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Thu, Oct 31st - 8:20pm ET:
San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals
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ARZ Cardinals +9.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 43.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Arizona Cardinals will host the San Francisco 49ers here on Thursday Night Football. San Francisco is still undefeated, but I’m still not sold. They’ve faced an incredibly easy slate of opposing offenses, which has made their defense look much better than it actually is. The Cardinals have quietly been very competitive recently, and they’ve won three of their past four games. Kyler Murray has started to make strides in his development, and I think he’s going to be a good match with Kliff Kingsbury for years to come. Arizona is starting to get healthier, while the 49ers are riding high off a blowout win over the Panthers. San Francisco might get a little complacent with their recent victories and playing on the road during a short week, now is a good time to sell-high. Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t been any good at all, and he’s been getting carried by the defense. There’s no way I could lay this many points with him on the road under the bright lights of national television.

Over Under Pick

I think the under also make some sense here. I think Garoppolo has been mediocre at best, and he should struggle here on the road. It’s a short week, so neither Kingsbury nor Kyle Shanahan are going to have very creative game plans here and I expect both coaches to keep things conservative. The 49ers have one of the league’s top defenses, and Kingsbury isn’t going to want to throw Murray to the wolves. San Francisco’s offensive line is still banged up, and I think Vance Joseph’s defense will play better than expected. Neither team will be lighting up the scoreboard.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 9:30am ET:
Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
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JAX Jaguars +1.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 46.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Another London game here as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Houston Texans. Houston is coming off a close win over Oakland, while the Jaguars beat up on the Jets. For a few reasons, I think Minshew Mania continues here and the Jags pick up another win. Houston’s defense has virtually no healthy cornerbacks at the moment, and they just had to trade a third-round pick for Gareon Conley. After inserting him into the starting lineup, he was routinely torched in Week 8. The Texans very nearly lost outright to the Raiders as a touchdown favorite at home last week, and only won because of some late Deshaun Watson heroics. Minshew looked good this past week, and Jacksonville’s defense forced Sam Darnold to throw three interceptions while sacking him eight times. If their ferocious pass-rush led by Calais Campbell and Josh Allen can get after Watson, which I think they should be able to, then the Jaguars will easily win this one. They also have a lot more experience playing abroad than the Texans do, so this won’t be a shock to their system.

Over Under Pick

The over here also makes some sense. Watson is a magician, and he’s going to light up almost every single defense that he faces. This Jaguars unit isn’t as good as in years past, and I think Watson is going to have plenty of success. This Texans defense was already a mess, and now they’re going to be without star defensive end of JJ Watt, who went down with an injury in last week’s win over Oakland. Minshew threw for three touchdowns this past week while averaging 8.2 yards per attempt, and he should have no problem picking apart this patchwork Texans secondary.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles

Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles
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PHI Eagles -4.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 43.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Two teams heading in opposite directions will face-off as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Chicago Bears. The Eagles got their season back on track in their most recent game with a big win over the Buffalo Bills, while Chicago dug themselves even deeper into their hole by losing a heartbreaker to the Chargers. Mitchell Trubisky clearly isn’t the answer, and I expect him to struggle once again here. Philadelphia has always been extremely talented team even as they have had issues, and now that they are starting to get healthier we are going to see them unlock a new level. They went into Buffalo and completely dominated the Bills last week, and I think Carson Wentz has broken out of his funk for good. The Bears aren’t playing as a team right now, and the defense has understandably become very frustrated with Trubisky and the offense. It’s an untenable situation, and if I had to guess Trubisky won’t even be starting by the end of the season. His confidence is completely shot, and he’s not going to get any help from his ground game here against this elite Eagles run defense.

