2017 NFL Week 9 Preview

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It has been a huge week in the NFL and a number of massive trades are set to have a massive impact on the rest of the season.

There are plenty of crucial games spread across the weekend and every win is now vitally important as the race for positions in the postseason really starts to build.

We have analysed every game set to take place in the NFL this weekend and our complete 2017 NFL week 9 tips can be found below.

New York Jets Vs Buffalo Bills

Friday November 3, 11:25am, MetLife Stadium

The Buffalo Bills continue to be one of the biggest revelations of the NFL season and they have now won four of their past five games.

Buffalo gave Tyrod Taylor another offensive weapon by trading third and seventh round picks in next year’s NFL Draft for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

One issue for the Bills has been winning away from home and they have won only two of their past seven games on the road, while they are a middling 2-2-3 against the line in this scenario.

The New York Jets have hit a wall following their strong start to the season, but they have still played some excellent football in their past three defeats.

New York have won three of their past eight games as home underdogs and they are a highly profitable 6-2 against the line in this situation.

There is rarely much between these two sides when they do battle and I am keen to back the Jets with the insurance of a three point start.

Back New York To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

New Orleans Saints Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday November 6, 5:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The New Orleans Saints are one of the form teams in the NFL and they will go into this clash on the back of five straight victories.

It has been the big improvement on defence that has seen the Saints bounce back in such emphatic fashion and they will start this clash as clear favourites.

New Orleans have won four of their past six games as home favourites and their record against the line is identical.

The pressure is on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they have won only two games this season, while their defence hit a new low against the Carolina Panthers last weekend.

The Buccaneers have won two of their past five games as away underdogs and they are 3-1-1 against the line in this situation.

There is every chance that this game could turn into a shootout and backing the Over has been a profitable betting play in games involving either of these sides this season.

Back Over 51 Points

Carolina Panthers Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday November 6, 5:00am, Bank Of America Stadium

This is another huge game in the NFC South.

It is the Carolina Panthers that will start this clash as narrow favourites after they returned to winning form against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carolina have struggled for consistency this season and they have won only three of their six games as home favourites, while they are 1-1-4 against the line in this scenario.

Winning away from home has not been an issue for the Atlanta Falcons and they have won five of their past six games on the road for a big profit as well as four of their past six games against the Panthers.

This is a massive game for the Falcons and they can get themselves back into NFL Playoffs contention with a fighting win.

Back Atlanta To Win @ $1.95

New York Giants Vs Los Angeles Rams

Monday November 6, 5:00am, MetLife Stadium

The Los Angeles Rams will start this clash with the New York Giants as clear favourites.

Los Angeles went into the bye on the back of a big win over the Arizona Cardinals and they continue to play solid football on both sides of the ball.

The Rams have won their past two games as home favourites, but they are only a middling 3-4 against the line on the road.

New York have still recorded just the one win this season, but I continue to believe that they aren’t as bad as their record suggests.

The Giants have won two of their past three games as away underdogs for a profit and they are excellent value to record an upset win.

Back New York To Win @ $2.50

Tennessee Titans Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday November 6, 5:00am, LP Field

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday November 6, 5:00am, EverBank Field

Every game is important for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they fight to return to the NFL Playoffs and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

Winning as favourites has proven to be a big issue for the Jacksonville Jaguars – they have lost both their games as home favourites this season – and they are a very tough team to trust from a betting perspective.

The Cincinnati Bengals scored a narrow win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend and they have now won three of their past four games.

Cininnati have lost their past four games as away underdogs, but they have won their past four meetings against the Jaguars.

This is a game that the market looks to have gotten just about right and I am more than happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Denver Broncos

Monday November 6, 5:00am, Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles are the form team in the NFL and they head into this clash with the Denver Broncos as clear favourites.

Philadelphia have not lost since the second game of the season and their offence has been nothing short of exceptional in recent weeks.

What is already a high-powered offence is set to get even better as they traded for Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi and his explosiveness adds another dimension to their running game.

The Eagles have won seven of their past eight games as home favourites and they are 6-2 against the line in this scenario.

