NFL Week 9 Opening Odds
(The Spread) - How has the injuries around the NFL affected the point spreads for Week 9? Here's your opening line report.
Michael Vick is likely out for the Eagles this Sunday after he re-injured his hamstring in Philly's Week 8 loss to the Giants. But even with the uncertainty surrounding the Eagles' quarterback situation, Philly is still a 2.5-point road favorite versus the Raiders, who will be coming off a home victory last week against the Steelers.
Also on the injury front, the Bears will be without quarterback Jay Cutler when they visit the Packers on Monday Night Football. With Green Bay coming off an impressive rout of the Vikings last week in Minnesota, the Pack have opened as 11-point favorites over the Bears for Monday. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 49 points for this game.
With Sam Bradford out for the season, the Rams are also 3-point home underdogs this Sunday against the Titans when Jeff Fisher's current team battles his former squad. And in Houston, rookie Case Keenum will draw his second start when the Texans (+1) host the Colts on Sunday Night Football.
The Thursday night matchup this week pits a red-hot Bengals team against a struggling Dolphins squad at 8:25PM ET. Despite Miami's recent slump, oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv has installed Cincinnati as a 1.5-point road favorite. The over/under total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 42 points.
NFC South rivals square off in Carolina on Sunday and following their brutal effort last weekend in Arizona, the Falcons are somewhat surprisingly a 7.5-point underdog versus the Panthers. Cam Newton has had his issues against Atlanta in the past, although he did kill the Falcons on the ground last year in Carolina when he rushed for 116 yards on just nine carries and totaled three touchdowns in the victory.
NFL Week 9 Point Spread Odds & Over/Under Totals
303 Cincinnati Bengals -1.5 (42)
304 Miami Dolphins +1.5
401 Atlanta Falcons +7.5 (43)
402 Carolina Panthers -7.5
403 Minnesota Vikings +10.5 (47)
404 Dallas Cowboys -10.5
405 New Orleans Saints -4.5 (45)
406 New York Jets +4.5
407 Tennessee Titans -3 (43)
408 St. Louis Rams +3
409 Kansas City Chiefs -3 (41)
410 Buffalo Bills +3
411 San Diego Chargers PK (50)
412 Washington Redskins PK
413 Philadelphia Eagles -2.5
414 Oakland Raiders +2.5
415 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +17 (40.5)
416 Seattle Seahawks -17
417 Baltimore Ravens -3 (40)
418 Cleveland Browns +3
419 Pittsburgh Steelers +6.5 (40)
420 New England Patriots -6.5
421 Indianapolis Colts -1 (45)
422 Houston Texans +1
423 Chicago Bears +11 (49)
424 Green Bay Packers -11