I am back for another season and taking on the oddsmakers and helping you try to take down whatever type of football pool you’re in. Here are my Office Pool Picks for Week 5.
16 Bills vs. PIT
15 Bucs vs. ATL
14 Jaguars vs. HOU
13 Vikings vs. CHI
12 Packers vs. NYG
11 49ers at CAR
10 Saints vs. SEA
9 Eagles at ARI
8 Chiefs vs. LV
7 Rams vs. DAL
6 Dolphins at NYJ
5 Broncos vs. IND
4 Titans at WAS
3 Chargers at CLE
2 Bengals at BAL
1 Lions at NE
Season Record: 36-27-1
Get ready for this week’s NFL action with Dan Clasgens & James Adams…
Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:
Play It Safe (3-1): Bills vs. PIT
Buffalo got out of Baltimore with a W last week, now they return to face a Steelers’ team that will be overmatched on both sides of the ball. Look for the Bills’ D and the raucous crowd to make things extremely tough on rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, who will be making his first career start.
Out on a Limb (1-3): Jaguars vs. HOU
The Jaguars have looked impressive early on this season, but somehow taking the Jaguars as your Survivor pick five weeks into the season seems a bit nerve wracking. However, they should handle business vs. a dismal Houston team that has struggled to put points on the scoreboard consistently.
THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIALS
Look for my “Against the Spread” plays in a separate article that will run each Saturday this season. Here I will look at my Thursday night betting recommendation.
$110 – Over 41.5 (-112 BetRivers)
Season total: (3-1 on season; +$200 season total – won last week w/Under 48)
I know I generally lean to the Under on Thursday Night Football and rightfully so, but this total seems a tad too low for my liking. With both teams down a stud running back, look for both offenses to be a bit more pass heavy than we’ve seen to this point. That should lead to more plays and ultimately more points in this contest than many expect.
Same Game Parlay Prop Bet (DraftKings)
$20 to win $95 (+475)
Season total: (+$30)
Matt Ryan 220+ PaYd
Russell Wilson 220+ PaYd
Michael Pittman 50+ ReYd
Courtland Sutton Anytime TD
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