NFL Week 9 – Best Bets Against the Spread
We had an easy 2-0 victory last week against as the Panthers won outright and the Bears covered the +9.5 against New Orleans. Let’s look for another winning week in Week 9 as we head into the halfway point of the NFL 2017-2018 season.
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Denver Broncos +8 (-125) at Philadelphia Eagles -8 (+105) Total: 43.5
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Broncos, and they now head to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the NFC-Buzzsaw that is the Philadelphia Eagles. After losing their third straight game to the Chiefs on Monday and another lackluster offensive performance – Vance Joseph has made a move to Brook Osweiler at quarterback over the incumbent, Trevor Siemian. The Broncos are second in the AFC West, but at 3-4, they’re now close to must-win territory.
The Eagles lead the NFC in record at 7-1 after handling the 49ers at home last week easily, by a score of 33-10. They’ve been a powerhouse, and most of it has been thanks to the excellent play of sophomore, signal caller, Carson Wentz. Their weakness in coverage has been covered up by a top pass rush on defense.
We saw Philly open as a -7.5 favorite in this game. At some sites, +8 is available for Denver, but the Eagles haven’t moved much farther, despite the announcement of Osweiler over Siemian. Bettors have wagered heavily on the Eagles in this one, with 65 percent of bets coming in on them.
Denver Broncos vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction
I’ll continue to rate Denver as an underrated team due to their elite defense. It simply has not been as dominant in recent weeks, and that’s mostly because the offense has not moved the ball or turned it over.
Many see Osweiler as some massive downgrade over Siemian, but if you’ve been watching the games, I am not sure how you can make that case. Osweiler is probably not even an average quarterback, but he does have familiarity with the offense and the system. He could easily provide an upgrade at the position over the futility of Siemian.
Furthermore, the Eagles, while dominant offensively, have not faced a defense as good as Denver’s. Their 7-1 record and lack of a division game could also make this a bit of a look-ahead spot, especially with a game against the Cowboys in Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs +2.5 (-110) at Dallas Cowboys -2.5 (-110) Total: 52.5
The Chiefs have rebounded after losing two straight to take care of the Broncos last week. Kansas City is still one of the best teams in league with a 6-2 record. They’re tied with New England for the best record in the AFC. Alex Smith and the offense have been especially dynamic this year.
Dallas has been up and down this season, but have stretched their winning streak to two games after defeating the Redskins last week 33-19 in a game that was never close, despite the scoreline. The Cowboys front dominated a depleted Redskins’ offensive line to improve their record to 4-3.
Running back Ezekiel Elliot was expected to be out this week after a court ruling, but he was granted an administrative stay in court on Friday morning and will suit up this week against the Chiefs.
The game opened as a pk but started moving towards Dallas -1 before the Elliot news was announced. After that, it’s moved to -2.5 at many sportsbooks, including SportsBetting.ag. The total is the largest in Week 9, at 52.5 points, coming up from a 48.5 opener.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction
I managed to get Dallas at pk before all the line movement began, but I still love the Cowboys at -2.5. I don’t doubt that the Chiefs will be able to put up points against this Cowboys defense. However, their pass rush looked excellent last week, albeit, against a makeshift Redskins’ offensive line. Still, with all their pass rushers back – I wouldn’t be shocked to see KC’s offense slowed down a bit in this game.
Dallas, on the other hand, should have no issues steamrolling this defense. The unit has played much worse on the road this season, and the Cowboys offense is considerably better than Oakland’s and Houston’s, which put up 34 and 31 points against the Chiefs, respectively.
Lay the points with Dak, Dez, and Zeke.