With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the NFL Week 9 slate is brimming with a cornucopia of home game favorites. The schedule for this week shows all but two teams favored as the home team (even the latest installment of the NFL’s International Series), the most home favorites thus far for the 2023 season.
What else should bettors know heading into NFL Week 9? We reveal that – and much more – in this week’s NFL Week 9 Odds breakdown.
The NFL Week 9 slate kicks off Thursday as two long-time AFC rivals square off when the Tennessee Titans (3-4) play at the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3). Without Ryan Tannehill last week, Tennessee turned to QB Will Levis and watched him make history as the first rookie to debut with four TD passes in the team’s 28-23 win over Atlanta.
The Steelers may be without the services of their starting QB after Kenny Pickett suffered a rib injury in his team’s 20-10 loss to Jacksonville. This game’s over/under total starts at 36.5 points, the smallest figure in NFL Week 9.
Two of the league’s highest-powered units square off Sunday in London as the Miami Dolphins (6-2) face the Kansas City Chiefs (6-2). Miami’s offense has outpaced everyone else in the NFL, putting up an incredible 271 points through eight games.
The Chiefs, conversely, have allowed the second-fewest points this season, holding opponents to 15.1 points per outing this season. This game has the highest over/under total for Week 9, checking in at 50.5 total points.
This is one of multiple Week 9 games where each opponent desperately needs to win. The Rams (3-5) have lost two straight, and Los Angeles may be without starting QB Matthew Stafford for this contest.
The Packers (2-5) have lost four straight games, including a 24-10 debacle to NFC North rival Minnesota. Oddsmakers have set the over/under total at 39.5 points.
After starting the season 2-0, the Commanders (3-5) have lost five of their last six contests. The New England Patriots (2-6) have shown signs of life after being left for dead in losing five of their six season-opening games.
The losing team will likely receive a Top 5 pick for the 2024 NFL Draft, giving fans something to cheer for in a hard-to-watch season. This game’s over/under total starts at 40.5 points.
The Buccaneers (3-4) enjoyed an extended break after playing the Thursday Night game last week, a 24-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Texans (3-4) enjoyed nothing about last week, dropping their contest 15-13 to the previously winless Panthers.
Both Tampa Bay and Houston sit in second place in their division, needing this win to maintain that positioning for a possible playoff run. This contest’s over/under total sits at 40 points.
The Cardinals (1-7) will have a new starting QB after trading Josh Dobbs to Minnesota at the NFL deadline. Rookie QB Clayton Tune is slated to start for Arizona until dynamic All-Pro Kyler Murray returns to the starting lineup.
The Browns (4-3) will rely on one of the league’s best defenses the remainder of the season and look primed to contend for a playoff spot. The over/under total for this game is set at 37.5 points.
The Bears (2-6) aim to rebound from a deflating 30-13 loss to the Chargers, continuing with rookie QB Tyson Bagent in place of the injured Justin Fields.
The Saints (4-4) are tied for first in the NFC South and look to add to their 38-27 road victory over the Colts from Week 8. This contest features an over/under total starting at 41 points.
Divisional leaders collide when the Seattle Seahawks (5-2) travel across the country to face the Baltimore Ravens (6-2). Seattle’s only loss in the last seven weeks came on the road against the Bengals on Oct. 15.
Meanwhile, Baltimore is on a three-game winning streak and has a two-game lead over their divisional rivals. Oddsmakers expect both offenses to produce points against two of the NFL’s top 10 defenses, inflating this contest’s over/under total at 42.5 points.
The Vikings (4-4) added former Cardinals QB Josh Dobbs to replace the injured Kirk Cousins, perhaps starting him as early as this week.
Atlanta’s recent experience facing first-time QBs under center wasn’t pleasant as the Falcons (4-4) allowed rookie QB Will Levis to record a historic 4 TD performance in their 28-23 loss last week.
With two franchises that should struggle offensively this week, oddsmakers set the over/under total at 37 points.
The Colts (3-5) have regressed this season, allowing 98 points over the past three weeks en route to a three-game losing streak. The Panthers (1-6) snapped their season-starting six-game skid last week with a 15-13 victory over the Texans.
This game could have a major momentum shift for the victor. Oddsmakers have the over/under total set at 44 points.
Two teams already eyeing 2024 meet up when the New York Giants (2-6) travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders (3-5) in Week 9. The Giants have been miserable offensively this season, averaging just under 12 points per contest.
The Raiders haven’t been much better, eclipsing the 20-point mark just once this year. With two inept offenses doing battle, the contest’s over/under total is aptly set at 37.5 points.
A battle for NFC East supremacy unfolds Sunday evening when the Dallas Cowboys (5-2) travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles (7-1). Dallas has rebounded from a devastating 42-10 loss to San Francisco to win two straight games.
The Eagles – owners of the NFL’s best record – have the NFC’s top-scoring offense and average 28 points per outing. Despite Dallas possessing the league’s top defense, oddsmakers predict a high-scoring affair with an over/under total set at 46 points.
The primetime Sunday game is a rematch from last season’s AFC Divisional Round. In January, the Bengals (4-3) bested the Bills (5-3) on the road. Cincinnati – who hosts this rematch at home – has righted their season by winning three straight games.
The Bills enjoyed an extended break after beating Tampa Bay 24-18 in last week’s Thursday night game. With two high-profile teams squaring off, sportsbooks have the over/under total pegged at 48.5 points.
The final Week 9 game is a Monday Night showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers (3-4) and the New York Jets (4-3). The Chargers play in their second-straight primetime game after besting Chicago 30-13 last Sunday night.
The Jets – winners of three straight – enter this contest with a defensive victory over the cross-town rival Giants in Week 8. This game’s over/under total starts at 41.5 points.
Bye Week: San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars