- The Sunday slate of games kicks off at 9:30 a.m. EST in London.
- There are an additional half-dozen 1 p.m. EST games for bettors to wager on.
- Five more games will be played at the 4 o’clock hour and on Sunday Night Football.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the ninth week of NFL betting action, some of the teams have developed betting trends that have proven to help out bettors. For even more of those teams, their trends extend into last season, detailing their style of play. US sports betting sites take all of this into consideration when setting the lines.
While a variety of NFL teams bounce back and forth in regards to covering the spread, winning the games, or scoring a certain amount of points, the trends seem to balance everything out. Take a look at the betting trends for Week 9 of the NFL season.
Houston Texans Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
In this 9:30 a.m. EST NFL London game, the Jags and Texans will play a divisional game in attempts to become 2-1 against the AFC South.
The under has hit in four of the last five meetings with these two teams, as Houston holds the 3-2 advantage as they sit with a three-game winning streak over Jacksonville.
The trends don’t detail an easy winner in the battle, as Houston has won five of their last seven and Jacksonville has covered in five of their last seven. Add in the fact that the game is in London and anything can happen.
Washington Redskins Vs. Buffalo Bills
These two teams haven’t played since 2015. The Bills has covered the spread in six of their last nine games and have won six of their last eight. As for the Redskins, they have only covered twice in their last seven games, while getting their sole victory in their last 10 games against the Miami Dolphins.
With the total going under in all five of the last Redskins games and in five of the last seven Bills’ games, this seems like the easy play, as the spread can be a difficult cover here.
Tennessee Titans Vs. Carolina Panthers
In another matchup that hasn’t been seen since 2015, most of the betting trends surrounding their history are rather irrelevant. Instead, the focus turns to this year’s production.
The over/under should be avoided in this matchup, as the over has hit in four of the last five Panthers games while the under has hit in five of their last seven.
As Carolina has only won one of their last six games played at home, taking Tennessee (who has won all six of their last games against NFC opponents) seems like the wiser choice.
Chicago Bears Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
In this NFC battle, one of these teams will put their playoffs hopes to rest while the other will keep their hopes alive for another week. The under has been popular for Chicago – hitting in nine of their last dozen – but the over has been the way for Eagles bettors – hitting in four of the last six.
Trends don’t help when it comes to the spread either. Chicago is 2-6 in their last eight against the spread, while the Eagles are 1-5 in their last six against the spread when facing an NFC opponent.
As the Eagles are 5-1 in their last six home games and the Bears are 4-1 in their last five road games, this matchup may be better watched and not wagered.
New York Jets Vs. Miami Dolphins
This AFC East showdown may not feature the best of teams, but their games almost always seem to be entertaining. The Dolphins have won five of the last six against the Jets and will look to continue this trend at home.
In the last 20 combined games, these teams have accounted for a total of one win (from the Jets). Betting either of these teams on the spread makes it even more indecisive. The Jets have only covered twice in their last nine games, while the Dolphins have three covered spreads to their name in their last 10.
Bettors should look at the under though. When facing an AFC East opponent, the Jets have seen the under hit in a dozen of their last 17 games. Likewise, the Dolphins (against all opponents) have hit the under in five of their last six.
Indianapolis Colts Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Having not played in two years, the Luck-Roethlisberger showdown is no longer an option moving forward. Still, the under is by far the best play here. For the Colts, bettors taking the under have won four of the last five Indy road games and nine of the last 13 games against AFC teams.
On the Steelers side, the under has hit in four of their last five games and in all but two of their games on the season. Like Indy when facing an AFC opponent, the Steelers have seen the under hit in seven of the last eight of these types of games.
Detroit Lions Vs. Oakland Raiders
The Lions and Raiders haven’t played since 2015 but this doesn’t stop the betting trends on these NFL teams from giving bettors a clear option.
The over is the call in this game, as Oakland has seen the over hit in four of their last five. Likewise, the Lions have hit the over in five of their seven games on the season as well as in four of their last five.
Both teams have fared rather well against the spread, as Detroit is 4-2 in their last six and 5-1 in their last six road games. For Oakland, they are 5-1 against the spread at home in their last six.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Seattle Seahawks
Betting on the spread for these two teams has been a headache all year. The Bucs have only covered once in their last five and the Seahawks haven’t covered once in their last five home games. However, Seattle has won four of their last five, as Tampa Bay is looking up at them having only won two of their last 11 games.
In reference to the projected point total, the over will be the play here. Bettors on the Bucs have successfully wagered the over in all of their last five games. For the Seahawks, the over has hit in a dozen of their last 17, giving bettors the ultimate confidence here.
Cleveland Browns Vs. Denver Broncos
The Browns have struggled more than anticipated this season, as they are 1-4 in their last five games. Dating back even further, the Browns are 4-16 in their last 20 road games. However, this is matched fairly evenly as the Broncos have only won two of their last dozen games.
Cleveland has seen the under hit in four of their last six, while Denver is one of the best teams to take the under on. In 15 of their last 17 (and 10 of their last 11 home games), the under has been a successful wager. Therefore, the focus is on the under, but with such a low total, don’t be surprised if these trends get broken.
Green Bay Packers Vs. LA Chargers
In this star quarterback duel that hasn’t happened since 2015, the Chargers will hope to get a victory at home. However, they are 0-5-1 at home in their last six home games against the spread and have only covered once in their last seven.
For the Packers, they have covered four of their last five road games and are 6-2 against the spread on the season.
With the total going over in five of the last six Packers’ games and the total going under in six of the last seven Chargers’ games, there leaves no NFL betting trend on the line.
New England Patriots Vs. Baltimore Ravens
In the Sunday Night Football matchup, the Pats will travel to Baltimore in a battle for one of the top spots in the AFC. As the Patriots have been dominating all years (winning their last 10 and covering in 10 of their last 12), the Ravens have seen the opposite.
Against the spread, the Ravens are 2-6-1 in their last nine and have yet to cover a game at home over their last six. Still, Baltimore is 11-4 straight up in their last 15 and has covered the spread eight times against their last 10 AFC East matchups.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.