Winning road games in the National Football League is not easy. Unfortunately, this past weekend served as a reminder that any team can lose on any given Sunday.
The latest NFL odds for Week 9 offer several compelling matchups for bettors.
In Week 9, avoiding trap games and potential upsets will be a challenge when it comes to road teams. So what are the best NFL football odds for road favorites this week? Which road teams will emerge victoriously?
Heavy Favorites: The Buffalo Bills Down in Jacksonville
To say the Bills have a chance to win this game isn’t exactly going out on a limb. However, in examining all NFL football odds for Week 9, the Bills are the largest betting favorites with a massive spread of -14.5.
The Bills are among the most explosive offenses in the league, averaging roughly 33 points per game (best in the NFL). They are no stranger to blowout victories, with all five of their wins this season coming by at least 15 points. Buffalo doesn’t just beat teams; they bury them.
Playing Buffalo could be a nightmare scenario for a struggling Jacksonville Jaguars team. Jacksonville has allowed 29 points per game (27th overall). The Jaguars have also struggled to stay competitive, losing five of their games by double digits. Jacksonville is 1-3 at home thus far, with that sole win coming in London.
Buffalo is currently -1000 to win the game outright on the money line. However, this might be a game to consider throwing into a parlay or a teaser if you don’t want to take your chances with the big point spread.
Trending Up: The Surging Patriots in Carolina
The New England Patriots are hitting their stride. After an impressive win on the road last week against the Chargers, the Patriots have emerged as playoff contenders. The Patriots enter this game as 3.5-point favorites and -185 on the money line.
The Patriots have shown they can win away from Foxboro this season, with a 3-0 road record. New England has righted the ship after some tough early-season losses. The Patriots appear to have found a formula that works, averaging over 136 yards on the ground the past three weeks and winning the turnover battles.
Carolina managed to snap a four-game losing streak with a win in Week 8 but has not looked like the same team that started the season 3-0. Again, injuries have been a factor, as the team has been without stud running back Christian McCaffery since Week 3. Even if he can return this week, his touches may be limited.
New England is road tested and appears to be trending up, whereas the Panthers still have a lot to prove in a crowded NFC South. So when looking at NFL betting odds, consider the Patriots.
More NFL Football Odds: The Resurgent Raiders in the Meadowlands
Looking at Week 9 odds, The Las Vegas Raiders are another road favorite to consider. After a rollercoaster start to the season, the Raiders appear to be back on track after back-to-back victories. The Raiders currently rank 2nd in passing offense as quarterback Derek Carr is on pace for a career season.
The Giants enter this matchup at 2-6 and on a short week after a tough Monday night loss in Kansas City. The Giants have shown some brief flashes but have been inconsistent. It could be difficult for Daniel Jones to keep up with Las Vegas’ top-flight passing attack.
Las Vegas (-3) are 2-1 on the road this season. However, through 8 weeks, the Raiders have been the more consistent and reliable team and are worth consideration as a road favorite.
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