Week 4 NFL Betting Lines

Week 4 NFL Betting Lines

Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season was another rough one for home chalk. Favorites went 6-6 ATS in their own houses. The AFC East was particularly awful going 0-4 ATS with only the Pats escaping with a SU victory. Let’s rejoice the coming of the bye weeks. Hooray! Six teams will be sitting this weekend out, including Seattle, Denver, and the unbeaten Bengals and Cardinals. Seven of 13 games feature home favorites with only San Diego giving double-digit points to the woeful Jaguars. As per usual there are a couple of curious numbers that should make the sharps pay extra close attention. Here’s a look at the Week 5 NFL lines.

Miami at Oakland +4 – When a head coach is mulling over the idea of benching his “franchise” quarterback in Week 4, there’s trouble in paradise. Or in this case, Miami. Joe Philbin says Ryan Tannehill will start in the Black Hole on Sunday, but it’s apparent the leash will be a short one. If the Fish and Tannehill can’t dispose of the garbage scow that is the Raiders, the entire franchise should be benched.

Green Bay at Chicago +1.5 – What’s up with the Packers? Their normally potent offense is stuck in mud and their defense isn’t scaring anyone. The Bears are riding Jay Cutler’s right arm to victory and will need to do so again. Bears are 1-9-1 ATS in their last ten at home. Packers are 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 overall. Ugh. Best to steer clear of this mess.

Carolina at Baltimore -3 – Was the ugly beatdown the ‘Cats suffered on Sunday night an anomaly or a harbinger of things to come? Cam Newton is off his game and the backfield has once again been decimated by injuries. Baltimore is flat out boring to watch, but the small ball method seems to be working. Barring another collapse by the Carolina defense, this will be a field goal fest.

Jacksonville at San Diego -13 – The Jaguars revival might be on the way now that rookie Blake Bortles has (finally) been named starter by Gus Bradley. The big-armed phenom tossed for 223 yards and two scores in the second half versus Indy. San Diego is low on running backs after losing Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead in consecutive weeks. Jags are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road tilts. Bolts are 4-7 ATS in their last 11 when installed as double-digit favorites.

Philadelphia at San Francisco -5.5 – Vegas knows something here. Niners are 0-2 ATS as favorites in their last two. Eagles are 2-1 ATS overall and are averaging 33.7 points per game. San Fran will be desperate and their run heavy milk the clock approach is Kryptonite to Chip Kelly’s up-tempo attack. Philly is down three starters on the offensive line, which is impacting their vaunted run game. If oddmakers are correct, the visitors could be charging into a razor sharp buzzsaw.

New Orleans at Dallas +3 – The Saints were supposed to throttle the pathetic Vikings. Instead, they did the bare minimum to win and cover. The Cowboys staged a wonderful comeback in St. Louis, but their defense is still extremely suspect. Can Drew Brees deliver one of his off the charts performances on the road? Cowboys are 2-8 ATS in the last ten meetings in the series.