The Los Angeles Rams squeezed out a tight two-point win at home against Green Bay on Sunday to move to a perfect 8-0 straight-up over the first half of their regular season schedule, but they have been a tough bet lately at 1-3-1 against the spread over their last five games. In the biggest showdown on the Week 9 slate, they will go on the road this week as slight one-point underdogs to face the red-hot New Orleans Saints.
The Saints are hot on the field and on the board at BetAnySports at 6-1 SU with a 5-2 record ATS. They won their sixth game in a row by pounding Minnesota 30-20 on Sunday night as 2.5-point road favorites. They have been able to cover in their last five outings and the total has stayed UNDER in four of their last six games. New Orleans is one game ahead of Carolina (5-2 SU, 4-3 ATS) for the lead in the NFC South. Sunday’s kickoff against the Rams is set for 4:25 p.m. on FOX and the total line for the game has been set at 60 points.
The surprising Washington Redskins are 5-2 SU with a game and a half lead over Philadelphia (4-4 SU, 3-5 ATS) in the NFC East after winning their last three games both SU and ATS. The Redskins will play host to Atlanta this Sunday as slight 1.5-point favorites with the total set at 47.5 points.
The Seattle Seahawks are distant second in the NFC West at 4-3 SU, but they have won four of their last five games SU with covers in their last three games. They will be at home this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) as 1.5-point favorites. The total for this West Coast clash has been set at 47 points.
The Kansas City Chiefs remain the best betting team in the NFL through the first half of the season at 7-1 both SU and ATS. They got past Denver 30-23 on Sunday, but for the first time this season, they could not cover as heavy nine-point favorites at home. The Chiefs will be on the road this Sunday against Cleveland as eight-point favorites at BetAnySports with the total set at 51.5 points.
Both Pittsburgh and Denver have been able to cover in their last three games to add their names to the hot list this week. The Cincinnati Bengals lead the AFC North at 5-3 SU, but they have failed to cover in their last three games to fall to an even 4-4 ATS.