NFL Week 5 Picks

Eric Cohen
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@realericcohen

Saturday, October 5, 2019


We haven't had a losing week yet and don't plan on starting now. Here we go with your NFL week 5 picks:

Baltimore -3 at Pittsburgh:
 
Last week the Ravens were horrible on defence allowing Nick Chubb to run all over them and score 3 touchdowns. They couldn't have played any worse losing at home to Cleveland. Meanwhile, the Steelers dominated a hapless Bengals team on prime time. What those 2 results mean is you get great value on Baltimore laying only 3 this week. Don't be fooled by last weeks results. The Ravens are still the class of the division and will not lay an egg 2 weeks in a row. Pick: Ravens 
 
Jacksonville +3 at Carolina:
 
Jacksonville's improbable comeback at Denver last week also gives us good value in this game. The Jags will once again be without shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey due to a back injury. Back to back road games are tough and the Jags don't have the horses to prevail in both. Carolina has looked really good on both sides of the ball since the Cam Newton injury. Right now the Panthers are a much more balanced team and at home we get a cheap price with this favorite. Pick: Panthers
 
Atlanta +4 at Houston:
 
It's very rare I take 3 favorites but we are taking a shot with the Texans at home. This pick is about fading the Falcons who have looked horrendous in every game except their primetime game at home vs a battered Eagles team week 2. It looks like Matt Ryan has lost a step and the Falcons defence is a train wreck. Houston has the talent to be elite and after a disappointing offensive performance against Carolina last week I expect a bounce back performance and a decisive win laying a small number. Pick: Texans
 
Good luck this week. Enjoy the game!!