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NFL picks against the spread for every game in Week 9

We’re back for another week of picks against the spread. Here’s my full list of Week 9 picks.

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints following a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Welcome back for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. The league made it through some Covid-19 scares and is back on track for its full schedule. Plenty can change at the last minute, but fingers crossed there are no more positives.

We opened with the Packers thumping the 49ers on Thursday Night Football and I got off to a 1-0 start in my weekly picks. The Packers were a 6.5-point favorite and I didn’t think the injury-riddled 49ers could hang close. They did not.

Last week, I again went 5-8-1 with my picks and 1-4 with my five best bets of the weekend. It moves me to 59-58-2 on total picks and 24-16 on my best bets. A year ago, I went 131-117-4, finishing with a 52.78 win percentage. That’s barely turning a profit, but for a season’s worth of picks, that’s not too bad. I did not track my best bet percentage over the course of the season, but will make sure to do that this year.

I’m going to pick my five “best bets” each week, similar to what you might use in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick ‘Em National Championship. Lines are moving so some of the lines below will be different from what you see on game day. Look for value where you can!

In the meantime, here are my five picks of choice for this weekend:

Seahawks (-3) over Bills
Texans (-6.5) over Jaguars
Washington (-2.5) over Giants
Dolphins (+4.5) over Cardinals
Bucs (-4) over Saints

Here’s my full list of picks for Week 9.

Packers @ 49ers (+6.5) — Packers — WIN
Seahawks @ Bills (+3) — Seahawks
Broncos @ Falcons (-4) — Broncos
Bears @ Titans (-6.5) — Titans
Lions @ Vikings (-4.5) —Lions
Ravens @ Colts (+1.5) — Colts
Panthers @ Chiefs (-10.5) — Chiefs
Texans @ Jaguars (+6.5) — Texans
Giants @ Washington (-2.5) — Washington
Raiders @ Chargers (PK) — Chargers
Steelers @ Cowboys (+13.5) — Steelers
Dolphins @ Cardinals (-4.5) — Dolphins
Saints @ Bucs (-4) — Buccaneers
Patriots @Jets (+7.5) — Patriots

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