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NFL Week 5 Handicapping
(3-1) Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Date: Sunday, October 8th
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Week 5 ATS Betting Lines: Dallas -2.5
NFL Week 5 Moneyline Odds: Cowboys -135, Packers +105
Week 5 NFL Betting Total: 52.5
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Green Bay got a pretty easy win over Chicago on Thursday night…and some extra rest for this one.
Given what we saw from their opponents they might not need it. They can come in with confidence.
Dallas lost as a favorite last week to the Rams and that kind of a result is never going to sit well in Big D.
The offense seems to be in pretty good shape but the defense has shown that it might not be playoff material.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers proved there is no reason to panic last week beating rival Chicago with ease after needing overtime to get the W against Cincinnati the previous week.
Things are shaking our the way they would expect with the passing game being the strongest part of a team that looks playoff worthy.
It would be nice if the running game could give them a little more but with Ty Montgomery the feature back expectations need to be realistic.
Aaron Rodgers did not throw for more than 300 yards for the first time all season against the Bears but he was at his most efficient and tossed 4 TD passes.
The key is going to be keeping the pressure off of him as they manage some injuries on the offensive line.
The Packers are also experiencing injuries on the defensive line. Mike Daniels is their best defensive lineman and he is day to day with a hip injury. He is critical against the run and the pass.
Overall the Green Bay defense has been solid but they are softer against the run than the pass this season.
That could be problematic as Dallas prefers to pound away at opponents if possible. Green Bay has to take that away so Rodgers can do what he does best.
The Cowboys had an eight point lead at halftime but couldn’t hold on against the Rams last week…at home. That is not the sign of a team that is going to be a threat this season.
The offense is probably not to blame but at the same time they only managed six points in the second half. Playing with a lead was supposed to be this team’s speciality.
This one is going to be perplexing because when you look closely at the numbers nothing really stands out. You kind of need to put on them not making the critical plays.
I know that might not be fair but when that happens you got to look at your stars. They did not really shine in this one.
The defense let the game against the Rams get away from them. L.A. was committed to the run and was able to pound away all game.
Even more disturbing is the success that Jared Goff had throwing the ball. The kid might have potential but is far from elite. It is scare to think what Rodgers might do to this group.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0 in Packers last 6 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Over is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
Over is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games on fieldturf.
- Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October.
Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Cowboys are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Packers +2.5
I was surprised that the early line on this one was so confident in the level of Dallas. After losing the Rams the way they did I am not.
NFL Free Week 5 Score Prediction: Packers 31 – Cowboys 24
Neither of these teams is great on defense but the Packers have shown more. They are better on offense too even if they do it through the air.
I am expecting this number might wind up flipping as the terrible Dallas defense gets even more disected during the week.
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