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New Orleans Vs. Carolina NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football Odds

New Orleans Vs. Carolina NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football Odds

Welcome to the second half of the 2014 NFL season. This week’s NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football game kicks off with Drew Brees, Jimmy Graeme and the New Orleans Saints (3-4, 1st in NFC South) as 2.5 point road favorites versus Cam Newton, Riverboat Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers (3-4-1, 1st in NFC South).

Being home underdogs might just favor Carolina as the Saints are 7-19 against the spread in their last 26 games as road favorites.

New Orleans coming off an emotional win as home underdogs against Green Bay but now finds itself back on the road visiting an NFC South divisional foe. The Saints can overtake Carolina for the top spot in the weak NFC South by avoiding an eighth straight regular-season road defeat Thursday night against the struggling Panthers.

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
When:  Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:25 pm ET
TV:  NFL Network
Betting Line: New Orleans -2.5 
Money Line: Saints -140 vs Panthers +120
Total: 48

New Orleans Stats Leaders Carolina Stats Leaders
Passing: Brees – 205-295, 2227 yds, 14 tds
Rushing: Ingram – 58 car, 331 yds, 4 tds
Receiving: Graham – 39 rec, 435 yds, 4 tds
Passing: Newton – 137-228, 1643 yds, 8 tds
Rushing: Stewart – 58 car, 217 yds, 1 td
Receiving: Benjamin – 38 rec, 571 yds, 5 tds

Saints Vs. Panthers NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football Odds

2-2 at home is not the kind of record the Carolina Panthers were hoping to have at this midway point of the season, but the loss of Greg Hardy exposed the crack in Panthers’ defense making this a must win game as they still have to travel down to New Orleans later this season.

The Panthers have won once since starting 2-0.

"It’s tough when you don’t score touchdowns and miss opportunities," coach Ron Rivera said. "You have to make hay down in the red zone."

The Saints losing record is quite deceiving as they have the NFL’s second-ranked offense that’s seventh in rushing (133.0 yards per game) and second in yards per carry (5.1). The Saints finished 26th in rushing over the previous two seasons, averaging 95.3 yards and slightly over four per attempt.

New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last six games when playing on the road against the Panthers. Brees has two touchdowns, four interceptions and a 73.1 passer rating while losing the last two at Carolina.

Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last six games when playing at home against New Orleans. Newton has thrown four TDs, run for two and been picked off twice while going 2-1 at home versus the Saints.

Bet the Panthers at home since the Saints can’t win on the road or outdoors.

Winning NFL Week 9 Parlay Picks Feature Shootouts & Rivalries

Winning NFL Week 9 Parlay Picks Feature Shootouts & Rivalries

With the beginning of the second half of the 2014 NFL season here, let’s cut the BS and jump straight into my winning Week 9 NFL parlay picks.

NFL Week 9 Two-Team Parlay Picks

  • New Orleans Saints  -2.5
  • San Diego Chargers -2.5

 

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
When:  Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:25 pm ET
TV:  NFL Network
Betting Line: New Orleans -2.5 

Analysis: There are two keys about New Orleans victory over Green Bay this past Sunday night that should lead football handicappers to believe that the Saints will cover on the road against Carolina this Thursday night.

First, the Saints played a zone defense. This is key because by doing so, New Orleans was able to slow the onslaught of Green Bay’s offense and prevent too many big plays. Second, New Orleans got their rushing attack going with Mark Ingram. Ingram ran for 172 yards and a TD. That allowed Brees to open up in the passing game and get the ball to Brandin Cooks, New Orleans awesome receiver.

Carolina’s defense is giving up 380 total yards and 135 yards per game on the ground. This could be a blow-out.

Pick: New Orleans -2.5

San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
When:  Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1:00 pm ET
TV:  FOX
Betting Line:  San Diego +2.5

Analysis: It’s tough to imagine San Diego losing three games in a row. It’s equally tough to imagine the Miami Dolphins winning 3 games in a row. This comes down to which team has the better quarterback because the defenses and running backs are a wash.

If that’s the case, there’s no doubt which team wins the game straight up, much less covers the spread, the dog in this matchup, San Diego. Ryan Tannehill was horrendous against Jacksonville when completing only 16 of 29 passes for 196 yards and throwing a single touchdown and a pick.

Phillip Rivers is good enough to control this game with his game management skills from the outset. San Diego is the play.  

