NFL Sunday is almost here, and that means experienced and novice bettors alike are lining up to wager on Week 5 games. With matchups like Jaguars vs. Chiefs and Eagles vs. Vikings on tap, you need to hear from a legendary expert before locking in any picks of your own. One of the top handicappers to follow: Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg. He enjoyed a 17-year ESPN run in which he had only two losing seasons picking NFL games. And he’s fresh off beating all 10 top handicappers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s NFL Challenge, finishing 50-29-6 against the spread. Now he’s sharing his strongest picks at SportsLine, where he enters Week 5 on a 7-3 heater. Anybody who has followed Hammer has reaped huge paydays.
One key part we can tell you: In a battle of struggling teams, Hammer is confidently backing the host Jets (-1) to break their three-game skid against the 2-2 Broncos. Denver is reeling after blowing a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 27-23 home loss to AFC West rival Kansas City on Monday night.
Now the Broncos must travel nearly 1,800 miles on a short week. Goldberg has no faith that coach Vance Joseph — who’s 1-8 on the road — can rally Denver past the 1-3 Jets.
“Vance Joseph is one of the three worst coaches in the league,” Goldberg told SportsLine. “The Jets’ strong defense will make the difference.”
The Jets are in the top half of the NFL in points allowed (22.3), passing yards allowed (247.3), and yards per game (355.5). Denver quarterback Case Keenum hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass since the opener and has an uninspiring 3:6 TD:INT ratio.
Hammer also is bucking a pair of first-place teams, including one that’s the talk of the entire NFL. This media darling is in for a major shock. The line on that game is way off, Goldberg says, so it’s a must-play for any Week 5 NFL parlay.
So what are the three best bets Goldberg is confident will return a huge 6-1 payout in Week 5? Visit SportsLine now to see which first-place teams are in for rude awakenings, and see which public darling goes down hard, all from the legendary handicapper who keeps crushing sportsbooks with his NFL picks.