What You Need to Know for NFL Week 9 / Jets vs. Colts Best Bets

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Betting Markets Adjust After Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID

Wednesday morning’s announcement that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 sent shockwaves through the NFL betting market.

The line moved from around a pick-em to Chiefs -7 and the total took a dive as well from 54.5 or 55 down to 48.

Adam Burke talked with some oddsmakers about the adjustment and if Rodgers is the most valuable QB for the point spread in the NFL. READ MORE

Scroll down for more news on NFL Week 9, which starts tonight.

Thursday’s Lineup

  • 7 a.m. ET Follow The Money with Pauly Howard and Mitch Moss
  • 10 a.m. A Numbers Game with Gill Alexander
  • Noon The Lombardi Line with Patrick Meagher and Michael Lombardi
  • 2 p.m. Odds On with Wes Reynolds and Scott Seidenberg
  • 3 p.m. Betting Across America with Mike Pritchard & Josh Appelbaum
  • 4 p.m. The Edge with Matt Youmans & Jonathan Von Tobel
  • 5 p.m. My Guys in The Desert with Stormy Buonantony
  • 6 p.m. Rush Hour with Danny Burke
  • 7 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander & Matt Brown
  • 10 p.m. The Night Cap with Tim Murray and Shaun King
  • 1-4 a.m. The Lookahead with Greg Peterson
  • 5 a.m. Gone Racin’ with Brendan Gaughan and Jeff Motley

​Listen live on VSiN.com, in the VSiN App for Android or iOS, on the iHeart Radio App, via our broadcast partners, or On-Demand.

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  • Jeremy Plonk: Initial reactions and thoughts to the post position draws for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup. READ MORE. And Plonk’s Best Bets for today are HERE.
  • Coming later today: Dave Tuley and his crew of handicapping friends (Rampart race and sports book manager Duane Colucci, Ed Sehon and John Lauro) give their best bets on the Breeders’ Cup. Friday’s picks will be posted on Thursday with Saturday’s plays added on Friday. CHECK HERE LATER TODAY.

Tuley’s Takes Today

Dave recaps what happened last night in MACtion, the NBA and the NHL and shares his best bets for Thursday, including an opinion on Jets vs. Colts. GO HERE

Point Spread Weekly—andSpecial Offer

If you didn’t take advantage of our Football Midseason Special and get this week’s Point Spread Weekly, you’re in luck because today is a new day and the offer still stands.

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Your subscription also includes:

  • Daily best bet emails with picks from show hosts and guests
  • Access to all VSiN.com premium content, including best bet articles from our staff for football, Jonathan Von Tobel on the NBA and Andy MacNeil on the NHL
  • The 2021-22 College Basketball Betting Guide that comes out next week
  • A live videostream of VSiN programming
  • The use of VSiN Pro Tools on the website

That’s a lot for your money and you’ll be with us through February 13, 2022.

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11 states available for the Sports Betting National Championship

DraftKings is offering $1 million to the winner of the Sports Betting National Championship, to be held this Friday through Sunday in 11 licensed states.

Enter for $10,000—$5,000 goes to straight to leaderboard prizes and $5,000 is your bankroll for the weekend of wagering on NFL, CFB, and NBA bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook. $2 million prize money is guaranteed.

States Participating: New Jersey (live event location), Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Contest details and rules HERE.

VSiN will do shows that weekend from the contest headquarters at the Envue Hotel in Weehawken, N.J. Brent Musburger, in town for the Raiders-Giants game, will stop by Saturday.

Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh is following the lines and the betting markets every day to fill us in on the sharp action. For Thursday, he surveys what we’ve seen for the Jets vs. Colts game to kick off Week 9. GO HERE.

Jets-Colts Best Bets to Kick Off Week 9


  • (NEW) VSiN Staff: A market report from Chris Andrews plus Jets vs. Colts best bets from Dave Tuley and Adam Burke. KEEP READING
  • Adam Burke: Adam talked about the top contenders for Week 9 in your Survivor pool. Spoiler alert: You’ll want to read this today. CONTINUE READING
  • Josh Appelbaum: A lot of sharp bettors like to make their moves early in the week. Which games did they hit already for Week 9? READ MORE
  • Femi Abebefe’s Jets vs. Colts preview: The man, the myth, the legend Femi Abebefe previews the NFL slate for us on YouTube. Get his thoughts on tonight’s game. WATCH NOW
  • Jason Weingarten: Fresh off of a huge cash with Jorge Soler to win the World Series MVP, Jason talked about Aaron Rodgers and more on The Wide World of Weingarten. WATCH NOW
  • New & Improved NFL Matchup page: Advanced stats, estimated scores and betting splits. GO HERE


  • (NEW) VSiN Staff: Best bets for Week 10 from Adam Burke, Tim Murray and Scott Seidenberg from across the college football landscape. READ MORE
  • Adam Burke: Thursday’s lone college football game was one of the six situational spots highlighted by Adam this week. READ MORE
  • Aaron Moore: The Heisman Trophy race is down to three top contenders. Aaron handicaps their chances. KEEP READING
  • Femi Abebefe: More video previews from Femi, this time looking at eight of this week’s top college football games. Watch one or watch ’em all. WATCH NOW
  • New & Improved Matchup page: See the betting splits, updated odds, ATS and O/U records and more for every game in Week 10. GO HERE

Go deeper on your local teams

Want more sports betting analysis on your hometown teams?

Our roster of sports betting analysts bring you updates on local news surrounding your favorite teams the new CityCast podcast network, brought to you by BetRivers, your hometown sportsbook, and PlaySugarHouse.com in New York.

Here are the podcasts we’ve launched so far:

Also on VSiN.com


  • New & Improved Matchup page: Stats, head-to-head trends and betting splits on every game. GO HERE
  • NBA Power Ratings: Power ratings and schedule strength rankings updated every day. GO HERE
  • Daily NBA Projected Scores: Using schedule situations, team power ratings and effective strength ratings, see our projected scores compared to the odds. GO HERE


  • Andy MacNeil: Best bets on sides, totals and props are available mid-to-late morning every day from Andy. Check back throughout the afternoon, especially after morning skates, as more picks are likely to be added. READ MORE
  • New & Improved Matchup page: Stats, matchup analysis and betting market insights for every game. GO HERE


  • Wes Reynolds: Picks for the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba and also the Portugal Masters. READ MORE
  • Long Shots Golf Podcast: Wes and Brady Kannon took to the airwaves to preview the Mexico event. LISTEN NOW
  • Lou Finocchiaro: Usman vs. Covington 2 and Namajunas vs. Zhang analysis and best bets for UFC 268. KEEP READING
  • Steve Makinen: The Championship race is this Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Steve Makinen profiles the title contenders. CONTINUE READING

VSiN betting resources

  • LISTEN LIVE NOW: The VSiN 24-7 audio stream. GO HERE.
  • VSIN BEST BETS PODCAST:Never miss a show. Get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after they finish. LISTEN HERE.
  • VIDEO: Replays are posted HERE.
  • LIVE ODDS: Comparisons from legal states HERE.
  • TOOLS: Parlay calculator posted HERE.
  • BETTING SHEETS: From South Point and Circa posted HERE

"How To"

New to betting on sports? Need a refresher now that the football season is here? We have lots of great "How To" articles for those eager to learn how to bet like the pros. GO HERE

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