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NFL Week 9 odds: 5 underdogs to bet on

NFL Week 9 kicks off with the Cardinals VS the 49ers on Thursday Night Football. Below we take a look at 5 underdogs bets in NFL Week 9.

5. Washington Redskins (+9.5) at Buffalo Bills

Buffalo is going to win this game. It’s the better team, it has something to play for and it’s at home. So why is this game on the list? Because 9.5 points are way too much for the Bills to cover. Buffalo is a solid team with an excellent defense, but the offense struggled to put anybody away. Look at games earlier this year. The Bills almost lost to the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins, with the latter two coming at New Era Field. It’s not going to be a blowout in Orchard Park.

4. Kansas City Chiefs (+2.5) vs. Minnesota Vikings

This is dependent on Patrick Mahomes being able to play. If Mahomes gets on the field and can play reasonably well, he’s going to throw at will against Minnesota’s secondary. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and Sammy Watkins will have big days. Yes, the Vikings are going to see Dalvin Cook go for near 200 yards from scrimmage, but Kansas City can get enough pressure to give Kirk Cousins problems. This should be a high-scoring affair, but one the Chiefs win because of the better quarterback.

 

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3. Jacksonville Jaguars (+1.5) vs. Houston Texans

There’s a lot to like about the Jaguars in this game. Jacksonville is used to having a home game in London, as they’ve been doing it on an annual basis for most of the decade. Additionally, the Texans are going to without J.J. Watt for the rest of the year. Not only will Jacksonville not have to deal with Watt, but now it can double Whitney Mercilus and make Gardner Minshew’s life much easier. The Jaguars almost beat Houston on the road in Week 2, and they get a series split here.

 

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2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+6) at Seattle Seahawks

Seattle is the better team, but the Buccaneers tend to play close games and the Seahawks have not been dominant at home this year. They’ve already lost twice and won pair of games each by a single score. Look for Tampa Bay to be in this one throughout.

1. Miami Dolphins (+3) vs. New York Jets

Have you seen the Jets this week? They talked to teams about trading away Jamal Adams and Le’Veon Bell. General manager Joe Douglas can say he was only listening to offers, and he might be telling the truth, but it’s beyond the point. The team is fractured. Miami is terrible, but so are the Jets. The Dolphins get their first win of 2019.

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