The October 10th NFL games hinge on a few key injuries to some of the top NFL players and now with two big NFL trades completed early this week the landscape has changed. Randy Moss being traded to the Minnesota Vikings will either be the greatest front office decision of the 2010 regular NFL season or the biggest bust. The Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll could also be on the hot seat if their gamble on Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch falls flat.
The best picks of Week Five in the NFL this week range from a team that could quickly leave the ranks of the unbeaten (Kansas City Chiefs are only unbeaten NFL team) to a team that will cover for the first time in 2010 (New Orleans Saints). All betting lines are gathered from the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook, the unofficial Las Vegas betting line.
5 Best NFL Picks Against the Spread Week Five
Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts -8: Pick Against the Spread & Full Breakdown
This game features the only undefeated team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, taking on the 2-2 Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning will have something to prove in this game but the Kansas City Chiefs will have had two weeks to prepare for Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
Expect the Kansas City Chiefs to run the ball with Thomas Jones out of the backfield in the early part of this game and Jamaal Charles will be the workhorse in the second half. If these two get on track it could spell trouble for the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning stranded on the bench. Manning will do the most with what little time he has on the field and the Indianapolis Colts will cover the 8 point spread over the Kansas City Chiefs. Full breakdown of the Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts.
St Louis Rams vs Detroit Lions -3: Pick Against the Spread & Full Breakdown
Sam Bradford has performed admirably in his first four games as an NFL quarterback and his pocket awareness and ability to get the ball down field are equal to some of the better NFL quarterbacks already. Bradford face a toughDetroit Lions defensive line but he can off set with a solid run game provided by Steven Jackson. Take the St Louis Rams +3 over the Detroit Lions. Full breakdown of St Louis Rams vs Detroit Lions.
San Diego Chargers -4 vs Oakland Raiders: Pick Against the Spread & Full Breakdown
Phillip Rivers first two road games were a disaster. To be fair to Rivers, both games were played in the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Arrowhead in Kansas City and Qwest Field in Seattle. The two teams that beat the San Diego Chargers will end up with a combined record of no more than 12 wins but this game against the Oakland Raiders should go the other way.
Oakland is a different team with Bruce Gradkowski at the helm and they should be able to give the San Diego Chargers a game worthy of the historic AFC West rivalry. In the second half the San Diego Chargers will have more horses and will pull away from the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter. Take the San Diego Chargers -4 over the Oakland Raiders. Full breakdown of San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers Pick: Pick Against the Spread & Full Breakdown
Will the 0-4 San Francisco 49ers get off the snide and finally win their first game of the 2010 NFL campaign? They are catching the Philadelphia Eagles at the right time with Michael Vick out and Kevin Kolb now unsure of himself. If Kevin Kolb enters this game with confidence the San Francisco 49ers are doomed.
The San Francisco 49ers offense can only be described with one word. Pathetic. Alex Smith still has not taken over the offense and the fact that Mike Singletary has not yanked him could lead to Singletary’s demise. Frank Gore is the only shining hope for the San Francisco 49ers. If Gore can run for 125 yards or more San Francisco may have a chance to win at home. Take the visiting Philadelphia Eagles over the San Francisco 49ers. Full breakdown of Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers.
Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets -3: Pick Against the Spread & Full Breakdown
Brett Favre to Randy Moss sounds like a fun time in this game. Favre has to be excited about this newest development and he still has the best running back in the NFL out of the backfield in Adrian Peterson. When Sidney Rice makes his return next month the Minnesota Vikings will have one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL.
The New York Jets take on their former quarterback Brett Favre and they should be able to contain him on defense. The key to this game will be Mark Sanchez. If Sanchez is rattled by the Minnesota Vikings defense this could be a long night in the Meadowlands for the New York Jets. Take the Minnesota Vikings +3 over the New York Jets. Full breakdown of Minnesota Vikings vs New York Jets.
NFL Picks Against the Spread: Remaining Nine Games
The rest of this weeks picks against the spread should be taken in context. The best five picks against the spread over the last two weeks are 7-3 so try to stick with the top five picks when making decisions on parlays and straight bets and make sure to mix them up and always consider bets with the latest information. These remaining picks should only be used for parlay contests and office contests don’t make large best on the following games.
Giants Vs Texans: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Bears Vs Panthers: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Packers Vs Redskins: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Saints Vs Cardinals: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Jaguars Vs Bills: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Titans Vs Cowboys: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Buccaneers Vs Bengals: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Falcons Vs Browns: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread
Broncos Vs Ravens: Las Vegas Line & Pick Against the Spread