Harry Mayes (@harrymayesTU):
Harry Mayes, representing our partners at Vig It (@Vig_it), gave us a double dose of NFL picks for Week 9 action.
- Bills +3 over Seahawks
- Patriots/Jets u42
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Mark Drumheller (@x_drumheller): NFL picks for Week 9.
MIAMI +5 over ARIZONA. The market has never been higher on the Cardinals coming off a bye preceded by a huge upset win over the Seahawks. Brian Flores finally has his defense healthy and they are allowing the least amount of points in the NFL. I think this is the perfect storm of an over valued team laying a big number against a team that has a legitimate case to win the game outright. Tua's low offensive output in this first game sets up a great buy low scenario for Miami. Expect Tua to improve and Miami to cover.
DENVER +4.5 over ATANTA. Denver has been an underdog every week and is 5-2 ATS and has been even better on the road. In three road games, they have two outright wins and one cover in Pittsburgh. Atlanta is 0-4 at home and 0-4 ATS as a favorite this season. They continue to be over valued in the market despite being ranked 30th in net yards per play. I will fade the Falcons with ease in a spot they have never delivered.
SEATTLE -3 over BUFFALO. The Seahawks should continue their reign as the NFL's highest scoring offense against a Bills defense that is 22nd is pass DVOA. Jamal Adams is back and should help Seattle's defense get the few stops they will need against Josh Allen who is regressing back to his 2019 play. Wilson has been great on the East Coast, 2-0 this season, and Buffalo has lost both games against high-scoring offenses this year. Let's make it a third!
INDIANAPOLIS -1 over BALTIMORE. The Colts defense matches up well against a Raven's offense that will be missing both Tre Phillips and Ronnie Stanley. Deforest Buckner and Indy's front should be able to slow down the Raven's running game and I'm not sold Baltimore's 31st ranked passing offense can pick up the slack. Baltimore is banged up coming off an emotional loss against an arch rival and now goes on the road against a team that can neutralize their best weapons. Take the Colts at home.
CHICAGO +6.5 over TENNESSEE. This is a value play with the Bears. The Titans failed to cover a similar number last week against Cincy, and now face a much tougher defense in Chicago. Tennessee has struggled to separate from most teams this season with three of their five wins coming from margins of 3 points or under. The Titans get some help from King and Jackson in the secondary, but the lack of pass rush will be the story in this one.
Tony "Jigsaw" Cutillo (@TCutillo23):
Week 9 Stars....
Drew Lock vs. ATL --- Drew hasn't been great, but last week he broke out of his shell with 3 TDs. He is starting to click with his young receivers and is a nice option against an Atlanta team that gives up some healthy point totals.
Antonio Gibson vs. NYG --- He has been in double digits since week 2 and is starting to find his path to the 20 point plateau. A matchup against the New York Giants will be a nice push.
John Brown vs. SEA --- Before injury, JB was producing at a nice clip. Now, he is starting to get healthy again and Seattle will have no answer for his speed.
Week 9 Stiffs....
Philip Rivers vs. BALT --- Yes, Old Man Rivers has thrown 6 TDs in 2 games. However, little flat routes to the RB aren't going to be enough to produce big numbers this week.
Ronald Jones vs. NO --- As Fournette gets stronger, ROJO's involvement suffers. Over the last 2 weeks his attempts dropped by 70% and this week could be worse.
All Cowboys WRs --- Until they show a capable QB, it would be wise to bench everyone running a route on the team.
Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod): The Eagles are on a much-needed bye this week as they look to get players back from injury. All eyes will be on the Washington/Giants game this weekend as the former tries to close the gap on the Eagles atop the lowly NFC East. Washington poses the biggest threat to the Eagles in the division and their defense can make some noise if they do go on a run. Dallas is starting their 4th QB this season in Cooper Rush and Daniel Jones doesn't resemble anything close to a franchise QB for the Giants. The NFC East is the Eagles' to lose.