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Catching 6 points at the Saints on Sunday, Seahawks +6 is the top consensus pick among Bookies Battle contestants for Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season, with more than three-quarters of the field on the underdog. These contestants are grabbing a half-point of value, per the market price of Saints -5.5 as of this Friday writing.

After a stellar 13-2-1 tally last week, Bookies Battle consensus plays got off on the wrong foot in Week 5, as the Broncos (-3.5) lost outright in an ugly Thursday night encounter with the Colts, 12-9 in overtime. Two-thirds of pool participants laid the field goal plus the hook with the home side.

That same percentage of players are laying the points with the 49ers in their cross-country trip to Carolina, but at a cheap price of San Francisco -4.5, our bookmakers are on the right side of this line move.

The same can be said for Vikings -7 (vs. Bears) and Cardinals +5.5 (vs. Eagles), as 61% of the field sees nice value on these plays heading into the weekend.

Consensus Picks, NFL Week 5

Consensus pickContest lineFriday marketOpponent%
SEA Seahawks+6+5.5at NO Saints75.9%
DEN Broncos-3.5-3.5vs IND Colts66.7%
SF 49ers-4.5-6.5at CAR Panthers66.7%
MIN Vikings-7-7.5vs CHI Bears63.0%
ARI Cardinals+5.5+5vs PHI Eagles61.1%
GB Packers-7.5-8vs NY Giants61.1%
KC Chiefs-7-7at LV Raiders61.1%
ATL Falcons+9+10at TB Buccaneers59.3%
TEN Titans-2.5-1.5at WAS Commanders59.3%
CIN Bengals+3+3.5 (-115)at BAL Ravens55.6%
DAL Cowboys+4.5+5.5vs LA Rams55.6%
JAX Jaguars-7-7vs HOU Texans55.6%
LA Chargers-3-2.5at CLE Browns51.9%
NY Jets+3+3 (even)vs MIA Dolphins51.9%
PIT Steelers+14+14at BUF Bills51.9%
DET Lions+3+3.5at NE Patriots50.0%

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Bookies Battle contestants have the Seahawks +6 as their top consensus pick in Week 5 (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

First-Quarter Contest Concludes with Week 5

We have a two-way tie for first ahead of Sunday, with Casey Degnon (Westgate Las Vegas) and Casey Lewless (Margaritaville Bossier City) both sporting 39-24 records after Colts-Broncos.

The standings once the Week 5 results are tallied have taken on greater importance this year. It marks the end of the first-quarter mini-contest, the winner of which cashes a $500 check and earns a spot in the playoff portion of our contest, where there’s another $2,000 at stake.

Jason Scott (BetMGM) and Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) are a game behind the leaders, defending regular-season champ Max Schmerin (Rivers Casino Pittsburgh) two games back, and Seamus Magee’s (BetMGM) 36 winners have him three games back.

About 60 bookmakers, including some of the top experts in the sports betting business, are competing in Bookies Battle 2022.

Check the full standings here.

Jason McCormick in the Bookies Spotlight

Gaming Today’s Kris Johnson caught up over the phone this week with Bookies Battle contestant Jason McCormick, VP of Race & Sports at Station Casinos.

Jason talks about stepping into the big shoes of legendary Vegas bookmaker Art Manteris, learning under the tutelage of Art and Johnny Avello, why horse racing remains crucial at his shop, and the tough beat suffered by college basketball bettors this past April.

Read it here: Our Q&A with Jason McCormick

Also in the Bookmakers Spotlight: Bally Bet’s Jay Rood | BetMGM’s Jason Scott

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Marcus DiNitto was news managing editor of Gaming Today. In past roles, he has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and studied sports and entertainment marketing at New York University.

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