2012 NFL Week 9 Point Spread Predictions & Odds

by Scott

I had an up and down weekend in week 8 and ended up 7-7 when it was all said and done. That brings my record to 60-52-4 on the season. This week we have 14 games to look at because the majority of the byes are over now. Underdogs were 7-7 ATS this past week. Check out the point spread and game total odds along with my predictions for each match-up below.

2012 NFL Week 9 Spread & Total Odds

Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total Odds
Away TeamAway SpreadHome SpreadHome TeamGame Total Odds
Kansas City Chiefs+7.5 (-120)-7.5 (+100)San Diego ChargersO/U 42.5
Denver Broncos-3.5 (-105)+3.5 (-115)Cincinnati BegalsO/U 47.5
Arizona Cardinals+11 (-110)-11 (-110)Green Bay PackersO/U 43.5
Miami Dolphins-2.5 (-110)+2.5 (-110)Indianapolis ColtsO/U 43
Baltimore Ravens-3.5 (-105)+3.5 (-115)Cleveland BrownsO/U 42.5
Buffalo Bills+10 (-110)-10 (-110)Houston TexansO/U 47
Carolina Panthers+3.5 (-120)-3.5 (+100)Washington RedskinsO/U 46.5
Detroit Lions-3.5 (-110)+3.5 (-110)Jacksonville JaguarsO/U 43.5
Chicago Bears-3.5 (-105)+3.5 (-115)Tennessee TitansO/U 43.5
Minnesota Vikings+5 (-110)-5 (-110)Seattle SeahawksO/U 39.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+1 (-110)-1 (-110)Oakland RaidersO/U 45.5
Pittsburgh Steelers+3 (+100)-3 (-120)New York GiantsO/U 47.5
Dallas Cowboys +4 (-110)-4 (-110)Atlanta FalconsO/U 47.5
Philadelphia Eagles+3.5 (-110)-3.5 (-110)New Orleans SaintsO/U 52.5

Best Bets for Each NFL Game in Week 9

Kansas City Chiefs +7.5 (-120) vs. San Diego Chargers -7.5 (+100) – Pick: Chiefs +7.5

Neither team is playing good football right now, but I’m taking the Chiefs in this division rivalry due to the spread. Getting over a TD between these two teams is a good bet. The Chiefs need a QB before they’ll be able to compete with the top teams, but they should be able to keep this game close against SD who was only able to score 6 points against the lowly Browns last week. I also like the fact Cassel is playing and not Quinn.

Denver Broncos -3.5 (-105) vs. Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 (-115)

The Broncos are leading the AFC West after winning their L2 games and head on the road to play the Bengals. Cincinnati has lost their L3 games and has been playing poorly. Denver has been playing good football now that their SOS has gotten easier and I’m betting them to cover the spread. The Bengals defence isn’t playing good enough right now to stop Manning on Sunday.
Pick: Broncos -3.5

Arizona Cardinals +11 (-110) vs. Green Bay Packers -11 (-110) – Pick: Packers -11

Green Bay played horribly at home against the Jaguars and now they host the Cardinals. I’ve lost hope in Arizona with Skelton as the QB. He’s terrible and can’t seem to do anything right. I’m not a fan of Kolb, but he was getting the job done. The defence is also struggling lately for Arizona. After playing so bad last week I expect the Packers to step it up this week at Lambeau.

Miami Dolphins -2.5 (-110) vs. Indianapolis Colts +2.5 (-110) – Pick: Colts +2.5

Miami and Indy are both riding 2-game win streaks. Last week the Dolphins won on the road against the Jets and the Colts made a comeback to win in OT against the Titans. With the QB situation up in the air this week for Miami due to the Tannehill injury I’m betting the Colts while I can still get +2.5 points. Indy needs to shutdown RB’s Bush and Thomas in order to win on Sunday.

Baltimore Ravens -3.5 (-105) vs. Cleveland Browns +3.5 (-115) – Pick: Ravens -3.5

Cleveland won last week against a horrible Chargers team that couldn’t score. Richardson had a big game after being benched the week before due to not producing with his rib injury. Baltimore had a bye in week 8 and now plays a division game that they need to win to maintain their lead in the AFC North over the Steelers. The hook is worrisome, but the Ravens should smoke.

