NFL Week 5 Look Ahead Lines and Betting Market Moves

Here is a weekly article I provide for TheLines with some insight into the betting market moves and advance look-ahead lines for NFL games including Week 5.

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas provides the advance look-ahead lines each week for the following weeks games, and the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey has joined in to provide their advance look ahead lines.

Review the Week 4 look ahead lines below, and understand the tendency for many bettors is to over-react to previous weeks scores and results. The look-ahead lines provide a sense of stability from the linemaker, who is unbiased in setting the lines in advance without the information from the current week’s contests.

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Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the current week’s lines are released. They do this based on not only a potential overreaction to the recent week’s results, but by using information they have on teams, including NFL power rankings. Making adjustments is part of the process, along with formulating an opinion and whether they are a believer in some teams or not in others. This can be based on personnel, injuries, situations, stats or angles they want to apply as the season progresses.

Read the rest of my NFL Look ahead lines article and market moves at TheLines, where I provide additional analysis and NFL betting news you can use in your pursuit of profit. Eight quarterbacks that were backups at the start of the season will start in Week 3

Here is a Week 4 betting guide with game analysis as you evaluate the lines, match-ups and look ahead to Week 5.

NFL Week 5 Look Ahead Lines FanDuel Westgate
LA Rams at Seattle (Thurs) LAR -1.5 LAR -1.5
Arizona at Cincinnati CIN -4 CIN -4
Atlanta at Houston HOU -4 HOU -4.5
Baltimore at Pittsburgh BAL -3.5 BAL -3
Buffalo at Tennessee TEN -1.5 TEN -1
Chicago vs Oakland (London) CHI -6 CHI -6
Jacksonville at Carolina CAR -3.5 CAR -3
Minnesota at NY Giants MIN -5.5 MIN -5.5
New England at Washington NE -13 NE -3
NY Jets at Philadelphia PHI -7.5 Off
Green Bay at Dallas Off DAL -4
Tampa Bay at New Orleans NO -6 NO -6.5
Denver at LA Chargers LAC -6.5 LAC -6.5
Indianapolis at Kansas City KC -8.5 KC -8.5
Cleveland at San Francisco (Mon) SF -4 SF -4

In May, Las Vegas sportsbook CG Technology released NFL lines on every 2019 regular-season game. The biggest projected lines were in Week 5 were New Orleans -10.5 over Tampa Bay, Philadelphia -7.5 over the NY Jets, LA Chargers -7.5 over Denver, and New England -6.5 over Washington.

More sports betting news, updates and NFL Week 3 discussion plus coverage of the sports betting industry in our weekly podcast at The Lines, where I chip in as co-host with information you can bet on.

Author: FairwayJay

FairwayJay is a leading national sports analyst and is recognized as one of the sports industry's most insightful handicappers and professionals. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay