Playing at home still matters in the NFL. It may not be the advantage it once was, but home crowds still can rattle the opposition and shift momentum.
In Week 9, there are five home underdogs according to the latest NFL betting odds.
So which NFL underdog odds are most compelling in Week 9?
Eagles Taking Flight
This past weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles found their footing in Detroit with a mammoth 44-6 victory over the Lions. They will look to continue this momentum as they return home to face the struggling Los Angeles Chargers.
In Week 8, The Eagles were able to get great production out of their running backs to complement Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia amassed 236 yards on the ground. That could spell disaster for the visiting Chargers, who currently rank last in the league against the run.
The Chargers looked vulnerable against the Ravens and Patriots, giving up huge chunk plays and struggling to move the ball on offense. It is not a good time to face a suddenly surging Philadelphia rushing offense.
When looking for an NFL underdog at home, you may want to consider marking the Eagles (+1.5) down as a possible play. At +105 on the money line, the Eagles have a great chance to win outright.
Jimmy G and the Niners
It has been a tough start for the San Francisco 49ers. However, an impressive road win over the Chicago Bears in Week 8 showed the potential of this team when healthy.
On Sunday, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looked good (and healthy), leading the Niners to eighteen 4th quarter points. In addition, Star tight end George Kittle is eyeing a return as soon as this week, which could help the offense find another dimension.
The opposing Arizona Cardinals are suddenly dealing with injury problems of their own, with Kyler Murray’s status in doubt. This is an injury that will be worth monitoring.
The current NFL odds have San Francisco at +1 and -105 on the money line. If they can build on their Week 8 success by establishing the run and generating big plays through the air, the
More NFL Underdog Odds to Consider: The Struggling Giants
The Raiders have had a difficult season. First, Las Vegas lost their coach, Jon Gruden, in an email scandal that revealed some controversial statements before he became the Raiders’ coach. They’ve now also lost WR Henry Ruggs due to a DUI arrest which led to the death of an innocent victim.
The Giants are 3-point underdogs in this game, but it’s hard for me to think that the Raiders will enter Sunday’s matchup mentally prepared. The Giants have shown some signs of life over the past few games. I believe that this is a winnable game for them, and with a +135 money line, it might be worth a small bet.
The latest Week 9 NFL underdog odds reflect some intriguing betting options for home teams. The Eagles, 49ers, and Chiefs are all teams looking to get on track and back into the playoff picture. So keep an eye on these home underdogs when considering your Week 9 bets.
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