NFL Week 9 Betting Preview and Trends
The NFL-best Philadelphia Eagles are a 7-point home favorite at Bovada Sportsbook in Week 9 as they play host to the Denver Broncos.
Philadelphia has won six in a row straight up and five straight against the spread. The Eagles have also won six straight at home at 5-1 ATS. Denver is trending in the opposite direction, having lost three in a row SU and ATS. The Broncos are even worse on the road where they’ve dropped five in a row SU and ATS.
The red-hot New Orleans Saints are also 7-point favorites this week, at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints have won five straight with a 4-1 ATS mark, and against Tampa Bay they’re 9-2 SU and 6-5 ATS in their last 11. The Bucs are on a four-game losing streak and they’re 0-5-1 ATS in their last six. Oddly enough, Tampa Bay is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven as a road underdog.
The largest favorite this week is the Houston Texans, 13-point home chalk versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games, but in their last two games as a double-digit favorite they’re 0-2 SU. The Colts have lost five straight on the road at 1-4 ATS, and against Houston they’re 0-3 SU and 0-2-1 ATS in their last three.
If you’re looking for road favorites this week, the Los Angeles Rams are a 3-point road favorite against the New York Giants. The Rams are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven games, but as a road favorite they’re a lousy 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five. The Giants have struggled to a 1-7 SU record and 3-5 ATS mark in their last eight games. However, the Giants have won seven straight against the Rams and eight straight ATS.
Continuing with the road favorites, the Oakland Raiders visit the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night as a 3-point favorite. Oakland is only 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six, and as a road favorite is 3-5 SU and ATS in the last eight. The Dolphins are 7-1 SU and 5-1-2 ATS in their last eight at home, and against the Raiders they’ve won five straight at 4-1 ATS.
In this week’s Monday nighter, the Detroit Lions are a 2.5-point road favorite at the Green Bay Packers. The Lions have lost three straight SU and ATS, and in their last 26 games in Green Bay they’re 1-25 SU and 8-18 ATS. The Packers have lost their last two games SU and ATS and don’t do well as a home underdog at 1-4 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five.