Christian McCaffrey’s return to the lineup could be imminent, as the Carolina Panthers activated the running back from injured reserve on Saturday, opening the door for him to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday. One of the league’s best dual-threat running backs, McCaffrey hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in Week 3 at Houston. New England (4-4) is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook, but which team should you back in your NFL bets and NFL parlays?
Other key matchups include Packers quarterback Jordan Love making his first career NFL start and the Browns and Bengals meeting in a battle for Ohio. Before making any Week 9 NFL picks or predictions, you need to check out the NFL best bets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Top Week 9 NFL picks
After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Saints to cover as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Falcons. Atlanta (3-4) is looking to bounce back from one of its worst losses of the season, a 19-13 defeat to Carolina. New Orleans (5-2)…