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NFL Betting: Week 9 Opening Lines

The Atlanta Falcons remain the only undefeated team left in the league heading into Week 9 of the season, and they've also been a solid option on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks through the first eight weeks.

The Falcons hold down a record of 5-2 ATS to go along with their 7-0 SU mark, and they opened as 5-point home favorites at 5Dimes for their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football this week.

Dallas is 2-0 both SU and ATS in its last two games against Atlanta, but those contests were played in 2009 and 2006. On the season the Cowboys sit at 3-4 both SU and ATS through eight weeks.

Supporters of the Houston Texans have seen their team go 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS so far this season, and they opened as big 11.5-point home favorites at 5Dimes on the NFL betting lines for this week. The Texans thumped the Bills (3-4 SU and ATS) by a 31-10 score on the road when they last met back in 2009.

And the biggest home underdog on the opening NFL lines for the week were the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6 SU, 4-3 ATS), who were sitting at +4 against the visiting Detroit Lions at 5Dimes. The Lions got back into the win column over the weekend, but they're still just 3-4 SU and 2-4-1 ATS on the season.

Week 9 Opening NFL Betting Lines (from 5Dimes)

Thu - Kansas City at San Diego (-9) (8:20pm ET)

Sun - Denver at Cincinnati (+3) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Baltimore at Cleveland (+3.5) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Arizona at Green Bay (-11.5) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Chicago at Tennessee (+3.5) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Miami at Indianapolis (+1) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Carolina at Washington (-4) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Detroit at Jacksonville (+4) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Buffalo at Houston (-11.5) (1:00pm ET)

Sun - Tampa Bay at Oakland (pick) (4:05pm ET)

Sun - Minnesota at Seattle (-5) (4:05pm ET)

Sun - Pittsburgh at NY Giants (-3) (4:25pm ET)

Sun - Dallas at Atlanta (-5) (8:20pm ET)

Mon - Philadelphia at New Orleans (-3.5) (8:30pm ET)

Week 9 NFL Betting Trends and Notes

Kansas City at San Diego - Matchup Report


The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing San Diego

San Diego is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Miami at Indianapolis - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Indianapolis

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games when playing Miami

Denver at Cincinnati - Matchup Report


Denver is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cincinnati

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games at home

Detroit at Jacksonville - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 14 games on the road

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 6 games

Baltimore at Cleveland - Matchup Report


Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

Chicago at Tennessee - Matchup Report


Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 7 games

Arizona at Green Bay - Matchup Report


The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games

Green Bay is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home

Carolina at Washington - Matchup Report


The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington

Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina

Buffalo at Houston - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 10 games

Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Minnesota at Seattle - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle

Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Tampa Bay at Oakland - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home

Pittsburgh at NY Giants - Matchup Report


The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road

NY Giants are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games

Dallas at Atlanta - Matchup Report


The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road

Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Philadelphia at New Orleans - Matchup Report


The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia