NFL – Week 9 Best Bets
Each week we pick out the five best bets from the NFL slate. Current record: 16-11-1
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Indianapolis has proved they have the ability to hang in almost any contest put in front of them. Brisset can move the ball and somehow the Colts continue to defy the doubters by putting together capable offensive showings.
With this said, the losses of Watt, Mercilus and other key defensive personnel for the Texans to me means they should never, never be giving 13 points let alone to a division rival.
Too many points to be giving up.
Best Bet: Indianapolis Colts +6.5
Washington Redskins @ Seattle Seahawks
This game comes down to two teams going in completely different directions.
Seattle just picked up Duane Brown one of the best Left Tackles in the league which will only strengthen what is already a great offense. Washington has injuries all over their Offensive Line and their Tight End corps.
Seattle’s home field makes this a whole different ball game. Seattle’s home field is electric and will really hurt Washington’s chances. The Redskins are a poor away team at the best of times and won’t have the horses to stick with them. Washington are 9-23 against the spread on the road.
Best Bet: Seattle Seahawks -7
Denver Broncos @ Philadelphia Eagles
I know you’re all hoping I choose the Eagles with this play, or even a total. Well…hold your breath because this play might not be what you expect.
The Broncos bring in Brock Osweiler to lead the charge with Trevor Siemian banged up. Osweiler is familiar with the Broncos system and has a good running game and great defence with him in this contest. The Broncos have looked flat in recent weeks and have been undone by Siemian’s poor quarterback play.
Philadelphia is injured all over the place. Their secondary is ripe to be exposed and the Eagles are trying to work in two significant line-up changes. They’ve brought in running back Jay Ajayi who will need to get used to the Eagles system, likely stalling drives. Most importantly the Eagles lost Peters in the offensive line who will leave a massive hole in protecting Wentz.
Best Bet: Denver Broncos +9
Kansas City @ Dallas Cowboys
This is a mouth-watering prime time match up. KC is off a good win against the Broncos with the Cowboys off a couple of convincing wins.
The Chiefs beat the Broncos last week but were aided largely by Siemian’s turnover woes. They likely won’t be as lucky this week.
The market is reacting heavily to Zeke Elliott being finally suspended. However this offensive line should keep them moving forward.
The way the line’s moving in this one has me thinking the Cowboys are the goods in this one.
Best Bet: Dallas Cowboys -1
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
This is a game where everyone seems to be shying away from the Packers, but I say, get on them more!
The Lions are losing their wheels at the moment. Stafford had some niggling injuries and every starter on his offensive line is out injured for this one.
The Lions have won 1 of the last 25 meetings against the Packers in Lambeau. Brett Hundley has had an extra week to prepare for the Lions and can be dialled in for a proper performance against a rival outfit.
I don’t have faith in the Lions and nor should you, take the Packers to spring the upset at home.
Best Bet: Green Bay Packer +3
By Nik Hatzi