The Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers and undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will all look to extend their winning ways when they take to the field for their respective Week 9 NFL matchups.
Thanks to this expert NFL gridiron gambling breakdown on all three teams’ upcoming contests, pro football bettors across the globe will have a great idea of who to spend their betting bucks on in Week 9.
With Thursday’s matchup between the streaking Cincinnati Bengals and reeling Miami Dolphins on tap to start this week’s schedule, let’s get started in South Beach.
NFL Week 9 Betting Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals (6-2 SU, 5-2-1 ATS) have won four straight games while the Miami Dolphins have dropped a polar-opposite four straight, making this Week 9 matchup a virtual lock selection, particularly with the Bengals being favored by only one point.
Cincinnati looked absolutely phenomenal in handing the Jets an overwhelming 49-9 beat-down in Week 8 to easily cover the spread as a 6-point home favorite to move to 3-1 ATS over their last four.
Miami (3-4 SU, 3-4 ATS) was beating up on New England in their AFC East battle last week – before falling completely apart in the second half and eventually losing 27-17 while failing to cash in as a 6.5-point road underdog to fall to 0-4 ATS over their last four games.
Game Analysis: There is absolutely no way I could advise any NFL gambler to back the Miami Dolphins in this contest with the way these two teams are playing.
Miami has not topped the 21-point plateau in any of their last four games while Cincinnati has not scored less than 27 points in any of their last three games.
The Bengals have also gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an SU win of 14 points or more while also compiling a blistering 12-4-1 ATS mark in their last 17 games overall.
The Dolphins are just 1-4 ATS in their L/5 games against a team with a winning record and the road team in this occasional AFC matchup is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall. Keep it simple and play the Bengals as a lock selection in this one.
The Pick: Cincinnati -1 Point
The Kansas City Chiefs (8-0 SU, 5-3 ATS) just keep finding ways to win while the banged-up
Buffalo Bills (3-5 SU, 5-3 ATS) just can’t seem to catch a break despite the fact that the franchise is clearly heading in the right direction right now.
The Chiefs are coming off a narrow 23-17 win over Cleveland the last time out, though they fell to 0-2 ATS over their last two games by failing to cover the spread as a 7-point home favorite.
Buffalo was man-handled in its humbling 35-17 Week 8 road loss to New Orleans while seeing its modest two-game ATS winning streak come to an abrupt halt as they failed to cover the spread as a 10.5-point road underdog.
Game Analysis: Let’s get right to the point by saying the Bills are facing a major uphill battle in trying to overcome a Chiefs defense that has not allowed more than 17 points all season long.
I really like Buffalo quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, but the fact of the matter is that he’s clearly not as talented as rookie E.J. Manuel, not to mention the fact that the Bills are having a really tough time rushing the ball this season.
Kansas City will shake off its pitiful 0-6 ATS mark against the Bills in the last half-dozen meetings to win this contest outright and cover the spread with room to spare. Not only do the Chiefs have the league’s stingiest defense right now, but two key ATS trends also suggest a likely SU and ATS win with the favorite in this series going 5-2 ATS in the L/7 meetings and the road team going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Pick: Kansas City -4.5 Points
The San Diego Chargers (4-3 SU, 5-1-1 ATS) have won two straight games including a cakewalk 24-6 smackdown of lowly Jacksonville in Week 7 while covering the spread as a 7.5-point road favorite to move to 3-1 ATS in their last four games.
The Washington Redskins (2-5 SU, 2-5 ATS) were sitting pretty, up 21-7 against Peyton Manning and the Broncos in their Week 8 matchup. Unfortunately, things went horribly wrong for the Skins as they gave up a whopping 38 unanswered points en route to a humbling 45-21 loss while failing to cover the spread as an 11-point road dog to fall to 1-2 SU and ATS over the last three games.
Game Analysis: Now, I’m going to be straight-up and admit that I really don’t trust either one of these teams very much. However, both teams can score the ball – and they both give up their fair share of points as well.
With the Bolts and Redskins combining to put up 48.7 points per game – and allowing a combined 53.3 points per contests defensively, I think the Over is the best play for this Week 9 matchup.
The Over is an ironic 7- 1 in San Diego ‘s last 8 Week 9 games and a very consistent 18-7-1 in their last 26 road games against a team with a losing home record.
The Over is also 7-2- 1 in Washington L/10 games after allowing at least 30 points in their previous contest and with Washington allowing a whopping 30.2 points per contest, I can see the Over playing out easily in this one.
The Pick: Over 51 Total Points