The nation’s biggest NFL picks contest is led with an 18-2 ATS record after four weeks, with a posse of nearly 2,000 other challengers pursuing them.
The Westgate Super Contest enters Week 5 and OddsShark.com’s Super Computer (12-8 ATS so far) is giving a sneak peek to its selections, which they are confident will produce a 5-0 sweep.
Before we get to the Super Computer’s Week 5 picks, make sure to check out Team OddsShark members David Fucillo and Ryan Fowler discuss their top picks for the week.
Giants -7 at home to 49ers
Computer says 26.7 Giants to 17.0 49ers | Matchup Stats
The San Francisco 49ers have averaged just 9.3 points per game in their last three matchups largely due in part to the struggles of QB Colin Kaepernick and are significant underdogs against the New York Giants this week.
Those struggles are clearly evident at the betting window as well. The Giants (3-1 ATS) and 49ers (1-3) are heading in opposite directions for their backers a month into the 2015 NFL campaign.
Patriots -8 at home to Cowboys
Computer says 30.1 Patriots to 18.3 Cowboys | Matchup Stats
The New England Patriots have some fresh legs coming off the bye week and have a home matchup with the Brandon Weeden-led Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. The Patriots have a +49 point differential so far this season and are a perfect 3-0 ATS result.
The ‘Boys are clearly struggling to find a consistent groove on offense have dropped two in a row SU and ATS and are sitting at 1-3 ATS on the season.
Bengals -3 at home to Seahawks
Computer says 27.3 Bengals to 17.4 Seahawks | Matchup Stats
Andy Dalton has been playing the best football of his career with nine touchdowns and one interception with a quarterback rating of 123.0 this season. The Bengals are averaging 422 yards of offense and 30.3 points through the season so far, both of which are in the top five in the NFL.
Cincy is a staggering 16-3-1 SU and 15-4-1 ATS in their past 20 games at home.
Chargers -3 at home to Steelers
Computer says 29.1 Chargers to 18.0 Steelers | Matchup Stats
Philip Rivers has been quietly playing very well this season. The Chargers quarterback is leading the NFL in passing yards this season with a 70.7 completion percentage and a rating of 105.3.
The Steelers pass defense has been mediocre this season sitting 14th in the NFL in passing defense, which is greatly aided by the pass rush.
Raiders +4.5 at home to Denver Broncos
Computer says 20.4 Raiders to 20.1 Broncos | Matchup Stats
The Oakland Raiders are finally looking like a respectable NFL team but will face a tough task in Week 5
Oakland will be looking to get back on track at home against the undefeated Denver Broncos after falling to the Bears last week. Second-year QB Derek Carr has a litany of offensive weapons as his disposal and has already found great chemistry with standout rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, meaning a trip to the Black Hole is no walk in the park for visiting teams anymore.