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Thursday Night Football Predictions & Best Bets Week 9

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Kicking off Week 9 of the NFL season is a battle of the beast vs. the least—the Philadelphia Eagles are on the road to take on the Houston Texans.

The Eagles recently traded for defensive end Robert Quinn who will look to make an impact this week.

Do the Eagles move to 8-0? Let’s find out. 

Houston Texans vs. Philadelphia Eagles Best Bets

Eagles -13 (-110) at FanDuel

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Even given 13 points, this feels like an absolute no-brainer bet to make.

The focal point of the Texans' offense is running back Dameon Pierce. Pierce is a fantastic rookie running back, but this Eagles' defensive line has multiple fantastic run defenders. So many fantastic run defenders that rookie Jordan Davis is a backup, and he’s been a monster. 

Texans quarterback Davis Mills has been throwing decently well as of late (outside of last week). Still, the Eagles cornerbacks such as Darius Slay will only need to worry about wide receiver Brandin Cooks on the outside. 

The Texans' defense has been OK against the pass, but they’ve also allowed close to 200 yards per game on the ground.

The Eagles have running back Miles Sanders and quarterback Jalen Hurts, who are threats in the run game. They have many receiving options that should overwhelm this defense as the game goes on. 

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Over 44 (-110) at Caesars

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Based on the point spread and this total, Caesars Sportsbook expects the Eagles to carry the load here, which makes sense. 

The Eagles score 28 points per game and destroy teams in multiple ways. 

Looking at the matchups on offense and defense, it’s hard to imagine many avenues for the Texans to score. Still, they score an average of 16.6 points per game. 

The key for them will be getting Pierce going, but the Eagles lead the league in time of possession with 32 minutes and 48 seconds. When you have a team that is third in the league in points per game and leads the league in time of possession with a total of 44, we’ll take the chance. 

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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