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NFL Odds and Predictions: Picking the full Week 5 slate against the spread

We make our picks against the spread and versus the totals for every game on the NFL schedule in Week 5

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers were something of a letdown last Sunday and so were the BTSC game picks in Week 4. Jeff Hartman was a rather meidcore 8-6 against the spread and 6-8 versus the totals, while I was far more disappointing after posting a record of 8-6 ATS and a disgraceful 4-10 versus the totals. Not to paint that performance with too broad of a brush, but that is not even varsity level.

Like the Steelers, we hope to bounce back in Week 5 and once again the weekend’s action is made up mostly of home favorites, with only three road teams giving up points on Sunday. No game is separated by more than a touchdown and seven games feature a spread of a field goal or less.

Having only picked four different winners between us against the spread, we will either both be very right this week or very wrong. Betting on the later is probably the safest wager of the week. After four straight weeks of blindly picking the Steelers to cover regardless of what your head tells you, Jeff is the only one of us keeping the faith against the Atlanta Falcons. Given my recent form picking winners, that is probably a good omen for Pittsburgh.

Selections have been made using the consensus Las Vegas odds from VegasInsider.com as per Friday night and we encourage you to play along with us by adding your picks below.