Kevin Sheehan's Smell Test picks for Week 5

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Autumn and football season are in high gear! Kevin Sheehan's weekly Smell Test picks are really starting to heat up as the weather gets colder and colder around the DMV! We look to keep a good thing going in Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season and the sixth week of college football.

WHAT’S KEVIN'S FOOTBALL "SMELL TEST"?

It’s a contrarian handicapping philosophy. I look for the games where the public is convinced they have it figured out on a game's point spread or total and I go the other way. There’s more to it than that but for the most part, it’s the realization over many years that the house wins more than it loses and the house advantage comes from more than just the built-in vig/fee.

It’s a contrarian handicapping philosophy. I look for the games where the public is convinced they have it figured out on a game's point spread or total and I go the other way. There’s more to it than that but for the most part, it’s the realization over many years that the house wins more than it loses and the house advantage comes from more than just the built-in vig/fee.

LAST YEAR

Overall: 90-92-6

THIS YEAR

Last Week: 5-4

Overall: 24-23-1

SMELL TEST PICKS FOR WEEK 4:

Friday, October 7th: 

Houston +3

Saturday, October 8th:

Virginia +3

Northern Illinois +5

Vanderbilt +17

Miami -3

Southern Miss +7

Arkansas State +11.5

Iowa State -1.5

Florida State +3

Sunday, October 9th:

Commanders +3

Panthers +7

Saints -5.5

Rams -5.5

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