NFL Week 9 2021 Betting Predictions
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NFL Week 9 2021 Betting Predictions

Find our best favourite, underdog, over, and under bets on Week 9 of the 2021 NFL Season here!

The 2021 NFL Season heads into Week 9 – with 14 games and some great betting opportunities. Get ready for the weekend of action with our NFL Week 9 2021 betting predictions.  

Best Favourite Bet – Extra Days off Make Arizona a Great Road Favourite

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Arizona1.712.20San Francisco

It was not a great game for Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday – with the Packers giving the Cards their first loss of the season. However, the extra few days off are pivotal heading into Week 9 – as Murray needs rest to recover from lingering injuries.

Outside the loss to the Packers – the Cardinals have been consistently one of the best teams in the NFL. They are 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread. They beat the 49ers in October – 17-10. The Cardinals – since 2015 – are 10-3 against the 49ers.

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The 49ers are a tough team to gauge this season. They looked great in a win against the Bears to snap a four-game losing streak – but the team seems to once again be plagued by injuries. The Cardinals have some injury concerns – but with the extra days, it looks like Murray – along with DeAndre Hopkins are looking likely to play in Week 9.

Barring any crazy changes – such as Murray or Hopkins ruled out – the best NFL betting odds are great on Arizona. Bet on them bet and 49ers and improve to 8-1.

Arizona Cardinals To Win the Game
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Best Underdog Bet – Saints Quarterback Situation makes Atlanta a Good Underdog

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Atlanta3.091.40New Orleans

The Saints lost Jameis Winston for the season in Week 8 – after the former first overall pick tore his ACL. While the Saints fared fine after losing their starter – it is difficult to predict how the team will look going forward with Trevor Siemian (or potentially someone else).

The Falcons are – well the Falcons. They are about as enigmatic as any team in the NFL. They managed to get back to .500 before dropping a game to Carolina in Week 8.  

The lack of Calvin Ridley is concerning for the Falcons (as he has stepped away from the game for now). However, they did win without him against the Jets – with Kyle Pitts having the best game of his young career.

The Saints have played great against tight ends through seven games. It is quite the flip from last season when they were slightly below league average against the position – giving up nine touchdowns over the 16 games.

We think there is a hole there that teams have yet to exploit – and Atlanta will try to do it with Pitts. If Atlanta can move the ball well, we cannot be certain the Saints can match them – giving the Falcons and Matt Ryan the chance for the upset.  

Atlanta Falcons To Win the Game
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Best Over Bet – Christian McCaffrey Potential Return Leads to More Scoring in Carolina

Game TotalSports Interaction
Over 41.01.91
Under 41.01.91

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This bet is contingent on one thing – Christian McCaffrey returning for the Carolina Panthers. McCaffrey is one of the best offensive players in the NFL. With McCaffrey in the lineup - dating back to the start of the 2020 season – the Panthers have scored at least 24 points in 67% of their games.

Outside of Derrick Henry – McCaffrey is arguably the most important non-quarterback player on offence. The Carolina Panthers are 3-0 when McCaffrey starts this season, and 1-4 with him out due to injury.

The Patriots are also getting better offensively. The NFL betting odds from the best sportsbooks have Mac Jones behind only Ja’Marr Chase for Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Patriots are opening the playbook more for Jones each week – as they trust the rookie with a heavier load.

The Results are good – with the Patriots scoring at least 25 points in four straight games. The Patriots are also getting food production on the ground. After posting -1 yards in Week 4 against the Buccaneers, the Pats have rushed for at least 120 yards in four straight games.  

Game Total Over 41.0
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Best Under Bet – Jaguars Will Struggle to Score Against a Stout Bills Defence

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Over 48.51.91
Under 48.51.91

The Bills scoring – not an issue. The Jaguars scoring against the Bills – that is where we see value in betting the under on Sunday. Offensively, the Jaguars stink. They rank 27th in points scored, 31st in takeaway difference, and only mustered seven points in a Week 8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Bills rank first in points allowed this season (15.6) – with their best performances against the other one-win teams. They have allowed 11 points total to the Dolphins in two games and shut out the Houston Texans 40-0. All three of those games went under the total.

The Jaguars are in the same class as Miami and Houston. They will have a hard time moving the ball against the Bills – likely forcing throws and committing a few too many mistakes to be competitive. Wager on the under in his game – that feels like a 31-10 win by the Buffalo Bills.

Game Total Under 48.5
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