Here are OddsFanatic’s 2021 NFL Picks Week 5 for you!
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (+2.5)
The Los Angeles Rams are 3-1 this season. The Rams lost their last game, a 37-20 defeat against the Cardinals. The offense was led by running back Darrell Henderson, who rushed for 89 yards on 14 carries (6.4 yards per attempt). By catching six passes, van Jefferson averaged 15.0 yards per reception and accumulated 90 receiving yards.
Matthew Stafford completed 26 of 41 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. His quarterback rate was 89.5, and he left the game with a pick. On the ground, the Rams gave up 216 yards on 40 rushes, which comes out to 5.4 yards per attempt surrendered. Los Angeles also had 24 completions on 32 attempts for a completion rate of 75 percent. Overall, they had 64 plays that resulted in 401 yards. The Rams ran the ball 23 times for 121 yards, which translates to 5.3 yards per attempt.
When it comes to scoring, the Los Angeles Rams are averaging 28.8 points per game. They have an average of 93.0 yards on the ground as a group, which is 23rd in the NFL. For the year, the Rams have gained 1,565 total yards. Los Angeles has generated 57 first downs as a team and has committed 12 infractions for 91 yards. The Rams have given up the ball four times (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles). Los Angeles has 11 passing TDs and 2 rushing touchdowns this season. They are 18th in the NFL in team defense, giving up 24.8 points per game.
They are giving up 4.7 yards on each rush and 123.5 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they’ve given up 494 yards on the ground in four games. The Rams have given up 1,093 yards in total, placing them 25th among the 32 teams in the National Football League in terms of passing yardage. They have given up 273.3 yards per game through the pass, and their completion rate is 71.2 percent. The Rams have given up 396.8 yards on defense each game, which puts them 27th in the NFL. They’ve given up four passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns this season.
The Seahawks take the field with a 2-2 record this season. The Seahawks won their previous game, defeating the 49ers by a final of 28-21. Russell Wilson completed 16 of 23 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns with a 116 quarterback rating. He didn’t throw any interceptions, and his longest completion went 28 yards. The Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf was the team’s top pass-catcher in the passing game, catching four passes for 65 yards (16.3 yds per catch).
Seattle’s Alex Collins carried the ball 10 times for 44 yards and 4.4 yds per attempt. The Seahawks gained a total of 234 yards on 54 plays (4.3 yards per play). Seattle ran for 3.8 yards per carry and amassed 105 yards on 28 carries, giving up 29 attempts on the ground for 143 yards (4.9 yds per rush). The Seahawks’ pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 56.1 percent, with 314 passing yards on 23 of 41 attempts.
The Seahawks are currently ranked 10th in the NFL in terms of scoring points, putting up 25.8 points per game. So far in this campaign, the Seahawks have 973 passing yards and an average of 243.3 throwing yards per game, which is 17th among all teams in 2021 NFL season. They average 107.0 rushing yards per game and 428 yards on the ground for the season. The Seattle Seahawks have an average of 350.3 yards per game, putting them 19th in the NFL. The offense has committed 215 yards of infractions on 26 penalties, which is the 12th in the football league in terms of assisting the opponent. The Seahawks have given away zero picks while enabling their opponents to recover one fumble and gain 42 first downs.
The Seahawks are giving up 25.0 points per game, putting them 19th in the NFL. Seattle has given up 608 rushing yards (152 per game) and three touchdowns on the ground this season. They rank 28th in the NFL with 8 passing TDs and 292.5 yards per game this season. The Seahawks’ defense has been on the field for 299 plays, which is 32nd in the NFL. In total, they have allowed 100 points this season. They’ve grabbed four interceptions (3 fumbles) this season.
