The halfway level of the 2023 NFL season has come and gone. The commerce deadline is behind us and, whereas it isn’t the stretch run simply but, issues are starting to take form. Increasingly knowledge is coming in, which may be fairly helpful on this area, however we managed to churn our option to a .500 week in Week 8 and keep afloat for the season. After all, it was one sequence away from a 3-2 week earlier than the Browns turned a 3-point lead right into a 4-point loss and successfully snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, however I digress.
At any fee, Week 9 is right here, bye weeks are again, and here’s a have a look at the progress by means of the primary 40 alternatives of the season.
- Week 8: 2-2-1
- 2023 Season: 22-15-3
Come get these winners.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-1.5) over Miami Dolphins — FanDuel
I’ve an underutilized precept, and it states that I’ll take the Chiefs on a impartial discipline in opposition to anybody if they’re comparatively wholesome and laying lower than a discipline objective. I’ll acknowledge this might get bizarre in Germany and that Miami is harmful, however I believe KC needs to be a bigger favourite than this. It doesn’t damage that Mahomes and firm are coming off a hideous efficiency every week in the past and we’re shopping for low.
TEASER: Carolina Panthers (+8.5) over Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints (-2.5) over Chicago Bears — Extensively Obtainable
Teasers have been pretty good to us this season, and we’re going again to the nicely. Carolina has been friskier than the market appears to suppose, and this teaser strikes by means of two numbers for a house underdog. The flip aspect is New Orleans laying lower than a discipline objective in opposition to Tyson Bagent at residence. The basics are robust.
Washington Commanders (+3) over New England Patriots — Extensively Obtainable
Sure, the Commanders simply held one thing of a hearth sale, and the notion of Washington is all-time low proper now. Nonetheless, that will get us to a key variety of three in opposition to a Patriots staff with a totally uninspiring offense. It is probably not fairly, however it’s a invaluable line within the route of the underdog.
Dallas Cowboys (+3.5) over Philadelphia Eagles — PointsBet
Most retailers are at three, however PointsBet is dealing 3.5 as of Thursday night when that is posted. I prefer it at three as nicely, however if you happen to can store it, store it. At any fee, I like what I’ve seen from Dallas the final two video games, and Philadelphia hasn’t been as dominant as their win-loss report suggests.
Los Angeles Chargers (-3.5) over New York Jets
Generally, I just like the Chargers extra on the street than at residence, largely as a result of they don’t even have a home-field benefit. It is a lengthy journey, to make sure, however I’m larger on the Chargers and decrease on the Jets than most. It’s not usually now we have a street favourite of greater than a discipline objective, however right here we’re.