NFL Odds & Picks To Make Now: Why Our Expert Bet Rams & Saints To Cover Their Week 5 Spreads Right Away

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Betting expert Chris Raybon details two of the Week 5 NFL picks he locked in based on opening odds, featuring the Rams and Saints to cover their spreads against the the Seahawks and Washington Football Team, respectively.

Raybon has a 508-395-19 (55%) all-time record on NFL bets he's tracked in the Action Network app, where you can follow him to receive notifications for every pick he tracks.

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Rams -1.5 at Seahawks
Saints -1 at WFT

Rams at Seahawks

Rams -1.5
Best Book

8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday

This is a buy-low spot for the Rams and a sell-high spot on the Seahawks.

Heading into Week 4, the Seahawks were in desperation mode at 1-2 and came up with an upset of the 49ers on the road, aided by an injury to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Rams, meanwhile, were in a classic letdown spot after mashing the Super Bowl champion Bucs in Week 4 then promptly got taken to school for a 37-20 thrashing at the hands of the visiting Cardinals.

Sean McVay should have his team prepared to rebound, though. McVay is 13-6-1 (68%) against the spread (ATS) after a loss, including 8-2 on the road, per our Action Labs data.

I bet this at +1 but like the Rams to -2.

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Saints at Football Team

Saints -1
Best Book

1 p.m. ET on Sunday

This is a buy-low spot for the Saints and a sell-high spot for the Football Team.

Washington escaped with a narrow win (and cover) in Week 4 against the Falcons, 34-30, thanks to a kickoff return for a touchdown by DeAndre Carter and two scores in the final 3:52, but it shouldn’t have been that hard versus a subpar Atlanta squad.

The Saints, meanwhile, grabbed a 21-10 lead on the Giants before untimely miscues ultimately cost them the game in overtime, highlighted by a sequence in which Adam Trautman's holding penalty wiped out what would have been a 46-yard Jameis Winston TD pass to Kenny Stills. One play later, Taysom Hill attempted another deep pass that was intercepted by James Bradberry.

Coming off the embarrassment of losing to an underperforming NFC East team in their building, I have no doubt the Saints will be ready to take to Washington on the road.

In head coach Sean Payton’s career, he is 48-26 (65%) ATS coming off a loss, including 25-10 (71%) outside of the Superdome.

I bet this at a pick'em, but like the Saints to -2.

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