NFL Week 5 Odds: Ravens Seeing Most of MNF Betting Action

Week 5 started off with a big-time NFC West showdown and closes out with an MNF matchup between two teams with Baltimore ties — with the Ravens a strong home favorite and seeing most of the betting action against the Colts.

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2021 1:47 PM ET Read Time: 5 min

Time flies when you're having fun and we're already on the doorstep of NFL Week 5, with Sunday's action getting started early with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff in London, England.

There's a full slate of NFL betting odds on tap today, but no game will be hyped bigger than the Sunday Night Football contest between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs in what is a rematch of last year's AFC Championship game. The Chiefs, who got back in the win column after losing two in a row, are 2.5-point chalk at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here's the list of all the NFL Week 5 matchups, times, and opening spreads.

These are the NFL odds for Week 5, headlined by the Chiefs as slim home faves over the Bills in their first matchup since K.C. beat them 38-24 to advance to Super Bowl 55.

Matchup Time Spread Over/Under
Rams at Seahawks Thurs, 8:20 p.m. ET Seahawks +2 53.5
Jets at Falcons* Sun, 9:30 a.m. ET Falcons -2.5 45.5
Lions at Vikings Sun, 1 p.m. ET Vikings -10 49.5
Saints at Washington Sun, 1 p.m. ET Washington +2.5 43
Patriots at Texans Sun, 1 p.m. ET Texas +7.5 39
Dolphins at Buccaneers Sun, 1 p.m. ET Buccaneers -10 48
Packers at Bengals Sun, 1 p.m. ET Bengals +2.5 51
Broncos at Steelers Sun, 1 p.m. ET Steelers +1.5 39.5
Eagles at Panthers Sun, 1 p.m. ET Panthers -2.5 46.5
Titans at Jaguars Sun, 1 p.m. ET Jaguars +4 48.5
Browns at Chargers Sun, 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers -2.5 47
Bears at Raiders Sun, 4:05 p.m. ET Raiders -5 45
49ers at Cardinals Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals -5.5 48
Giants at Cowboys Sun, 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys -7 52.5
Bills at Chiefs Sun, 8:20 p.m. ET Chiefs -2.5 56
Colts at Ravens Mon, 8:15 p.m. ET Ravens -7 46

*This game will be played in London, England.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of October 10, 2021

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Opening line

Seattle +1, 53.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. THURSDAY, OCT. 7: The Rams opened at -1 but had grown all the way up to -2.5. But less than eight hours prior to kickoff, the Rams have shifted back to a spread of -2 — showing some reverse line movement as both DraftKings and PointsBet had been receiving heavy action (78% handle and tickets at DK, 76% tickets/71% handle at PB) on the Rams -2.5.

The total also ticked down a full point, opening at 54.5 and moving to 54 Thursday morning, before sitting at 53.5 as of midday. DK had just under 60/40 splits in favor of O54 as of Thursday morning.

Opening line

Atlanta -3.5, 44 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:45 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: Put the kettle on because it’s an early wake-up call for NFL betting in Week 5. The Falcons opened as big as -3.5 and slimmed to -3 midway through the week, but with receivers Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage out of action, along with DL Marlon Davidson, this neutral-site line dipped under a field goal on Thursday. The total opened at 44 points and climbed as high as 46 before coming back down to 45.

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Opening line

Minnesota -8, 49 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:50 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: This NFC North rivalry opened with the Vikings as 8-point home chalk. That dead number was quickly directed upward, with action on Minnesota and injuries stacking up for Detroit. This line got as high as Vikings -10.5 before settling in at -10. DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting just 47 percent of the bet count on Minnesota but 77 percent of the handle riding on the home team. 

Opening line

Washington +1, 44 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 7:55 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10:  The Saints have steadily moved up all week since opened as 1-point road favorites in Washington. New Orleans quickly climbed to -1.5 and has gone as high as -2.5 (-115), which would indicate a move to a field goal if more money shows up on the visitors by the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Our Covers Consensus shows 56 percent of picks on NOLA while sportsbooks are reporting upwards of 65 percent of ticket count on the Saints, but just 57 percent of the money.

Opening line

Houston +9.5, 40 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:00 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: This spread has dropped like a stone after opening as big as New England -9.5 at Houston. The Patriots, who have injuries across the offensive line, are as low as -7.5 at some operators while other cling to the dead number of -8. Covers Consensus shows 54 percent of picks laying the points with the Pats, however, sportsbooks like DraftKings are reporting 76 percent of bets and 80 percent of money on New England, yet their line has sunk from -9.5 to -7.5: possible reverse line movement indicating sharp play or bigger wagers on the visitor.

Opening line

Tampa Bay -9.5, 49.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:05 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: This spread has hung around double digits most of the week, opening Tampa Bay -10 and briefly dipping to -9.5 before spiking to -10.5 and eventually settling in at Bucs -10 (-115). Cover Consensus shows 62 percent of picks on Tampa Bay at home and sportsbooks are reporting as much as 80 percent of tickets on the Buccaneers while 68 percent of the handle rides on the defending champs. The total was as big as 50 points but has since been chipped down as low as 47.5. 

