NFL Week 9 Betting Tips & Preview

BlueBet previews the NFL Week 9 action below. Read on for our best bets per game and an overview of the feature games this week.


Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Date: Friday 10:25 am. Venue: East Rutherford
Odds: Jets $2.39, Bills $1.61

The Jets host the Bills on Friday at East Rutherford. We’ll provide a betting preview of the game below.

Form Guide:

The Bills are finally putting things together as they sit at 5-2 on the season. They can join the Patriots on 6 wins with a victory against the Jets. Last week, they thrashed the Raiders at home by 20 points and they’ve now won 4 of their last 5.

The Jets have had three tough losses in a row. They lost to the Falcons by 5 last week, the Dolphins by 3 and the Patriots by 7. They had a lead in all of those games so they’ll be confident of knocking off the Bills.

Head to Head Record:

The Bills have a 7-3 record against the Jets overall since 2012. They also beat them in Week 1 this season, 21-12. However, the Bills are 2-5 on the road against the Jets and lost 30-10 in the last meeting at Metlife.

Point Spread:

In the main spread, the Bills are 3.5 point favourites over the Jets. They’re 6-2 ATS when playing the Jets. But they do have a 1-3-1 ATS record on the road. The Jets are 5-0 ATS at home and they’re still in form considering they’ve led against the two Super Bowl teams from last season. So we would back the Jets here.
Best bet: Jets +3.5 ($1.80)

Total Points:

The under total is 5-1 in this matchup. But the over total is 5-2 when the Jets play the Bills at home. They scored 40 points combined in the last meeting here and most Friday games this season have been high scoring. So we’re backing the overs here.
Best bet: Over 42.5 points ($1.89)

Tip:

Bills WIN ($1.61)
As we’ve seen in recent weeks, the home side has a huge advantage at home in Friday games. The Bills are playing for a rare playoff spot and that is enough motivation for them to beat the Jets.


Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins

Date: Monday 11:30 am. Venue: Miami Gardens
Odds: Dolphins $2.43, Raiders $1.59

The Dolphins host the Raiders on Monday at Miami Gardens. We’ll provide a betting preview of the game below.

Form Guide:

The Raiders season is well on the line this Monday as they have a 3-5 record. They also have lost 4 of their last 5 games and were pretty lucky to win against the Chiefs.

Miami produced a woeful effort last week as they were shutout against the Ravens 40-0. They have Quarterback concerns and have now traded their best running back.

Head to Head Record:

The Dolphins have owned the Raiders since 2001, winning 8 of 10 meetings. They’re also 5-0 against them and 3-0 at home since 2008. They last met in 2014 and the Dolphins won 38-14.

Point Spread:

In the last 3 meetings, the Dolphins have beaten the Raiders by 20 or more points. They have a 4-1 record ATS and 4-2 ATS at home against them. The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. So based on those stats, the Dolphins at +3.5 is a good bet.
Best bet: Dolphins +3.5 ($1.87)

Total Points:

The under total is 6-2 in the Raiders last 8 road games. It’s also 6-3 in their last 9 games at Miami. The Dolphins are 6-2 against the under total this season and they’re coming off 0 points last week. So we would back the under total.
Best bet: Under 44.5 points ($1.89)

Tip:

Dolphins WIN ($2.43)
The Raiders are favourites in the betting which is fair based on the Dolphins effort last week. However, we’re are expecting the Dolphins to respond at home. They’re 2-0 at home and the Raiders are making back to back trips across the country. So we’re backing the Dolphins here.


Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Date: Tuesday 11:30 am. Venue: Green Bay
Odds: Packers $2.21, Lions $1.70

The Packers host the Lions on Tuesday at Green Bay. We’ll provide a betting preview of the game below.

Form Guide:

The Packers are 4-3 but they’re without Quarterback Aaron Rodgers. They fought hard against the Saints before the bye but lost 26-17 in the end.

Detroit have lost three straight and they’re back on Tuesday this week. They lost to the Steelers by 5 points last week and travel to Lambeau this time.

Head to Head Record:

The Packers are 7-3 against the Lions since 2012, but obviously the absence of Rodgers hurts. The Lions have one of the worst road records at Lambeau as they’ve lost 24 of 25 games. However, they broke through in 2015 and will be confident without Rodgers under centre.

Point Spread:

The Lions are starting as 3 point favourites. But they’re just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The Packers couldn’t cover the line against the Saints in their last home game. It’s hard to see the Packers getting within 3 points so the Lions -3 is a good chance.
Best bet: Lions -3.0 ($2.06)

Total Points:

The Lions are 12-6 against the under and they’re also 8-2 against the under on the road. The Packers scored 17 last game and we can’t see them scoring 20+. The best bet here is the under total when available.
Best bet: Under Total Points (TBA)

Tip:

Lions WIN ($1.70)
It’s tough to back the Packers without Rodgers and the Lions will know that. They’ll be looking forward to favouritsm at Lambeau and they should be a safe bet here.


Other NFL Week 9 Tips:

Game Date / Time (AEST) Best Bet
Falcons at Panthers Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Panthers WIN ($1.85)
Colts at Texans Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Texans -11.5 ($1.89)
Bengals at Jaguars Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Jaguars HT/FT ($1.90)
Buccaneers at Saints Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Bucs +7.5 ($1.78)
Rams at Giants Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Rams WIN ($1.56)
Broncos at Eagles Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Eagles -7.5 ($1.85)
Ravens at Titans Mon 6 Nov, 4:00 am Titans WIN ($)
Cardinals at 49ers Mon 6 Nov, 7:05 am 49ers WIN ($2.12)
Redskins at Seahawks Mon 6 Nov, 7:05 am Redskins +7.5 ($1.85)
Chiefs at Cowboys Mon 6 Nov, 7:25 am Over 50.5 points ($1.91)

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Words: Matt Abrahams