Matchup Betting Tips for Week Nine of the 2018 NFL Football Season

Best Matches of the Week


Best Matches of the Week


NFL Odds By Betway

DET Lions (+5) at MIN Vikings (-5) 

DET Lions DET Lions

Sunday 11/4 1:00 PM (ET),
U.S. Bank Stadium

Min VikingsMin Vikings

DET Lions +5 | Min Vikings -5

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Tip – Detroit is currently fielding phone calls for Golden Tate, which a few weeks ago would have made sense. However, Kenny Galladay has only registered three receptions over the past two games, and this should give them some pause. It should come to no one’s surprise that Matt Patricia took the ball out of Kerryon Johnson’s hands. After rushing for nearly 160 yards a week prior, Johnson had only eight carries this past Sunday. Week in and week out, you just don’t know what kind of Lions team you will get. On the other hand, Minnesota owns both a top ten offense, and defense, and should handle Detroit with ease. 

TB Buccaneers (+6.5) at CAR Panthers (-6.5)

TB Buccaneers TB Buccaneers

Sunday 11/4 1:00 PM (ET),
Bank of America Stadium

CAR PanthersCAR Panthers

TB Buccaneers +6.5 | CAR Panthers -6.5

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Tip – The FitzMagic made its much needed return to the football world last week. Replacing an inefficient Jameis Winston, Fitzpatrick nearly orchestrated a double-digit comeback, only to be let down by his porous defense. Carolina is coming off of a 36-21 victory over Baltimore, and looking like one of the league’s best teams. Yet, with Fitzpatrick once again taking the helm in Tampa, the Bucs should be able to keep it within 6.5.

KC Chiefs (-8) at CLE Browns (+8)

KC Chiefs KC Chiefs

Sunday 11/4 1:00 PM (ET),
FirstEnergy Stadium

CLE BrownsCLE Browns

KC Chiefs -8 | CLE Browns +8

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Tip – Cleveland has began to clean house. Hugh Jackson and Todd Haley have been relieved of their duties, and the bounty hunter himself, Gregg Williams, has taken the helm. The Baker magic has worn off of late, but since Baker has taken over as the starter, the Browns D owns a league best 11 takeovers. This should bode well against a quarterback in Pat Mahomes who has tossed six interceptions in his past four games. A motivated Cleveland team should keep it closer than many experts are expecting.

NY Jets (+3.5) at MIA Dolphins (-3.5)

NY Jets NY Jets

Sunday 11/4 1:00 PM (ET),
Hard Rock Stadium

MIA DolphinsMIA Dolphins

NY Jets +3.5 | MIA Dolphins -3.5

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Tip – The Jets have been dismantled over the past two weeks, being outscored 61-17. Not to be out done, the Brock Osweiler led Phins got destroyed on national TV last Thursday, 42-23. This line is a bit of a head scratcher to me, as Ryan Tannehill is still without any timetable to return. Make no doubt about it, this will be a close matchup between two porous teams. Still, the Jets have the quarterback set in place, and a secondary that should help them escape victorious.

ATL Falcons (+1.5) at WAS Redskins (-1.5)

ATL Falcons ATL Falcons

Sunday 11/4 1:00 PM (EST),
FedEx Field

WAS RedskinsWAS Redskins

ATL Falcons +1.5 | WAS Redskins -1.5

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Tip – If we know one thing about the Atlanta Falcons, it is that they will score a lot of points, but they will also give up a lot of points. On the other side of the ball, Washington possesses a much more well-rounded team. Alex Smith will do as he always does, protect the ball and keep his team in the game, while Adrian Peterson should grind out yardage against the league’s 28th ranked defense. Count on them keeping the ball out of the hands of Matty Ice and his fellow dirty birds.

HOU Texans (+3) at DEN Broncos (-3)

HOU Texans HOU Texans

Sunday 11/4 4:05 PM (ET),
Mile High Stadium

DEN BroncosDEN Broncos

HOU Texans +3 | DEN Broncos -3

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Tip – Texans are riding a five game win streak, while Denver was just defeated by division rival Kansas City, to drop the Broncos to 3-5 on the season. If Denver doesn’t win this game, their season could be over. Case Keenum, who built a career off of playing with a chip on his shoulder, will want revenge on the Texans and his former Coach Bill O’Brien who told him he’d “Never be nothing more than a third stringer in the NFL.” Still, Houston is coming off of a 42-point offensive explosion, and Denver surrendered 300+ yards passing and four touchdown passes to Pat Mahomes and the KC Chiefs just last week. Give me Houston, with the points.