NFL Week 9 odds: Making a case for the underdogs
The NFL Week 9 slate throws up some pivotal matchups. We take a look at some underdogs bets in NFL Week 9.
San Francisco 49ers (-9.5) at Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are getting a short week, but they’re at home and this is their Super Bowl. Tough to imagine when Arizona will be more jacked up this year.
Houston Texans (-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars
This game is in London. The Jaguars make this trip every year, so it’s an advantage to this. Plus, Houston has a bad offensive line and no J.J. Watt.
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles (-5)
The Bears have a great defense and the Eagles are dealing with a slew of injuries. If Mitchell Trubisky can do anything, Chicago has a real shot.
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers (EVEN)
Let’s say the Steelers are underdogs since they’re at home and only getting even odds. Pittsburgh is trying to climb back into the playoff chase and needs to win this game. Indianapolis is good, but not great.
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Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at Kansas City Chiefs
If the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes healthy, they won’t be underdogs. If he can’t play, Matt Moore is capable and the weapons are absurd. They’ll be in this all day.
New York Jets (-5.5) at Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are at home getting a Jets team that is dead on arrival. This is going to be their first win of the year.
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
Tennessee has looked very different since putting Ryan Tannehill into the starting lineup. The offense should score a bit, and the defense can shut down Kyle Allen.
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills (-10)
Tough case to make. The only hope is Josh Allen turning the ball over a lot.
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders (-2)
The Lions are the better team. On the road, sure, but Matthew Stafford should have a field day against this secondary.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks (-6.5)
If Jameis Winston doesn’t throw interceptions, the Buccaneers are good enough to go into Seattle and win. Hell, the Seahawks have been downright bad at home this year.
Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos (-1.5)
The Browns are getting to play against Brandon Allen quarterback. If Cleveland doesn’t win this game, cancel the rest of its games.
Green Bay Packers (-3) at Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Was he the problem? Probably not, but it should fire up the team for at least one week. They’ll need all the help they can get against Green Bay.
New England Patriots (-3.5) at Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are coming off a bye and get the undefeated Patriots on Sunday night. Baltimore is going to be charged up, and Lamar Jackson is a unicorn.
Dallas Cowboys (-7) at New York Giants
The Cowboys should roll. Fifteen days of rest and Daniel Jones is just waiting to turn the ball over.