NFL Week 5 Public Betting

NFL Week 5 Public Betting: Lions, Steelers getting most wagers? 10/8/17

Week 5 of the NFL season is set to get into action in a few hours. Here is a look at the Public Betting heading into today’s game.

This week’s betting isn’t as lopsided as others have been. The team getting the most public wagers this weekend is the Detroit Lions. The Lions are getting set to host the Carolina Panthers in a battle of 3-1 teams a 1PM ET. Oddsmakers currently have Detroit listed as a 2.5-point favorite in the game. The Lions are getting 70 percent of the wagers right now, which is the highest percentage of any of the Sunday games. The Lions are 3-1 against the spread this season and 1-1 against the spread at home while the Panthers are 2-2 against the spread and 2-0 ATS on the road. Detroit is playing as a favorite for the first time this season.

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Another team with heavy betting on their side is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh is playing host to the Jacksonville Jaguars today at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers have listed the Steelers as a 7.5-point favorite at home. Currently, Pittsburgh is getting 66 percent of the wagers on the game. Pittsburgh is 3-1 on the season and 2-2 against the spread while Jacksonville is 2-2 overall and 2-2 against the spread. Pittsburgh had a busy week of distractions, but bettors feel like the team is set to come out and dominate at home.

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A game that bettors are torn on features the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Seattle Seahawks at 4:05PM ET today. The oddsmakers have the Rams as a 1.5-point favorite at home, but the bettors are split right down the middle. Each team is getting 50 percent of the wagers on the contest. Seattle is 2-2 on the season and just 1-3 against the spread while the Rams are off to a 3-1 start with a 2-2 record ATS. The Rams have notoriously played Seattle tough, covering in seven of the last 10 meetings.

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