Week 9 in the NFL finds two Super Bowl contenders installed as near two-touchdown favorites as both the Bills and Chiefs are expected to roll the Jets and Titans, respectively.
After Houston’s cover against the Eagles on "Thursday Night Football," underdogs own a 70-51-3 ATS (57.8 percent) against the spread (ATS) mark, while the under has rewarded bettors with a 71-52-1 (57.7 percent) record.
Can the Raiders, who are winless on the road (0-4 SU), beat a Jacksonville club that has lost five consecutive games?
Will Tom Brady, who is 0-4 ATS at home this season, finally reward bettors by cashing in himself against a struggling Rams squad that is 1-3 SU and ATS over the last four games?
Can Green Bay snap its four-game losing streak against a Lions team seeking to end its own five-game losing skid?
After going 7-5 SU and ATS on our best bets the last four weeks, let’s dive into Week 9!
Patriots -5.5 vs. Colts
New England, 4-1 ATS over its last five games, will face a Colts club that the Patriots have beaten in eight of the last nine meetings. The Colts, who will have rookie Sam Ehlinger making his second career start, will be looking to snap a two-game SU and ATS losing skid on the road. Bill Belichick versus a rookie quarterback on the road, playing without Jonathan Taylor on an offense that leads the league in turnovers (16). Yikes. Back the Patriots to win and cover for the fifth time in the last six games.
Seattle ML +115 vs. Cardinals
Seattle will be going for the season sweep of their NFC West rival Arizona in Week 9, after beating the Cardinals 19-9 back in Week 6. The Seahawks have won three of the last four meetings with the redbirds both straight-up (3-1 SU) and against the spread (3-1 ATS). Arizona, who is 1-3 SU over their last four games, will head home looking to get back on track playing in front of the Red Sea faithful. However, the Cardinals have burned bettors owning a dismal 2-7 ATS (22.2 percent) mark over their last nine home games.
Seattle, 4-1 SU and ATS over its last five games, will improve those solid records thanks to the production of Kenneth Walker III & Geno Smith. Back the ‘Hawks and the plus odds on the moneyline!
Atlanta +3 vs Chargers
To say the Chargers are banged up is an understatement as both starting wideouts Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Mike Williams (ankle) are out, while star running back Austin Ekeler showed up on the injury report himself (but he's expected to play). Atlanta, who owns the NFL’s fifth-best rushing attack (158.1) per game, finds a favorable matchup against a Chargers run defense that is surrendering the sixth-most rushing yards per game (137.6) to opponents. Grab the points with this live home ‘dog in Week 9.