NFL point spread:
Cowboys vs. Eagles, Chargers vs. Vikings
Our Week 9 NFL point spread
and odds preview starts with the games Dallas Cowboys vs.
Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota
NFL Week 9 will be a great weekend for bettors world wide and
not just because of the Patriots - Colts game. On Sunday the
Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) will welcome the Dallas Cowboys
(6-1) in another great football match-up. The odds at the
Bookmaker are currently
favoring the Cowboys to win at -200 and the Eagles are underdog
with odds +170. The point spread on the Dallas Cowboys vs.
Philadelphia Eagles is posted at -3 points chalk the Cowboys
and the total is 47 points. Dallas is 6-2 against the spread in
its last 8 games and Philadelphia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5
games at home.
Who would've thought that by Week 9 the
Eagles will be at the bottom of NFC East, behind the Giants and
the Redskins? No one, but it's a fact and the home game against
the Cowboys will be their best chance to get any kind of respect
for the rest of the season. But it will be nearly impossible
when they meet the 6th ranked defense of the 'Boys on Sunday.
Dallas has been allowing only 295.5 yards per game all season
and will employ their 402 yards per game offense, second best in
the league. And let's not forget that many experts predict a
Dallas - New England Super Bowl next year.
Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn is out
for Week 9, but running back Oliver Hoyte did a full Wednesday
practice and should be available. Eagles wide receivers Greg
Lewis and Reggie Brown are also recovering with full Wednesday
practice. Donovan McNabb with 1780 passing yards this season
still believes that the Eagles are a major player, but he would
have to prove it first and talk later. Cowboys quarterback Tony
Romo has piled up 1984 yards this season and just got a 6-year
$67.5 million contract with Dallas and will be eager to prove
that he is the third highest paid quarterback for a reason.
Overall, the Cowboys should have no problem beating Philadelphia
and covering the -3 point spread.
The Week 9 NFL game between the San
Diego Chargers (4-3) and the Minnesota Vikings (2-5)
should be much easier to decide. The Chargers are a big favorite
Bookmaker with odds -335 and
the Vikings are listed with odds +285. The point spread for
the San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings is currently
favoring the Chargers -7 points with total sitting at 41.5
points. Betting trends show that San Diego is 1-4 against the
spread in its last 5 games on the road, but Minnesota is 1-4
against the spread in its last 5 games when playing San Diego.
The Chargers must win this game - they
won't have many opportunities to take the lead from the Chiefs,
the next two games will have the Chargers meet the Colts and the
Panthers, thus the game against the struggling Vikings must be
won at all cost. San Diego's quarterback Philip Rivers has a
good connection with running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who
rushed for 90 yards against the Texans last week, a game which
the Chargers won 10-35. The San Diego Charges are not as good as
they were last season, but will easily outplay the Vikings, who
may be without a few key players this week.
QB Tarvaris Jackson had a limited Wednesday
practice and Brooks Bollinger may start this week if Jackson is
not 100% ready. Vikings wide receivers Troy Williamson and Bobby
Wade missed practice yesterday, as well as DE Brian Robison.
Limited Wednesday practice had DE Erasmus James, CB Antoine
Winfield and safety Dwight Smith. Overall, the San Diego
Chargers should have no problem beating the Minnesota Vikings,
but they may not be able to cover the -7 point spread.