Over Under Pick

I also think the under make some sense here. Trubisky’s struggles are well-documented, and Philadelphia’s secondary is finally starting to get healthier and play a lot better. Chicago has been making a concerted effort to run the ball more with David Montgomery, but they aren’t going to have any success against stud defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who will clog up running lanes all day long. Philadelphia’s offensive line hasn’t played up to par, and they are in for a tough matchup against Khalil Mack and co. on the Bears’ defensive front. I think this game could end up something like 24-10.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
Minnesota Vikings @ Kansas City Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs
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KC Chiefs +3.5 Point Spread
-111
Under 47.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Kansas City Chiefs will be playing their second straight game without Patrick Mahomes under center here as they host the Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs had fallen on hard times even before Mahomes’ injury, and they’ve lost three of their past four games entering this one. That being said, grabbing them as a home underdog here makes a lot of sense. The Vikings didn’t look great against the Redskins last Thursday night, and it looks like Kirk Cousins’ hot streak will be coming to an end. On the road in Arrowhead Stadium, one of the toughest stadiums to play in across the entire league, against an underrated Chiefs secondary, I expect Cousins to struggle. Matt Moore actually looked pretty capable last week against the Packers, and he has now had an extra week to knock off the rust. Minnesota’s defense isn’t nearly as good as it used to be, and I think Andy Reid will be able to scheme up some easy throws for his new quarterback. Not only will the Chiefs cover the spread, I think they will win this one outright.

Over Under Pick

The under also makes a lot of sense in this spot. I’m higher on this Chiefs defense than most, and they’re now starting to get healthier. It looks like they will get back stud defensive tackle Chris Jones for this one, which is a massive boost to their run defense. Against a Minnesota team that loves to pound the ball with Dalvin Cook, that’s crucial. It also looks like defensive end Frank Clark, Kansas City’s best pass-rusher, will return for this one. Minnesota’s strength is still their defense, and I think both sides will be trying to establish the ground game.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
Washington Redskins @ Buffalo Bills

Washington Redskins
Buffalo Bills
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BUF Bills -9.5 Point Spread
-105
Under 36.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Washington Redskins are looking to fix their offensive problems in Week 9 as they head into Buffalo to take on the Bills. That offensive struggle is real for the Redskins as the team has not gone over 20 points in its last six games. Even though the running game has improved over the weeks, the quarterback position is still a question mark heading into this week. Last week Case Keenum was 12 of 16 for 130 yards in the first half against Minnesota, but left at the end of the 2nd quarter due to a concussion. Rookie QB Dwayne Haskin stepped in for the rest of the game and was never comfortable against a tough Vikings defense. On the flip side, the Bills defense is one of the best in the league as they are only allowing 17.4 points per game. With a chip on their colleective shoulder, expect the Bills offense to get going fast and early and let the defense hold down the Redskins with ease. The Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game as well as 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. Give me the Bills in a huge bounce-back win.

Over Under Pick

This is going to be a low scoring game without a doubt. Especially if Keenum cannot play. Haskins is once again being thrown into a game against a top defense in the league. The Redskins’ only chance to get the ball rolling is on the ground, but Buffalo is only allowing 88 rushing yards per game at home this season. This choice is easy. The Under is 5-0 in the Redskins’ last 5 games overall as well as 4-0 in the last 4 Redskins games after they allow more than 350 total yards in their previous game. Give me the Under without a doubt.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins

New York Jets
Miami Dolphins
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MIA Dolphins +3.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 40.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

It seems as if the Miami Dolphins have finally made the right choice by sticking with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. They have actually looked like a football team the past three weeks. In that span, Fitzpatrick has totaled 603 passing yards four touchdowns and three interceptions. Remember, Fitzpatrick came into the game against the Redskins in the 2nd half. Fitzpatrick is the answer for the Dolphins and gets a very favorable matchup against the New York Jets here. The Dolphins just need to finish in the 2nd half as they are being outscored left and right. However, the Jets are allowing 262 passing yards per game which is in the bottom tier in the league. In the last three games, NY has allowed nearly a 70% completion rate to opposing quarterbacks. With over a field goal help here, the Dolphins should keep this game close and interesting. Also, a friendly reminder that quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown seven interceptions in two games since he started “seeing ghosts”. Give me the points here. The Dolphins might even win this game straight up.

