NFL Week 5, 2019: Best picks against the spread (ATS) Its been a rollercoaster season in the NFL, but one thing remains constant. Road teams always cover against the spread. NFL Week 5 will be no different. Your best picks ATS. In Week 4 of the NFL season, road teams went 11-4 straight up. For the 2019 season, road teams are an amazing 40-22-1 thus far against the spread. Is this a quarter-season fluke of the schedule or something that is becoming a trend? We have a hunch as to why road teams may be getting better ATS.