NFL Week 5 Picks - Atlanta vs Cleveland Vegas Odds & NFL predictions: In a non-conference week 5 NFL picks match-up, the Atlanta Falcons travel to Cleveland to take-on the Browns in week five of the NFL predictions schedule. Las Vegas odds have placed the Falcons as -3(-105) point NFL picks road favorites. The Falcons (3-1) are tied for the NFC South division lead with the Saints on the strength of a 3-game NFL picks winning streak. Their offense is one of the best in the NFL, ranking 10th in passing and 4th in rushing. Michael Turner and Jason Snelling have made an effective 1-2 combo at running back, helping the team average 144.8 yards per NFL picks contest. Quarterback Matt Ryan has passed for nearly 1,000 yards and 6 touchdowns, with his favorite receiver a big-play guy in Roddy White, who is truly one of the NFL’s elite receivers. The defense has also performed well, and though they have given-up yardage in the passing game, they have also picked-off eight passes.
Cleveland (1-3) is coming off their first NFL picks victory of the 2010 NFL predictions season, 23-20, against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns are 3-1 against the spread this NFL picks season, the only they have failed to cover is when they were favored at home against the Chiefs. Statistically, the Browns are in the bottom half of the league, but have played well lately with Seneca Wallace at quarterback. The ground game has also come alive with the insertion of Peyton Hillis, a bruising, straight-ahead runner who has piled-up 322 yards and 4 TDs, most in the last two NFL picks contests. The Browns have had 8 sacks and just six turnovers in four games, but came-up big with two turnovers against the Bengals.
Can Cleveland stop the high-flying Falcons in today's week 5 NFL picks match-up? With ball control utilizing Hillis, the Browns could play keep away but Atlanta has enough weapons to cover the spread and win as a NFL picks road favorite for the first time this year.
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