NFL Picks: Game-by-Game Money Line Predictions for Week 9

Nikki Adams

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:36 PM GMT

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 10:36 PM GMT

Another jam-packed week of NFL betting features on the menu. With 13 games to spot on your NFL picks, we bring you our game-by-game straight-up NFL picks. Check ‘em out!

Week 8 NFL Picks ATS Recap
It was a rather good week overall with all our NFL picks, from money line, ATS and totals. We we’re in the green with each and every one. In straight-up betting we went 9-5 with our predictions, improving to 68-51-0 through eight weeks and 119 games called (See Table 1).

 

 

Before us is another standout week, crammed to the brim with 13 matchups to spot on our weekly game-by-game NFL picks. So here goes… All predictions take into consideration NFL odds trading at the time of writing.

 

Browns vs. Bengals
Last season, the Browns stunned the Bengals 24-3 in Cincinnati in week 10 of the NFL betting season. Three weeks later the Bengals got their revenge over a Johnny-Football-Manziel-led Browns in Cleveland, steamrolling them 30-0 all while taunting the controversial quarterback with his beloved money sign celebrations. It’s not without some irony that Johnny Manziel is slated to start this Thursday Night clash, stepping for an injured Josh McCown. This could get ugly for the second-year quarterback. He’s seen limited action this season and has yet to experience the pressure and demands of a primetime game, never mind on the road. Yikes.

NFL Picks: Bengals -560 at BetOnline

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Packers vs. Panthers
The Panthers are riding an 11-game winning streak since week 14 of last season when they served up a 41-10 win over the Saints. As a result, they are 7-0 SU this season and hobnobbing with the likes of the Patriots and Broncos amongst the ranks of the undefeated. Panthers fans may take affront with the NFL odds for this game as a result because the Panthers are installed as the home dogs, albeit marginally so at +130 NFL odds. That’s not so much of an insult to the Panthers as it is a recognition of the quality of the Packers – particularly Aaron Rodgers – immediately after a loss. The Packers did lose last weekend to the Broncos rather abysmally in a 29-10 account at Mile High that saw them drop out of the undefeated ranks. However, Green Bay (6-1 SU this season) boast a league-leading 14-2 SU record and a 9.6 winning margin after a loss since 2011. In the last 14 straight games after a loss, they are 14-0 SU with Aaron Rodgers posting heading numbers. They haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2010 in fact. Inasmuch as the Panthers are the real deal this season, we just don’t see the Packers coming up short in Carolina.

NFL Picks: Packers -150 at BetOnline

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Jaguars vs. JetsJaguars vs. Jets
The NY Jets can’t seem to catch a break. In one game both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith get injured, resulting in a defeat in Oakland and slipping to 4-3 SU on the season. Who’s going to be the quarterback this week is the pressing question. Backup Bryce Petty might get the start unless the Jets rustle up another quarterback by Wednesday. As it is, word is in now that Fitzpatrick will start after all, which is good news for Jets fans. He’s not going to be 100% playing with an injured thumb on his non-throwing arm, but he’s a gritty competitor and will do his part to give the Jets the best shot to win this game Jaguars are coming off a bye week after a win over the Bills in London in week 7 NFL betting. It marks their second win of the season. Although, they are 0-3 SU on the road with a 14.7-point losing margin they will be buoyed by their recent win and bye. They’ll be sure to give the Jets a run for their money, in what could be a closer game than the NFL odds makers would have you believe. We’re hedging our NFL picks with Jets to win, but the Jaguars to cover. 

NFL Picks: Jets -330 at Betway

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Dolphins vs. Bills
The Bills represent another quarterback deprived side over the last few weeks. However, Tyrod Taylor, who injured his MCL in week 5, is set to play on Sunday according to reports. That has to be a boost for the team after having to rely on the subpar performance of EJ Manuel. The former starter proved to be a poor man’s option at quarterback, evinced by his 0-2 SU record while filling in at quarterback. Earlier this season, the Bills bossed the Dolphins around in Miami to win 41-14. That was before Dan Campbell took over the reins and rejuvenated the Dolphins in a two-game winning streak. Last weekend, that streak was snapped by the New England Patriots as they outclassed the Dolphins in a 36-7 win at Gillette Stadium. It remains to be seen whether the Dolphins can bounce back after such a devastating loss. So far Dan Campbell and the Dolphins only beat up on lesser teams, Titans and Texans. The Bills are a different kettle of fish, never mind a divisional rival that has home advantage in this game. It’s a must-win for the Dolphins in more ways than one, but the Bills are looking to bounce-back and should be ready. This should be a close game, closer than their meeting earlier this season that could go either way. We’re taking the Bills to edge the Dolphins so long as Tyrod Taylor plays. If for any reason EJ Manuel gets the start, forget it. Dolphins would be the pick.  

NFL Picks: Bills -150 at 5Dimes

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Raiders vs. Steelers
Big Ben was not happy with himself after the rather ugly 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend, his first game after suffering an injury in week 2. Big Ben is extremely effective after a loss, not quite at the same level as Aaron Rodgers but close enough. He hasn’t lost back-to-back games since 2013 when the Steelers struggled something awful on the season. The last back-to-back loss came in week’s 13 and 14 of the 2013 season. Since then Big Ben is riding a 7-0 SU streak after a loss. The Raiders are coming off a big win over a banged up NY Jets. Take from it what you will, but we’re not going to be overly excited about it when Geno Smith did practically everything to help the Raiders take the home win. This is a road game for the Raiders – they are 2-9 SU on the road since 2014 with an 11.4-point losing margin. Look for the Raiders to come crashing back down to earth in a loss at Heinz Field.