Quarterback problems continue to plague the Denver Broncos and they may finally make a change at the position – with Paxton Lynch staled to take over from the struggling Trevor Siemian.

Denver have won only one of their past four games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.

This is a game that Philadelphia should win comfortably and the line of eight points will not be enough.

Back Philadelphia To Beat The Line (-8 Points)

Houston Texans Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 6, 5:00am, NRG Stadium

The Houston Texans are the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend in the NFL.

DeShaun Watson continues to be a revelation and he was almost able to lead the Texans to what would have been an important win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Houston have won four of their past five games as home favourites, but they are only 2-3 against the line in this scenario.

The Indianapolis Colts were unlucky not to get the job done against the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend, but they continue to struggle without star quarterback Andrew Luck.

Indianapolis have won three of their past eight games as away underdogs for a profit, but they are only a middling 4-4 at the line.

The Texans should win this game, but there is no value at their current price and this is a game that I am happy to stay out of.

No Bet

Seattle Seahawks Vs Washington Redskins

Monday November 6, 8:05am, CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Seahawks have won four of their past five games and they will go into this clash with the Washington Redskins as clear favourites.

Seattle’s offence has clicked into gear in recent weeks and they face a Washington side that has leaked plenty of points.

The Seahawks have won eight of their past nine games as home favourites and they are 5-1-3 against the line in this scenario.

Washington head into this clash on the back of a pair of defeats and they are a football team that is struggling for an identity.

The Redskins have won just one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line is not much better.

Seattle can win this game comfortably and cover the line in the process.

Back Seattle To Beat The Line (-7 Points)

San Francisco 49ers Vs Arizona Cardinals

Monday November 6, 8:05am, Levi's Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers are still chasing their first win of the season and it should come as no surprise that the Arizona Cardinals will start this clash as clear favourites.

Arizona went into the bye on the back of a disgraceful performance against the Los Angeles Rams and it will be Drew Stanton that starts this clash as quarterback.

Stanton’s record with the Cardinals isn’t great nor it their record as away favourites – they have won only two of their past four games as home favourites.

The 49ers were no match for the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend and they have won just two of their past 24 games.

Both these teams are impossible to trust from a betting perspective and this is a contest that I will be staying out of.

No Bet

Dallas Cowboys Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Monday November 6, 8:25am, AT&T Stadium

There is an argument to be made that this is the game of the weekend.

The Kansas City Chiefs ended their two-game losing streak with a win over the Denver Broncos on Tuesday and they will start this game as narrow favourites.

Kansas City have been nothing short of exceptional away from home over the past 12 months and they have won seven of their past eight games on the road, with an identical record against the line.

The Dallas Cowboys recorded big wins over the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins, but they will go into this game without star running back Ezekiel Elliot.

This is the first time that the Cowboys will start a home game as underdogs in over a year and they have won five of their past eight games at home, but are only 3-5 against the line.

The loss of Elliot is a big one for the Cowboys and that could prove to be the difference in an intriguing clash.

Back Kansas City To Win @ $1.85

Miami Dolphins Vs Oakland Raiders

Monday November 6, 12:30pm, Hard Rock Stadium

The Oakland Raiders’ season continues to go from bad to worse, but they will still start this clash with the Miami Dolphins as clear favourites.

Oakland’s loss to Buffalo last weekend was their fifth in six weeks and they may need to win every game to have any chance of qualifying for the NFL Playoffs.

The Raiders have won only two of their past eight games on the road and their record against the line isn’t any better.

Miami made a big statement during the week by trading away Jay Ajayi and his departure does leave a genuine hole at running back.

The Dolphins have won their past five games against Oakland and they have won five of their past seven games in front of their home fans.

Taking on the Raiders has been a profitable betting play in the NFL all season long and there is no reason to jump off this week.

Back Miami To Win @ $2.40

Green Bay Packers Vs Detroit Lions

Friday November 4, 12:30pm, Lambeau Field

The Minnesota Vikings have skipped clear at the top of the NFC North and both the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions need to win this game to stay in touch with their rivals.

