NFL Picks Against the Spread 2014: Week 9 – Bleeding Green Nation

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Here are my suggestions when trying to beat Las Vegas.

Before Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season kicks off, I thought we would have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for this week’s round of games. (Click here for NFL Week 9 picks without regard to the spread.)

Here are my suggestions when trying to beat Vegas. You can find all of today’s NFL betting lines and more at the SB Nation odds page. My record so far this season: 47-61-2. (Last week’s picks.)

Vegas kicked my butt last week again. I finished at 5-9 again. Not good.

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Philadelphia Eagles (-2) at Houston Texans: The Eagles are coming off a road loss and will have to travel out west again to Houston this week. Starting center Jason Kelce and running back Darren Sproles are both (likely) returning from injury so that should be a big boost for the Birds. The Eagles should be able to keep Arian Foster in check and come out on top. I like Philly here. Pick: Eagles -2

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (-4): This line seems a little generous to Dallas. The Cowboys are coming off of a home loss to Colt McCoy and the lowly Washington team. Tony Romo hasn’t practiced all week and it’s unclear if he’ll play. Even if he goes, he’ll be dealing with pain. Arizona has a good run defense and Dallas is playing on short rest. The points are an easy pick. …read more

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