NFL Week 9 Betting Recap: Saints dominate Bucs, Steelers go 8-0

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Matt Tenby
Matt has been a writer for American Betting Experts since 2019. He loves to watch, bet on and write about soccer but is also a huge NBA and NFL fan.

BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com give us a full betting recap of all 12 NFL Week 9 Sunday games.

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Sunday Week 9 provided BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com bettors with more winning bets than any prior week, but also provided a few surprising results not may predicted, including a blowout on Sunday night.

Sunday Night Football Recap

Saints 38, Buccaneers 3: The Week 9 Sunday finale was not what many expected, as the road Saints (+3.5, +160 ML) routed the Buccaneers (-182 ML), scoring 31 of their 38 points in the first half. Four different Saints WRs caught TD passes, great news for bettors who wagered on TD props for Tre’Quan Smith (+450), Emmanuel Sanders (+880) Josh Hill (+950) and Adam Trautman (+1600 ML). The Saints’ defense forced three Tom Brady INTs, and held the Bucs to just 194 total yards, and became the first game involving New Orleans that failed to hit the over.

4PM ET Games Recap

Steelers 24, Cowboys 19: Pittsburgh was nearly on the wrong end of the most surprising loss of the season, but got clutch performances from clutch players to escape Dallas with the win over the Cowboys (+600 ML)The Steelers (-13.5, -700 ML) dug themselves a 13-point hole and found themselves needing to erase a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Ben Roethlisberger tossed TD passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Eric Ebron, leading to a huge sigh of relief from Steelers ML bettors (98% of ML handle). The Cowboys put up a good fight, and covered the spread (+14) for the first time this season, becoming the final team to do so.

Dolphins 34, Cardinals 31: Tua Tagovailoa threw for 248 yards and two TDs as the Dolphins (+6, +220 ML) went on the road and bested the Cardinals (-250 ML) in a thrilling shootout. Kyler Murray (+1600 to win MVP) was excellent, throwing for 283 yards and three TDs while running for 106 yards and one TD. But the lone turnover of the game, a Murray first-quarter fumble, was returned by Shaq Lawson for a Dolphins TD. Bettors were wise to bet Over 49 (71% of O/U handle), as the over hit before the fourth quarter began.

Raiders 31, Chargers 26: For the sixth time in nine games, the Chargers (+100 ML) let a halftime lead slip away, as a 17-14 lead turned into a 31-26 loss. But the public was backing the Raiders (-1, -114 ML) with 75% of ML handle and 65% of spread handle. Bettors were anticipating a high-scoring affair, and that’s what they got, as Over 52.5 (83% of O/U handle) hit thanks to a Daniel Carlson FG with four minutes remaining.

1PM ET Games Recap

Chiefs 33, Panthers 31: No Sunday game had more money or more bets than Panthers (+410 ML) at Chiefs (-10, -500 ML), and Kansas City entered the game with an astounding 99% of ML handle. The Panthers took an early 7-0 lead, and entered the halftime locker room leading 17-13. But Patrick Mahomes tossed three of his four TDs in the second half, and the Panthers found paydirt twice, great news for Over 52.5 bettors (89% of O/U handle).

Ravens 24, Colts 10: The Ravens (+1, 106 ML) entered the game as the underdog despite spending the entire week as the favorite. Bettors were on the Ravens from the start, but the largest portion of Ravens money was wagered after the line moved in favor of the Colts. Baltimore got out to an early lead and used its staunch defense to hold the Colts scoreless in the second half. The 14-point win provided stress-free winning bets for Ravens ML (89% of ML handle) and Ravens spread bettors (78% of spread handle).

Vikings 34, Lions 20: The Vikings (-3, -162 ML) picked up their second straight win thanks to a fast start from Dalvin Cook, who finished 252 yards of all purpose yards and two TDs, including a 70-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Despite a late injury to Matthew Stafford, the Lions (+143 ML) were able to do their part to help hit Over 51.5 (58% of O/U handle) as Chase Daniel found TJ Hockenson with seven minutes remaining. An Illinois BetRivers.com bettor who wagered $200 on Irv Smith to score 2 TDs (+4500) for a payout of $9,200.

Titans 24, Bears 17: The Titans (-6.5, -265 ML) took an early 10-0 lead over the Bears (+225 ML), but allowed 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to cut the Titans lead to just seven points. The Bears were unable to recover the onside kick providing a sigh of relief to the public, backing Tennessee with 67% of the ML handle, 56% of spread handle and 51% of Under handle.

Falcons 34, Broncos 27:The Falcons (-4, -215 ML) did what the Falcons do best – score early and hang on tight. Matt Ryan found Olamide Zaccheaus for a beautiful 51-yard TD pass in the first quarter to cash several bets on Zaccheaus to score the first TD (+8000). The Falcons led 20-3 at the half, but for the second straight week, the Broncos (+185 ML) provided late theatrics, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to hit Over 51 (81% of O/U handle) in the process. Yet another game that went the public’s way on the over, Falcons ML (56% of ML handle) and Falcons spread (55% of spread handle).

Giants 23, Washington 20: Bettors were not buying Washington (-2.5, -130 ML) as the betting favorite, backing the road Giants (+115 ML) with 61% of the ML handle and 53% of the spread handle. New York scored three first-half TDs while Washington saw its starting QB Kyle Allen exit with a severe leg injury. But Alex Smith led a serious comeback, hitting Over 42.5 (78% of O/U handle) in the process. Washington’s defense gave Smith two late opportunities to extend the game, but both late possessions ended with interceptions – great news to the public.

Bills 44, Seahawks 34: The Bills (+3, +143 ML) proved doubters wrong and rewarded bettors for their confidence (12% of ML handle, 20% of spread handle) thanks to a dominant home win over the Seahawks (-162 ML). Seattle struggled in the first half, but put up 24 points in the second half to help hit Over 55 (80% of OU handle).

Texans 27, Jaguars 25: Bettors were on the Houston ML (90% of ML handle) early and kept backing the Texans (-305 ML) up until Sunday kickoff against the Jaguars (+6, +260 ML). While it wasn’t pretty, Houston hung on for the outright win, and the Jaguars got enough out of rookie QB Jake Lutton, who scored on a 13-yard TD run with 90 seconds remaining to hit Over 49 (61% of O/U handle) and reward Jaguars spread bettors by covering +6 (19% of spread bettors).

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