The NFL is wrapping up Week 9, with the Ravens hosting the Patriots on Sunday Night Football as of this publishing. We get an NFC East matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants on Monday Night Football that could be a fun one. In the meantime, opening lines are starting to arrive for Week 9.
We open with an unexpectedly fun Thursday Night Football matchup featuring the AFC North. Three months ago, Steelers-Browns had high expectations. A month ago, most figured it was looking like a stinker. It’s a big one, and I could see sharp money coming in on Pittsburgh.
We get a matchup of old Super Bowl competitors in the 4:25 slot, as the eagles host the Patriots. It’s probably not going to be a Super Bowl preview, but I suppose crazier things have happened. Sunday Night Football closes that day with a less than stellar Bears-Rams matchup. It’s not quite what we anticipated earlier this year.
We’ll have plenty more on the point spreads for Week 11, but in the meantime, here is what the opening lines are looking like at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total in parenthesis next to the favorite). The four teams on bye this week are the Packers, Titans, Giants, and Seahawks.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns (-2.5, 40.5)
Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens (-4.5, 50.5)
Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins (+6.5, 39)
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+5, 51.5)
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers (-6.5, 51)
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts (-3, 44)
New York Jets @ Washington (-1, 37.5)
Arizona Cardinals @ 49ers (-13.5, 45.5)
New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles (+4, 46)
Cincinnati Bengals @ Oakland Raiders (-10, 48.5)
Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams (-6.5, 41)
Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers (+3.5, 53)