NFL Picks: Steelers -210 at bet365

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Rams vs. Vikings
The Vikings are 3-0 SU at home, looking to improve to 4-0 with a win over the Rams. As it is, they are riding a three-game winning streak, which includes their first back-to-back winning streak on the road behind second year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. They certainly have the momentum right now and strike a convincing pose on the NFL odds board. However, this could be a trap game for them against a side that matches up rather well on both sides of the ball, not to mention the juxtaposition in running backs between Adrian Petersen and Todd Gurley. Both sides are in the NFC playoff race and this game could potentially be deciding towards how they conference stacks up. Therefore, the win is a tossup really. The Rams won on the road in Arizona, so it wouldn’t surprise us if they pulled off the upset here. We’re taking the Rams as the road underdogs on our NFL picks.

NFL Picks: Rams +130 at BetWay

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Titans vs. Saints
Another coach bites the dust. Ken Whisenhunt was pink-slipped this week following an abysmal 1-6 SU start by the Titans, which has them exclusively owning the bottom spot for the foreseeable this season. The Titans were without their starter Marcus Mariota in the last two games, which added to their woes this season, but that was clearly neither here nor there as Whisenhunt reached his expiry date with the organisation seven games into his second season as the head coach and amassing a league worst 3-20 SU mark. Marcus Mariota is apparently slated to start in week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, but how that is going to make much of a difference is beyond us. The Saints seem to have figured things out. They are riding a three-game winning streak and improving to 4-4 SU on the season, 3-1 SU at home with a 3-point winning margin. The NFL odds are still not on the board for this game, but we’re going with the Saints to win at home on our NFL picks.

NFL Picks: Saints -400 at 5Dimes

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Redskins vs. Patriots
The Patriots are runaway favorites in this game and for good reason. They are 7-0 SU on the season, which includes a 4-0 SU record at home and with a 19.2-point winning margin. Need we say more? If you’ve watched Tom Brady and Company play, this game has to be a no-brainer on your SU NFL picks. That said, it’s a rather pricey bet, best left for those that have silly money to throw away.

NFL Picks: Patriots -1250 at bet365

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Falcons vs. 49ers
Is anybody going to tune into this game on Sunday? Colin Kaepernick is benched, giving way to Blaine Gabbert whose record in the NFL is hardly encouraging, and the Niners are a total and utter mess. Look for the Falcons to heap more misery on Jim Tomsula and the Niners. That and perhaps another coach to bite the dust…watch this space.

NFL Picks: Falcons -290 at 5Dimes

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Giants vs. Buccaneers
The NY Giants are coming off a heart-breaking loss to the New Orleans Saints, a 52-49 shootout loss that sees them slip to a 4-4 SU record and a 1-3 SU record on the road. The worst takeaway was the shoddy defending by the Giants, giving up 614 yards to Drew Brees and the Saints. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, are coming off an impressive road win over the Falcons in week 8 NFL betting. Are you willing to bet they’ll be able to build up a little winning streak on the season here? Jameis Winston is no Drew Brees, let’s face it.

NFL Picks: Giants -130 BetOnline

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Broncos vs. Colts
The Broncos are 7-0 SU, silencing their critics in week 8 with a big win over the Green Bay Packers. Defense was key to the victory, but Peyton Manning played one of his best games of the season. All of a sudden, the narrative is gushing with praise for the Future Hall of Fame quarterback. What’s more, the Broncos are now expected to win in Indianapolis almost unanimously. That notion is helped along by the awful regression of Andrew Luck this season, underscored by the Colts’ three-game losing streak. He’s simply not on form and can’t seem to get the Colts offense going in the game save for garbage time. Broncos defense could have a field day with Luck and the Colts, who are coming off a short week and a 29-26 MNF loss to the Panthers.

NFL Picks: Broncos -220 BetWay

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Eagles vs. Cowboys
The Cowboys are riding a five-game losing streak ever since they beat the Eagles in week 2 and lost Tony Romo to injury. They look to be all but down and out for the season. By the time Tony Romo returns, the Cowboys will have nothing to play for save pride. They are 2-5 SU and 1-3 SU at home, the latter of which includes an 8.8-point losing margin. This has to be a game Chip Kelly and the Eagles capitalise on in order to turnaround their season. They are 3-4 SU but very much in the race for the division title. A win here over the hapless Cowboys will go a long way towards salvaging a rather underwhelming start to the season and restoring some of their playoff upside.

NFL Picks: Eagles -145 5Dimes

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Bears vs. Chargers
The Bears and Chargers collide on Monday Night Football in a game that inspires little confidence on either side of the coin. The Chargers are a disappointing 2-6 SU with a 4.6-point losing margin. The Bears are 2-5 SU with an 8.9-point losing margin. Chargers are 2-2 SU at home with a 1-point losing margin while the Bears are 1-2 SU on the road with a 9.3-point losing margin. Flip a coin here and go with it. Heads: Bears. Tails: Chargers. We got heads. Bears it is then for the upset on our NFL picks. Yikes.

NFL Picks: Bears +170 bet365

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