NFL Week 9 Latest Lines, Analysis & Game Predictions

After a crazy Week 8 in which the Saints paid the Vikings back for last season’s playoff heartbreak, the Packers covered as a big eight-point favorite, and the Raiders lost again, we move on to the second half of the season in which a whole lot of teams will be desperately scrambling for wins if they want to make it past week 17. Let’s look at the latest NFL lines for Week 9 and make some early picks that can put some easy money in your pockets.

NFL Week 9 Odds & Schedule

Game Time TV/streaming

  • Raiders at 49ers 8:20 p.m. FOX/NFLN/Amazon/fuboTV
  • Bears at Bills 1 p.m. FOX/fuboTV (regional)
  • Buccaneers at Panthers 1 p.m. FOX/fuboTV (regional)
  • Chiefs at Browns 1 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Jets at Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Steelers at Ravens 1 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Lions at Vikings 1 p.m. FOX/fuboTV (regional)
  • Falcons at Redskins 1 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Texans at Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Chargers at Seahawks 4:05 p.m. CBS/fuboTV (regional)
  • Rams at Saints 4:25 p.m. FOX/fuboTV (regional)
  • Packers at Patriots 8:20 p.m. NBC/fuboTV
  • Titans at Cowboys 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Top NFL Week 9 Picks

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (-1)

This is one of the two biggest games this week and it pits the undefeated Rams against the division-leading Saints. The opening line for this game is too close for comfort. The Rams seem to have the slight edge based on how they’re playing right now, but because the game is in New Orleans, the Saints get a bit of positive push in their direction.

Perhaps some patience is warranted before you place your bet in order to see if the line develops some. If there’s not much line movement during the week then whichever team you think will win straight up is probably your best bet.

For the moment though, I like New Orleans simply because they’re playing at the Dome where they have a big advantage. Consider the OVER in this game as well because you can be sure these two can light up the scoreboard quick. 

Rams vs. Saints Betting Trends

  • LA Rams are 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Rams are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Rams' last 9 games
  • New Orleans is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans' last 6 games

Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills (TBD)

The Bears were one of those teams that were desperate for wins after having dropped back-to-back games prior to Week 8. They now head into Week 9 with a win under their belts and they look good for gaining another victory over the Bills.

While the Bills have improved somewhat, the fact of the matter is they’re playing sloppy football. It also doesn’t bode well they’ll head into this game after playing in Monday Night Football against the Patriots. All things considered, your best bet is probably on the Bears straight up.

Bears vs. Bills Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-6.5)

The Buccaneers made a splash at the beginning of the season, but it looks like they’re drowning now without a stable quarterback to lead them back to their winning ways. Things are so confusing, the word around the grapevine is the Bucs may hear offers for Jameis Winston.

In any case, in the midst of the turmoil, there’s an opportunity for the Panthers to put one over them on Sunday. Take the Panthers straight up.

Buccaneers vs. Panthers Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (-3)

If you don’t like either of these teams, I’m with you on that. While both are as wobbly as Jello, at least the Dolphins are still above .500 and I expect them to break out of the funk with a win over the Jets.

Jets vs. Dolphins Betting Trends

  • NY Jets is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Jets is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Jets' last 5 games
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami's last 19 games