Data is king, and here are the best picks from the NFL betting model for Week 9 of the NFL season. Let’s explore. All lines come from our partner Oddsjam, and our specific picks are based off of Fanduel Sportsbook lines.
Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5) (Vegas Total: 48.5) (Sun, 8:20 PM)
- Model Expected Score: Buffalo Bills 24.5 – Cincinnati Bengals 23.5
- O/U Pick: Under | Model Rank: 9
- Spread Pick: BUF +2.5 | Model Rank: 1
- Moneyline Pick: Buffalo Bills
The Bills secured a hard-fought victory against the Buccaneers in Week 8. Josh Allen, overcoming a potential injury scare, admirably led the team with both his arm and legs. Meanwhile, the Bengals showcased a resurgent performance against the 49ers. Joe Burrow looked better than ever, completing 19 consecutive passes at one point and throwing for 283 yards and three touchdowns. Additionally, Ja’Marr Chase had a standout game, and Joe Mixon looked spry, dashing for 87 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries.
Los Angeles Chargers (-3) @ New York Jets (Vegas Total: 41.5) (Mon, 8:15 PM)
- Model Expected Score: Los Angeles Chargers 20.5 – New York Jets 21.0
- O/U Pick: Under | Model Rank: 13
- Spread Pick: NYJ +3 | Model Rank: 3
- Moneyline Pick: New York Jets
The Chargers dominated the Bears, with Justin Herbert completing his first 15 passes and ultimately going 31-of-40 for 298 yards and three touchdowns. Furthermore, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen were significant contributors, with Ekeler catching seven of his eight targets for 94 yards and a touchdown. On the other hand, the Jets had a challenging game against the Giants, with both teams combining for a low score and a high number of punts. Zach Wilson struggled but managed to lead the team to a narrow victory in overtime.
Week 9 in the NFL is set to be a thrilling spectacle, offering a mix of high-stakes matchups and potential redemption arcs. Insights from Week 8 hint at pivotal strategies and standout player performances in the upcoming games. Fans can expect a blend of offensive showcases and defensive masterclasses throughout the week. Each matchup will challenge team resilience and spotlight emerging players. As we advance through the season, every game sharply influences the playoff trajectory, escalating the excitement and importance of each contest.
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