NFL Week 9 Predictions: Best Picks Against the Spread

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 28, 2019

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots

What’s more fun: Debating when the Patriots might lose or when the Dolphins might win? Not out of the question both those results could happen in Week 9 around the NFL.

Here’s a quick look at all the Week 9 matchups with Sports Interaction NFL odds. Games Sunday unless noted. Atlanta, Cincinnati, New Orleans and the LA Rams are on the bye.

NFL Week 9 Odds

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, Thursday

Arizona won three games in all of 2018 and two of them were against the 49ers. The Cardinals are on an unlikely eight-game winning streak in the series. Both teams are much better than they were in 2018 with San Francisco still the NFC’s lone unbeaten and Arizona on the rise under rookie quarterback Kyler Murray.

Point spread: 49ers -8

Pick ATS: Arizona

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Listed vs. instead of at because this game is a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff from London at Wembley Stadium. It’s the final London game of the 2019 season and the Jaguars are the designated home team. They scored just 10 total points in being swept by Houston last season. The Texans lost three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to a season-ending injury in Sunday’s win over Oakland.

Point spread: Texans -2

Pick ATS: Houston

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills

Washington on extra rest after a 19-9 loss at Minnesota last Thursday. When will this team finally turn the offence over to rookie QB Dwayne Haskins? He did relieve Case Keenum against the Vikings, but it doesn’t sound like interim coach Bill Callahan is ready to start Haskins. Buffalo was exposed as a little bit of a fraud in Sunday’s 31-13 home loss to the Eagles. The Bills had just 253 yards and aren’t a good offensive team.

Point spread: Bills -10

Pick ATS: Washington

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

Will the Chiefs get quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes back this week from a dislocated kneecap? He was supposed to miss around three games yet returned to practice last week and nearly played in a loss to Green Bay. Minnesota, meanwhile, is on a four-game winning streak and has the NFL rushing leader in Dalvin Cook.

Point spread: TBA (on Mahomes)


New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Miami on a short week after visiting Pittsburgh on Monday and it’s probably the last realistic chance the Dolphins have a chance to get their first win – we are assuming a loss to the Steelers – until they play the Jets again in Week 14. New York lost in Jacksonville on Sunday as QB Sam Darnold had three more interceptions but at least didn’t see “ghosts” this time.

Point spread: Jets -4.5 (could change depending on what happens Monday)

Pick ATS: Miami

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Rematch of last season’s playoff game at Soldier Field in which the term “double-doink” became a part of every Bears fan’s vocabulary with former kicker Cody Parkey clanking a potential winning field goal once off an upright and then off the crossbar and missing as Chicago was upset. His replacement, Eddy Pineiro, missed the winning 41-yard field goal Sunday in a 17-16 home defeat to the Chargers. Philly snapped a two-game losing skid with a dominant win in Buffalo.

Point spread: Eagles -5

Pick ATS: Philadelphia

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers

Short week for the Steelers as they hosted Miami on Monday; presuming a win there, a victory here would get Pittsburgh to .500. Indianapolis won its third in a row Sunday, 15-13 over Denver. Adam Vinatieri, who nearly retired earlier this season because he was struggling so badly, made a 51-yard field goal with 22 seconds left.

Point spread: Pick’em (may change depending on what happens Monday)

Pick ATS: Pittsburgh

Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers

The Titans improved to 2-0 since benching starting quarterback Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill as they beat Tampa Bay 27-23 on Sunday. Tannehill threw the winning 8-yard TD pass to A.J. Brown with 6:55 remaining. Panthers backup QB Kyle Allen had been 5-0 in his young career, but his team was destroyed in San Francisco on Sunday. Not yet clear if former starter Cam Newton will be healthy enough to return this week.

Point spread: Panthers -3.5

Pick ATS: Carolina

Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

No team in the league this year got a bigger raw deal from the schedule-makers than the Raiders as this is their first game in Oakland since way back on Sept. 15. The Raiders have played four on the road and one as the “home” team in London since then. Detroit snapped a three-game skid with Sunday’s 31-26 win over the Giants. Matthew Stafford continued arguably his best season in throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns.

Point spread: Raiders -2.5

Pick ATS: Detroit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks

Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston continues to struggle for Tampa as he turned it over four more times in Sunday’s loss at Tennessee. Coach Bruce Arians hasn’t indicated he plans to bench Winston … yet. Seattle was a 27-20 winner in Atlanta on Sunday behind two TD passes from MVP candidate Russell Wilson.

Point spread: Seahawks -6.5

Pick ATS: Seattle

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

Cleveland came out of its bye week and didn’t look very prepared in a 27-13 loss in New England, turning the ball over on three consecutive plays in the first quarter. Cleveland running back Nick Chubb became the first NFL player to fumble on consecutive plays from scrimmage since former Browns QB DeShone Kizer did it two years ago. The Broncos were 15-13 losers at the Colts, the third time this year Denver has lost on a last-second field goal.

Point spread: Broncos -1.5

Pick ATS: Cleveland

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers

Green Bay goes for the four-game sweep of AFC West teams as it was a 31-24 winner at Kansas City on Sunday night as MVP favourite Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Aaron Jones caught two of them. The Chargers were largely dominated in Chicago but won 17-16 thanks to a missed field goal on the final play by the Bears.

Point spread: Packers -3

Pick ATS: Los Angeles

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens

The Sunday night game and clearly the marquee matchup of Week 9. For once, the Patriots aren’t playing some patsy as the Ravens are only the second team New England has faced that currently has a winning record. Baltimore has a bit of an advantage in coming off a bye week.

Point spread: Patriots -3.5

Pick ATS: Baltimore

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, Monday

Dallas comes off its bye week and looks for another season sweep of the Giants after a 35-17 home win in Week 1 behind 405 yards passing and four scores from Dak Prescott. Eli Manning was the Giants’ starting quarterback then but it’s now rookie Daniel Jones. New York enters on a four-game losing streak.

Point spread: Cowboys -7

Pick ATS: Dallas