While the team props haven’t been as kind to us as player props this season, the year is young. There are some great NFL Odds values in the Week 5 team props, and here are three of my favorites from bet365 sportsbook.
Bears vs. Panthers First To 10 Points
Chicago had their worst half of football this past week against the Packers in the third and fourth quarters. Knowing that the Bears almost always play bad against the Packers, I’m not reading too much into it. Chicago has played well throughout the entire season up until the second half of last week, and even though they are on the road this week against the Panthers, I think they can win the battle to get to ten points first.
Carolina’s offense is almost non-existent right now, while the Bears are now fully healthy on offense. Brandon Marshall practiced in full throughout the week, which is a great sign for this team. Their offensive line is still banged up, but eve though they are potentially missing two of their lineman for this game, I doubt it will have a huge effect. Take the Bears with your NFL picks, and the great NFL Odds value of +100.
NFL Pick: Bears 1st to 10 points (+100)
Ravens vs. Colts O/U 5.5 TDs
This could be one of the better games of the entire weekend, and while there is probably some NFL Odds value in the total and spread, I found some great value in the props as well. By all means this should be a shootout. The Ravens’ offense finally started to click this past week, and against the Colts’ defense, Baltimore should have no problem scoring touchdowns. On the flip side, the Colts have played absolutely horrible defenses over the last two weeks, and even though the Ravens are much better on that side of the ball, at home the Colts should still score three or four touchdowns here.
That would make the touchdown total of 5.5 a nice over value, and I am taking a bite of the NFL Odds from bet365. The Ravens’ red zone issues should solve themselves against the softer Colts’ defense, and with all of the options in Indy, I doubt the Ravens are able to stop all of the weapons for the Colts. With a 49 point total, the NFL Odds are telling me this could be one of the higher scoring games of the week, and I’m doubling down on that with a touchdown total prop.
NFL Pick: OVER 5.5 TDs (-110)
Rams vs. Eagles O/U 3.5 FGs
After a week off in Week 4, the Rams are heading into Philadelphia to play the Eagles. The spread NFL Odds for this one are probably a wash, but with the Eagles’ offensive struggles recently, the over on the total field goals looks great. St. Louis’ defense is going to give the Eagles fits for this game, and it should lead to more field goals than touchdowns.
On top of both offenses dealing with some scoring issues, the reason is neither of them can convert in the red zone. These two teams rank 27th and 28th respectfully in red zone conversion percentage, and when you have two teams only converting around one in every three trips to the red zone, it makes for a great field goal environment. Look for a kicking filled game, and with the NFL Odds of +120 on the over, it makes this prop my favorite team prop of the week.
NFL Pick: OVER 3.5 FGs (+120)