NFL Week 9: Early Game Bets

Welcome to Week 9 of the NFL season.

We’re also in November which means we have that exciting Thanksgiving Day action coming up in a couple of weeks.

My favourite time of the year. Especially living in Canada as I don’t have to do anything with the family etc. Sit at home by myself, drink beers, watch football and browse the Black Friday deals.

Perfect.

Let’s get right into this week – will cover the early games here then another post tomorrow with the late games. Of course COVID etc can wreak havoc on things so you may wish to wait till Sunday to make your plays.

NFL Week 9: Early Game Bets:

Saints vs Falcons:

Saints are 6 point favourites here. Coming in off that Bucs win. Not sure yet if Hill or Siemian will play. The Ridley news makes things very tough for this Falcons offense but man the Saints receiver corps just isn’t appealing. Yet to be fair they do put up the points. I’ll go with Saints -6 but it feels a right risky one.

Jaguars vs Bills:

Bills are 14.5 point favourites here. Too big a point spread for me. By the numbers, they likely cover. I would move this one down to Bills -14 though if taking it. Last weeks game started slow for the Bills before they pulled away and that will give them confidence. Never a big fan of these big point spreads but Lawrence should have a tough day against this D.

Bengals vs Browns:

Browns are 2.5 point underdogs. Mayfield is injured to heck and OBJ is causing problems. I think it’s fine to bet Bengals -2.5 here. They have played well despite last weeks loss. We’ll put that down to complacency.

Cowboys vs Broncos:

Cowboys -9 here. I expect Prescott will be back. Broncos can be a tight team defensively. Cowboys have had a few convincing wins but 9 points is too much for me. No play.

Dolphins vs Texans:

Game of the week or what? Texans 6.5 point underdogs. Not sure who will play at QB for Texans. I think this is a good spot for Dolphins with Parker back. Dolphins -6.5.

Giants vs Raiders:

Giants 2.5 point underdogs here. Coming off that tight MNF loss to the Chiefs. Raiders had that good win over the Eagles. Of course the Raiders are without Ruggs and that makes for some serious issues for them when it comes to receptions.

Shepard out for Giants. Toney banged up but likely playing. I lean Giants here but you have to wonder how things going on with Raiders may affect things. Plus the Giants injuries are brutal on the offense. No bet.

Ravens vs Vikings:

Ravens are 6 point favourites here. Prime time Cousins showed up as per usual. Ravens are off their bye week after that Bengals loss. Tough one to call as Ravens are all over the place at times and have had some tough injuries. I don’t know what Vikings were doing with their offense last week. Jefferson only targeted 4 times what the hell was that. He has a tough matchup against Humphrey. I think Ravens take this one but 6 points is too much for me. I’d prefer to be on Vikings there.

Panthers vs Patriots:

Patriots 3.5 point favourites. Panthers haven’t been great. My Patriots have been playing better lately. Mac Jones has really improved since the first few weeks of the season especially considering the WR options. Carolina look like they can’t figure things out. Pats offense may struggle here. If this was a pickem or like Pats +2.5 I’d be totally over them but in a potentially tight one – no play. Pats aren’t a big covering team. I’d actually lean Panthers +3.5 thinking about it.

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