Opening NFL Week 9 betting lines, odds and spreads: Seattle remains undervalued

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Week 8 of the NFL season saw another wild early window slate, before the late window featured a strong showing from the NFC West. With the Bengals taking on the Browns to close out the weekend tonight, it’s now time to turn our attention to Week 9.

This slate is another compelling one, with plenty of intriguing matchups. The opening lines were released at most sportsbooks on Sunday night, so let’s take a look at these openers and give our first impressions.

NFL Week 9 opening lines and odds

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

  • Philadelphia Eagles -13 (-110) vs Houston Texans – Thursday, November 3
  • Indianapolis Colts +6 (-110) vs New England Patriots – Sunday, November 6
  • Green Bay Packers -3.5 (-110) vs Detroit Lions – Sunday, November 6
  • Minnesota Vikings -3.5 (-110) vs Washington Commanders – Sunday, November 6
  • Miami Dolphins -4.5 (-105) vs Chicago Bears– Sunday, November 6
  • LA Chargers -3 (-110) vs Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, November 6
  • LV Raiders -1.5 (-110) vs Jacksonville Jaguars– Sunday, November 6
  • Carolina Panthers +8.5 (-110) vs Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday, November 6
  • Seattle Seahawks +2.5 (-110) vs Arizona Cardinals – Sunday, November 6
  • LA Rams +3 (-110) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday, November 6
  • Tennessee Titans +11 (-110) vs KC Chiefs – Sunday, November 6
  • Baltimore Ravens -3 (-110) vs New Orleans Saints – Monday, November 7

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Best early bets for NFL Week 9

Seattle Seahawks +2.5 (-105) vs Arizona Cardinals

This line feels mispriced to me, and a lot of that might have to do with the lack of respect in the market for Seattle. This offense is legit. Even against a good Giants defense last week, the Seahawks were efficient and generated a number of explosive plays in the victory. Seattle has been extremely successful on early downs this season, thanks in large part to the strong play of Geno Smith at quarterback. Even more impressive is that Seattle has been one of the better 3rd-down teams in the league as well. This is a good, well-rounded offense and we have half a season of data to support that.

On the other side, Kyler Murray has occasional moments of brilliance, but his inconsistency is indicative of the Cardinals’ performance to this point. Back the Seahawks as underdogs to a divisional foe in this spot.

Buffalo Bills -12.5 (-110) over New York Jets

I would typically steer clear of laying double digits on the road, but this is a great spot to fade this Jets team. New York has a pretty good defensive line, a great young secondary and a generally decent team around Zach Wilson. The problem is Wilson at quarterback, who tossed 3 more interceptions in an embarrassing loss to New England on Sunday. Buffalo is coming off a subpar performance against the Packers, a game in which the Bills still won by 10 points. With Josh Allen primed for a bounce-back game and the regression monster hitting this overachieving Jets team, I’d bet this number at anything under 2 touchdowns.

Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots under 40 (-110)

In one of the more disgusting games of the weekend, both of these offenses should struggling mightily to score. The Patriots are strictly a run-first side and that won’t change considering the struggles of Mac Jones at quarterback. On the other side, Sam Ehlinger was fine in his debut, but that came against a Commanders defense that is pretty middling across the board. Don’t expect much out of either offense in a game that should feature a lot of runs on early downs and plenty of punting.

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