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Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Rams -2.5
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (+3)
The Green Bay Packers are 3-1 in the 2021 NFL season. In their most recent matchup, the Packers defeated the Steelers by a score of 27-17. The Packers’ running game was led by A.J. Dillon, who had 15 carries for 81 yards (5.4 yds per carry). On 5 receptions, with an average of 13.8 yards per catch, Randall Cobb gained 69 yards for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers completed 20 of 36 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 95.6, and he went without throwing an interception in the game. The Packers gave up 62 yards on 16 rushes, which averages out to 3.9 yards per run allowed in the rushing game. Green Bay allowed 26 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 220 yards and a completion percentage of 65 percent. In the game, they had 72 plays, for a total of 367 yards. The Green Bay Packers ran the football 33 times for 131 yards, which equates to 4.0 yards per carry on average.
The Packers have 1,272 total yards this season. Green Bay has accumulated 51 first downs as a unit and been penalized 19 times for 188 yards. Green Bay has scored eight touchdowns through the air and three via the ground thus far in the season. The ball has been surrendered four times (two interceptions and two fumbles). The Packers rank 24th in the NFL with a 92.5-yard rushing average as a team. According to our collected stats, the Green Bay Packers are 23.8 points per game good in the endzone. The Packers have given up 838 yards so far this season, putting them in eighth in the NFL in terms of passing yardage.
Through the air, they’ve given up 209.5 yards per game, as well as a completion percentage of 67.2 percent. They are 6th in the NFL with 311.5 yards allowed per game during this season, and they have done so while playing at a top-five level for most of the year. They’ve given up 10 touchdown passes and three touchdowns on the ground. Over the course of the season, the opposition has averaged 4.3 yards per rush and 102.0 rushing yards each game. Through four games this season, they’ve given up 408 yards on the ground. The Packers’ team defense is ranked 20th in the NFL, giving up 25.0 points every game.
The Bengals are 3-1 this season. Cincinnati earned a 24-21 victory over the Jaguars in their most recent game. The running back Joe Mixon rushed the ball 16 times for 67 yards and finished with 4.2 yards per carry in his last NFL game. The Bengals’ targets were led by WR Tyler Boyd, who had 9 catches for 118 yards (13.1 yards per catch). Quarterback, Joe Burrow (2 TDs), had 348 yards on 25/32 passing with a 132.8 QB rating in the win.
He didn’t throw any interceptions and his longest pass went for 44 yards. Cincinnati gave up 30 rushes for 139 yards (4.6 yards per carry) in its 24-21 victory over Jacksonville. The Bengals passing defense allowed a 70.8 percent completion rate and gave up 202 yards on 17 of 24 passing. The Bengals had 420 yards of offense and ran 55 plays (7.6 yards per play) in Week 4 game in the NFL. Cincinnati ended up rushing for 3.5 yards per carry and totaling 78 yds on 22 plays.
The Cincinnati Bengals rank 20th in the NFL when it comes to scoring points, averaging 23.0 per game. For the season, the Bengals have 910 yards through the air and an average of 227.5 passing yards per game, placing them 23rd in the NFL. They have rushed for 392 yards this season, averaging 98.0 run yards per game. The Cincinnati Bengals average 325.5 yards per game, placing them 22nd in the NFL. The offense has given up a total of 199 penalty yards on 23 infractions, which is 26th in the league in terms of surrendering free yardage. They’ve thrown four picks, but they’ve also recovered one fumble and given up only 45 first downs.
The Bengals are giving up 18.8 points per game, which has them ranked eighth in the National Football League. The Cincinnati defense has given up 374 rushing yards (93.5 yards/game) and four rushing touchdowns this season. Through the air, they have given up 4 passing touchdowns and 229.5 yards per game, placing them 13th out of all teams. The Bengals’ defense has been involved in 268 plays, putting them 26th in the NFL. Overall, they have allowed 75 points. This season, they have four takeaways (one fumble and three interceptions).
