The cream is rising to the top in the NFL and it’s time for football betting players to get a piece of the action. We have another four games for you which we like.
2017 Week 9 NFL Picks
Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
As much as it pains me being a Broncos fan, I have to look at the incredible body of work that the Eagles have put up in 2017. Now they add Jay Ajayi to the mix. Wow. For Denver, their D is still elite, but Brock Osweiler has been tasked with restoring some offense. I’m not buying it just yet. The Eagles D brings a lot of pressure, which is bad news for a guy who hasn’t played a meaningful game in quite a while. Denver is winless on the road and it won’t happen for them here. Take the Eagles and lay the points.
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (-1.5)
Carolina is starting to look like 2015, while the Falcons are NOT looking like 2016 at the moment. How can you not take the home team in this matchup? The Panthers can be tough against the run, leaving Matt Ryan to win it single-handily. Give me the home team with the small spread.
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-13)
UPDATE: The Deshaun Watson injury changes everything. His torn ACL means you take the Colts and the points below.
Yes, it’s a big spread. But the Colts are playing out the string and haven’t put a 60-minute effort together in a long, long time. The Texans are absolutely desperate here to stay alive in the playoff chase. Deshaun Watson will not be stopped in this one. Give me the Texans and lay the big points.
Arizona Cardinals (-2) at San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy G won’t yet be a difference-maker for the Niners, so I’m going to lean on the team with more playmakers in this one. Carson Palmer is out, but he wasn’t exactly a pro bowler this season. Drew Stanton is decent. But so too is Adrian Peterson. The Cards will cover in this one.
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