NFL Week 5 Odds: How To Find Value in the Opening Line

The NFL Week 5 Odds are out and every week sportsbooks compete to get the line out as early as possible. The demand for the early odds is easy to take advantage of, if you know how to spot the early value. The NFL Week 5 odds present plenty of value as the oddsmaker is catering to the quick reacting public.

Here are a few games that standout on the schedule and provide value.

Minnesota (-6.5) Over Tennessee

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-1 on the season after a big win over the Detroit Lions. The surprise start took awhile to catch on, but now the public believes in the Vikings. A closer look at this team will show, besides the Lions they have not played a strong team yet. The Lions are a mess right now and although the Vikings are a good team, they are not worthy of dropping six points against anyone in this league.

Titan’s running back Chris Johnson is back on track after putting up a big day against one of the best defenses in the league. The Titans have the value plus the points in this game.

New Orleans (-3) Over San Diego

The New Orleans Saints have yet to win a game in the NFL, but they are still listed as three point favorites at home over the Chargers. The Saints are a betting public favorite and this low line will only attract more action on the Saints, but they are winless for a reason. They don’t play defense.

The Chargers are quietly winning ball games by creating turnovers on defense and running the ball with Jackie Battle on the ground. The value is clearly on the Bolts in this game.

These games are just a few examples of how the opening line can provide plenty of value for the football handicapper that wants to get a jump on the week.

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