Who will win the Green Bay Packers/Cincinnati Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Parlays Pick: Take the Bengals +3 and over 48.5 total points
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-10)
The Miami Dolphins are now 1-3 on the season, having lost their previous three games. The Dolphins went up against the Colts in their most recent game and came away with a 27-17 defeat. Jacoby Brissett completed 20 of 30 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in the 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He recorded a quarterback rating of 107.5 and didn’t throw any interceptions in the game. For the Dolphins, Malcolm Brown carried the ball eight times for 23 yards (2.9 yards per carry).
DeVante Parker averaged 19.3 yards per catch in the game, catching 77 yards on four receptions. The Miami Dolphins ran the ball 16 times for a total of 35 yards and earned an average of 2.2 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 49 plays for 203 yards. Miami gave up 24 pass completions on 32 tosses for a total of 210 yards and a 75 percent completion rate. When it came to stopping the rush, Miami gave up 139 yards on 33 attempts, or 4.2 yds every run allowed in the NFL.
The Dolphins are averaging 15.5 points per game in terms of putting the ball in the endzone. Miami’s ground game as a whole averages 78.3 yards per game, putting them 28th in the NFL. 1,008 yards is the Dolphins’ current total. Miami has 41 first downs on offense and has been penalized 28 times for a penalty yardage of 226. They have surrendered the ball 6 times (2 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). Miami has scored three passing and three rushing touchdowns in the game. The Dolphins are ranked 25th in the NFL when it comes to opposing teams’ scoring, giving up 27.3 points a game.
In terms of rushing yards, Miami has given up an average of 4.3 per run and 136.8 each game this season. Through four games, they’ve given up 547 rushing yards this season. The Dolphins have given up 1,006 yards through the pass, which is placed them 17th in the NFL. They are surrendering 251.5 yards per game through the pass, and their completion percentage is 65.3 percent. The Dolphins have given up 388.3 yards a game, which puts them 24th in the NFL. Through the air, they have given up 7 touchdowns in addition to 5 on the ground.
The Buccaneers are 3-1 on the year this season. The Buccaneers won their most recent game, 19-17, against the New England Patriots. Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady completed 22 of 43 passes for 269 yards during their win over the Patriots. He avoided the defense by keeping the ball away from them, recording no interceptions, and his longest pass was 28 yards long. Tampa Bay’s top receiver, Mike Evans, caught seven of the team’s ten passes for 75 yards (10.7 ypc).
Leonard Fournette rushed the ball 20 times for 91 yards and finished with 4.6 yards per carry in Tampa Bay’s last success in the week 4 game. The Buccaneers amassed 380 yards on 74 plays (5.1 yards per play). On the other side of things, Tampa Bay rushed for 4.0 yards per attempt and gained 119 total yards on 30 rushes. Tampa Bay surrendered 8 runs for negative yards (minus 0.1 yards per carry). The Buccaneers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 78.6 percent and surrendered 295 yards on 33 of 42 passes.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an average of 399.5 yards per game, which puts them 7th in the NFL. They are averaging 72 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 288 yards in total. The Tampa Bay offense has 294 penalty yards on 33 infractions, placing them second in the NFL in this stats. The Buccaneers have given away two picks while losing three fumbles and have recorded 72 first downs. For the season, Tampa Bay is first in the league in passing yards with 1,310 as well as averaging 327.5 passing yards per game, putting them at the top of the NFL rankings. The Buccaneers are ranked 5th in the NFL for scoring, putting up 30.5 points per game, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The Buccaneers are giving up 26.3 points per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. Tampa Bay has given up 190 rushing yards (47.5 per game) as well as one rushing touchdown this season. They’ve given up 11 passing touchdowns and 327.5 yards per game, placing them 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers’ defense has been on the field for 263 plays, putting them 23rd in the league. In total they’ve given up 105 points. They’ve recovered 1 fumble and 5 interceptions on defense this season.
