Week 9 NFL Best Bets: Early Afternoon Slateby Dom Lunardo November 6, 2022 0 comments
Ah, NFL Sunday. Is there anything better? Grab your morning coffee and fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time to make big money with some juicy and bold bets to enhance your viewing pleasure.
Read on to meet some of our top betting plays during the NFL’s 1 p.m. slate.
Best Bet No. 1: Chicago Bears Moneyline (+175)
The Chicago Bears have experienced a bit of a resurgence over the past few weeks thanks to efforts spearheaded by quarterback Justin Fields. Today, they host the Miami Dolphins in what is shaping up to be a competitive matchup. The Dolphins have enjoyed a strong start to the season but have struggled mightily with the run game, averaging just 88 yards on the ground through eight games. This is one of the reasons why they went out and acquired Jeff Wilson Jr. at the trade deadline.
If the Bears can limit Miami’s aerial threat, they have a legitimate opportunity to pull off a win. On the Chicago side, the Bears can indeed employ some of their very own offensive weapons with the likes of Fields, Darnell Money, and the new kid in town, Chase Claypool. This one has “trap game” written all over it. Bear down and ride with Chicago here, folks.
Best Bet No. 2: Travis Etienne Over 76.5 Rushing Yards (-110)
It’s taken some time, but Travis Etienne has arrived as one of football’s most dynamic and versatile running backs. On a rather dormant Jaguars team, who are losers of five straight games, Etienne has been electrifying. Over the past two weeks, Etienne has finished as the fantasy RB8 and RB7, respectively. He is on many people’s fantasy teams this week as a bonafide RB1. Last week, Etienne amassed 156 yards on the ground while averaging 6.0 yards per touch. Against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that has had its fair share of defensive struggles in 2022, this seems like an easy prop to cash in on. Jump on it as soon as you can, football fans.
Best Bet No. 3: D.J. Moore Anytime Touchdown (+162)
Carolina Panthers wideout D.J. Moore has been one of football’s most polarizing players this season. More importantly, he’s coming into Week 9 red-hot with a 36.8 percent target rate while averaging 110.5 receiving yards over the past two weeks. Not only should Moore be regarded as a WR1 on all fantasy fronts this week, but he’s also likely to find the end zone for Carolina just as he did last week against the Atlanta Falcons. At plus money (+162), I plan on being all over this prop bet. Oh, and when he does find the end zone, let’s hope he actually keeps his helmet on.
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