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NFL Week 8 Odds

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Thomas Snodgrass

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

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All 32 NFL teams will be in action for Week 8, and nine of the 16 games for this week will be in the 1:00 p.m. window on Sunday.

It should be a fun and wager-filled Sunday afternoon for bettors everywhere.

In last week’s 13 games, the over on the total went 5-2 across the first seven games through the 1:00 p.m. slate, but in the 4:00 p.m. window through Monday Night Football, the over went 0-6.

It’s been a tough run of late for over-bettors, with the over going 2-12-1 in Week 6 as well.

The over is now just 7-20-1 in the last two weeks.

Hopefully, offenses get a little more juice flowing in the weeks ahead, starting with this week.

It would be nice for typical over-bettors, like myself.

Some bettors may be over on taking the over in the NFL.

With the NBA season upon us, some bettors may be interested in putting bets on the NBA hardwood instead of the NFL gridiron.

Everything you need to know about the upcoming NBA season is discussed in our 2023 NBA Season Primer.

But, if you’re here for more bets on the gridiron, let’s dig into the Week 8 slate and find some solid bets.

With the best odds, of course!

Thursday Night Football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+8.5, +340 ML) vs. Buffalo Bills (-8.5, -400 ML)

Total: Over 42 (-110 | DraftKings), Under 42.5 (-110 | FanDuel)

The Buccaneers have lost three of their last four games and will now have to face the Bills in Buffalo in front of the faithful Bills’ Mafia in Week 8.

Buffalo has also lost two of their last three games, so both teams are looking to find consistent success.

Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen has turned the ball over four times in the last three games, and Bucs’ QB Baker Mayfield has turned over the ball three times over his last three games.

Considering that Tampa Bay has the best turnover margin per game in the NFL right now, there is no guarantee that Allen bounces back quickly.

I’ll back Baker and the Bucs for a Thursday Night surprise to kickoff Week 8.

Pick: Buccaneers Moneyline | Best Odds: (+340) BetMGM

Sunday, October 29th – 1:00 p.m. EST

Houston Texans (-3, -148 ML) vs. Carolina Panthers (+3, +140)

Total: Over 43 (-110 | PointsBet), Under 43.5 (-112 | DraftKings)

It’s C.J. Stroud vs. Bryce Young!

The top-two picks in the 2023 NFL Draft go head-to-head!

Young appears to be getting his feet under him, averaging 222.7 passing yards per game and recording a 4:2 touchdown to interception ratio over his last three games.

Stroud on the other hand, looks like a seasoned vet, throwing for 1,660 yards (276.7 average), and nine touchdown passes to just one interception in his first six NFL starts.

The path to winning games has yet to materialize for the 0-6 Panthers, but the Texans have expedited their winning ways.

A 3-3 record is not amazing by any means, but for Houston, it shows rapid progress.

Pick: Texans (-3) | Best Odds: (-102) FanDuel

Los Angeles Rams (+6.5, +230 ML) vs. Dallas Cowboys (-6.5, -258 ML)

Total: Over 45 (-112 | DraftKings), Under 45.5 (-110 | BetMGM)

The Rams fell below .500 in their Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their lapses on defense continue to dampen their playoff hopes.

Los Angeles has now allowed 23 or more points in three of the last four games, and things won’t get easier against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

The well-rested Cowboys are coming off a bye week, and it may be just what they needed to find some consistent play for Dak Prescott and company.

The Rams are tied with New England and Las Vegas for the least turnovers created per game (0.7), so the Dallas’ offense should have no trouble keeping the ball in their own hands.

Dallas is averaging 25.7 points per game, and should find success against this collapsable Rams defense.

Pick: Cowboys (-6.5) | Best Odds: (-105) FanDuel

Minnesota Vikings (-1, -110 ML) vs. Green Bay Packers (+1, +100 ML)

Total: Over 42.5 (-110 | DraftKings), Under 43 (-110 | bet365)

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football and the Green Bay Packers lost to the Denver Broncos.

Those outcomes are polar opposites.

Kirk Cousins continues to be a dependable quarterback for the Vikings, picking up three wins in the last four games for Minnesota.

