Picking against spreads in the NFL is never an easy task. Some weeks you see a spread that you think is a sure winner, but the game goes a completely different direction.
Here are five spreads from Week 9 that look to have an opportunity for big payoffs. My favorite of the group is the Falcons only being a 7.5-point favorite against the Colts.
The New York Jets are a two-point underdog at the Bills this weekend. I would take them to win the game. They will have some trouble with Fred Jackson, but they should be able to shut down Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills passing attack.
The Jets will also be able to move the ball against the Buffalo defense. This game will be tight, but the Jets will win on a late field goal.
The Colts are terrible. They got blown out last week by the Titans, and the Falcons are a whole lot better than the Titans.
Indianapolis will not have an answer for the Falcons' rushing or passing attack. The Falcons will score 30-plus points, and the Colts will not get more than 13.
The Redskins are going to have a really tough time scoring points in this one. They were shut out last week by Buffalo, and Buffalo's defense is not very good.
This will be a low-scoring game with two good defenses, but you have to give the edge to the 49ers and Frank Gore. They are more than four points better than the Redskins.
The Packers are the best team in the NFL. It is always tough to travel across the country, but Green Bay is up for the challenge.
You also have to consider here that Ryan Mathews is banged up. Philip Rivers is playing terribly, and a lot of people are speculating that he is playing hurt. There are just too many things working against the Chargers in this one.
The Patriots pass defense is the worst in the league. The Giants have the fourth-best passing attack in the league.
The Giants might win this game, but even if they do not, they will keep it closer than nine points. This one is going to be really fun to watch.