NFL Preview – Week 9

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NFL Preview – Week 9

The Wolf previews each of the televised matches in Week 9 of the NFL. The Wolf is expecting a shootout between the Saints and Buccaneers and has made the Saints -7 his best bet of Week 9.

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Best Bets

Buffalo @ NY Jets
(Fri 11:30am)
Under 42.5 ($1.91)
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
(Mon 5am)
New Orleans -7 ($1.91) 💰
Cincinnati @ Jacksonville
(Mon 5am)
Cincinnati +4.5 ($1.91)
LA Rams @ NY Giants
(Mon 5am)
Under 41.5 ($1.91)
Denver @ Philadelphia
(Mon 5am)
Philadelphia -8 ($1.91) 💰
Indianapolis @ Houston 
(Mon 5am)
Indianapolis +12.5 ($1.91) 💰
Atlanta @ Carolina
(Mon 5am)
Over 43.5 ($1.91)
Baltimore @ Tennessee
(Mon 5am)
Under 43 ($1.91)
Washington @ Seattle
(Mon 8:05am)
Seattle -7 ($1.87) 
Arizona @ San Francisco
(Mon 8:05am)
Arizona -2 ($1.91) 💰
Kansas City @ Dallas
(Mon 8:25am)
Kansas City -1 ($1.91)
Oakland @ Miami
(Mon 12:30pm)
Miami +3 ($2)
Detroit @ Green Bay
(Tues 12:30pm)
Under 43 ($1.91)

NFL Match Previews

Buffalo @ New York Jets – (Fri 11:30am)
It might not look like the best match-up on paper, but the Bills can join the Patriots at 6-2 on top of the AFC East with a win over divisional opponents – New York Jets. The fact that it’s a divisional clash should at least keep it competitive. The Bills have surprised many experts in a year where they were expected to struggle after they shipped No.1 wide receiver Sammy Watkins off to the LA Rams. The NFL is a strange beast, highlighted by Carolina’s decision to trade their No.1 wideout, Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo. We won’t know until closer to kick-off if Benjamin will be active in Thursday Night Football. Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has been solid all season, while this shapes up as another big LeSean McCoy game both on the ground and as a receiver. McCoy rushed for 110 yards from 22 carries in the Week 1 clash against the Jets and will see plenty of work again. The Jets, like the Bills, have already exceeded many expectations this season, and it’s been on the back of Josh McCown’s arm and some terrible defences they’ve encountered. The Bills won the corresponding Week 1 clash in Buffalo by 21-12, with McCown throwing two interceptions and The Wolf could see a similar scoreline again. The unders is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and that’s the way The Wolf will lean in this one.
Best: Under 42.5 ($1.91)

Denver @ Philadelphia – (Mon 5am)
The big news leading into this clash was the acquisition of running back Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins by the Eagles for a fourth-round pick. It was a big win for the 7-1 as they go all out in their bid to win a Super Bowl. Second year QB Carson Wentz continues to press his claims for MVP honours and would love nothing more than a strong performance against the Broncos secondary.  The Broncos have decided to bench QB Trevor Siemian after his shocker against the Chiefs last week, where he threw three interceptions and only completed 19 of his 36 pass attempts. Brock Osweiler will step into the hot seat and it’s a stretch to call him much of an upgrade on Siemian. It’s a tough ask for the Broncos travelling to Philly on a short week and against one of the best sides in the NFL. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, while the Broncos are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. Eagles to cover.
Best: Philadelphia -8 ($1.91)

Kansas City @ Dallas – (Mon 8:30am)
The Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga continues, with the Cowboys running back expected to sit out the next six games if his final appeal is unsuccessful. It is expected that Alfred Morris will carry the load, but both Darren McFadden and Rod Smith could be worked in as well. It’s a blessing for the Chiefs that Elliott will miss the clash as the Chiefs have given up at least 100 rushing yards in three of their past four games. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won’t have the safety net of Elliott to rely and will look to increase his involvement. He could potentially have his hands full keeping away from the in-form Justin Houston. The Chiefs look to have more explosive weapons on offence, with Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill sure to keep the Cowboys busy. Morris is a solid player, but he’s not in the same league as Zeke! The Chiefs are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and should cover the small line here.
Best: Kansas -1 ($1.91)

Oakland @ Miami – (Mon 12:30pm)
The Dolphins will begin life after Jay Ajayi when they host the Raiders in Sunday Night Football. It can’t come quick enough after they were shut out in Baltimore 40-0 and will be looking to make amends. QB Jay Cutler should return in what is a surprising upgrade on Matt Moore after his efforts in Baltimore, while DeVante Parker giving them an aerial threat to move the chains. The Dolphins have had a long turnaround to prepare for the Raiders and QB Derek Carr. The Raiders lost by 20 points to the Bills last week, with Carr throwing two picks in the loss. The Wolf is taking a risk by ignoring what the Dolphins dished up in Baltimore, but everyone is one notice after Ajayi was shipped out. The Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings against the Dolphins and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Wolf is taking the home side with the field goal start.
Best: Miami +3 ($2)

Detroit @ Green Bay – (Tues 12:30pm)
The Wolf would be all over the Packers if there was a guy by the name of Aaron Rodgers in the Packers side. Unfortunately, it’s Brett Hundley’s job and he can only improve on his first start against the Saints, where he threw for just 87 yards an an interception. The one shining light for the Packers of late has been the discovery of running back Aaron Jones, who gashed the Saints for 131 yards. He can expect a heavy workload against the Lions to minimise the pressure on Hundley. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford and the Lions had their struggles in the red zone against the Steelers last week and will need to rectify it in this crucial NFC North clash. The Wolf isn’t prepared to trust Hundley just yet, but Lambeau isn’t the easiest place to go and win either. The unders is 14-3 in the Lions last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Packers are 5-1 unders in their last 6 games following a bye week.
Best: Under 43 ($1.91)

The Wolf’s Best Bets: 57-57-2