Over Under Picks

The New York Jets have the WORST road offense this season, getting just 11.7 points per game on the road and only 148.7 TOTAL YARDS away from New York. This offense is only going to get worse with Darnold still getting comfortable since his mono and the Dolphins might just be in line for their first win this season. On the other hand, the Dolphins are not an offensive juggernaut either. Expect a lot of long drives and turnovers which keeps this game from going Over here. The Under is 4-1 in the Dolphins’ last 5 games overall as well as 4-1 in the Dolphins last 5 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Indianapolis Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers
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IND Colts +1.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 42.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers come into this matchup against the Indianapolis Colts off a short week after playing the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. As for the Colts, they are rolling with a three-game winning streak in their hip pocket. Andrew Luck retiring has not hurt the team one bit and Indianapolis has a half-game lead over the Houston Texans heading into Week 9. The Steelers’ offense has been hit-and-miss so far without quarterback Big Ben and Pittsburgh will be rolling with Mason Rudolph in this one once again. It won’t matter who is under center for the Steelers as the biggest issue for Pittsburgh is stopping the Colts running game. Indianapolis is currently averaging 183.3 rushing yards per game on the road and the Steelers are allowing 110 rushing yards per game and 120 at home. The Colts’ offense has been in-sync from the start and will move the ball well against the Steelers. The play right now lays with the Colts as they are simply the better team, especially at a near pick-em line. Give me the Colts.

Over Under Pick

So far this season, the Steelers have allowed 28, 26 and recently 14 points at home this season. Those first two games were against the Seahawks and Ravens, playoff potential teams. The Colts are right up with those teams and should be able to showcase their top offense. With the Colts getting nearly 70 plays per game, they will have plenty of opportunities to score. Pittsburgh will not go down without a fight and have averaged 26.70 points per game the past 10 matches against the Colts, . This is going to be high scoring and the Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh. Give me the Over here.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 1:00pm ET:
Tennessee Titans @ Carolina Panthers

Tennessee Titans
Carolina Panthers
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CAR Panthers -4.0 Point Spread
-111
Under 41.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Tennessee Titans roll into Week 9 ready to continue their winning streak as they have won back-to-back games for the first time this season. However,those wins were ugly and could have easily been losses and nobody should be happy about this Titans team. Without a Melvin Gordon fumble on the one-yard line, and Winston’s costly turnovers, the Titans would still be searching for answers. Now they run into a Carolina Panthers team that has a huge chip on their shoulder after they suffered their first loss with Kyle Allen under center against the San Francisco 49ers. The Panthers and a potential playoff berth were being used in the same sentence before the beat down the 49ers gave them as they were embarrassed on national television. This is the perfect time for the Panthers to bounce back hard, especially against a Titans team that had less than 250 total yards against the Buccaneers. Give me the Panthers as they are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 9 as well as 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.

Over Under Pick

Tennessee comes into this game with averaging 299 total yards per game as the switch to Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has increased the offensive output, but not as much to help this team score more than 20 points a game. On the flip side, the Panthers got pushed around in Week 8 and will look to attack the run game once again as it totaled 130 yards against the Niners. Do not expect Allen to throw a lot as he is coming off a three-interception performance. The Under speaks greatly here. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games against Tennessee as I’m rolling with it here on Sunday.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 4:00pm ET:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks
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TB Buccaneers +6.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 51.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the other side of the country as they take on the Seattle Seahawks here in Week 9. The Buccaneers once again let a game slip away thanks to the turnover machine that is Jameis Winston as the Titans barely managed over 250 total yards of offense and still managed to drop 27 points in the win. Even though the defense has been hit and miss this season, the offense, even with the turnovers, has been improving each week. On the road this season, the Bucs are averaging 33 points per game and over 240 passing yards. As for the Seahawks’ defense, it is nothing special to talk about either as they have allowed 28 points per game at home with 6.22 yards per play. Seattle nearly allowed the Falcons to come back from 24 points down and this game is going to be closer than a lot of people think. Take out the Winston turnovers, and this might come down to the final drive. Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Seattle as I’m rolling with the Bucs in this one. Might even sprinkle some on the money line here as well.

