FOXBet Sportsbook is live in Pennsylvania and I’ve scoured their website looking for some of the best bets for week five of the NFL season. COVID-19 has thrown a big wrinkle into this week’s slate of games, but I think I’ve found some juicy bets that have a good chance of making money this weekend. Here are my five favorite bets on FOXBet for week five of the NFL season:
Bengals @ Ravens: Mark Ingram and Mark Andrews to score +333 ($10 bet = $43.44)
The double Mark special. Ingram and Andrews are both focal points in the Raven’s offense. Trusting anyone specifically in the Raven’s committee backfield is risky, but I have my doubts about how well the Bengals’ young offense will fair against Baltimore’s defense. That could lead to a lot of possessions for the Ravens, which could lead to plenty of scoring opportunities.
Ingram is sure to get red zone carries, while Andrews commands a huge target share of the Ravens’ offense and already has two multi-touchdown games this season. There’s a good chance both find the end zone against the Bengals.
Eagles @ Steelers: Diontae Johnson, Eric Ebron, and Greg Ward to score +2400 ($10 bet = $250)
This bet takes advantage of all the Eagles’ weaknesses. Darius Slay will likely shadow Juju Smith Schuster, but the Eagles don’t have anyone to play across from him with both Avonte Maddox and Trevor Williams dealing with injury. That could set up Diontae Johnson for a big day. The Steelers would be smart to try and work Eric Ebron against the Eagles’ lackluster linebackers, most specifically Nate Gerry, who’s allowing a near perfect passer rating when targeted in coverage. Both players have a strong possibility of scoring against a beat up Eagles back seven.
On offense, the Eagles are dealing with significant injuries at the wide receiver position. Greg Ward has stepped up in the absence of other receivers last year and has done the same this year as well. If Carson Wentz can build on last weeks win over the 49ers, Ward should be in good position to see his fair share of targets.
Panthers @ Falcons: Russell Gage, DJ Moore, and Robby Anderson to score +1500 ($10 bet = $160)
The Panthers are hot, winning back-to-back games, including a big win against the Cardinals this past Sunday. They now have to face a Falcons’ secondary that’s been completely gutted by injuries. Robby Anderson is having a career year in Carolina and should give Atlanta problems on his own, factor in DJ Moore and it could be a long day for the Falcons. Anderson and Moore should both be able to score on Sunday.
It isn’t just the Falcons’ secondary that’s hurting though, as Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are both dealing with ankle injuries. Jones is likely to miss the game entirely, while Ridley is currently questionable. This should open the door for Russell Gage to potentially have a big afternoon.
Jaguars @ Texans: James Robinson 75 yards rushing and a TD +162 ($10 bet = $26.25)
This is one of the safest bets I could find on FOXBet. The Texans have the worst rushing defense in the NFL, allowing 181.8 yards per game. Robinson is in the midst of a breakout rookie season. He’s eighth in the NFL in rushing (285 yards) and averaging 4.8 yards per carry. He’s also tied for ninth in the NFL with three rushing touchdowns. Robinson is one of the most talented players in the Jaguars offense and he’s sure to see a healthy workload against the league’s worst rushing defense. 75 yards and a TD seems more like a floor rather than ceiling for his projection.
Of course, if you’re feeling a little bit ballsy, you could play Robinson, Will Fuller, and Brandin Cooks to score, which is currently set at +1150. a $10 bet would pay out $125. This bet is riskier than betting Robinson alone, but if Dashon Watson has a big day, which is a definite possibility, this bet could easily hit.
Giants @ Cowboys: Either QB throws for 500 yards +3600 ($10 bet = $370)
Dak Prescott has thrown the absolute hell out of the football this season. He leads the league in passing yard and has thrown for at least 450 yards in each of the past three weeks. While there isn’t a snowballs chance in hell Daniel Jones throws for 500 yards, there is a chance Dak does, considering he did it last week in a loss to the Browns. The Cowboys are allowing nearly 40 points per game and have the most porous defense in the entire NFL. The Giants offense hasn’t been good this season, but any game against this Dallas D has shoot out potential. If the Giants can make this a back a fourth game, Dan could eclipse 500 yards.
For those of you who don’t feel too hot about betting on 500 yards passing from a QB, which is fair, FOXBet is running an odds boost on Dak Prescott throwing for 330 yards and Cowboys win. The odds are now set at +200, so a $10 bet pays out $30. This bet has a very good chance of hitting, so act while the odds boost is still available.