NFL Week 5 Market Report: Packers vs. Bengals, Cardinals vs. 49ers Most Bet Games on Sunday
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The betting public sees the Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as short 3-point favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals and can’t resist hammering the road team.
The Packers are getting the most support from the betting market on the Sunday slate, garnering 85% of the bets at BetMGM. The line is 3 at most places, but a 2.5 has popped up at some books (real-time odds here). It’s the most-bet matchup of the day.
Bettors are also hoping for a high-scoring game between Rodgers and Joe Burrow. Green Bay is giving up 25 points per game but now will be without star defensive back Jaire Alexander. With a total around 51 depending on the book, BetMGM has taken 80% of bets on the over with 89% of total dollars going the same way.
The second-most popular team of the week is the red-hot Arizona Cardinals. The last undefeated team in the NFL, Arizona is a 5.5-point favorite against the visiting San Francisco 49ers. With MVP favorite Kyler Murray, the Cardinals are second in total dollars and third in most bets of the week as the public looks to ride the hot streak against rookie quarterback Trey Lance.
The line has been bet up to 5.5 from the opening number of 4.5 with 72% of bets on Arizona.
Other notable action across the market includes the Tennessee Titans receiving the third-most money of any team as they take on Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans are 4.5-point favorites on the road, one week after losing to the New York Jets as 5.5-point favorites.
Tennessee vs. Jacksonville is the third-most bet game of the day.
In terms of bets, the Dallas Cowboys are a public favorite once again as they are favored by 7 points over the New York Giants. Only the Packers have taken more bets to cover the spread than Dallas.