Tag: 5 Bets

Luis Collazo has been boxing for more than two decades and will be taking on Samuel Vargas on Saturday. (Image: Getty)

Five Weekend Bets for You to Profit from Motivation, Intangibles

Athletes are usually motivated when they compete, but sometimes there is a variable that gives them a shot of adrenaline that they wouldn’t normally be able to produce on their own. This week’s Five Bets focuses on athletes or teams who have an extra intangible that could give them the […]

Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is a projected top-10 pick in next April’s NFL Draft. (Image: University of Buffalo)

There are 40 Bowl Games. These Four are Special

Bowl season begins on Dec. 15. We know which four teams are playing for the college football national championship, and now we know where 74 other winning squads will report for postseason duty. That’s a lot of action for bettors — so much so that you might miss the most […]

Central Florida is undefeated this season, but faces a tough test against Cincinnati on Saturday. (Image: AP)

Five Bets: College Teams Jockey for Position as Bowl Season Approaches

As college football winds down its season, teams are jockeying for decent position for bowl season. Some are assured of playing on New Years Day, while others are trying to improve their chances. We at Five Bets looked at games that had some bowl implications, and based our recommendations on […]

Central Florida has been almost scoring at will against opponents, and has an undefeated record, but is a big favorite this week against Navy. (Image: Getty)

College Football Betting: Big Point Spreads Come with Bigger Risk

Usually big point spreads in college football are like kryptonite to gamblers. They are something that weakens many a parlay card, and should be avoided in many situations. But we are feeling fortunate here at OG, and have decided this week we were going to pick our five bets based […]

In the season opener, Cleveland got a 21-21 tie with Pittsburgh, who was embarrassed at their performance, and will be looking for redemption Sunday. (Image: Cleveland.com)

Lean Towards Favorites in Division Rivalry Games in NFL Week 8

It is division rivalry time with this weeks Five Bets for NFL Week 8. Three of the five games we selected have conference foes facing each other, and all except Cleveland at Pittsburgh, will be the first meeting of two for the teams. These contests tend to have a little […]

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping they are celebrating a World Series victory when they face the Boston Red Sox beginning Tuesday. (Image: AP)

Upset-Minded Dodgers Present Valuable Slate of World Series Bets

Last year the Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball. They owned the most victories and entered the World Series as a heavy favorite to win, but lost to the Houston Astros in seven games. This year the Boston Red Sox come into the Fall Classic with the […]

Chicago Bears quarterback will try to avoid a second straight loss, and lead his team to a victory over New England. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Five Bets: Separation Becoming More Apparent in NFL Week 7

There have been some mild surprises this season, but as NFL Week 7 begins the picture is getting clearer of who the good teams are. There are some marquee match ups like New England at Chicago, and New Orleans at Baltimore which will answer that question further. Those games are […]

Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin is a big reason the Fighting Irish are ranked No. 5 in the country. (Image: Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

Five Bets College Football: Don’t Let Big Spreads Scare You in Week 7

There are some teams that seem to always underperform, and college football week 7 has given bettors a chance to exploit some lower than expected odds, despite the teams being double-digit favorites. Giving away double-digit points is always a concern, but with these teams, like UNLV and Pitt, they always […]

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has led the team to a 2-2-1 record. (Image: Getty)

Five Bets NFL: Line Movements Show Who Sharps Favor in Week 6

At least two games opened this week with lines that the sharp bettors didnt like. They responded by dumping a bunch of money, and their action actually pushed the number a couple of points. Even with their activity at the window, there is still an opportunity out there for gamblers […]

Five Bets: Tricky Lines Call for Caution in NFL Week 5

There are several head-scratching lines for NFL Week 5 that tend to make some gamblers salivate, and end up quickly on OG’s Five Bets NFL card. But are they miscues, or the dreaded trap games that will mess up a bettors parlay? We like games like Baltimore and Cleveland, and […]

Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start in Game 1of the National League Divisional Series for Los Angeles against the Atlanta Braves. (Image: Getty)

Five Bets: Look at Underdogs in MLB Divisional Series

The Major League Baseball divisional series begins on Thursday with the Colorado Rockies at the Milwaukee Brewers. The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the Atlanta Braves in the second game. On Friday there are four games as the Rockies and Brewers, as well as the Dodgers and Braves play Game […]

The Falcons take on the Panthers this weekend as 6-point favorites at home. (Photo: John Bazemore/AP)

Five NFL Bets: Avoid Week 2 Traps Based on Week 1 Results

Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and the results were a reminder that parity is thriving in professional football. Opening weekend favorites went 7-7-1 against the spread (Tennessee at Miami closed at PK). One of those losses was the upset of the week when the Buccaneers, […]

Five Bets: Look for Starters to Shine in Week 3 of NFL Preseason

The intensity level gets ramped up a bit in the third week of the NFL preseason. Starters will get more playing time, and battles are commonplace between second and third string players trying to compete for a roster spot. There are several intriguing contests this week, and OG took the […]