NFL Week 9 Look-Ahead Lines: Dolphins Dogs As Tyreek Hill Faces Chiefs In Germany

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
NFL Week 9 look ahead lines

NFL Week 9 look-ahead lines are out. The “Tyreek Hill Bowl” is on in Germany as the Dolphins meet the Chiefs, with Hill and the Dolphins looking to prove they can do more than boat race the dregs of the league. Early markets slightly favor the Chiefs, little surprise to market watchers.

Every week, usually on Friday, TheLines will post look-ahead lines for the following week’s games, pulled from NFL betting sites. These look aheads give an early snapshot of the current market opinions of teams absent the week-to-week bias that can take hold following weekend results. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for info on how to use them.

NFL Week 9 Look-Ahead Lines

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Thursday Night Football Odds

Any movement on this game would figure to come based on how the Titans’ offense looks under new QB management. Second-round rookie Will Levis will reportedly make his starting debut in lieu of the injured Ryan Tannehill in Week 8, though Malik Willis is expected to get some snaps as well. It seems pretty certain at this point that Willis isn’t good, but if Levis can show something against a tough Falcons defense, we may see Titans odds shrink to +3.

Sunday Night Football Odds

These teams have not built up the recent history that either side has with fellow AFC heavyweight Kansas City, but that could be changing after last year’s playoff blowout in Buffalo, which went Cincinnati’s way. The Bills figure to have this game circled, but both teams enter Week 8 in a state of flux.

The Bills come off arguably their worst performance of the season, and it was the second straight in which they looked far from the Super Bowl odds contender they were supposed to be. An improved effort on defense, especially against Tampa Bay on Thursday Night Football, would go a long way toward improving market confidence.

The Bengals, meanwhile, enter Week 8 off a much-needed bye. If Joe Burrow’s leg injury has improved and the Bengals look more like their 2021-22 selves, this line likely closes with Bengals odds as a short favorite. After all, beating the 49ers on the road, albeit without Brock Purdy, would rate as one of the more impressive wins of the young season.

Monday Night Football Odds

The Chargers have scuffled in back-to-back weeks facing difficult competition, but they have a chance to right the ship somewhat against a bad Bears team at home. The market seems to anticipate good things happening to this team for once, installing Chargers odds as somewhat surprising road favorites.

Look for New York to potentially reopen as short favorites if the Chargers remain an underachieving mess. Few NFL results would be more damning than losing at home to Tyson Bagent.

MORE POTENTIAL WEEK 8 IMPACT ON WEEK 9 LOOK-AHEAD LINES

Cowboys At Eagles

Much like the Chargers and Dolphins, seemingly every time the Cowboys have a chance to get a big win in the past couple of seasons, they’ve fallen flat on their faces. This road game gives them a chance to get a huge early edge in the NFC East race, but it obviously won’t come easily. Both of these teams are set up nicely as identical -6.5 favorites in Week 8.

Given the history of these divisional matchups, it would be surprising to see Eagles odds advance beyond the key number of -3, but the market juice does seem to point that way. Therefore, it may behoove Cowboys bettors to see if they can grab the hook, matching the line when the Cowboys faced San Francisco.

Chiefs Vs. Dolphins

The market expects both of these teams to roll in Week 8, and given the market respect the Chiefs, in particular, have built up, it’s hard to see the line moving any significant way short of Miami laying an egg against New England. Bettors who remember Miami’s implosions against Philly and Buffalo may be happy to lay -2.5 on Chiefs odds, but Miami probably has too much offensive firepower to be getting the full key number of +3.

Keep an eye on Miami’s injury situation, however. Both Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill enter this week’s game banged up. Should either be unable to get healthy or wind up missing this game, perhaps the number does move toward KC.

STATS
Chiefs logo Chiefs KC
Dolphins logo Dolphins MIA
Offense Ranking OFF RNK 9th 1st
Defense Ranking DEF RNK 2nd 10th
Offense Net Yards Per Game OFF NET YPG 351.3 401.3
Defense Net Yards Per Game DEF NET YPG 289.8 318.3
Passing Yards Per Game PASS YPG 246.4 265.5
Turnovers Committed Per Game TOC PG 1.6 1.5

HOW TO USE NFL LOOK-AHEAD LINES

The look-ahead lines allow you a sneak peek at the projected lines for the following week’s games. This information from a leading sports betting site will help provide lessons in understanding lines and projections before the current week’s games are played.

Many bettors tend to overreact to the previous week’s scores and results. The NFL Week 9 look-ahead lines provide a sense of stability from the oddsmaker. They sometimes offer a clear, unbiased snapshot of perceived team strength.

Bettors can also gain an edge or find value in the lines once the weekend results take hold. See if you can find any over- or under-reactions by the market.

Of course, always take note of key injuries, travel and scheduling situations, and NFL power rankings. Adjustments are part of the process, along with accounting for teams’ strengths and weaknesses, against-the-spread angles, and personnel matchups.

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