Weekend football betting guide
Rams (0-4) at Packers (5-0)
Line: Packers -15.5 (O/U 48)
The Scoop: Yes, it’s a big spread, but the Pack are 4-1 ATS this season. Also, take the over.
Bills (4-1) at Giants (3-2)
Line: Giants -3 (O/U 50)
The Scoop: Giants are 2-5 ATS in last seven at home. Blue is favored for name only; go with the Bills.
Colts (0-5) at Bengals (3-2)
Line: Bengals -7 (O/U 41)
The Scoop: Cincy is only 5-13 SU in their last 18. They aren’t good and shouldn’t be giving so much.
Panthers (1-4) at Falcons (2-3)
Line: Falcons -4 (O/U 50.5)
The Scoop: Cam Newton is king of the backdoor cover. Falcons won’t let it happen this week, though.
49ers (4-1) at Lions (5-0)
Line: Lions -4.5 (O/U 46)
The Scoop: Lions are undefeated ATS in their last 10 games (9-0-1).
Eagles (1-4) at Redskins (3-1)
Line: Eagles-2 (O/U 47.5)
The Scoop: No one believes in the ’Skins. Neither do we, with them 2-5 ATS in their last seven at home.
Jaguars (1-4) at Steelers (3-2)
Line: Steelers -13(O/U 40)
The Scoop: Steelers don’t play many blowouts (last week excluded), which is why they’re 2-3 ATS.
Browns (2-2) at Raiders (302)
Line: Raiders -7 (O/U 44.5)
The Scoop: Raiders are 0-5 ATS in their last five against Cleveland. But this is a different Raiders team.
Sunday, 4:15 p.m.
Saints (4-2) at Bucks (3-2)
Line: Saints -5 (O/U 49.5)
The Scoop: Saints are better SU, and five isn’t enough to get off them.
Cowboys at Patriots
Line: Patriots -7 (O/U 55)
Key Injuries: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) probable. WR?Dez Bryant (thigh) probable. DE Jason Hatcher (calf) out. DL Mike Wright (concussion) on IR.
The Scoop: The Pats are 4-1 ATS?this season, while the Cowboys are 1-2-1. The reason? People love the Cowboys and always bet on them regardless of the season results or spreads. So a 7-point spread could be even larger. New England could be without Jerod Mayo, but their offense will be all intact and you know Tom Brady will be putting up points. One word of caution: Stay away from the largest O/U of the week. Feel confident in taking the Pats to cover, but the ’Boys have a good defense.
Sunday, 8:20 p.m.
Vikings (1-4) at Bears (2-2)
Line: Bears -3 (O/U 42)
The Scoop: Minnesota is just 2-12 in its last 14 games on the road. Worse than you would have guessed, right? However, Chicago is getting three for being home, so the experts think this one will be close. One thing the Vikings can do is put pressure on the quarterback. The Bears’ line can’t protect Jay Cutler.
Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Dolphins (0-4) at Jets (2-3)
Line: Jets -7 (O/U 42.5)
The Scoop: Both of these teams are terrible ATS?this season — 1-8 combined. The Jets are a better team by quite a bit, though. And Matt Moore will likely be completely confused by Rex Ryan’s defense. Forget about the trends so far this year. The Jets win, and they will win big. Take the over, while you’re at it.
Purdue (3-2) at Penn State (5-1)
Line: Penn State -11
The Scoop: The Lions are 1-5 ATS this year — the opposite of their SU record. Not a good sign.
Indiana (1-5) at Wisconsin (5-0)
Line: Wisconsin -40.5
The Scoop: Talk about a massive spread. The Badgers win easy, but by 41 points? That’s crazy.
Michigan (6-0) at Mich. St. (4-1)
Line: Michigan State -2
The Scoop: Michigan is 5-1 ATS and still are underdogs against MSU. It doesn’t make sense.
S. Carolina (5-1) at Miss. St. (3-3)
Line: S. Carolina -3
The Scoop: The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS this season. No more Stephen Garcia distraction helps the Gamecocks.
Pick: South Carolina
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
LSU (6-0) at Tennessee (3-2)
Line: LSU -17.5
The Scoop: LSU will win, but the Vols are 3-1-1?ATS?this season.
Ohio State (3-3) at Illinois (6-0)
Line: Illinois -3.5
The Scoop: Every trend will be misleading for this one. The Buckeyes stink. Go with the Illini.
Oklahoma St. (5-0) at Texas (4-1)
Line: OSU -8.5
The Scoop: The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS, including a huge cover last week against Kansas.
Pick: Oklahoma State
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Alabama (6-0) at Mississippi (2-3)
Line: Alabama -26.5
The Scoop: The Tide are 5-1 ATS and are significantly better than the Rebels. Shouldn’t be close.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Florida (4-2) at Auburn (4-2)
Line: Florida -2
The Scoop: Both coming off blowout losses. We go with Auburn, though, with Florida’s QB questions.
Saturday, 10:15 p.m.
Arizona St. (3-2) Oregon (4-1)
Line: Oregon -14
The Scoop: The Sun Devils are 1-5 ATS in the teams’ last six meetings.