NFL Week 5 Public Betting Report
The NFL is set to get Week 5 into full swing later today. Before placing your wagers, get a look at how the public is wagering for Sunday’s action.
Of the games taking place on Sunday, the one team with the most public support when it comes to wagers is the Baltimore Ravens, as they travel to face the Cleveland Browns this afternoon at 1PM ET. According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Ravens are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Browns. When it comes to the Public Betting, the Ravens are currently getting 77 percent of the wagers as the road favorite. The public clearly isn’t buying into a Baker Mayfield upset for Sunday, as he faces his toughest defensive challenge yet. Baltimore has won and covered the spread in five straight meetings with the Browns, with the last four coming as a 4-point favorite or greater.
Another team with a lot of support at the betting window is the Arizona Cardinals, who are going on the road to face the San Francisco 49ers today at 4:25PM ET. According to oddsmakers, the 49ers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Cardinals. That spread isn’t scaring bettors, as 71 percent of the wagers are going on the Cardinals on the road. Arizona is 0-4, but has covered in its last two games. San Francisco is 1-3, but managed to cover last week in a loss at Los Angeles against the Chargers with new QB C.J. Beathard. Arizona has won six straight meetings with San Francisco, but the 49ers have covered in three of the last five meetings.
The game that has the public the most split features the Pittsburgh Steelers playing host to the Atlanta Falcons at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers are listing the Steelers as the favorite at home, giving Pittsburgh odds of -3 points against the Falcons. Of the wagers placed, 51 percent are going on the Steelers as the 3-point favorite. The Falcons are banged up in the secondary and it has led to them giving up a lot of points. However, Atlanta is also scoring a lot and facing a suspect Pittsburgh defense. The points are likely to pile up quickly in this one.