No team was favored by even a touchdown last week, but that’s far from the case in Week 9. Four games feature betting lines of at least seven points with a few potential blowouts on the upcoming schedule.
The team that suffered arguably the worst loss in Week 8 is the biggest underdog on Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting nine points in their game against the Kansas City Chiefs, who are on a three-game winning streak. Jacksonville lost to Tennessee by 14 points on “Thursday Night Football,” though they found themselves down 27-0 at halftime.
The Dallas Cowboys are the biggest road favorites in Week 9, giving the Cleveland Browns 7.5 points. Dallas has the NFC’s best record, and Cleveland is still looking for their first victory of the season. Dak Prescott will remain in the starting lineup, and it doesn’t look like the injured Tony Romo will reclaim his job when he’s finally healthy.
Both the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are favored by a touchdown at home after they suffered tough road losses. Green Bay vs. Indianapolis has the week’s highest over/under, and only three games have a lower over/under than Seattle vs. Buffalo.
The Sunday night game is easily the best on the schedule. The Oakland Raiders were one-point favorites against the Denver Broncos on Monday, but the betting line has since moved to a pick’em. Denver and Oakland are meeting for the first time in 2016, and they are tied atop the AFC West with 6-2 records.
Six teams have a bye for a second straight week. This time, it’s the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans that are off.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 9 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas and online, via OddsShark.
Atlanta Falcons (-3.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 51.5
Jacksonville Jaguars (+9) at Kansas City Chiefs, 45.5
Detroit Lions (+6.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 42
Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5) at New York Giants, 43.5
Dallas Cowboys (-7.5) at Cleveland Browns, 47
New York Jets (+3.5) at Miami Dolphins, 44
Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 43
New Orleans Saints (-3) at San Francisco 49ers, 51.5
Carolina Panthers (-3) at Los Angeles Rams, 45
Indianapolis Colts (+7) at Green Bay Packers, 54
Tennessee Titans (+5.5) at San Diego Chargers, 47
Denver Broncos (PK) at Oakland Raiders, 44
Buffalo Bills (+7) at Seattle Seahawks, 44