Who will win the Miami Dolphins/Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Dolphins +10
Odds/Point Spread: Football Team (+2)
The New Orleans Saints are 2-2 this season. In their most recent game, the Saints took the field against the Giants and departed with a 27-21 defeat. Jameis Winston went 17 of 23 for 226 yards and 1 touchdown against a tough pass rush. He had a QB rating of 119.1, finished the game without throwing an interception. The Saints’ best rusher was Alvin Kamara, who had 26 carries for 120 yards (4.6 ypc) and a touchdown.
Deonte Harris amassed 52 yards on five catches for 10.4 yards per catch. The New Orleans Saints carried the ball a total of 39 times for 170 yards, or 4.4 yards per carry, in Week 4 against the New York Giants. They completed 65 passes at the end of the game, resulting in a total of 405 yards. New Orleans surrendered 28 pass completions on 40 attempts for 402 yards with a 70 percent completion rate. The Saints allowed 83 yards on 20 tries, which equals 4.2 yards per carry given up when attempting to stop the run.
The Saints have 1,107 total yards through 4 weeks. The team has 34 offensive first downs and 24 infractions for 201 yards thus far this season. In terms of passing and rushing touchdowns, New Orleans has gotten 8 through the air and 4 on the ground. The Saints have committed 3 turnovers (3 interceptions) and are seventh in the NFL with 132.8 yards rushing as a team. New Orleans Saints fans have high expectations for their team, and they aren’t disappointed. The Saints average 23.5 points per game throughout the course of a season. The defense is ranked 5th in the NFL, giving up 17.3 points per game.
Over the course of this season, they have been enabling offenses to run for an average of 3.1 yards per carry and 66.0 yards on the ground each game. Overall, they have given up 264 yards on the ground in four games. The Saints have given up 1,133 yards on the pass through 4 games, putting them in 26th place in the NFL. They’ve given up 283.3 yards through the pass and a 63.4 completion percentage. They are giving up 349.3 yards per game this season, which puts them 11th in the NFL. The Saints have given up five touchdowns through the air and two via the ground game.
The Football Team steps out onto the field with a 2-2 record this season. The last time they went on the field, the Football Team returned home victorious after defeating the Falcons by a score of 34-30. Antonio Gibson rushed for 63 yards on 14 carries while rushing for 4.5 yards every time he got the ball for Washington. The Football Team’s best receiver was Terry McLaurin, who snagged 6 passes for 123 yards (20.5 yards per catch).
Taylor Heinicke (2 TD’s) went 23 of 33 with 290 yards on the ground and a 127.1 QB rating. He didn’t throw any interceptions and his longest completion was 33 yards long. Washington has allowed 28 rushing attempts for 99 yards this season, or 3.5 yards per carry. The Football Team defense allowed a completion percentage of 59.5 percent, giving up 275 yards on 25 for 42 through the air. Washington had 412 yards of offense while executing 62 plays (6.6 yards per play). They ran for 4.4 yards per carry in Sunday’s victory against the Falcons, finishing with 122 yards on 28 carries.
The Washington Football Team have an average of 342.0 yards per game, placing them 20th in the NFL. They average 103.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 413 during this football season so far. The Washington offense has racked up 260 penalty yards through 28 infractions, putting them in 7th place in the NFL. They’ve lost 2 fumbles and 3 interceptions, while earning 43 first downs. This year thus far, the Football Team has thrown for 955 yards through the air with an average of 238.8 passing yards per game, putting them 19th in the NFL. The Football Team are ranked 11th in the league with 25.3 points per game, and their scoring dominance is evident.
The Football Team have given up 474 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground this season (118.5 yds/game). Washington has given up 10 passing touchdowns and 299.0 yards per game, putting them 29th in the NFL. They have already recorded two turnovers (one fumble and one interception) this season. They’ve given up 122 points in total throughout the campaign. The Football Team has played 290 defensive snaps, which is 31st in the NFL. The Football Team has allowed 30.5 points per game, placing them 30th in the NFL.
