NFL Week 9 Betting Preview and Trends
You’ll need to rise early to catch the start of the Week 9 slate on Sunday this week, as the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars are set to square off in London, England.
In the latest London game, the Texans are a 2-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. Houston escaped with a 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders as 6-point favorites last week to fall to 4-4 against the spread on the season. When favored, the Texans have been a big disappointment for bettors lately at 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight. The Texans are heading into their bye which has been money for bettors in recent years as they are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games prior to a bye week.
Jacksonville covered as a 7-point favorite in a 29-15 win over the New York Jets last week to improve to 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS. When listed as an underdog, the Jaguars are 5-6-2 ATS in their last 13 games.
The Jaguars and Texans met up in Houston in Week 2 and the Texans won 13-12 as a 7-point favorite. Houston is 9-2 SU and 6-5 ATS in its last 11 vs Jacksonville.
Bills favored by 9.5 points over visiting Redskins
Back in the U.S., the biggest spread on the board on Sunday in Week 9 is the Buffalo Bills as a 9.5-point home favorite vs the Washington Redskins.
Buffalo fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 31-13 as a 1-point favorite last week. When favored at home, the Bills are 4-1 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five. They’ve dominated this matchup with a 6-1 record SU and ATS in their last seven vs Washington.
Washington picked up an ATS win last week despite losing to the Minnesota Vikings 19-9 as a 16.5-point underdog. When listed as an underdog, the Redskins have lost nine straight at 4-5 ATS.
Bears have covered 6 of last 8 games as road dog
The struggling Chicago Bears may have trouble snapping their losing streak this weekend as a 5-point road underdog vs the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chicago has lost three straight both SU and ATS following last week’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers as a 3.5-point favorite. All three losses came as the favorite. As a road underdog, the Bears have actually been a strong bet lately at 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
Philadelphia got past the Bills 31-13 as a 1-point underdog last week to improve to 4-4 SU and 3-5 ATS. At home, the Eagles are a lackluster 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games. Last year in the playoffs, the Eagles edged the Bears 16-15 as a 6.5-point underdog. Overall, Philadelphia has won four straight against the Bears SU and ATS.