Over Under Pick

The Over has been a hot trend in any Seattle home game this season and with the Bucs really needed a win here, expect the playbook to be wide open on Sunday. Remember, at home the Seahawks’ defense is allowing 277 passing yards per game, Jameis Winston will get the nod once again and he will be passing left and right here. Expect big plays and lots of them as the OVER has hit in 9 of Seattle’s last 12 games against an opponent in the NFC conference as well as in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC South division. Do not be shocked if both teams hit in the 30s in this game. Take the Over with confidence.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 4:05pm ET:
Detroit Lions @ Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions
Oakland Raiders
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OAK Raiders -2.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 50.5 Game Totals
-111

Against The Spread Pick

The Detroit Lions are looking to get back on track as they head into Oakland to take on the Raiders. The Raiders are finally back home after a brutal five-game road stretch facing legitimate playoff contenders in practically every game. Oakland finished off the road trip with a heartbreaking 27-24 loss to the Houston Texans. Oakland was dominant all game, however, the defense crumbled in the second half. The Texans never punted in the second half, marching on long drives to put up one score after another. The defense has been the main problem for Oakland, but the same goes for the Detroit Lions. The Lions are allowing 139.17 rushing yards per game and Oakland comes into this game getting 137.83 yards on the ground per game. Everybody has been waiting for another huge breakout moment for rookie running back Josh Jacobs and it will come in this game. Expect Oakland to steamroll the Lions here. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

Over Under Pick

Both of these defenses are struggling to stay consistent.  The Raiders were unable to finish the job against the Texans last week and the Lions allowed the Giants with Danny Dimes to drop 26 points on them after falling down 14-0 early. This is going to be a high scoring game for sure. Both defenses are allowing over six yards per play with the Lions allowing 70 plays per game to their opponents. Matthew Stafford vs Derek Carr is a matchup everyone wants to see as both quarterbacks throw at least two touchdowns in this game. The Over is 8-1 in Raiders last 9 games in Week 9, as well as 4-1 in Raiders last 5 games overall. Picking the Over is a must in this game.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 4:25pm ET:
Green Bay Packers @ Los Angeles Chargers

Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Chargers
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GB Packers -3.5 Point Spread
-111
Over 47.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

The Green Bay Packers have been absolutely on fire, and they will try to keep the momentum going as they travel West to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers. Most recently Green Bay went into Kansas City and knocked off the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, while the Chargers picked up a thrilling win over the Bears. Green Bay’s confidence is at an all-time high right now, and Aaron Rodgers is playing the best that he has in years. The Chargers just fired their offensive coordinator after a win, which shows you that all is far from well in Los Angeles. The Chargers have had less than 40 rushing yards in four straight games, and they’re running into a rock solid Green Bay defense. Los Angeles’ defense is still very banged up, and Rodgers should be able to pick apart their weakened secondary. The Chargers have also struggled to stop the run at times, and the Packers have one of the best 1-2 running back punches in the league in Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. This should be an easy win for Green Bay.

Over Under Pick

I’m also playing the over here. Rodgers is on a roll, and he is borderline unstoppable when he gets going like this. He has been rejuvenated by Matt Lafleur, and he should have plenty of success through the air here against a Chargers defense that has been blowing coverages left and right. The Chargers have a very talented cast of weapons, and Philip Rivers has quietly looked pretty good the past couple of weeks despite the team’s overall ineptitude. Green Bay’s defense isn’t as good as their metrics would suggest, and they just gave up 24 points to Matt Moore last week.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 4:25pm ET:
Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos

Cleveland Browns
Denver Broncos
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CLE Browns -3.0 Point Spread
-120
Under 39.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

Two teams that desperately need a win square off as the Cleveland Browns travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. The Browns caught a huge break earlier this week when it was announced that Joe Flacco would miss this game with a neck injury. That means Brandon Allen will get his first career start here, and I think it could be a disaster. Not only is this Allen’s first start, he has never even taken a regular-season NFL snap. He’s spent time with the Jaguars and the Rams, and he’s never even looked particularly good during the preseason. Cleveland’s struggles are well-documented, but they’ve played a very tough schedule, and they are a lot better than their record would suggest. Denver’s locker room seems to be falling apart once again, and they have effectively thrown in the towel on this season. The Browns were actually able to move the ball fairly well last week against the Patriots and their league-best defense, they just shot themselves in the foot too many times. Cleveland is going to win this one in a blowout.

