We’re past the halfway point of the NFL season, as October has come to a close and November has begun. As we start getting into the colder months, it’s important for fans of NFL betting to factor whether into the handicapping and it could be a factor this week.
We’ve got a couple AFC North matchups on the radar, so make sure you keep a close eye on the weather reports as we get closer to kickoff on Sunday. For now, here’s our Week 9 parlay.
The Seahawks have now won four of their last five games and the recipe has been quite simple: Don’t turn the ball over and run the ball.
Starting with the first, the Seahawks have just one turnover in the last five games, which is incredible. They are +10 over that span. In terms of running the ball, this team is averaging 161 rushing yards per game during those five contests.
The Chargers are also playing well right now (won four straight), but keep in mind that the combined record of those four opponents is 7-22-1. They’re allowing 4.3 yards per carry (16th) and 106.4 rushing yards per game.
That’s the concern in this spot. Look for the Seahawks to find some success on the ground and add another win to their streak. Take the Seahawks -1 at 888Sport.
The Browns are a complete mess right now. On Monday, they surprisingly fired head coach Hue Jackson and sent offensive coordinator Todd Haley packing too.
It’s probably a bit unfair as the Browns are 2-5-1 and have played in a number of really close games. However, they have lost three straight and are in the midst of their worst stretch of the season.
The challenge is what can we really expect to change? The offensive line has been terrible and that’s crippled everything they’re trying to do on that side of the ball. Browns quarterbacks have been sacked 33 times this season, which is the most in the NFL.
While they’re fifth in rushing yards per game (125.7), much of that came early, as they’re averaging just 102 per game over their last four. And now they get to host the best team in the AFC.
The Chiefs have played a couple of close games with the Denver Broncos, but outside of that, are winning by a margin of 15.4 per game. I’ll take them to cover over the dysfunctional Browns.
Logic says to take the Steelers. They’re the team that’s playing better right now (won three straight) and will be looking for revenge after losing the first meeting between the sides. It’s always tough to sweep the season series with a rival.
However, this is pretty much the season for the Ravens. A loss here gives them losses in three straight and four of five, and essentially drops them out of the division race. Could they still sneak into the playoffs as a wild card? Maybe but this will put a big damper in any playoff plans.
But a win here essentially pulls them back in the running for first in the division. And they would still have four of their final seven games at home. Look for the Ravens to play like their season is on the line here and earn the win. Take the Ravens -3.
It’s just hard to have faith in the Titans these days when they’re running game isn’t working. The new coaching staff was tasked with making Marcus Mariota a better passer but that hasn’t really happened. The passing game is really struggling. Mariota has thrown for a total of 483 yards in his last three games combined.
And unlike previous years, the running game just isn’t there for support. The Titans are just one of seven teams averaging less than four yards per carry (3.9) and those averages go down when you remove Mariota (6.0 yards per carry) from the equation and solely focus on the running backs. The Titans have just three rushing touchdowns on the season.
I just can’t see this team going on the road and having much success without a reliable ground game. I’m not going to lay the points here but a I do like the under as I don’t expect much scoring from either side. Bet under 41 at 888Sport.
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