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Betting Against the Spread Week 9

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Every week I start out this article mentioning the dangers of gambling addiction and how important it is that if you need help, please reach out and I’ll point you in the right direction.

For those of you following along, so far this season, I have been super consistent and am currently picking correctly about 70% of the time.

Pick in bold.

This week, the Colts -10.5 host the Jets on Thursday night and for the sake of the article, I’d absolutely take the Jets +10.5 because the Colts tend to play down to their opponent and regularly play bad situational football, but I actually think the Colts will handle the Jets at home and you can give the points, too.

On Sunday, I’d take the Broncos +10 on the road against the Cowboys because Dak, Amari and CeeDee are all questionable for Sunday and even though the Broncos just traded away Von Miller, I think they’ll potentially keep it close. Not all of the blowouts hold is all I’m saying.

I also have this feeling SKOL rings from the north and the Vikings +6 give the Ravens a scare. There’s a lot of firepower on that Minnesota offense and you never know when they’ll strike and control a football game from front to back for a change. The Ravens -6 have Lamar Jackson and I expect they will win the game, but tend to play sloppy defense and situational football.

I’m also interested in Atlanta +6 on the road in New Orleans. The Saints -6 are without Jameis Winston and while I’m not necessarily saying the Falcons can pull off an upset, they could keep it close if New Orleans struggles to move the ball at all. Atlanta is 2-1 in their last 3 and the Saints are nearly as dangerous offensively without their starting QB.

I’m guessing there’s supposed to be some pull generated by the 44-6 outcome the Eagles +1.5 came away with in Week 8 against the Lions, but I’m not drawing anything here. I think the Chargers -1.5 get a big road win this week.

I’m also interested in the Packers +7 and while I’m pretty positive the Chiefs -7 get a win, part of me see this game as being closer than 7 points because of the Chiefs’ offensive woes paired with Rodgers’ absence due to contracting COVID-19 unvaccinated and misleading the public in the process. I’d be inclined just to take the Chiefs to win straight up instead of throwing away money, actually. This is the week the Chiefs put it all together and blow out the Packers sans Rodgers, isn’t it?

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