The 2023 NFL Week 5 lookahead lines are out ahead of the Week 4 games, and the projected betting lines are worth monitoring as you watch and wager on the games and your Week 4 picks.
These NFL Lookahead Lines or advance lines can be useful in not only projecting ahead to next week’s games and lines, but also to keep you from over-reacting to one game or the upcoming games results.
Week 4 Market Moves and Adjustments
Some of the key Week 4 spreads with notable adjustments from the Week 4 lookahead lines include: (Lines and betting data from BetOnline)
- Kansas City -7 to -9.5 at NY Jets on Sunday Night Football
- Seattle -1.5 to +1.5 at NY Giants on Monday Night Football
- Baltimore -2.5 to +2.5 at Cleveland
- Philadelphia -7 to -8.5 vs Washington
- Indianapolis +1 to -1.5 vs LA Rams
- Cincinnati PK to -2.5 at Tennessee
- San Francisco -15.5 to -14 vs Arizona
Into Week 4, there could be some overreactions to last weeks results, or adjustments to injuries. The Baltimore Ravens are a +2.5 point underdog at Cleveland following a home overtime loss to Indianapolis while the Browns buried the Titans at home. But Baltimore was a -2.5 point favorite on last week's lookahead line and now the Ravens are a +2.5 point underdog.
NFL Week 5 Lookahead Lines
Week 5 look ahead lines include just two division games, Baltimore at Pittsburgh and Tennessee at Indianapolis. The Sunday Night Football game will be among the most watched and wagered games of the season between NFC heavyweights Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. Advance over/under game totals also included.
The Jacksonville Jaguars play back-to-back games in London in Week 4 vs the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium, and Week 5 vs the Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Teams with byes in Week 5 include: Browns, Chargers, Seahawks, Buccaneers
|NFL Week 5 Games||BetOnline||SuperBook|
|Chicago at Washington (Thurs)||WASH -5.5 and 43.5||WASH -4.5 and 43|
|Jacksonville vs Buffalo (London)||BUF -5.5 and 47.5||BUF -4 and 48|
|Houston at Atlanta||NL||ATL -3.5 and 41.5|
|Carolina at Detroit||DET -7.5 and 43.5||DET -7 and 44|
|Tennessee at Indianapolis||IND -1.5 and 42.5||IND -2 and 42|
|New York Giants at Miami||MIA -9.5 and 50||MIA -10 and 50|
|New Orleans at New England||NE -2.5 and 40.5||NE -2.5 and 40.5|
|Baltimore at Pittsburgh||BAL -1.5 and 41||BAL -2.5 and 41.5|
|Cincinnati at Arizona||NL||CIN -7 and 42.5|
|Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams||PHI -5 and 46.5||PHI -6.5 and 46.5|
|New York Jets at Denver||DEN -2.5 and 40||DEN -3 and 41|
|Kansas City at Minnesota||KC -5.5 and 52.5||KC -6.5 and 52.5|
|Dallas at San Francisco (SNF)||SF -3 and 45.5||SF -3.5 and 46|
|Green Bay at Las Vegas (MNF)||LV - PK||LV - PK and 43.5|
As you evaluate, watch and wager and live bet on the Week 4 games, be sure you review box scores, impactful injuries, misleading stats and meaningful data from each week's results. From there you can see where the bookmaker posts the following week’s lines on Sunday and Monday, and compare them to the lookahead lines and market moves during the week.
I track many stats including rushing yards, attempts and more. Did you know that in Week 3 games, teams that ran the ball at least 30 times went 10-0 SU/ATS? There were two games where both teams ran the ball at least 30 times last Sunday and with success: Indianapolis (35 for 139 yards) at Baltimore (37 for 186) and Dallas (33 for 185) at Arizona (30 for 222), and those games are not included. For the season, teams that run the ball at least 30 times in a game (when their opponent does not) are 28-3 SU and 25-4-1 ATS. Teams that run the ball less than 23 times in a game are 3-28 SU and 7-22-2 ATS) after a 1-11 SU and 2-9-1 ATS week.
How to use Lookahead Lines
Advance NFL lookahead lines provide a sneak peak at the projected lines for the following week’s games. This advance information from top online sportsbooks like BetOnline provides lessons in understanding lines and projections before the current week’s games are played.
The tendencies for many bettors is to over-react to previous weeks’ scores and results. The lookahead lines provide a sense of stability from the linemaker, who is unbiased in setting the lines in advance without the information from the current week’s contests.
Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the current week’s lines are released. They do this based on not only a potential over-reaction to the recent week’s results, but by using information they have on teams including power rankings. Making adjustments is part of the process, along with formulating an opinion on certain teams. This can be based on personnel, injuries, situations and stats that come to light as the season progresses.
As you become more astute in your evaluations, betting and handicapping, you'll be able to use your skills to project and time the market better and make more +EV bets ahead of market moves.
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