NFL Week 9 Odds and Lookahead Lines: Four Bets to Make This Weekend

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 8

Early NFL Week 9 Bets To Place

Week 8 just got underway with another Buccaneers loss on Thursday Night Football, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Week 9 bets. Let’s take a look at which bets you might want to lock in before this week’s action moves some of the lines.

Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) vs. Washington Commanders

The Vikings are 5-1, but they haven’t exactly passed the eye test yet. In this unique season, though, only a handful of teams have. Even if it hasn’t always been convincing, the Vikings have gotten the job done against inferior competition and can do so here against Washington.

If Minnesota pulls off a convincing win over the Cardinals this weekend, we might see bettors place more confidence in the Vikings and move this line. A win over Arizona would certainly mean the Vikings can beat the Commanders by at least a field goal. Vikings -2.5 is a nice value for now.

Carolina Panthers (+9.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals

It’ll be interesting to see whether the Panthers’ blowout win over the Buccaneers was just a fluke or the start of something. If Carolina pulls out a win over the Falcons this weekend, it might indicate this team is legitimately better than it was under Matt Rhule. Between Steve Wilks’ presence and P.J. Walker’s progress at QB, there just might be enough believers to narrow this line a bit ahead of the matchup in Cincinnati.

The Bengals have found a rhythm recently, but their offense took a major hit with the news Ja’Marr Chase is out at least 4-6 weeks. Chase is coming off back-to-back games of 130+ yards and two touchdowns. Could that even out this matchup to the point that the Panthers at least keep it close? We might see more people buy into that idea if Carolina does win in Atlanta.

Seattle Seahawks (+3.5) vs. Arizona Cardinals

Can the Seahawks sweep the Cardinals? It’s not something anyone would’ve envisioned coming into the season, but with the way Seattle played in last week’s win over the Chargers, it’s possible.

The Seahawks are continuing to prove they’re not much of a fluke, and they have a winnable home matchup with the 6-1 Giants on Sunday. If Geno Smith and co. can pull it off and improve to 5-3, we should see this line move under a field goal. It’s worth noting the Seahawks held Arizona to 9 points in an impressive win in October.

Miami Dolphins (-3.5) vs. Chicago Bears

The Dolphins didn’t look dominant by any means in Tua Tagovailoa’s return last weekend, but they’re now 4-0 when Tagovailoa plays a full game. It’s possible that game just served as a warmup with him back in the lineup.

Could the real show resume this weekend against the Lions? Detroit has been outscored 53-6 over its last two games and just doesn’t look ready to compete with great teams. If we see the Dolphins pull out a convincing win over the Lions, I could see this line moving to 5 or 6 points.

I don’t expect the Bears to put on a show against the Cowboys’ stifling defense on Sunday. Dolphins -3.5 is probably the best value you’re going to get on Miami.

Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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