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NFL Week 9 Odds and Best Bets

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) passes the ball in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Week 9 NFL odds are live, and the best time to bet them is now — before the lines move. Last week, we lost our teaser thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals running into New York Jets quarterback Mike White. Our spread picks still have a play on Monday Night Football, but we sit at just 1-2 on the week — with only the New England Patriots (+6) covering.

The PFF Forecast Lock of the Week now stands at 6-2 on the season thanks to a Dallas Cowboys cover on Sunday Night Football (you can hear that each week on the Wednesday evening PFF Forecast podcast).

Related: Why betting early is critical to beating NFL markets via Robert Greer

We’ve been able to identify games where betting early in the week provides closing line value (the line we bet in this article is better than the closing line with respect to the side we bet). On average, we’ve seen over 0.5 points of closing line value per pick. In the long run, this is the best predictor of profitable betting.

The odds for Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season provide some great betting options. All of our initial reactions and guessing of the lines can be found on the PFF Forecast, which airs LIVE immediately after Sunday Night Football and again Wednesday evening.

Editor's note: This piece was published on Monday, Nov. 1 but has been updated after the news of Derrick Henry's potentially season-ending injury.

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Week 9 NFL Football Betting Odds (spread, total)

Find all the current spreads and PFF’s model predictions on our NFL scores page

Bye: Lions, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Washington 

Thursday Night Football

New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts (-10.5, 46.5)

Sunday 1PM ET

Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints (-5.5, 43.5)

Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys (-8)

New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers (+2.5, 43.5)

Minnesota Vikings @ Baltimore Ravens (-5.5)

Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5, 46)

Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+14, 49)

Houston Texans @ Miami Dolphins (-7, 46)

Las Vegas Raiders @ New York Giants (+2.5, 47.5)

Sunday 4PM ET

Los Angeles Chargers @ Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5, 51.5)

Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5, 55.5)

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers (+2.5, 47.5)

Sunday Night Football

Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles Rams (-6.5, 53.5)

Monday Night Football

Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-6.5, 40.5)

Week 9 Best Early NFL Bets

Teaser legs:

The Browns fought hard on the road against the Steelers in Week 8, and despite the loss, they get a small win with quarterback Baker Mayfield making it out of Pittsburgh unscathed. The Bengals being favorites should scare some people after they lost to the previously one-win Jets in a trap game. The Browns have a substantial advantage in the trenches with top-five offensive and defensive lines in PFF opponent-adjusted grading, while the Bengals rank in the bottom five in each category. That, combined with Kevin Stefanski versus Zac Taylor, should make Browns +8.5 a solid leg.

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