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Sharpe's Take: Best NFL bets to make in Week 9

Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season is upon us, so it's time to investigate the week's slate and identify the best NFL betting opportunities for the weekend.

Mixing things up a bit, I’ll put the leverage charts for this week at the end of the article. First, I’ll do a quick check-in with totals watch as we approach the Sunday slate of games. Then, I’ve got my favorite bets for the upcoming week of games. Let’s jump into it!

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Week Avg. Prev Avg. Line Avg. Total Delta Overs %
5 51.3 50.0 51.8 +1.8 50%
6 51.4 49.5 47.4 -2.1 29%
7 50.8 48.9 50.6 +1.7 46%
8 50.8 46.9 47.6 +0.7 64%
9 50.8 48.7

Ten NFL teams play indoors (or with a retractable roof), so you’d expect 4-5 games in those stadiums in a typical week. Week 8 only had one such team playing at home — the Detroit Lions. Additionally, there were multiple games with 20-plus m.p.h. winds.

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