NFL Week 9 Odds

NFL Week 9 Opening Odds

10/30/13 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Daryl Richardson (26) runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at Edward Jones Dome. The Seahawks defeat the Rams 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsThe NFL season has finally reached the half-way mark and there have been more than a few surprises this year. The Kansas City Chiefs are the only undefeated team left, the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons are probably the most disappoint teams during the first half of the year. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, even though we knew they would be good, have set a historic pace over the first eight games, while the Jacksonville Jaguars have been historically bad. Jacksonville has routinely seen double-digit spreads this season and one that keep crept passed the 27-point mark—which is absurd for NFL football games. Let’s take a look at the opening lines for Week 9 of NFL action.
 
Thursday
 
Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5) at Miami Dolphins, 42.5
 
Thursday’s game may be another low-scoring affair that is hard for fans to watch. Cincinnati has been a solid team all season and could easily cover the -2.5 points, but the under is probably the strongest play to make on this matchup.
 
Sunday
 
Atlanta Falcons (+7.5) at Carolina Panthers, 43.5
Minnesota Vikings (+10.5) at Dallas Cowboys, 47.5
New Orleans Saints (-5.5) at New York Jets, 45.5
Tennessee Titans (-3) at St. Louis Rams, 39.5
Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Buffalo Bills, 40.5
San Diego Chargers (PK) at Washington Redskins, 51
Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5) at Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+16.5) at Seattle Seahawks, 40.5
Baltimore Ravens (-2.5) at Cleveland Browns, 41
Pittsburgh Steelers (+7) at New England Patriots, 44
Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) at Houston Texans, 44.5
 
The Dallas Cowboys are a double-digit favorite at home against the Minnesota Vikings, and are this week’s upset pick of the week. The Cowboys always seem to do the opposite of what fans and gamblers expect. Most bettors will be taking the chalk on Dallas and of course the likelihood of the Cowboys not covering and even losing the entire game is very high. The Seattle Seahawks, who were only able to score 14 points last week, are a 16.5 point favorite over the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. The Bucs may be a mess of a team but those huge double-digit spreads have so much value. Seattle could be up by three touchdowns and a meaningless, last second score could ruin the spread but still be a blow out for the Seahawks.
 
Monday
 
Chicago Bears (+11) at Green Bay Packers, 49.5
 
The Packers are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the NFC North and will probably be able to win this matchup against the perpetually underachieving Chicago Bears. However, 11 points is a lot to cover against a division rival who will be looking to get into the playoff mix as well. The Bears plus the points has the most value in this game.
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