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NFL Week 9 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

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Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Line: Texans -7 | Total: 51

With quarterback Gardner Minshew sitting out with a thumb injury, the Jaguars (1-6) will turn to Jake Luton, a sixth-rounder out of Oregon State, who will be the fifth rookie quarterback to start a game this season. Luton is enormous (6-foot-6, 224 pounds), was incredibly efficient on deep throws for the Beavers last season, and despite a penchant for airing it out, he threw just three interceptions. If anything, the knock on Luton was that he was boring, which will be quite a change from Minshew, who was everything but that.

The Texans (1-6) beat Jacksonville easily in Week 5, and should be expected to win again. But Luton is enough of a wild card that it’s worth being mildly skeptical of the large point spread. Pick: Jaguars +7

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS

Line: Vikings -4 | Total: 53.5

It has been a season of almost constant disappointment for the Vikings (2-5), but Dalvin Cook having one of the best individual games in franchise history in an upset of the Packers in Green Bay makes up for a lot. Now, Minnesota will look to capitalize on that momentum at home against the Lions (3-4), who aren’t quite a pushover but probably aren’t that much of a threat.

Minnesota is nowhere near a wild-card spot, but it clearly has no intention of packing it in. And while people may not love quarterback Kirk Cousins, there is no question that opposing teams need to respect the Vikings’ offense. Pick: Vikings -4

Giants at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., Fox

Line: Footballers -3 | Total: 41.5

These once-proud franchises are a combined 0-9 when facing teams outside the N.F.C. East this season. Neither team is averaging even 20 points a game and both are giving up more than 23 a game. They might at least be entertaining against each other, but that wasn’t the case a few weeks ago when the Giants (1-7) eked out their lone win of the season against the Footballers (2-5).

Daniel Jones of the Giants is by far the most exciting player on either team, and he’s fairly likely to have a highlight run or throw that will make you wonder if he has what it takes to be a star. Unfortunately for the Giants, he’s also likely to commit one or more turnovers and play a large part in his team’s failure. Pick: Footballers -3

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