NFL picks against the spread: Week 5 games

By Jess Root

Week 5 of the NFL began on Thursday with the Los Angeles Rams bouncing back from their first loss of the season and defeating the Seattle Seahawks 23-17. The Rams covered the spread and the game went Under the projected total.

Below are my betting picks for the remaining games on the Week 5 schedule. I pick the winners, the winners against the spread and whether to take the Over or the Under for the total.

I went 30-18 for all my picks last week, but I was 12-4 on my picks against the spread.

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