The fascination that resides within picking NFL games takes on a different angle when factoring in the spread.
Obviously that takes away from each contest being straight up, and considering how many close calls there are each week, the betting lines can be quite menacing. Just look at the Sunday night matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons.
For one, Dallas is an inconsistent and struggling team desperate for a victory. Atlanta sits at 7-0 and pro football's final perfect team for 2012. That said, the Dirty Birds aren't favored by an immense amount.
However, revert back to the 2009 season and the Cowboys played spoiler to the then-perfect New Orleans Saints. Big D is not only capable of beating the spread, but winning this game as well. With that, here are picks utilizing the spread in Week 9 of the NFL.
Note: All lines are courtesy of FootballLocks.com