It’s make-or-break time in the NFL as the halfway point of the season approaches. Week 9 brings a fresh slate of enticing marquee matchups and plenty of potential upsets.
The current NFL betting odds present some intriguing wagers to consider. So what represents the most appealing NFL underdog bets for Week 9?
The High Flying Eagles vs. The Reeling Chargers
The Philadelphia Eagles emerged from Week 8 with a renewed sense of confidence after a 44-6 thrashing against the Lions. The win has shifted the trajectory of their season and propelled them back into a crowded NFC playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Chargers are in free-fall after back-to-back losses to Baltimore and New England.
In Week 8, Philadelphia finally incorporated their running backs into the offense, and it paid significant dividends. The Eagles’ running backs combined for 165 rushing yards and four touchdowns. This trend should continue in Week 9, as the Chargers have struggled to defend the run all season. Los Angeles is ranked last in rush defense, conceding a whopping 159 rushing yards per game.
Look for Philadelphia to try and establish the run early and often to control the clock and keep Justin Herbert on the sidelines. At +105 on the money line, you should consider the Eagles when looking at Week 9 NFL underdog bets.
A Rivalry Renewed
The Falcons and Saints are no strangers to one another, with many memorable games over the years. However, Atlanta (+6) enters this game as substantial underdogs.
Atlanta is 3-4 but has played much better over the past five weeks. Matt Ryan has had his ups and downs but can still lead this offense and produce big plays.
New Orleans is 5-2 after a big win over Tampa Bay but paid the price for it. Jameis Winston suffered a devastating injury that will put him out for the foreseeable future. Even if Taysom Hill returns, it’s unclear exactly what the Saints’ offense will look like going forward.
The quarterbacking uncertainty in New Orleans is what raises the upset potential here. The Falcons have been playing competitive football for over a month now and will be up for this game. When considering NFL betting and underdog plays, keep the Atlanta Falcons on your radar.
More NFL Underdog Bets To Consider: Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles
No NFL underdog betting system is foolproof, but Tennessee appears to have found a formula that works. The Titans have taken command of the AFC South with four consecutive victories. Signature underdog wins against the Bills and Chiefs have cemented the Titans as legitimate AFC contenders.
Tennessee has been an offensive force all season. The Derrick Henry injury is a crushing blow, but this team has the offensive firepower to overcome it.
The Titans’ defense has also improved, generating big turnovers and getting crucial stops in critical moments over the past month.
The Rams have been a juggernaut all season, and traveling to Los Angeles will be Tennessee’s most challenging task this season. With that said, Tennessee (+7.5) will have something to prove in the absence of Henry. The ground game will likely lose some of its potency but should remain efficient.
The offense will lean more on Ryan Tannehill. Julio Jones and AJ Brown should challenge the Rams’ secondary and help the Titans move the ball.
Tennessee is a tough-nosed, battle-tested team. They should score enough points to keep this game close if they can generate one or two turnovers. At +7.5 and +275 on the money line, the Titans are an underdog worth watching.
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