Bob Duff |  Fri 06/10/2017 - 13:46 EDT

Best NFL Bets This Weekend

Best NFL Bets This Weekend
It's a big week for the New York Giants. As one of the four winless teams remaining in the NFL, this is the week that they get off the snide and put a crooked number in the win column. We can't say the same for the San Francisco 49ers or Los Angeles Chargers, however.

Their Time To Shine

Many had this tabbed as the year of the New York Giants. Coming off a wildcard playoff appearance, some pegged the NFC East to be the land of the Giants.

Instead, last place has become their place of residence. No one made such grandious predictions regarding the San Francisco 49ers, though. They were expected to be bad but despite their 0-4 slate, have looked better than last year’s 2-14 squad, if that’s possible. Sunday figures to be a day of celebration for the Giants and 49ers, who will get their first wins of the season.

A look at that game, and other key Week 5 NFL matchups, with odds provided by

San Francisco 49ers (even) at Indianapolis Colts (-120)


With one win between them, this isn’t exactly going to be a potential Super Bowl LII preview. The Colts will unveil a statue of quarterbacking legend Peyton Manning prior to the game and that seems apprpropriate, because the Indianapolis offense is moving the ball at the pace of a statue minus injured QB Andrew Luck. The team of Manning, Luck and Johnny Unitas ranks 29th in the NFL in passing yardage. 

As a bottom feeder, though, the Colts have already proven capable of being a high-end bottom feeder, posting their lone win against the 0-4 Cleveland Browns. The 49ers haven’t won but they’ve gone 3-1 against the spread and the moneyline on them in this game has dropped from +100 to even. They’ve been close and Indianapolis has surrendered an average of 37 points over the last two games. Perhaps this is the week for Brian Hoyer to lead San Francisco to its first win of the season. And you might also want to play the under on the total of 44.5.

Pick: The 49ers (even) and the under (-110)

Los Angeles Chargers (-155) at New York Giants (+175)

The Chargers are proving to be the NFL’s elixir this season. Struggling? Looking for confidence? Get a jolt out of facing the Chargers. Like the Giants, they were supposed to be better this season but that simply hasn’t been the case. Neither the Chargers (29th in the NFL) or the Giants (31st) can run the ball, yet both teams are talking about simplifying their gameplans. If the Chargers, 0-4 like the Giants, want to find a way to win this game, they’ll need to take advantage of the weak Giants offensive line and get pressure on Eli Manning from Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Expect a low-scoring game that will go under the total of 44.5.

Pick: The Giants (+175) and the under (-110)

Green Bay Packers (+105) at Dallas Cowboys (-125)


Is there a greater long-standing rivalry in the NFL than the Cowboys-Packers, which dates all the way back to Don Meredith and Bart Starr? The last-second heroics of Aaron Rodgers as the Green Bay led the Pack back for a stunning win over the Cowboys here in last year’s playoffs still gnaws at Dallas as a collective. And the Cowboys are 20th in the NFL at defending the pass, so it again looks as if AT&T stadium will be Mr. Rodgers’ neighborhood. The total, though, at 52.5, seems a shade on the high side.

Pick: The Packers (+105) and the under (-110)

Kansas City Chiefs (-115) at Houston Texans (-105)

The DeShaun Watson coming-out party that reached a crescendo with last week’s rout of the Tennessee Titans figures to get a pump of the brakes this week against the unbeaten Chiefs. Thanks to Kareem Hunt, the Chiefs continue to lead the NFL in rushing (163.5 yards per game), making it easier for QB Alex Smith and his ball control offense to make things happen and keep defenders honest.

Pick: The Chiefs (-105)

Category : Sports Betting News

Tag : Aaron Rodgers , Andrew Luck , Brian Hoyer , deshaun watson , eli manning , Joey Bosa , nfl

Leave a comment
More articles...
Sports Betting News - 20/10/17
Best NFL Bets This Weekend 
If the Dallas Cowboys were going to be challenged for the NFC East title this season, most figured it would be the New York Giants doing the challenging. Instead, it's the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles out front and if they beat the Washington Redskins Monday night, they will be atop by three games.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 19/10/17
College Football Week 8 Best Bets 
A tradition as rich as there is in college football, whenever Notre Dame and USC clash on the gridiron, you can throw the records and the stats out the window. This one is about passion, about history, and this season, about which of these two legendary college powers will remain in the playoff picture.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 18/10/17
Best NHL Bets Tonight – Week 3 
It's rivalry night in the NHL on Wednesday. The Detroit Red Wings head to Toronto to meet the Maple Leafs in an early-season Atlantic Division showdown from a rivalry that's been around since 1926. Central Division rivals the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues are also ready to have at it.
Read this article 
Sports Betting News - 13/10/17
Best MLB Bets Today – National League Championship Series 
A year ago, the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series en route to winning their first World Series since 1908. As the same two teams meet again in the NLCS starting Saturday, it's the Dodgers, who seek to end their drought.
Read this article