Week 4 kicks off on Sunday with 12 games on the card. Thursday night, the Eagles held off the Packers who had two opportunities to score within the five yard line in the last 7 minutes and couldn’t get in. Today, I unveil my top plays which I am 7-2 in this year. Every day on CA Betting News. I will break down at least one game during the NFL betting, and on Friday’s break down at least a California team game among my top plays. Here are my week 5 top plays using the most updated odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKing Sportsbook.
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Chicago Bears -2 vs. Minnesota Vikings
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Chi -2
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Chi -2
A matchup of 2-1 teams take place in the Windy City on Sunday when the Vikings battle the Bears. Matt Nagy is 7-2 in the regular season as a head coach at Soldier Field and is 2-0 against the Vikings. The Vikings have reason for optimism, but also reason for concern. Optimistically, their defense has looked solid through three games and they have run the ball down teams’ throats. The Vikings rank No. 2 in the NFL, rushing for over 193 yards/per game. Through the air, however, they rank No. 31 through the air. Against a Bears defense which many would agree is the most dominant unit in the league, they’re going to have to try and throw the ball. Defensively, the Bears rank in the top-5 in rushing defense and rank No. 8 in total defense thus far. Mitch Trubisky and the offense looked a lot more comfortable last week and seemed to find some flow on offense. In what I think will be a very close game, I do like the Bears to win the game and cover the two points.
Prediction: Bears 20, Vikings 16
Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins +17
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Mia +16.5
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Mia +17
A part of me thinks I’m crazy for going this route, but I was encouraged enough by what I saw last week to give this a chance. Let’s face, the Miami Dolphins have looked horrendous the first three weeks of the NFL season. They’ve lost 59-10, 33-3, and 31-6. It’s been the worst start by any team in NFL history. Those three losses, though, came against what many would say are three of the top five or six teams in the league in Baltimore, New England, and Dallas. Now the Chargers aren’t a bad team, but I wouldn’t put them in those other team’s classes. The Dolphins trailed to the Cowboys last week 10-6 on the road at halftime, showing that at least for a half, there’s hope. The Chargers have struggled out of the gate, losing two out of their first three, and are still suffering a lot of injuries on both sides of the ball. Miami looked to have some rhythm offensively a week ago with Josh Rosen and I think they can at least keep this within two touchdowns. This is a monster spread for a road team with a losing record. I will take the Dolphins for maybe the only time this year and pray that they can keep this within 17 points.
Prediction: Chargers 31, Dolphins 17
Jacksonville Jaguars OVER 16.5 team points @ Denver Broncos
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Jac OVER 16.5 total team points
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Jac OVER 16.5 total team points
This is an extremely low number for a Jacksonville who seems to be getting better offensively with Gardner Minshew II under center. A week ago in the rain against the No. 6 ranked defense, the Titans, the Jaguars put up 20 points which could have been more if not for dropped balls and mistakes. The Bears showed Monday night just how good defenses can help the offenses with creating turnovers and giving the offense short fields. The Broncos offense has not clicked yet and go up against a very fierce Jaguars defense who has looked like the 2017 Jaguars defense the last couple games. Asking Jacksonville to score 17 points is not a huge task which I think they can do here, even on the road in Denver. I will take the over 16.5 point total.
Prediction: Jaguars 19, Broncos 17