Pick: San Diego Super Chargers -2.5

NFL Week 9 Three-Team Parlay Picks

  • New Orleans Saints  -2.5
  • San Diego Chargers -2.5
  • Denver Broncos -3

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
When:  Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4:25 pm ET
TV:  CBS
Betting Line:  Denver -3

Analysis: Denver? A road favorite over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots even though Brady has a 10 to 5 straight up edge over rival Peyton Manning in their head-to-head?

It makes sense. Denver has beaten the 7 and 1 Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49’ers and the San Diego Chargers in 3 out of their last 4 games and they’ve covered in all 3 of those games. New England has had the pleasure of beating up on the Jets, the Bills and the Chicago Bears in 3 of their last 4 games.

Denver knows how important this contest is for home field advantage and the Broncos’ have a better defense and better running game, now that Ronnie Hillman has emerged, than the Patriots. Denver should win by at least a touchdown.  

Pick: Denver -3

NFL Week 9 Four-Team Parlay Picks

  • New Orleans Saints  -2.5
  • San Diego Chargers -2.5
  • Denver Broncos -3
  • Baltimore Ravens Pk

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
When:  Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 pm ET
TV:  NBC
Betting Line: PK

Analysis: It’s tough to go against the home team Steelers after they racked up 522 total yards, QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and 6 touchdowns, and they beat a hot team like Indianapolis 51 to 34.
But Baltimore provides a whole different set of issues for Pittsburgh. The Ravens have one of the best defenses in the NFL. It allows only 346.4 yards per game and 16.4 points per. The Ravens’ offense is good enough to keep Pittsburgh’s high-flying offense off the field by controlling the clock.

Baltimore averages 375.5 yards and 27.1 points per game. The Ravens rush for 128.4 yards per and the Steelers’ D isn’t very good. Baltimore should win this game straight up.

Pick: Baltimore Ravens PK
 

Bet My NFL Week 9 Upset Picks

Bet My NFL Week 9 Upset Picks

I never imagined that Washington behind the leadership of Colt McCoy would be Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant and the high flying Dallas Cowboys, but they did on primetime under the Monday Night Football lights.

If you are looking for a couple of similar NFL betting upset picks for week 9 then look no further.

Bet My NFL Week 9 Upset Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns
When:  Sunday, Nov.2 at 1:00 pm ET
TV: FOX
Betting Line:  Cleveland -6.5

Analysis: Cleveland has turned into a seriously good football team. Since their bye week, the Browns have won 3 out of 4. The lone loss was a crazy road upset at the hands of Jacksonville. The Jaguars beat Cleveland 24 to 6 in that game.

If Cleveland had done what they were supposed to do in that contest they’d be 4 and 0 straight up since their bye week and 2-1-1 against the spread. The Browns beat Oakland 23 to 13 in Week 8 for a 10 point victory as a -6.5 point home favorite.  They’ll be looking to do the same thing to Tampa Bay, but the guess here is that Tampa might do just enough to upset the Browns straight up in this game.

The Buccaneers couldn’t hang on for a win against Minnesota in Week 8. They ended up losing 19 to 13 in overtime even though they had the Vikings on the ropes in the fourth quarter. Cleveland is better than Tampa Bay but the Buccaneers were good enough to upset Pittsburgh 27 to 24 on the road a few weeks ago and the Bucs lone two covers this season have been in road games.

Maybe, Cleveland takes Tampa Bay lightly and the Bucs find a way to beat the Browns on their own home turf as a big time dog? That’s the hope here, anyhow.

Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
When:  Sunday, Nov.2 at 1:00 pm ET
TV:  FOX
Betting Line:  Philadelphia -2

Analysis: Philadelphia continues to have one of the top offenses in all of football, but it’ defense continues to let it down. The Eagles had a lead over Arizona until the D gave up a 75 yards touchdown strike from Carson Palmer to Josh Brown that sealed it for the Cardinals. Houston won’t need to do as much against Philadelphia this Sunday. The Texans have a defense that will pressure QB Nick Foles all day. Not only that, but the Texans are allowing only 108 rushing yards per game this season, which means that Foles will have to throw probably more than either he or Coach Chip Kelly wants him to throw in this matchup.

On offense, the Texans’ rushing attack has been spot on. The team is averaging 139 yards per game on the ground. Arian Foster has been unstoppable. He already has 766 rushing yards this season and 9 combined touchdowns. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will need to play a smart mental game, but if he does, and keeps from fumbling the ball or throwing interceptions, he should be able to complete some big passes against a Philadelphia defense that allows 266.9 passing yards per contest.

Houston has a great shot at upsetting the Philadelphia Eagles as a home dog in Week 9. 

Pick: Houston Texans