Buffalo Bills +10 (-110) vs. Houston Texans -10 (-110) – Pick: Texans -10

This game is a tough one this week. Both teams had a bye last week and have had all the time they need to prepare. Buffalo will be much more desperate to win, as the Texans have a nice lead in the AFC South currently. I just think the Texans defence is too good to give up too many pts to the Bills at home. The Bills also have the lowest ranked defence in the NFL and won’t stop HOU.

Carolina Panthers +3.5 (-120) vs. Washington Redskins -3.5 +100) – Pick: Panthers +3.5

Carolina returned a fumble for a TD and kicked 5 FG’s last week, but lost 23-22 in the final seconds to the Bears. The offence still hasn’t done anything for the Panthers, as Newton threw 2 INT’s. The Redskins have been playing just as bad though and I think both QB’s will find a way to light it up on Sunday. Newton won’t to be outshined by rookie RGIII and I expect Carolina to win.

Detroit Lions -3.5 (-110) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars +3.5 (-110) – Pick: Lions -3.5

The Lions needed a late TD to beat the Seahawks last week at home and now they’re on the road. Jacksonville actually stayed in the game last week against the Packers without their superstar RB MJD, but that was mainly due to the Packer’s poor play. The Lions are desperate for wins right now, as they’re 3-4 and last in the NFC North. Detroit will win on Sunday and should cover ATS.

Chicago Bears -3.5 (-105) vs. Tennessee Titans +3.5 (-115) – Pick: Bears -3.5

Cutler had some fumble problems last week against Carolina, but don’t expect that to happen twice in a row. The Bears will find their offence this week against the weak Titans defence. Tennessee ranks last in almost every defensive category and the Bears should be able to run the football all over them with Forte and Bush. The spread is too low and I’m taking the Bears to cover.

Minnesota Vikings +5 (-110) vs. Seattle Seahawks -5 (-110) – Pick: Vikings +5

Minnesota was blown out at home by the Buccaneers on TNF and public perception of them will be low. Seattle has lost their L2 games and need a win badly to keep pace in the NFC West. Both defences are strong and this has the makings of a FG game. I do think the Seahawks pull off the win at home, but it’ll most likely be by a last second FG or TD and they won’t cover the spread.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1 (-110) vs. Oakland Raiders -1 (-110) – Pick: Over 45.5

The Buccaneers played great last week and beat the Vikes (36-17). Oakland beat the Chiefs at home and they’ve been playing a lot better the past several weeks. Neither defence is that strong, so I’m betting the over 45.5 points. The Buccaneers should be able to score against the Raiders who allow 26.7 PPG and the Raiders at home have been able average 24.7 PPG.

Pittsburgh Steelers +3 (+100) vs. New York Giants -3 (-120) – Pick: Steelers +3

Pittsburgh looked great last week at home against the Redskins, as they won 27-12. Big Ben had a solid game and I think we’re going to see another big offensive game from the Steelers. The Giants beat the Cowboys, but they almost blew a huge lead in the game and that won’t fly against a team like Pittsburgh. The Steelers need to make ground on Baltimore and I think they win.

Dallas Cowboys +4 (-110) vs. Atlanta Falcons -4 (-110) – Pick: Falcons -4

It’s hard to bet against this Falcons team right now. Atlanta is a perfect 7-0 and 5-2 ATS this season. They just dominated Philly on the road last week and they’re now at home against the Cowboys. Romo looked horrible last week early on and despite the comeback attempt they still lost at home. I’m riding the Falcons for now and there is no way I’d bet Dallas in this spot.

Philadelphia Eagles +3.5 (-110) vs. New Orleans Saints -3.5 (-110) – Pick: Saints -3.5

On MNF two underachieving teams meet in NO and I’m siding with the home team. Getting -3 would be much better, so I advise waiting until later in the week to bet this game, as it may go down. Both teams played poorly last week and the winner of this game will be the team that shows up to play, as neither team has done that often this year. NO at home should win by a TD+.

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