Week 9 NFL Betting Odds and Predictions: Spread, Expert Picks for Every Game

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints leads the huddle in the second half of a game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 28, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Saint will take on the L.A. Rams this week. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Through eight weeks the Los Angeles Rams have yet to lose a game. But their Week 9 matchup on Sunday might prove to be the squad's toughest test yet.

They're scheduled on Sunday to play the New Orleans Saints, who are 6-1 and look as strong as ever. The Saints are fresh off a solid, 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings on the road.

"We were in a slugfest until the third quarter, and then we felt them break," Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan said after the game, according to ESPN. "At some point, they didn't want it anymore."

The Rams, meanwhile, beat the Green Bay Packers last week. A major side-plot was running back Todd Gurley stopping short of scoring toward the end of the game. It helped L.A. run out the clock but it also angered a ton of gamblers—a score would have meant the Rams beat the spread—and fantasy players who wanted extra points. Gurley, perhaps the best player on the undefeated team, wasn't hearing it.

"Man, forget fantasy and forget Vegas today," he said, via the team's Twitter account. "We got the win so that's all that matters."

Time will tell if the Rams can land their ninth win of the season against New Orleans on Sunday. That in mind, here are the odds and expert predictions for that matchup and every other Week 9 game. Odds are via Odds Shark (and Bovada if the line moved). Predictions—for the winner and not against the spread—are via Sporting News, CBS Sports and Bleacher Report.

Thursday, November 1

-Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco -3. Sporting News picked the 49ers. CBS and Bleacher Repot picked the Raiders.

Sunday, November 4

-Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota -4.5. Sporting News picked the Lions. CBS and Bleacher Report picked the Vikings.

-Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills: Chicago -9. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Bears to win.

-Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers: Carolina -7. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Panthers.

-Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns: Kansas City -9. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Chiefs.

-New York Jets at Miami Dolphins: Miami -3. Sporting News picked the Jets. CBS picked the Dolphins. Bleacher Report picked the Jets.

-Pittsburgh Steelers at the Baltimore Ravens: Ravens -3. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Steelers.

-Atlanta Falcons at Washington: Washington -1.5. Sporting News picked Washington. CBS and Bleacher Report picked the Falcons.

-Los Angeles Charges at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle -1.5. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Chargers.

-Houston Texans at Denver Broncos: Denver -1.5. Sporting News picked the Texans. CBS picked the Broncos. Bleacher Report picked the Texans.

-Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans -1.5. Sporting News picked the Rams. CBS and Bleacher Report picked the Saints.

-Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots: New England -6. Sporting News and CBS picked the Packers. Bleacher Report picked the Patriots.

Monday, November 5

-Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys: Dallas -4. Sporting News, CBS and Bleacher Report all picked the Cowboys.