Free Preview: NFL Pickbook Week 9
We've reached the half way point of the NFL season and week 9 brings about some interesting matchups. Rob Trayah dives into a few games that you should keep your eye in hopes of growing your wallet.
Wek 9 of the NFL season opened with a doozie Thursday night game between two of the worst teams in football, but that just means better matchups for this Sunday. There's a few games below that should have you taking a look at line movement, including the Vikings game. A Sunday night special with the Packers and Patriots provides a nice way to get into your work week.
|Team||Opp||Last5||H/A||STR||WG O/U||WG ML||WG Spread||Caesars O/U||Caesars ML||Caesars Spread||CGT O/U||CGT ML||CGT Spread||BreakDown|
|Miami Dolphins||New York Jets||2-3||4-1||41||-160||-3||41.5||-155||-3||41.5||-150||-3||41.5||-150||-3||42.5||-160||-3||41||-154||-3||41.5||-152||-3||Dolphins -3: Brocktober didn't go fully as planned with Osweiler after losing its last two games, but gets the Jets in an AFC East tilt. Both teams have lost their last two, in which Miami's offense and the Jets' defense have disappeared. The Jets traveled to Jacksonville back five weeks ago and were completely destroyed. Another hot November day with a torn field after the Duke/Miami game Saturday night screams home team. New York has been completely outgained in each facet of the offensive game the past three weeks against the Colts and Vikings at home and last week against the Bears on the road. Expect Miami to bounce back after a long week and Xavier Howard being able to play.|
|Minnesota Vikings||Detroit Lions||4-1||3-2||48||-220||-5||48.5||-230||-5||48||-225||-5||48.5||-230||-5||49.5||-220||-5||50||-238||-5||49.5||-213||-4.5||Vikings -4.5: Coming off a less than impressive display against the Saints, it's not surprising to see this line drop. It's surprising to see it drop this much. Minnesota is good, let's get that out there. 4-3-1 still has them in the middle of the NFC North race, but a loss at home to Detroit pretty much ends a lot of hopes for a team that was a game away from the Super Bowl. The Lions' defense does not turn the ball over and Kirk Cousins should have a field day, with or without Stefon Diggs. Detriot is 29th in turnovers per game, right alonside Dallas, Tampa Bay and Oakland. Adam Thielen is the best wide out in football, and Dalvin Cook looks set to get some snaps. Take the home team even with the line slipping.|
|Green Bay Packers||New England Patriots||2-3||0-4||56.5||210||+5.5||56||210||+6||56.5||210||+5.5||56.5||210||+5.5||56.5||200||+5.5||55.5||175||+4.5||56.5||197||+5.5||Packers +6: Green Bay comes into New England after a disappointing road loss to the undefeated Rams after controlling most of the game. All offensive pieces are available for Aaron Rodgers; he just needs to have the ball in his hands. He goes against a terrible New England pass defense that needed a Derek Anderson/Nate Peterman combination to dominate an offense. This should be a close game with a lot of points being scored. A touchdown spread is too much and expect Green Bay to come out early and often, especially with the possibility of Rob Gronkowski and Sony Michel missing the game.|