The Dallas Cowboys opened as a 4-point favorite on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks for their game at AT&T Stadium against the Houston Texans on Sunday, but heading into the weekend that line has moved to the point that Tony Romo and company are favored by 7 points.
Dallas enters Week 5 of the season at 3-1 both SU and ATS, with Houston sporting an identical mark after suffering through a disastrous 2013 campaign. The Cowboys will be looking to buck an NFL betting trend – they’re just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games as home favorites.
[ See the updated NFL Week 5 odds right now on the VSB NFL Odds page ]
Two other games have seen line moves of 2.5 points, including the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bengals and Patriots at New England. The Pats opened as a 2.5-point home favorite, but that line has moved to a pick’em since Tom Brady and company got blasted by the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
As well, the Titans opened as 2.5-point home favorites against the Browns, but that line is now a pick’em at the online sportsbooks as well. Totals bettors will be noting that the OVER has gone 4-1-1 in the last six games between the Browns and the Titans.
The Steelers have moved from 5.5-point to 7-point road favorites against the lowly Jaguars, with Denver going from -7 to -9 at home against unbeaten Arizona, and San Francisco falling from -7.5 to -5.5 at home against Kansas City. Seattle opened as a 7-point favorite on the road at Washington for Monday Night Football; that line is now Seahawks -8.5.
Week 5 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Minnesota at Green Bay (-10), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
Chicago at Carolina (-1.5) (OPEN -2.5), 1:00pm ET
Cleveland at Tennessee (pick’em) (OPEN -2.5), 1:00pm ET
St. Louis at Philadelphia (-7) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Atlanta at NY Giants (-4) (OPEN -3.5), 1:00pm ET
Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-11) (OPEN -12), 1:00pm ET
Houston at Dallas (-7) (OPEN -4), 1:00pm ET
Buffalo at Detroit (-7.5) (OPEN -6.5), 1:00pm ET
Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3) (OPEN -3), 1:00pm ET
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville (+7) (OPEN +5.5), 1:00pm ET
Arizona at Denver (-9) (OPEN -7), 4:05pm ET
Kansas City at San Francisco (-5.5) (OPEN -7.5), 4:25pm ET
NY Jets at San Diego (-7.5) (OPEN -7), 4:25pm ET
Cincinnati at New England (pick’em) (OPEN -2.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
Seattle at Washington (+8.5) (OPEN +7), 8:30pm ET