Week 5 of the NFL is upon us and we can only hope it lives up to the hype of week 4. There are a number of stat and data-based tools to helps us untangle every match-up; who to choose and who to avoid. Last week he was 2-1, improving from an 0-3 previous week; our go-to guy to get the picks is RJ Bell(@RJinVegas on Twitter).
Underdog: Tennessee Titans +3.5 over Miami Dolphins
If this game even happens with the hurricane about to hit Miami, RJ likes the Titans. Out of all the teams in the NFL the Titans have had to 2nd most money bet on them this week so RJ isn’t the only believer. If you look at the Dolphins as a home favorite, they’ve only won 13 out of 43. THAT’S HORRIBLE, take the Titans.
Best Bet: Baltimore Ravens -3.5 over Washington Redskins
We’ve got a local battle on our hands with these 2 teams just 30 miles from each other. This pick is equal parts anti-Washington and pro-Baltimore. In the past, Washington has only been favored by Vegas 2 times out of 16 games. Washingtons season isn’t going as planned with the coaching being even worse. Baltimore had new coaches last year so they’re finally catching up and getting comfortable in their system. Baltimore also has the 4th best defense so that’s working in their favor. RJ likes baltimore to take the W.
Big Game Pick: Cincinnati Bengals -1 over Dallas Cowboys
RJ Bell thinks the Cowboys are a bit overrated so he’s picking the Bengals to win this one. This is the classic ‘pros vs. joes’ match-up. Even though the Bengals have had a lot of disruption with losing players and coaches, RJ is still comfortable picking them. They played Thursday night, about 10 days ago, and they looked really good. he also isn’t quite sold on Dax Prescott yet with all 3 of his wins coming against below-average teams. With all that being said, Dallas has only won 1 out of the last 10 home games! RJ likes Cincinnati and you should too.