NFL Week 5 Las Vegas Odds
How do Las Vegas oddsmakers view the matchups in Week 5 of the NFL?
On Thursday night the 49ers will host the Cardinals at 8:25PM ET and despite not knowing whether or not Carson Palmer (concussion) will play, oddsmakers from the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas list Arizona as a 4-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 42 points, after the number opened at 43.
On Sunday Tom Brady makes his return from a four-game suspension and whether it’s online or Vegas, the Patriots are a double-digit favorite. At the MGM Mirage specifically, New England is a 10.5-point favorite despite being the road team in Cleveland. As for the total, the number is sitting at 47 points.
Outside of Brady’s return, the headliner this week in the NFL is the matchup between the Falcons and Broncos in Denver. After opening as a 7-point favorite, the Broncos are now either -5.5 or -6 depending on which Las Vegas book that you use. The total opened at 47 but has been bet up to 47.5 with Atlanta scoring over 40 points in back-to-back games.
On Sunday night the Packers will host the struggling Giants and are 7-point favorites at the MGM Mirage, while the total for that game sits at 48 points. As for the Monday night matchup, the Panthers are 6-point home favorites versus the Buccaneers despite quarterback Cam Newton being in the league’s concussion protocol.