With another week of NFL football in the books and the brand new week not far away from getting started, now is a perfect time for some value-packed, NFL Week 5 picks on a trio of underdogs that are all offering some excellent value in the YouWager NFL sportsbook.

If you’re ready to start making betting plans for the new week, then let’s get down to business.

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Game Information

🏈: Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) at Detroit Lions (1-3)
⏰: Sun. Oct 7, 2018 1:00 PM ET
🏟️: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
📺: FOX, DTV: 711
🎰: Green Bay Packers -1 -110 | -120 | O 51 -110

While Green Bay smacked Buffalo around en route to a commanding 22-0 shutout win on Sunday, Detroit ended up on the wrong end of a narrow 26-24 road loss at Dallas. Now, a whopping 73 percent of public bettors like Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to win outright to cover the chalk, but I don’t.

While the Lions are a team with some clear blemishes and I still don’t like their hire of Matt Patricia, Green Bay just doesn’t have the look of a legitimate Super Bowl contender and I don’t expect them to get their this season.

NFL Week 5 Underdogs Worth Betting On Packers-vs-Lions

The Packers and Lions have split the last four meetings evenly and the Lions are both, desperate and playing at home. Green Bay is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven games and 1-4 SU in its last five road games. Detroit has gone 4-1 ATS in its last five games and 4-2 ATS in its last six home games.

I like the Lions to hold it down as a slight home underdog against a Packers team that lacks any semblance of a rushing attack!

Predicted Score: Lions 28 Packers 27

Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers

Game Information

🏈: Atlanta Falcons (1-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2-1)
⏰: Sun. Oct 7, 2018 1:00 PM ET
🏟️: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
📺: FOX, DTV: 712
🎰: Pittsburgh Steelers -3 -110 | -160 | U 57½ -110

Atlanta has given up a ton of points in suffering back-to-back crushing losses in falling to New Orleans 43-37 in overtime in Week 3 and losing to Cincinnati 37-36 on Sunday. Still, though, I’m going to advise you to back Matt Ryan and the Dirty Birds to roll into town to face dysfunctional Pittsburgh and to roll out with a nice win in a high-scoring shootout.

NFL Week 5 Underdogs Worth Betting On Falcons-vs-Steelers

The Falcons may be ranked a discouraging 29th in points allowed (30.5 ppg), but Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense suddenly looks like the high-scoring unit they were back in 2016 as they average a stellar 29.0 points per game to rank sixth in scoring.

The Steelers are ranked 11th in scoring 925.0 ppg), but an uninspiring a pitiful 25th in points allowed (29.0 ppg). Pittsburgh has lost its balance with Le’Veon Bell out of the lineup and they’re just 1-4 ATS in its last five games and 2-4 ATS in their last six meetings against Atlanta. I’m going with the Falcons in a high-scoring affair!

Predicted Score: Falcons 31 Steelers 28

Denver Broncos at New York Jets

Game Information

🏈: Denver Broncos (2-2) at New York Jets (1-3)
⏰: Sun. Oct 7, 2018 1:00 PM ET
🏟️: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
📺: CBS, DTV: 709
🎰: New York Jets -1 -110 | -120 | U 42½ -110

Heading into their Week 4 Monday night matchup, Denver hasn’t looked all that good despite owning a 2-1 record. Still, I like the Broncos to bounce back from what I expect to be a loss against Kansas City to beat a New York Jets team that has struggled mightily since stunning Detroit in its opener.


The Jets have been held to 17 points or less in each of their last three games while getting held to an identical 12 points against the Dolphins and Jags in Weeks 2 and 4. Denver might not be a playoff caliber team this season (nope, not gonna’ happen), but they’re still better than the rebuilding Jets. I’m expecting Von Miller to get after Sam Darnold in this affair to lead Denver to the outright win and ATS cover!

Predicted Score: Broncos 24 Jets 17

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