NFL Week 9 Look-Ahead Lines: Chiefs, Bills, Eagles Big Favorites

Written By Brett Gibbons on October 28, 2022
NFL Week 9 Look ahead lines

NFL Week 9 look-ahead lines are now out. On Sunday Night Football, Titans at Chiefs isn’t projected to be quite the nail-biter schedulers intended before the season, but at least it’s a battle of talented and well-coached teams. The NFL’s “big three” teams this year– the Bills, Chiefs, and Eagles– are all pushing on double-digit margins in their games.

Every week, usually on Friday, TheLines will post look-ahead lines from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook. 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.

NFL Week 9 Look-Ahead Lines

Compare NFL Week 9 odds below and click to bet now.

Game
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Eagles at Texans
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Eagles -9.5
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Eagles -9
Colts at Patriots
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Patriots -5.5
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Patriots -6.5
Bills at Jets
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Bills -10.5
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Bills -10.5
Dolphins at Bears
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Dolphins -3.5
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Dolphins -3.5
Packers at Lions
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Packers -3.5 (-106)
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Packers -3.5
Vikings at Commanders
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Vikings -3 (-105)
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Vikings -2.5 (-115)
Panthers at Bengals
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Bengals -8.5
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Chargers at Falcons
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Chargers -3
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Chargers -3
Raiders at Jaguars
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Raiders -1.5 (-115)
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Raiders -1.5
Seahawks at Cardinals
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Cardinals -3.5
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Cardinals -3.5
Rams at Buccaneers
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Buccaneers -2.5 (-105)
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Buccaneers -2
Titans at Chiefs
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Chiefs -10.5
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Chiefs -10.5
Ravens at Saints
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Ravens -3.5 (-105)
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Ravens -3.5

Week 9 NFL Primetime Games

Thursday Night Football Odds

It isn’t projected to be the closest-contended Thursday Night Football matchup on the slate this year. But at least viewers get a look at Jalen Hurts and the incredibly-efficient Eagles offense.

The Texans defense is 27th in total EPA per play on the season, but marginally better against the run than the pass. While Hurts has the dynamic duo of AJ Brown and Devonta Smith to stretch the field, Philly’s offense gets rolling on the ground first.

The real lopsided nature of this game comes on the other side. The Eagles recently landed All Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn to bolster their already-menacing defensive front. The Texans are dealing with a few injuries on the offensive line– players worth keeping an eye on– but even when healthy this unit is going to have one hell of a time protecting Davis Mills. Rookie Jordan Davis is already affecting game plans. Philadelphia’s trio of terrific corners has also been playing at a high level.

However, at nearly 10 points, there’s not much rhyme or reason to jump on their lookahead line.

Sunday Night Football Odds

The Chiefs come into this game on a rest advantage, having their bye in Week 8. The Titans come into the game on short rest– that’s worth noting.

It’s a miracle! Like Jesus in Capernaum, Kadarius Toney is able to walk again– no longer dealing with a hamstring injury after he was traded to KC. This is likely the first time we’ll see the sophomore suit up for the Chiefs. Toney adds a level of field-stretching that was left void by Tyreek Hill and the Titans are surrendering the 10th-highest explosive passing rate in the NFL.

Tennessee is dealing with a laundry list of injuries. Ryan Tannehill was rolled up on in Week 7 and missed multiple practices leading into Week 8. 13 players were listed on the Week 8 injury report, but Jeffrey Simmons and Tannehill are really the two notable ones at risk of not playing. Any which way, keep an eye on the injury report this week.

Monday Night Football Odds

The Ravens are back on primetime after playing on Thursday Night Football in Week 8. They have a bonus rest advantage as the Saints play Sunday. While it may ultimately be inconsequential to the line, Week 8 will be instrumental in deciding who will suit up at QB for New Orleans in this game. Despite being healthy per Dennis Allen, Jameis Winston will not start, instead the team opted for Andy Dalton.

While Baltimore notched an impressive win over the Buccaneers, they’re dealing with injuries to critical offensive players. Rashod Bateman did not suit up for the game and Mark Andrews was questionable, played, then aggravated his injury and missed much of the game. JK Dobbins is back on the IR and is out for at least a month, as well.

More Potential Week 8 Impact On NFL Week 9 Look-Ahead Lines

Bills at Jets

Barring a catastrophic injury to Josh Allen or otherwise, the Bills likely aren’t going to be any shorter favorites on the road than 10 points.

However, this line could go up depending on how the Jets offense looks without Breece Hall and Alijah Vera-Tucker. Thanks to good defensive play and Hall’s explosion onto the scene, Zach Wilson has had to be nothing more than a game manager for the 5-2 Jets. In three of the last four wins, he’s thrown zero touchdowns– but also zero interceptions– and no more than 210 yards in a game. If the run game isn’t as effective and the Jets have to rely on Wilson’s arm to win, things could get ugly in East Rutherford.

Preseason, this line may have ventured past two touchdowns. Given how dominant the Bills have looked so far, it could very easily race back to that if the Jets offense is a disaster this week.

Vikings at Commanders

It’s time to talk to your kids about the 5-1 Minnesota Vikings. It’s also time to address where those five wins came from: the Packers, Lions, Saints (thanks to a double-doink in London), Bears, and Dolphins on their third-string QB. This week, they host the Cardinals– possibly equally-fraudulent– searching for their first 6-1 start since 2009.

If Minnesota notches the victory in Week 8, prepare for their line to move off a field goal or under. If it holds, a 6-1 Vikings team on the road against the Commanders on their backup QB shorter than a field goal is going to look really nice (and likely won’t stick).

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 online sportsbook 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 8 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. Making adjustments is part of the process, along with accounting for teams’ strengths, weaknesses, against-the-spread angles and personnel matchups.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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