Best NFL Bets For Week 8

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We’re back with some more picks for this week’s slate of NFL games. Last week was rough, but this week’s picks will get us back in the black. Here are five great bets for this Sunday’s Week 8 NFL action. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Saturday morning.

Broncos vs Jaguars: UNDER 40.5 (-110)

Most London games are bad, but yikes. Both of these teams reek of desperation. Between the fact that both teams need this game and the weirdness of playing across the pond, it’s a tough one to pick. One thing is for sure, there won’t be a lot of points scored.

Denver has only played in one game all season where the point total went over 35. Their defense is great, and their offense is inept. Jacksonville’s games have been a little higher scoring than their counterpart, but that’s not important. What is important is that the Jags are mediocre on both sides of the ball. That means that this matchup shouldn’t provide an outlier from the trend that Broncos games have followed this season.

In simple terms, the Jaguars aren’t good enough on offense to score much on Denver, and their defense isn’t bad enough to give up too many points to this terrible offense. Gambling country, let’s ride… the UNDER. This game should allow us to start Week 8 off on the right foot with our NFL bets.

Cardinals at Vikings: Cardinals Moneyline (+160)

I love the value on this pick. Arizona is getting ‘plus odds’ in what should be a toss-up. Don’t let the records fool you, there is very little separating these two teams. The Cardinals may be 3-4, but the return of DeAndre Hopkins has them trending in the right direction.

The Vikings, on the other hand, boast a deceiving 5-1 record, including a four-game winning streak. A closer look reveals that almost all of their wins have come against losing teams. The Cardinals may fit the bill, but most of their losses came without ‘Nuk’. The Vikings are the same team they are every year in the Kirk Cousins era — good, but not great. They are bound to come back down to Earth at some point, and this is as good of a time as any.

Raiders at Saints: Raiders -1 (-110)

Again, don’t let the records fool you. These are two very different two-win teams. The Saints are falling apart at the seams. Injuries will leave them without Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry. Oh, and Jameis Winston is still out leaving Andy Dalton at the helm.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are essentially three plays away from being 5-1. Also, they seem to have found their offensive identity by feeding Josh Jacobs. Expect that to continue against a Saints team that has struggled against the run this year. Take advantage of what appears to be one of the most generous lines on the Week 8 bets board in the NFL.

Titans at Texans: Titans -3 (-110)

This is another generous line. The Titans seem to be rolling on their four-game winning streak. Derrick Henry is back to his old, unstoppable self once again. The Texans just got mauled by the Josh Jacobs last week. This is the last team they want to see.

Three points should be an easy cover in this matchup. You have a one team with serious postseason aspirations taking on a team chasing the number one overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. This is a no-brainer. Lay a field goal for some easy money.

Packers at Bills: Bills -11 (-110)

I would lay a billion in this game. Buffalo is far and away the best team in the league. They have looked dominant while posting a 5-1 record against a gauntlet of a schedule. Half of their games have resulted in wins by at least three scores.

The Packers just stink. Plain and simple. Their three-game losing streak is a big reason why we think that the Jets and Giants might might be good (spoiler alert, they’re not). Is Aaron Rodgers washed? He certainly looks like he was relying on Davante Adams a whole lot. Expect the Bills to drop 30 on Green Bay and to hold the Packers under 20. Lay the points.

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