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Week 9 NFL Betting Predictions

By Manny Wood.
Fact checked by Wilbur Thompson.

As we approach the midpoint of the NFL season, teams are fighting for playoff spots, and the competition is heating up. Before diving into our Week 9 predictions, let’s revisit the most exciting stories from Week 8.

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their winning streak with a fifth consecutive victory, positioning themselves atop the AFC South and eyeing a home playoff game after defeating the Steelers 20-10.
  • The Dallas Cowboys displayed their offensive prowess, trouncing the Rams 43-20 with Dak Prescott throwing four touchdowns and securing an early lead.
  • While the Minnesota Vikings were making strides, quarterback Kirk Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during their 24-10 win over the Packers, dealing a significant blow to their playoff hopes.
  • The Carolina Panthers secured their first win of the season with a hard-fought 15-13 victory over the Texans, thanks to Bryce Young’s impressive performance.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals handed the 49ers their third straight loss, moving above .500 for the first time this season, while key injuries plagued San Francisco.
  • The Denver Broncos ended a 16-game losing streak against the Chiefs, defeating an under-the-weather Patrick Mahomes and keeping Kansas City out of the end zone in their 24-9 victory.
  • After back-to-back losses, the Chargers reasserted themselves by demolishing the Bears on Sunday night, rekindling their hopes in the AFC Wild Card race, with Justin Herbert leading the charge.

With Week 8 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to analyze the betting opportunities for Week 9. Locking in favorable odds early can make all the difference, so let’s examine the key matchups.

Game 1: LA Rams at Green Bay Packers

  • Opening Line: Green Bay Packers (-3)
  • Analysis: Both teams are seeking redemption after recent losses. The Packers have stumbled after a hot start, while the Rams have surpassed expectations. The Rams’ strong pass defense and the Packers’ struggling offense make LA a solid pick with the points.
  • Pick: LA Rams (+3)

Game 2: Washington Commanders at New England Patriots

  • Opening Line: New England Patriots (-3)
  • Analysis: The Patriots are favored, but their struggles raise doubts. The Commanders’ defense could exploit New England’s weaknesses, and Washington will be motivated to end their losing streak. With a field goal advantage, the Commanders are an appealing pick.
  • Pick: Washington Commanders (+3)

Game 3: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

  • Opening Line: Philadelphia Eagles (-3)
  • Analysis: The Eagles may have the better offense, but the Cowboys’ resurgent defense, known for generating points, levels the playing field. With three points on their side, the Cowboys look like a promising choice in this NFC East showdown.
  • Pick: Dallas Cowboys (+3)

Stay tuned for an action-packed Week 9 as teams battle for supremacy and playoff positioning. Make your bets wisely and seize the opportunity to secure valuable points on your side.