NFL Picks — Week 9 (UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT PICKS !)

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 9 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys

Week 8 Review: Rock early, suck late. Just one of those things that happens when you get overly excited and see little things go against you (I’m looking at you, Ryan Fitzpatrick ripping apart the Bengals secondary for a backdoor cover despite Cincinnati being plus-4 in turnover margin). I went to the Jets-Bears game and was fascinated with the vanilla offenses both teams used. For the Jets, I kind of understand it given Sam Darnold is a rookie and it is still important to have him make the throws he knows he can make. I was a little surprised the Bears did not open the offense more for Trubisky, but it was also a game they did not need him to win it for them, but to simply manage it, and he did that well. The Monday night game brought some respectability back for full game, though trusting Tom Brady in the first half proved to be problematic.

Note: Monday’s picks will move late morning/early afternoon Monday after the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn and I break down the picks a little further. So give a listen! And don’t forget to make like Cher and turn back time.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Oakland at San Francisco: 49ers 1st Half over 11.5 points (3/5) — WIN!

Sunday, Nov. 4

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks:

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks -2 (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks Over/Under: Over 47.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks Full Prop: Lockett TD+Seahawks win +275 (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks 1st Half: Chargers +0.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks 1st Half Over/Under: Over 23.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks 1st Half Prop: Seahawks Over 12.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints:

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints: Saints -2 (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Over/Under: Over 59.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Full Prop: Saints over 28.5 points (4/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints 1st Half: Saints +0.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints 1st Half Over/Under: Over 29 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints 1st Half Prop: Rams Over 15.5 points (5/5) — WIN!

Tampa Bay at Carolina — Carolina -6.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City at Cleveland — Kansas City -9 (4/5) — WIN!
New York Jets at Miami — Over 44 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Baltimore — Under 47 points (3/5) — WIN!
Chicago at Buffalo — Bears -6.5 1st Half (3/5) — WIN!
Detroit at Minnesota — Minnesota -6 (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at Washington — Over 48 points (3/5) — WIN!
Houston at Denver — Houston +1 (5/5) — WIN!
Green Bay at New England — Under 57 points (3/5) — WIN!

Monday, Nov. 5

Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys:

Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys -5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Over/Under: Over 40.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Full Prop: Amari Cooper over 48.5 receiving yards (4/5) — WIN!
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys 1st Half: Cowboys -3 (3/5) — LOSS!
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys 1st Half Over/Under: Over 20 points (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys 1st Half Prop: Cowboys -0.5 1Q (3/5) — WIN!

Previous Week’s Record: 21-7 (.750)
Season Record: 89-83 (.517)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 14-6 (.700)        Season (64-53, .547)
4-Star Pick Record: 4-0 (1.000)        Season (11-18, .379)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-1 (.750)          Season (13-12, .500)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

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