Green Bay have not won a game since Aaron Rodgers was ruled out for the rest of the season and it is tough to have any faith in them without their star quarterback in action.

The  Lions have lost three games on the trot and they have had issues on both sides of the football in recent weeks.

Detroit have won three of their past seven games on the road, but their record against the line in this scenario is poor.

These are two teams that are tough to trust from a betting standpoint and I am more than happy to stay out of this fixture.

No Bet


2016

NFL Week 9 gets underway on Friday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC South clash.

The rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the fiercest in the NFL in recent years and their clash on Monday morning is one of the highlights of the week.

The Green Bay Packers face the Indianapolis Colts in what could be a genuine Super Bowl preview before the action concludes on Tuesday when the Buffalo Bills take on the Seattle Seahawks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Atlanta Falcons

Friday November 4, 10:25am, Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 - Atlanta Falcons 43

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their winning streak ended by the Oakland Raiders and they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

The Buccaneers have generally struggled at home over the past 12 months and they have won just two of their past eight games in front of their home fans, while they are 2-6 against the line.

Atlanta returned to winning form with a narrow victory over the Green Bay Packers and they really should be able to make it two wins on the trot.

The Falcons have won four of their past eight games away from home for a narrow profit, while they are 5-3 against the line in this scenario.

Atlanta are clearly the team to beat in this clash and should be able to cover the line of four points.

Back Atlanta To Beat The Line (-4 Points)

Cleveland Browns Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday November 7, 4:00am, FirstEnergy Stadium

Cleveland Browns 10 - Dallas Cowboys 35

The Dallas Cowboys are the form team in the NFL and it is no surprise that they will start this clash as clear favourites.

Dallas made it six wins on the trot with their overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and they should really be too strong for the Cleveland Browns.

Dallas have won two of their past three games as away favourites and they have the same record against the line.

Cleveland are still chasing their first win of the season after going down narrowly to the New York Jets last weekend.

They have lost their past five games as home underdogs and amazingly they have an identical record against the line.

Dallas should be far too good for Cleveland and they can cover the line of seven points.

Back Dallas To Beat The Line (-7 Points)

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday November 7, 4:00am, Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs 19 - Jacksonville Jaguars 14

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend.

They made it three wins on the trot with a comfortable victory over the Indianapolis Colts and they have now won their past seven games as home favourites, but are only 2-1-4 against the line in this scenario.

Jacksonville produced another very average performance against the Tennessee Titans and it is tough to see them ending their losing streak against the Chiefs.

The Jaguars have won just two of their past eight games as away underdogs for a clear loss, while they are 3-1-4 against the line in this situation.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

Miami Dolphins Vs New York Jets

Monday November 7, 4:00am, New Miami Stadium

Miami Dolphins 27 - New York Jets 23

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have both found some form in recent weeks and they have both won two games on the trot.

Miami showed plenty of fight to beat Buffalo last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Dolphins have been unconvincing as home favourites over the past 12 months – they are 2-2 in head-to-head betting and are 0-4 against the line.

New York were not overly impressive against Cleveland, but they were still able to get the job done.

The Jets have won just one of their past four games as away underdogs and they have an identical record against the line.

It is extremely tough to trust either of these sides from a betting standpoint.

No Bet

New York Giants Vs Philadelphia Eagles

Monday November 7, 4:00am, MetLife Stadium

New York Giants 28 - Philadelphia Eagles 23

This is a crucial game for both these teams as they attempt to keep in touch with the Dallas Cowboys on top of the NFC East.

New York recorded narrow wins over Baltimore and Los Angeles and they will go into this clash as narrow favourites.

The Giants are 2-2 as home favourites over the past 12 months, but they are 1-3 against the line in this scenario and have really struggled at home this season.

Philadelphia suffered a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys and they are now two games behind the divisional leader.

The Eagles have won three of their past five games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they have the same record against the line.

Backing Philadelphia has been a profitable play for the majority of this season and they are great value to return to winning form.

Back Philadelphia To Win @ $2.10

Los Angeles Rams Vs Carolina Panthers

Monday November 7, 7:05am, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Rams 10 - Carolina Panthers 13

The Carolina Panthers ended their losing streak with a solid win over Arizona and they are clear favourites to make it two wins on the trot.

