NFL Picks Straight Up Week 5

Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings

Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs are 3-1 on the year and they flexed their muscles to grind out a win over the New York Jets in Week 3.

Can the Chiefs go back-to-back and retain the Super Bowl again in 2024? The latest NFL odds have Kansas City as leading contenders to do just that…

The Vikings are 0-2 at home this season and the writing may be on the wall when the Chiefs visit U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday night.

Minnesota have just one victory on their record in 2023 but that success came in Week 3 and that result could act as the catalyst for significant improvement.

Justin Jefferson was the difference maker for the Vikings once again, recording six catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Without a doubt, he is their brightest talent.

If both quarterbacks bring their A-game, there is simply no way Kirk Cousins can go toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes. For that reason, a Chiefs win by 7 or more points is my pick.

Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

The game of the week takes place on Sunday night, with the Dallas Cowboys travelling west to face the San Francisco 49ers. 

Two of the leading teams in the NFC, we may be treated to a sneak preview of a potential Conference Championship match come the end of the regular season.

The Cowboys have been dominating teams in the early stages of the campaign, clinching a 38-3 win against the New England Patriots to hand Bill Belichick the heaviest loss of his coaching career.

Dallas have scored 124 points while conceding just 41 through four weeks and there will be plenty of NFL betting punters who fancy the Cowboys to prevail here.

However, the 49ers have been just as consistent. In fact, San Francisco have been on a whole new level – winning four out of four and scoring 125 points.

Christian McCaffrey has been unstoppable in the early weeks of the season and he’s on track to put up huge numbers. He is one to watch in first touchdown scorer markets.

Take your pick here. Sit back, relax and watch two of the best teams in the NFL. If I had to choose, I’d go with the hosts but I’d much rather take a bet on over 49.5 points.

NFL Tips & Predictions

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Once again, the Kansas City Chiefs top Super Bowl odds after Patrick Mahomes lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for a second time at the end of last season.

While the Chiefs are deserving of their status as NFL season preview favourites, there are plenty of teams who will fancy their chances at a deep postseason run. Look out for the Eagles, Bills, Bengals, Niners and others in the opening weeks as they look to prove they can topple the dynastic Chiefs. 

Elsewhere, Mahomes is again a popular NFL betting UK pick for MVP. Other contenders include Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow. Our team will keep an eye on NFL awards betting throughout the season, where odds movement can unlock value.

Running through from Week 1 to the NFL London games and the final hunt for Playoff positioning around Christmas and New Year, 888Sport’s established group of NFL tipsters will be updating this page with weekly tips.

Once the regular year is wrapped up, attention will turn to what should be a fascinating Playoffs. You can follow the latest NFL news from former star cornerback Jason Bell via his exclusive 888sport blog each week.

Expertise is paired with extensive NFL statistics research as we land on our free NFL tips. Head-to-head records, injury updates and analytics are all considered by our writers before they commit to the wager which you will see on this page. 

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Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as and The SPORTBible.