Trio Of Top NFL ATS Picks For Week 9

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,November 3, 2016 3:26, EST in

With Week 9 of the 2016 NFL regular season just days away from getting underway, pro football betting enthusiasts everywhere are in for a sweet treat!

Thanks to the trio of top Week 9 ATS picks that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in, not once or twice, but a whopping three times. Okay, let’s rock and roll people!

In Depth Analysis On The Trio Of Top NFL ATS Picks For Week 9

 

 

Pittsburgh at Baltimore

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium
TV: CBS
Odds: Baltimore -3

Analysis: The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3 SU, 4-3 ATS) have dropped two straight games, but will get quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back on the field for their Week 9 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens (3-4 SU, 2-5 ATS) and I believe it is the return of Big Ben that will lead Pittsburgh to a solid win over a Baltimore team that has looked increasingly inept in dropping their last four games.

Baltimore was on the wrong end of a 24-16 loss against the New York Jets two weeks ago while Pittsburgh fell to New England 27-16 on the same day. For this Week 9 pairing, I’m going to urge you to back Pittsburgh for several reasons. First and foremost, the Steelers are the better offensive team as Baltimore ranks a dismal 27th in scoring (19.0 ppg) to Pittsburgh’s 13th-ranked scoring attack (24.2 ppg).

Second, Baltimore is a one-dimensional offense that relies on the passing of quarterback Joe Flacco because of their 31st-ranked rushing attack (85.5 ypg). Last but not least, the Steelers will be looking for some serious revenge after falling to the Ravens twice last season. While Pittsburgh has gone just 1-2-2 ATS in its last five road games, Baltimore is a winless 0-5 ATS in its last five games and 2-11-1 ATS in its last 14 home games. Pittsburgh wins outright to narrowly cover the NFL betting line.

Pick: Pittsburgh 24 Baltimore 20

Philadelphia at NY Giants

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium
TV: FOX
Odds: NY Giants -2.5

Analysis: The Philadelphia Eagles (4-3 SU, 4-3 ATS) and the New York Giants (4-3 SU, 2-3-2 ATS) might have identical 4-3 records coming into this contest, but for me, the Eagles are clearly the better team, which is why they’re the easy pick to get the ATS cover n this Week 9 NFC East divisional showdown. New York has won two in a row, including their 17-10 Week 7 win against the Rams, but Eli Manning and company clearly have some issues they need to address. New York is ranked an uninspiring 27th in scoring at 19.0 points per game and has the league’s worst rushing attack at just 74.0 yards per game.

Philadelphia has lost three of their last four games and comes into this contest off a heartbreaking 29-23 overtime loss against Dallas on Sunday, but the Birds are also ranked 10th in scoring (25.5 ppg) and an even more impressive fourth in points allowed (16.7 ppg). Philadelphia has a gifted young quarterback in Carson Wentz and the coaching edge with Doug Pederson over Ben McAdoo. Throw in a bit of desperation and it adds up to a Philly win and ATS cover.

Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last six games against the Giants while New York has gone 2-4 ATS in its last half-dozen home games.

Pick: Philadelphia 28 NY Giants 24

 

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Buffalo at Seattle

When: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field
TV: ESPN
Odds: Seattle -6.5

Analysis: The Buffalo Bills (4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) have lost two straight and had their three-game winning streak emphatically snapped in their 41-25 loss against New England last weekend. The Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1 SU, 3-4 ATS) enter this contest off a Week 6 tie and 25-20 Week 7 upset loss against New Orleans, but Russell Wilson and company are the pick to get the win and ATS cover for a handful of reasons.

First and foremost, Seattle should be highly motivated to get back on track and in position for a high seed in the NFC portion of the playoffs, not to mention the fact that they’re playing at home where they’ve been virtually unbeatable ever since Wilson took over at quarterback four years ago. Additionally, in also think Seattle’s third-ranked defense (15.5 ppg) will keep the Bills out of the end zone for the vast majority of this matchup while Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thoroughly out-coaches perennially underachieving counterpart Rex Ryan.

While Seattle is just 3-6 ATS in its last nine games, Buffalo is just 2-6 SU and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight road games. Again, I expect ‘desperation’ to lead Seattle to the emphatic win and narrow ATS cover.

Pick: Seattle 27 Buffalo 20