Sunday's NFL Week 9 betting cheat sheet: Late action

Nov 1, 2013 |
Brady has just nine touchdown passes this season.
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Brady has just nine touchdown passes this season.
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Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders (-1, 45.5)

Philadelphia doesn't know what it will get from Sunday starting quarterback Nick Foles - the NFC Offensive Player of the Week from Week 6 or the guy who was 11-of-29 for 80 yards before leaving with a concussion a week later against Dallas. Regardless of the quarterback situation, the Eagles can lean on the NFL's leading rusher in LeSean McCoy (733 yards).

Oakland still has plenty of work to do to get back in the playoff picture, but the offense is starting to take shape thanks to dynamic dual-threat quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor leads the team - and all NFL quarterbacks - with 391 rushing yards and set a franchise record with a 93-yard touchdown run in last week's 21-18 win over Pittsburgh.

LINE: Oakland has held steady as a one-point favorite. The total is set at 45.5.
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with wind blowing across the field at 12 mph.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Eagles (+3.0) - Raiders (+5.0) + home field (-3.0) = Oakland -1

Eagles are 6-17-1 ATS in their last 24 games.
* Raiders are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS win.
* Under is 8-0 in Oakland's last eight home games.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks (-14.5, 41)

Seattle struggled badly on offense in a 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night, totaling just 135 yards – 80 on one scoring play from Wilson to Golden Tate – and needing a game-ending goal-line stand to seal the victory. The Seahawks will be without receiver Sidney Rice, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the contest.

Tampa Bay has been asking rookie quarterback Mike Glennon to throw a lot of passes with star running back Doug Martin (shoulder) sidelined and Schiano said the attack will become more balanced. Glennon has averaged 45.3 pass attempts in his first four starts while throwing for 997 yards and six touchdowns against just three interceptions.

The Seahawks opeend -17 but are now -14.5. The total is currently 40..
WEATHER: Temperatures will be in the high-40s with a 43 percent chance of rain.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Buccaneers (+7.0) + Seahawks (-6.5) + home field (-3.0) = Seattle -16.5

Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games vs. the NFC.
Seahawks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games on Fieldturf.
* Under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings.

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (+1, 41.5)

The Ravens put up 16.5 in their last two losses and are feeling the pressure to turn the season around. The lone bright spot for the Baltimore offense over the two games before the bye came from quarterback Joe Flacco, who passed for 557 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in the contests. Flacco is 11-0 against the Browns in his career with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Cleveland will go with its sixth different quarterback in the 12 career games against Flacco, with Jason Campbell getting his first start in the series. Campbell posted solid numbers in his first start for the Browns last week, completing 22-of-36 passes for 293 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 23-17 loss to the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

Cleveland has held steady as a one-point underdog. The total is 41, down from an open of 40.5.
Temperatures will be in the low-40s with cloudy skies.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Ravens (+1.0) - Browns (+4.0) + home field (-3.0) = even

Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
* Browns are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. the AFC North.
* Under is 6-0 in the last six meetings.

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots (-6, 44)

Pittsburgh has failed to reach 20 points in five of its seven games and is tied for 27th in scoring with an average of 17.9 points a game. A patchwork offensive line that lost three more players to injury last week has hindered rookie Le'Veon Bell and the running game while Roethlisberger was sacked five times to boost his season total to 26.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is completing 55.7 percent of his passes and has a QB rating of 74.9 - both career lows - while tossing two TD passes and four interceptions in the past four games. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, so the Patriots could lean on a running game that produced 152 yards last week.

LINE: The Patriots opened at -7. The total has held steady at 44.
WEATHER: Wind will blow diagonally out of the northwest at 12 mph with temperatures in the mid-30s.
COVERS POWER RANKINGS: Steelers (+3.5) + Patriots (-5.0) + home field (-3.0) = New England -11.5

Steelers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
* Patriots are 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. the AFC.
* Over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings.
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