Betting Tips & Predictions – NFL Gameweek 9
Betting Tips & Predictions – NFL Gameweek 9
In our NFL Betting Tips preview we look ahead to three selected matches in Gameweek 9 and give our predictions and betting tips.
Dallas Cowboys @ Cleveland Browns – 6pm Sunday 6th November
The Dallas Cowboys have been unstoppable since picking up their first win of the season in gameweek 2, they’ve won all six games leaving their record at 6-1. Last week they trailed by ten points heading into the final quarter against a very strong Eagles side but they pulled off a comeback and won it 29-23 in overtime. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott’s performance in the last fifteen was MVP level, completing 19 of his 39 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns to clinch his side the win, further strengthening his claim to the permanent spot in the pocket now that Tony Romo is all but match ready. The young QB was helped by the return of Dez Bryant from injury and the receiver was a popular target with 4 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown and expect Bryant to do even more damage against a Brown’s secondary that is no comparison the the Eagles’. Ezekiel Elliot put in yet another performace to virtually elimate anyone else’s chances of winning the Rookie of the Year award, rushing for 96 yards putting his total for the season to a league-leading 799. The Cowboy’s defence has also been impressive, allowing just 18.6 points per game. All the signs are that the Cowboys should turn the Browns over as if they’re a high school outfit but this is the definition of a ‘trap game’ where Dallas turn up expecting to roll them over but get caught out by an underdog determined to pull off a scalp.
The Browns are 0-8 which pretty much sums up the franchise in recent years. Last week against the Jets they built a 13 point lead only to ultimately lose 31-28. There were moments of promise in the game and postives to take forward. Veteran quarterback Josh McCown returned from injury to replace an injured Cody Kessler and he threw for an impressive 341 yards for two touchdowns, picking out receiver Tyrelle Pryor on 13 occasions for 101 yards. The issue with the Browns is they’ve now played six different players as quarterback in eight games so the offense has had no oppurtunity to find any kind of rhythm or to establish partnerships and they’re going to switch it up once more with Kessler coming back in and McCown set to drop to the reserves once more. Kessler has been good, not great, in the games he’s played, racking up 947 yards and four touchdowns but he’s not a franchise-leading player right now which is why removing McCown could prove to be costly. A player of his experience and solidity can, and did, bring confidence and a sense of calm as his game management and play calls are bound to be far more wise than that of a rookie. When all is considered this could be a missed chance for the Browns to get their first win of the season but instead they look on track to move one step closer to only the second 0-12 season in NFL history.
Dallas Cowboys -6: (Best Priced at 10/11 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
Dez Bryant & Ezekiel Elliot both to score a touchdown: (Best Priced at 9/4 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
Isaiah Crowell, Dez Bryant & Ezekiel Elliot all to score a touchdown: (Best Priced at 8/1 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
Indianapolis Colts @ Green Bay Packers – 9.25pm Sunday 6th November
The Colts have been very inconsistent this season, alternating between victories and defeats since the second round of games and head into this fixture off the back of a 30-14 defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs. Andrew Luck is doing his best to justify his tag as the highest paid player in the NFL and he’s doing a good job of it with a 75% completion rating. Wide receiver TY Hilton has profited most from Luck’s form, racking up a 709 yards, fifth best in the league, with an average of 15.4 per catch although he’s only found the endzone four times. However, the free scoring offence has been let down by their collegues on the defensive team. While the Colts are scoring 26 points a game they are allowing an average of 402 yards per game which is only fewer than three sides in the league and they are conceding 28.8 points per game, the sixth highest of all the teams. Against a Packers side with Aaron Rodgers at the helm the Colts defense will be hugley exposed and they could easily concede upwards of thirty points whilst scoring twenty or more of their own.
The Packers will be confident heading into this one with the knowledge that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is well and truly firing on all cylinders. Now into his twelfth season with Green Bay Rodgers is looking as good as he ever has, throwing 1,724 yards for seventeen touchdowns and only four interceptions including a four touchdown game in his last outing against he Falcons. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Devante Adams have combined for eleven scores off the back of Rodgers’ accuracy and against a leaky Colts secondary the pair will smell blood and go in for the kill early on. Even if Indianapolis manage to somehow keep tabs on those two, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery will be at Rodgers’ disposal making anything other than a Packers victory increasingly hard to imagine. The Packers will be roared on by an ever passionate Lambeau Field filled with fans who want to see their side kick on and surge towards the playoffs. Green Bay are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine matches and expect them to cover the spread once more as the Colts wil struggle to keep within one score.
Green Bay Packers -6.5: (Best Priced at 10/11 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
Green Bay Packers -6.5 & Over 51.5 points: (Best Priced at 2/1 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
Jordy Nelson, TY Hilton and Frank Gore all to score a touchdown: (Best Priced at 10/1 with SkyBet) – BET HERE
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