Five weeks into the new NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC and the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC remain on the fast track to the top seed in each conference at a perfect 5-0. Along with winning their first five contests straight-up, the Chiefs are 5-0 against the spread as the top betting team in the league at BetAnySports.
Kansas City made short work of Jacksonville and its shutdown defense in Week 5 with an impressive 30-14 victory as a three-point home favorite. The total has stayed UNDER the closing line in the Chiefs’ last two games after going OVER in their first three. This Sunday night in prime time, they will face their toughest test of the season in a road game against 3-2 New England as 3.5-point underdogs. The total for this AFC showdown has been set at 59 points.
The Rams remained perfect on the year with Sunday’s 33-31 victory on the road against NFC West rival Seattle, but they could not cover the 7.5 points on BetAnySports’ closing spread to fall to 3-1-1 ATS. A week 4 matchup against Minnesota ended as a PUSH with Los Angeles favored by seven points at home in the 38-31 win. The total has now gone OVER in the last three games behind an offense that is ranked third in the NFL in scoring with 34.6 points per game. The Rams will be on the road this Sunday as seven-point favorites against Denver. The Broncos are 2-3 SU and they top the list as the worst betting team in the league at 0-4-1 ATS.
When it comes to a few other hot betting teams, the 2-3 Detroit Lions have now covered in their last four games after beating Green Bay 31-23 on Sunday as slight one-point home favorites. New Orleans made a statement on Monday night with a 43-19 beat down of Washington as a 5.5-point home favorite. The Saints moved to 4-1 SU on the year and they have covered in their last three games. Both teams are off this week with a bye.
Another team you can add to the “not hot” list is the Philadelphia Eagles at 2-3 SU. The defending Super Bowl Champs have failed to cover in their last four games following Sunday’s 23-21 loss to Minnesota as 3.5-point home favorites. They will open Week 6 on Thursday night as three-point road favorites against the NFC East rival New York Giants.