Carolina have failed to fire for the majority of this season and their record as away favourites is particularly  poor – they have won only four of their past nine games in this scenario and they are 2-7 against the line.

Los Angeles sunk to their third straight loss at the hands of the New York Giants and their playoffs hopes are quickly flying out the window.

The Rams have won two of their past five games as home underdogs for a narrow profit and they often play well against highly-ranked opposition.

I am happy to gamble on the Rams and there is definitely value at their current price of $2.35.

Back Los Angeles To Win @ $2.35

San Francisco 49ers Vs New Orleans Saints

Monday November 7, 7:05am, Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco 49ers 23 - New Orleans Saints 41

The San Francisco 49ers have now lost six games on the trot and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

San Francisco have still actually won three of their past seven games as home underdogs for a clear profit and they are 4-3 against the line in this scenario.

New Orleans returned to winning form with an upset win over Seattle and they have now won three of their past four games.

The Saints have won just two of their past seven games as home favourites and they have an identical record against the line.

San Francisco are a better chance than their odds suggest and I am keen to back them to cover the line with a start of 3.5 points.

Back San Francisco To Beat The Line (+3.5 Points)

San Diego Chargers Vs Tennessee Titans

Monday November 7:25am, Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego Chargers 43 - Tennessee Titans 35

The San Diego Chargers went down to the Denver Broncos last weekend, but they are favourites to get the job done this weekend.

San Diego have won one of their past three games as home favourites and they have an identical record against the line.

Tennessee kept in touch with the Houston Texans in the AFC South win their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and they have now won three of their past eight games as away underdogs for a narrow profit.

I have liked the football that I have seen from the Tennessee Titans in the past few weeks and they are more than capable of upsetting San Diego at a good price.

Back Tennessee To Win @ $2.70

Green Bay Packers Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday November 7, 7:25am, Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers 26 - Indianapolis Colts 31

Defence will likely be at a premium in what I expect to be a shootout between two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Green Bay suffered another disappointing defeat against Atlanta, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites,

The Packers have not been overly dominant at Lambeau Field in the past 12 months and they are 4-4 as home favourites, while they are 3-1-4 against the line in this scenario.

The Colts were no match for Kansas City last weekend and even the Chiefs offence were able to put 30 points on the lacklustre Colts defence.

Indianapolis have won three of their past eight games as away underdogs for a narrow loss, while they are an unremarkable 3-1-4 against the line.

Green Bay are deserving favourites in this clash, but they are far too short at their current price and the Colts are a good value bet at $3.50.

Back Indianapolis To Win @ $3.50

Oakland Raiders Vs Denver Broncos

Monday November 7, 11:30am, Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Raiders 30 - Denver Broncos 20

This is a vital game that could end up deciding the winner of the AFC West.

Oakland beat Tampa Bay in overtime to take their record to 6-2 and they will start this clash with the Denver Broncos as narrow favourites.

The Raiders have been an unconvincing 2-2 as home favourites over the past 12 months and they have failed to cover the line in all four of these clashes.

Denver made it two wins in a row with a professional performance against San Diego and they look to be back on track after their mid season slip-up.

The Broncos are 1-1 as away underdogs over the past 12 months, but they did cover the line in both those games and are 6-0 against the spread when given a start.

This should be a very tight affair, but the Broncos do represent a touch of value at their current quote of $1.95.

Back Denver To Win @ $1.95

Buffalo Bills Vs Seattle Seahawks

Tuesday November 8, 11:30am, CenturyLink Field

Buffalo Bills 25 - Seattle Seahawks 31

Seattle suffered an upset loss at the hands of New Orleans last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Seahawks have been a tough team to catch this season, but they have still won six of their past eight games as home favourites and are 4-4 against the line in this scenario.

Buffalo were no match for the New England Patriots last weekend and they are slowly losing touch with their rivals in their race for a wildcard berth in the AFC.

The Bills have won two of their past six games as away underdogs for a loss and their record against the line is not much better.

This is a clash that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out.

No Bet