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Opening line

Cincinnati +3.5, 49.5

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:15 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: The Packers opened as big as -3.5 and have been bet down to as low as -2.5 (-115) despite one-sided play on Green Bay. WynnBet sportsbooks are reporting more than 87 percent of bets and 76.5 percent of the money on the Cheeseheads, but the line was pushed through the key number of a field goal – reverse line movement pointing to a possible “Joes vs. Pros” matchup on the other side of the counter. This total also climbed from 49.5 to 51.5 points with 63 percent of bets on the Over.

Opening line

Pittsburgh -1, 40.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:20 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: Some books opened the Broncos as 1-point road chalk and that line didn’t last long, with play on Pittsburgh swinging the spread over the fence to Steelers -1. But with news that Denver QB1 Teddy Bridgewater will start after suffering a concussion last week, the spread jumped back to the visitor making it as big as Broncos -1.5. Covers Consensus shows just 42 percent of picks on the road team while DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting are similar split in tickets but 56 percent of the handle on Denver. The total for this game opened at 40.5 and has been bet down to 39.5 

Opening line

Carolina -4, 46 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:20 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: The Panthers opened as big as -4.5 at home but have slid down as low as -3 (-105), indicating a possible move under the field goal could come if more Eagles money shows before gametime. Carolina RB Christian McCaffrey is not expected to play in Week 5 but that’s not the only thing moving this spread. Sportsbooks are reporting one-sided ticket count and money on the Panthers, yet the spread continues to slim. This line movement could point to sharp play on Philadelphia as a road underdog and set up another “Joes vs. Pros” game. 

Opening line

Jacksonville +3.5, 48 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:25 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: This spread has bobbed between Titans -4 and -4.5 all week, with some quick moves to -5 which didn’t last long. Tennessee is drawing 72 percent of picks according to our Covers Consensus and WynnBet sportsbooks are reporting more than 88 percent of tickets and over 94 percent of the money is on the visiting Titans, who are playing their second straight road game and third away tilt in four weeks.

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Opening line

Los Angeles -1, 50 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:30 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: This spread was hung at Cleveland -1 before the Chargers’ win over the Raiders on Monday night. It reopened Los Angeles -1 and has climbed to as high as -2.5 throughout the week. Covers Consensus shows 59 percent of picks on the Bolts at home while sportsbooks are reporting as much as a 75 percent lean to the home team in ticket count and almost 83 percent of the handle riding on L.A. This total opened as big as 49.5 and has been bet down to 47 points with 92 percent of the money betting the Under.

Opening line

Las Vegas -6, 46.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:35 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10:  While this spread saw highs of Raiders -6 and lows of -5, Las Vegas -5.5 has been pretty much steady on the board since reopening after the Silver and Black’s loss to L.A. on Monday night football. WynnBet is reporting heavy action on the Raiders, with 88 percent of bets and 95 percent of the money on the home team. Covers Consensus shows 68 percent of picks on Las Vegas as well.

Opening line

Arizona -4, 53.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:35 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: Arizona opened as a 4-point home favorite and quickly got bet up to -5.5 by Monday afternoon, with injury concerns stacking up for San Francisco – namely at quarterback, where rookie Trey Lance will make his first pro start. The line flirted with Cardinals -6 only briefly before buyback on the 49ers and is steady at -5.5 at most books. Covers Consensus is showing 62 percent of picks on Arizona while sportsbook operators show as much as 78 percent of ticket count on the home side and almost 86 percent of the money on the Cardinals in Week 5.  

Opening line

Dallas -7.5, 49.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: The Cowboys opened as 7.5-point home chalk and was bet down to a touchdown with early play on the Giants. This spread dipped to Dallas -6.5 at select sportsbooks before action on the Cowboys bumped it back to a touchdown. DraftKings sportsbooks – which went to Giants +6.5 Thursday before coming back to + 7 – is reporting 80 percent of tickets and 83 percent of handle on the host team, indicating that sharp play and perhaps bigger bets took the points with New York.  

This total has made a major move as well, opening as low as 49.5 and skyrocketing to as high as 53 points and settling in at 52.5. Books are reporting 70 percent of the handle is on the Over.  

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Opening line

Kansas City -3, 56.5 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 8:45 A.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 10: The spread for Sunday Night Football opened Kansas City -3 and quickly slimmed to Buffalo -2.5 for most of the week before action on the Chiefs before the weekend bumped the spread back to a field goal at Kansas City -3 (-105).

Covers Consensus is showing 60 percent of picks on the visiting Bills in this revenge spot from the AFC Championship Game. Sportsbook operators also reporting more bets and money on Buffalo, with WynnBet pulling in 72 percent of tickets and over 74 percent of handle on the underdog. 

The total opened at 56.5 points, which is the biggest Over/Under number of the 2021 season so far. DraftKings sportsbook has ticked down to 56 points but is reporting 85 percent of handle and 81 percent of bets on the Over. 

Opening line

Baltimore -7, 48 O/U

Why the line moved

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. MONDAY, OCT. 11: With kickoff less than eight hours away, the Ravens sit at -7 (-115) at most books, which could indicate a potential move to -7.5 before kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET. 

Our Covers Consensus shows 60 percent of picks on the home side and DraftKings sportsbooks are reporting 73 percent of tickets and 82 percent of the handle riding on the Ravens.

The Over/Under is at 46 points – down from an opener of 48 – with 89 percent of the bet count on the Under and 81 percent of the O/U money banking on a low-scoring finish to Week 5 betting. 

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