Cousins is averaging 293.9 passing yards per game, leading the Vikings to the NFL’s 11th-best total offense.

Cousins is averaging more passing yards per game than Green Bay’s total yards of offense per game (289.8), which is 26th in the NFL.

Jordan Love has been far too erratic for the Packers to secure wins, and Love’s inconsistency issues may bleed into Week 8.

Pick: Vikings Moneyline | Best Odds: (-110) bet365

New Orleans Saints (+1.5, +106 ML) vs. Indianapolis Colts (-1, -118 ML)

Total: Over 42.5 (-112 | FanDuel), Under 43.5 (-108 | DraftKings)

Despite being responsible for four total touchdowns, Gardner Minshew still couldn’t get the Colts over the Cleveland Browns last week, losing 39-38.

After coming up short against the NFL’s No. 1 defense last week, Minshew and the Colts get the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense this week.

New Orleans just allowed a season-high 31 points to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, so there may be some gaps in this defense after all.

The Saints’ defensive numbers may be buoyed by the shutout they produced over the Patriots in Week 5.

I think Minshew can sink those numbers in Week 8.

Pick: Colts Moneyline | Best Odds: (-118) BetRivers

New England Patriots (+9.5, +375 ML) vs. Miami Dolphins (-9.5, -450 ML)

Total: Over 47 (-108 | DraftKings), Under 47 (-110 | BetRivers)

The Dolphins’ offense was stymied by the clock-grinding Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7, but they should find more success at home against their AFC East rival New England Patriots this week.

The Patriots picked up an impressive win over the Buffalo Bills last week, winning 29-25, and Mac Jones was a big reason for that success, completing 25 of 30 pass attempts for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Jones has now completed 30 or more passes in back-to-back weeks, showing that he can lead this New England offense.

Miami’s offense is the most electric in football, but with a defense that is allowing 26.7 points per game, the Dolphins’ defense will relinquish some points.

The Pats’ defense is not that great either, allowing 25.3 points per game.

I’m taking the over here!

Pick: Over 47 | Best Odds: (-108) DraftKings

New York Jets (-2.5, -142 ML) vs. New York Giants (+3, +130 ML)

Total: Over 36.5 (-110 | bet365), Under 36.5 (-105 | FanDuel)

Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones has yet to be cleared to play, and after Tyrod Taylor threw for two touchdowns against the Washington Commanders last week, it may be an addition by subtraction at this point.

The Giants went 14 consecutive quarters without scoring an offensive touchdown before Taylor’s second quarter touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller last week.

The Jets are coming off a bye week, and they will be the “visitors” at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Zach Wilson has done a fine job under center over the last few weeks, averaging 210 passing yards per game and posting a passer rating of 87.5 over the last three games.

The Jets have a superior defense and a more consistent offense right now.

I’ll back the “road” favorites on the spread here.

Pick: Jets (-2.5) | Best Odds: (-110) PointsBet

Jacksonville Jaguars (-2.5, -135 ML) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5, +128)

Total: Over 42 (-109 | BetRivers), Under 41.5 (-105 | FanDuel)

The Jaguars have won four straight games, all by at least five points.

The Steelers enter this game as +2.5-point underdogs, but when they are underdogs by two or more points this season, they are 4-0 straight up!

This is an interesting matchup.

Pittsburgh’s rushing defense is currently ranked 28th in the NFL, allowing 142.3 rushing yards per game, and they will need to bottle-up Travis Etienne and put the game in Trevor Lawrence’s hands if they hope to win.

Pittsburgh continues to play well as underdogs and I’ll back them at home against the Jags.

Pick: Steelers Moneyline | Best Odds: (+128) FanDuel

Atlanta Falcons (-2, -130 ML) vs. Tennessee Titans (+2.5, +120)

Total: Over 36.5 (-110 | BetMGM), Under 37 (-115 | FanDuel)

The Falcons have four wins this season and three of them have come from late field goals made from the boot of kicker Younghoe Koo.

There is a strong argument to be made that Koo has been the best player on Atlanta’s team right now.

