no different.

Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets

Now that the Cardinals are on a two-game losing streak, many that thought that they were for real are now backtracking. Well, luckily for the Cardinals, they’re playing the Jets this week. The Jets very well could go 0-16 this season. Arizona wins.

Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers

Philadelphia finally put one in the win column by defeating the depleted San Francisco 49ers. Philadelphia still has its own injury issues. Pittsburgh has looked good early on, and their defense will be too much for the Eagles to handle. Pittsburgh stays undefeated.

Los Angeles Rams at Washington Football Team

After a disappointing 2019 season, the Rams look like legitimate playoff contenders this season. Sean McVay’s offense has looked good, and the Aaron Donald-led defense has played better than expected. Even though Washington has played well at times, it’s just not good enough to beat the Rams.

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

Joe Burrow has had a great start to his career. He’ll face a true test this week as the Ravens defense will be one of the best units that he faces. We’ll see if Burrow can survive. The Ravens are just too good for the Bengals at this point in their rebuild.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

Houston is winless on the season. It has had a tough slate of games to start the season and now has a new head coach. Gardner Minshew has played well for the Jaguars, as they’ve been better than expected. Houston will win their first game of the season on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco has been ravaged by injuries, and backup quarterback Nick Mullens was benched in favor of third-stringer CJ Beathard. Until the Niners get Jimmy Garoppolo back, they’ll still have offensive issues. Even with all of the injuries, the Niners defense will still be good enough to stop the Dolphins. San Francisco wins a tight one.

Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns

After a dismal Week 1, the Browns have won three in a row! Their offense has looked good in those victories, and the defense has held its own. The Colts defense has played well, and the offense is starting to gel under Philip Rivers. This one will be close, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say that the Browns win streak will continue.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas defense has been atrocious, and its offense has had to work very hard to stay in games. Fortunately for Dallas, the Giants aren’t exactly an offensive juggernaut. Dallas beats the Giants.

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

Bill Belichick and company will be ready for the Broncos. Denver has been hit hard with injuries, and it hasn’t played as well as expected. Patriots win at home.

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

In this Sunday night affair, the Vikings will travel to Seattle to take on the undefeated Seahawks. Unless the Vikings find a magic potion to slow down Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense, they’ll be in trouble. Seattle keeps on winning.

Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints

Justin Herbert will see his first Monday night action, as he leads the Chargers into the Superdome. Herbert has played well, but the Chargers’ defense will have to play a superb game to stop the Saints. Drew Brees has had his issues this year, but he always seems to show up in prime-time games. The Saints win a close one.