We’ve reached the midway point of the NFL season and once again, a couple of usual suspects are home dogs heading into Week 9, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers.
The San Francisco 49ers are currently a +1 home dog against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. The line was initially a pick’em, but the 49ers are now the underdog after the early money backed the Cardinals.
|NFL Week 9 Home Dogs
- Jacksonville Jaguars +14.5
- Carolina Panthers +3.5
- New York Giants +3
- Philadelphia Eagles +2
- San Francisco 49ers +1
Heading into Week 9, NFL home dogs are 22-23 against the spread, but only 14-31 straight up.
The Jaguars are 0-3 ATS as a home dog this season, while the Giants and Eagles are both 1-2 ATS as home dogs.
Jacksonville Jaguars: +14.5
The Jaguars (1-6) will have their hands full when Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills come to town. The Jaguars are the biggest underdog on the board in Week 15 at +14.5, and are home dogs for the fourth time this season. Bookies are spotting the Jags two touchdowns plus the hook, and they’ll still struggle to beat the spread.
Carolina Panthers: +3.5
The Panthers (4-4) had a surprise 3-0 start before the wheels came off the bus and they lost four in a row. They got off the schneid last week with a close win over the Atlanta Falcons. They host the New England Patriots (4-4) who have yet to lose a game on the road (3-0). After a sluggish 1-3 start, the Pats went 3-1 with a close loss against the Cowboys. They squeaked by the LA Chargers last weekend, and shouldn’t face much resistance from the Panthers. Christian McCaffrey was limited in practice this week, but he hopes to play for the first time since he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 3.
New York Giants: +3
The Giants (2-6) put up a good fight against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, but now they face a Las Vegas Raiders (5-2) squad that’s trying to reclaim its identity after Jon Gruden was fired. This smells like a trap game for the Raiders who hit the road for an early game on the East Coast. Saquon Barkley was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after he tested positive, which is another bad beat for the running back who hasn’t played since Week 5.
Philadelphia Eagles: +2
The Eagles (3-5) are 3-2 on the road this season, but lost all three games at home. The Eagles blew out the Detroit Lions last week for their second win of the season, but they’ll face a real team this week when the LA Chargers come to town. The Chargers (4-3) started the season 4-1, but dropped two in a row against the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. Justin Herbert and the Chargers are looking to end their mini-skid in Philly.
San Francisco 49ers: +1
The Arizona Cardinals (7-1) are still reeling from their first loss of the season against the short-handed Green Bay Packers. The Packers were trying to thwart a COVID-19 outbreak, yet still won in Week 8 without Davante Adams. This week, quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID but, so far, the Cardinals were able to avoid exposure.
The Cardinals hit the road to play the San Francisco 49ers (3-4) where they hope to bounce back and become the first 8-win team this season. Jimmy Garoppolo is 25-11 as a starter with the 49ers, but he’s only 3-3 this season. Overall this season, the Cardinals are one of the better teams betting-wise with a 6-2 ATS record. The 49ers are at the bottom of the trash heap with a 2-5 ATS record.