Who will win the New Orleans Saints/Washington Football Team NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Football Team +2
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (-7.5)
The Detroit Lions are 0-4 this season. The Lions fell to the Bears by a score of 24-14 in their most recent game. Jared Goff went 24 of 38 for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He reached a QB rating of 105 and didn’t throw an interception in the game. St. Brown caught six passes for 70 yards to go along with 11.7 yards per catch.
Jamaal Williams had 14 rushes for 66 yards (4.7 yards per attempt) and was the Lions’ top rusher on the day. They ran 67 plays, resulting in 348 yards in total. The Detroit Lions ran the ball 25 times for a total of 90 yards, which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry. The Lions allowed 188 yards on 39 runs, which averages out to 4.8 yards per run surrendered against the rush. Detroit has surrendered 11 pass completions on 17 throws for 185 yards and a 64.7 completion percentage.
The Lions have accumulated 1,407 yards through 4 games this season. The team has 57 first downs and 25 penalties for 184 yards so far this season. In terms of getting into the endzone Detroit Lions have scored 7 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns thus far in the season. They’ve given up the ball five times (two interceptions and three fumbles lost). They’re also limiting opponents to an average of 101.8 yards per game in the run game, which has them sitting 20th in the NFL as a unit. The Detroit Lions have an average of 20.3 points per game during the 2021 NFL season.
The Lions have given up 994 yards, which puts them 16th in the league when it comes to passing yards. They’ve given up 248.5 yards per game through the pass and have a 66.3% completion percentage allowed on average. The Lions have given up 381.3 yards per game, putting them 21st in the nation. They’ve allowed 7 air touchdowns and 6 on the ground. Detroit are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry and 132.8 rushing yards every game this season. Through four games, they’ve surrendered 531 rushing yards. When it comes to the opposition scoring, the Lions rank 29th in the NFL, allowing 29.8 points per game.
For the season, the Minnesota Vikings have a record of 1-3. The Browns defeated them by a score of 14-7 in their last game. Through the air, Kirk Cousins threw for 203 yards on 20 of 38 completions with one touchdown in a game where he was sacked five times. His quarterback rating was 66. He had one interception and a 31-yard touchdown pass as longest completion. Dalvin Cook rushed the ball 9 times for 34 yards and gained 3.8 yards per carry for Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings utilized Jefferson in the passing game, with him catching six passes for 84 yards (14.0 yds per catch). Minnesota ran the ball for 2.8 yards per carry and amassed 65 yards on 23 runs. The Vikings amassed 255 yards in the game (4.0 yds per play), with 63 rushing attempts (4.0 yds per carry). The Minnesota secondary gave up 143 yards on 15 completions in 33 attempts for a 45.5 percent completion rate. The Vikings gave up 4.8 yards per carry on the ground, allowing 38 attempts (184 yds).
The Vikings are ranked 17th in the NFL, scoring 23.5 points per game, in terms of how many points they score. Currently they are averaging 272.3 passing yards per game, which is 10th in the NFL and 1,081 through 4 games. They average 112.3 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 449 yards in total. The Minnesota Vikings average 382.5 yards per game, placing them 15th in the NFL. Vikings’ offense has 26 infractions for 214 yards of penalties, putting them 13th in the NFL in terms of assisting the other team. While they have committed one turnover and surrendered one fumble, they have registered 56 first downs.
The Vikings are allowing 23.0 points per game, putting them 11th in the NFL. Minnesota has given up 542 yards on the ground (135.5 per game) this season, as well as four rushing touchdowns. They’ve given up six touchdowns through the pass and have allowed 253.5 yards per game, putting them 18th in the NFL. The defense has been on the field for 254 plays, ranking it 16th in the NFL. This season, they’ve given up 92 points in all. They’ve committed 2 turnovers (2 interceptions) this season.
Who will win the Detroit Lions/Minnesota Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Lions +7.5