New Leader in Bookies Battle, Pool Looks Ahead to NFL Week 9 Contest Lines

While consensus picks labored to a 6-9 performance in NFL Week 8, Kyle Wainscott (Rivers Casino, Des Plaines) picked 10 winners to take a one-game lead in both the season-to-date standings and the second-quarter mini-contest.

Kyle is 71-49 through eight weeks and 29-14 for the quarter, which ends with the upcoming Week 9.

With $500 and a spot in the playoff portion of the contest at stake, Michael Hastey (DraftKings at Casino Queen) and Eric Lepard (Wynn) are just a game back in the mini-contest. Contestants will be asked to predict the total number of points scored in Monday night’s Ravens-Saints game to break any ties.

In the season-long race, Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) and Jason Scott (BetMGM) continue to make their presence felt, in second and third place, respectively, behind Wainscott.

Here again is how the prize money is being distributed for Bookies Battle 2022, an NFL picks contest among bookmakers across the US sports betting industry.

  • Regular season 1st place: $3,000
  • Regular season 2nd place: $1,000
  • Winners of quarterly mini-contests (Weeks 1-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-18): $500 each
  • Playoff pool 1st place: $2,000

Checking in on Consensus Plays

Our consensus picks’ recent run of four straight weeks at .500 or better came to end with an overall losing effort in Week 8.

Of the six most popular selections, Titans -2 (at Texans) was the only winner.

The top play – Bengals -3 (at Browns) for nearly 80% of the field – went down in a big way Monday night, as Cleveland rolled to a 32-13 victory.

Nick Chubb and the Browns delivered a loss to Bookies Battle consensus picks. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Jets +2.5 (vs Patriots) and Bears +10.5 (at Cowboys) each failed to deliver as underdogs for more than 70% of the field

NFL Week 8 Consensus Picks Results, Bookies Battle 2022

TeamContest LineOpponentPicks% of PoolW/L
Bengals-3at Browns4379%
Titans-2at Texans4377%
Jets+2.5vs Patriots3971%
Bears+10.5at Cowboys3970%
Jaguars-3vs Broncos3869%
Bills-10.5vs Packers3768%
Dolphins-3at Lions3766%
Vikings-3.5vs Cardinals3666%
Giants+3at Seahawks3359%
Panthers+4.5at Falcons3155%
Raiders-1.5at Saints3055%
Eagles-10.5vs Steelers3055%
49ers-1.5at Rams3054%
Colts-3vs Commanders2954%
Bucs+1.5vs Ravens2953%

Along with Wainscott, Will Kreitler (USBookmaking) also went 10-5 to lead the way in Week 8.

Follow along with Bookies Battle right here.

NFL Week 9 Contest Lines

Of the 13 games on this week’s slate, three sit at the key number ‘3’, while three others feature double-digit point spreads, including two with the home team laying the hefty price.

Here are the Week 9 lines:

Contest Point Spread
PHI Eagles (-13) @ HOU Texans
LA Chargers (-3) @ ATL Falcons
BUF Bills (-12.5) @ NY Jets
CAR Panthers @ CIN Bengals (-8.5)
MIA Dolphins (-4.5) @ CHI Bears
GB Packers (-3) @ DET Lions
IND Colts @ NE Patriots (-5.5)
LV Raiders (-1.5) @ JAX Jaguars
MIN Vikings (-3.5) @ WAS Commanders
SEA Seahawks @ ARI Cardinals (-1.5)
LA Rams @ TB Buccaneers (-3)
TEN Titans @ KC Chiefs (-12.5)
BAL Ravens (-2.5) @ NO Saints

In the Bookmaker Spotlight: South Point’s Chris AndrewsGolden Nugget’s Tony Miller | BetMGM’s Jason Scott | Bally Bet’s Jay Rood  | Station’s Jason McCormick | Westgate Young Gun Casey Degnon

About the Author
Marcus DiNitto

Marcus DiNitto

Managing Editor, News
Marcus DiNitto was news managing editor of Gaming Today. In past roles, he has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and studied sports and entertainment marketing at New York University.

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