Smizzle vs. Vegas, The NFL Chalkboard: Week 9 NFL Picks ATS

Every week of this NFL season I’m going to make five picks against the spread to see how I do over the course of an entire season. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before. I’m not a handicapper or a sports bettor so I can’t even assure you that my results will be great so if you want to play the opposite side, feel free, I won’t be offended. To me it’s a fun exercise to see if my research for daily fantasy purposes can translate into success in the sports betting arena. When I have time I’ll write a short blurb for each game to explain my thinking and we’ll keep track of my accuracy as the season progresses.

My first 5-0 week on the season! I’m pretty sure I’ll go -05 here in Week 9 to even things out, but it’s cool to have had the first perfect week of the season to bring my total to 24-15-1 against the spread.

Here are my five picks for Week 9.


Raiders -1 at 49ers

Panthers -6.5 vs Buccaneers

Lions +4.5 at Vikings

Saints +1.5 vs. Rams

Patriots -5.5 vs. Packers


Week 1: 4-1

Week 2: 2-3

Week 3: 2-3

Week 4: 2-2-1

Week 5: 3-2

Week 6: 4-1

Week 7: 2-3

Week 8: 5-0

Season total: 24-15-1

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