Get a jump on NFL Week 9 odds & lookahead lines, along with four bets to place before lines begin to move for next week. Find updated NFL Week 9 odds below.
Week 9 NFL Odds & Lines
Lookahead NFL odds & Lines for Week 9
NFL Week 9 Betting Picks
Week 7 brought its share of surprises, including a surprise Patriots win over the Bills. Some of the upcoming Week 8 results with all 32 teams in action are sure to change the outlook for Week 9.
Let’s take a look at the early Week 9 odds and which bets to place early.
Chicago Bears (+5.5) vs. New Orleans Saints
How many times do we have to see the Saints flop in the red zone until it starts to really set in that they’re not the team most expected them to be? Any difficulties against a gritty Colts team in Indianapolis would hurt New Orleans’ outlook entering this matchup with the Bears.
While it’s unknown whether Justin Fields would be ready to go for this game, it doesn’t look like Chicago would be losing too much if Tyson Bagent had to make a third start. The Bears tailored their offense pretty well to fit him his debut, allowing Bagent to succeed without taking too many chances.
Considering how much the Chargers have underperformed on both sides of the ball this season, particularly defensively, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Bagent have a bit more success in Week 8 and establish the Bears as not so much of a dramatic underdog in Week 9.
Cincinnati Bengals Moneyline (+104) vs. Buffalo Bills
The Bengals had their way with the Bills in Buffalo in the playoffs last season, and now the Bills are headed back to Cincinnati for the first time since the Damar Hamlin incident in Week 17.
While the Bengals got off to a much slower start than the Bills this season, it’s clear Cincinnati has more momentum right now. Buffalo has a myriad of key defensive injuries, but more importantly, the offense just hasn’t looked right even in recent wins.
If the Bengals go into San Francisco and put up a serious fight, which certainly looks possible with the way the 49ers have played lately, it’s going to become clearer that Cincinnati has the upper hand over Buffalo at home. What sits as a near-even line right now shouldn’t be even by so kind to the Bills as the game approaches in Week 9.
Minnesota Vikings Moneyline (-105) vs. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons proved in Week 6 that Desmond Ridder is not infallible at home – a loss to the Commanders was enough evidence – and the Vikings certainly seem to have the advantage in the passing game in this one.
Minnesota has quickly collected itself after an ugly start to the season. Even without Justin Jefferson, the Vikings had the smoother passing game against the 49ers, and the defense showed up yet again as Brian Flores continues to help the unit play above its talent level. Minnesota’s run defense has been surprisingly strong, which is critical against this Falcons rushing attack.
This is absolutely a game the Vikings can win on the road, and a victory at Lambeau Field would only strengthen the outlook for Minnesota in the eyes of oddsmakers and push this line toward Kevin O’Connell’s team.
Arizona Cardinals (-8.5) vs. Cleveland Browns
This is an interesting line to consider. The Cardinals aren’t any good, but they’ve played hard for Jonathan Gannon and have a chance to get Kyler Murray back in the fold in time for this game. Even if they don’t, is the Browns’ offense – which could very well be without Deshaun Watson – good enough to create a separation of 9+ points?
Cleveland’s last two wins came by a combined three points, and a surprisingly solid Arizona pass-rush could force P.J. Walker into some costly decisions if he is indeed still the starter at that point. In what could be an ugly, defense-first game (especially knowing it’ll be November in Cleveland), a large spread like this might not last.