Over Under Pick

The under also makes a lot of sense in this spot. Cleveland has a very talented defense, and they are now starting to get fully healthy with young cornerbacks Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward back in the fold. The defensive front is also rock solid, anchored by defensive ends Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon. They should feast on Denver’s weak offensive line, and make life miserable for Allen in his first career start. Quite frankly, I don’t see how the Broncos score much at all here. Baker Mayfield and the rest of the Browns’ offense have struggled mightily so far this season, and playing on the road against this sold Denver defense, I don’t think they are going to light up the scoreboard either.

Sun, Nov 3rd - 8:20pm ET:
New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens

New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens
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BAL Ravens +3.5 Point Spread
-120
Over 45.5 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

This might be the most highly-anticipated matchup of the 2019 NFL season. The Baltimore Ravens host the New England Patriots for Sunday Night Football and it’s Lamar Jackson vs. Tom Brady. What more can we ask for? Yes, the Patriots have by far the best defense in the league metrically, but they also have played a comically easy schedule. Incredibly, they’ve faced only two teams with records better than 2-5, and those were the Steelers and the Bills. They already had two games against the Jets, and games against the Redskins, Giants, and Dolphins to boot. This is by far their toughest test of the season, and I think we will see some regression. Mobile quarterbacks have given Bill Belichick defenses problems in the past, so if anyone can crack the code it’s Jackson. The Ravens are coming off their bye week, which means Baltimore’s coaching staff has had an extra week to prepare for this tough New England defense and formulate a game plan. Tom Brady quietly hasn’t looked that good this season, and he is getting carried by the defense. At home in primetime, give me the Ravens all day long.

Over Under Pick

I also think the over make some sense here. The Ravens traditionally have good defenses, but that is not the case this year. They’ve had one of the worst secondaries in the league all season long, and Josh McDaniels should be able to exploit it. Jackson is an electric talent, and he is capable of scoring on any defense. New England’s defense will be surprised by the step up in competition, and I expect them to look the worst they have all year. This one could be surprisingly high scoring.

Mon, Nov 4th - 8:15pm ET:
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
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NY Giants +7.0 Point Spread
-111
Over 48.0 Game Totals
-111

Against the Spread Pick

We’ve got an NFC East clash on Monday Night Football here as the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants. The Cowboys are coming off their bye week, and for them I think that’s a disadvantage. Jason Garrett certainly isn’t some brilliant head coach that is going to benefit from an extra week to prepare, and I think the bye week could serve to disrupt any momentum that Dallas had heading into it after their win over the Eagles back in Week 7. The Giants managed to cover the spread on the road against the Lions last week, and Daniel Jones looked the best that he had in weeks. New York might be 2-6, but by trading away draft picks for defensive lineman Leonard Williams they just showed that they aren’t giving up on the season. The Giants will have no problem getting up for this rivalry game on national television, so you don’t have to worry about their motivation as they sit toward the bottom of the standings. Saquon Barkley should have a field day against this overrated Dallas defense, and this game is going to be closer than a lot of people think.

Over Under Pick

I also like the over in this spot. Jones is very aggressive, and loves to sling the ball all over the field. Dak Prescott has made major strides this season, and he should have no problem picking apart this weak Giants secondary. Oddsmakers are still giving way too much credit to this Dallas defense, and just a couple of weeks ago they gave up 24 points to the lowly New York Jets. Jones is coming off a strong start, and I think he should be able to carry that momentum over here. I see a shootout coming.

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