With a two-point spread, favoring the Falcons, Koo may be called on once again in Week 8 against Tennessee.

Titans’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill is still listed as questionable with an ankle injury, even after Tennessee’s bye week.

If Malik Willis gets the start under center for the Titans, I don’t like their chances against this strong Atlanta defense.

The Falcons are in the top-10 in the NFL in both passing and rushing defense and are allowing just 19 points per game.

Tennessee has failed to score 20 points in four of their six games, and I don’t see them doing it in this one.

I’m backing Atlanta and the very clutch Koo.

Pick: Falcons (-2) | Best Odds: (-110) Caesars

Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5, -275 ML) vs. Washington Commanders (+6.5, +240 ML)

Total: Over 43.5 (-110 | bet365), Under 43.5 (-105 | FanDuel)

The Eagles just crushed the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night, so I’d expect them to take care of the Washington Commanders in Week 8.

Back in Week 4, Philadelphia beat Washington 34-31, in overtime.

Is it possible for a team to seek revenge for a close win?

If so, this may be the case.

Pick: Eagles (-6.5) | Best Odds: (-110) BetMGM

Sunday, October 29th – 4:05 p.m. EST

Cleveland Browns (+3, +145 ML) vs. Seattle Seahawks (-3, -162 ML)

Total: Over 40 (-110 | BetRivers), Under 40.5 (-115 | FanDuel)

The Browns’ defense is still listed as the top defense in the NFL, even after allowing 38 points to the Colts last week.

The only thing holding Cleveland back is their starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson.

Watson sat out against the 49ers in Week 6, even though he was cleared to play, then suited up against Indianapolis last week, and completed just one of five passes and tossed an interception.

That’s two wins in a row for a Browns team that has been predominantly led by P.J. Walker.

Seattle has a sneaky good passing defense, allowing just 331 passing yards in the last two weeks combined.

The Browns’ quarterback troubles will need to be fixed quickly if they have hopes of beating the Seahawks this week.

Assuming Watson does play, I like Cleveland’s offense to put up enough points to win.

More importantly, I like the Browns’ defense to keep enough points off the board to win.

Pick: Browns Moneyline | Best Odds: (+145) bet365

Sunday, October 29th – 4:25 p.m. EST

Baltimore Ravens (-8, -400 ML) vs. Arizona Cardinals (+8.5, +330 ML)

Total: Over 43.5 (-112 | DraftKings), Under 44 (-109 | BetRivers)

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a huge statement victory in Week 7, beating the Detroit Lions, 38-6.

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense put on an early show, taking a 28-0 halftime lead.

Jackson finished the day with 357 passing yards and four total touchdowns (one rushing).

The Cardinals’ defense is near the bottom of the league in almost every defensive category and they will have their hands full with Jackson in Week 8.

Baltimore just quieted a very noisy Lions offense, and should have little issue with Arizona’s offense this week.

The Cardinals will have Josh Dobbs under center once again, but this week they will be without tight end Zach Ertz, and will still be without running back James Conner.

The healthier and more explosive Ravens should cruise to victory on Sunday.

Pick: Ravens (-8) | Best Odds: (-109) BetRivers

Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5, -355 ML) vs. Denver Broncos (+7.5, +310 ML)

Total: Over 45.5 (-115 | BetMGM), Under 46.5 (-110 | FanDuel)

The Broncos picked up a rare victory last week against Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers, but their winning ways will come to a halt in Week 8 against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mahomes is coming off his most impressive performance of the season, completing 32 of 42 pass attempts for 424 yards and four touchdown passes.

For Denver’s 30th-ranked passing defense, the thought of slowing down Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce is a terrifying prospect.

The Chiefs are allowing just 15 points per game (2nd in the NFL), and the Broncos are allowing 31 points per game (31st in the NFL).

I’m surprised that the spread is not double-digits favoring KC.

Pick: Chiefs (-7.5) | Best Odds: (-109) BetRivers

Cincinnati Bengals (+5.5, +210 ML) vs. San Francisco 49ers (-5.5, -238 ML)

Total: Over 45 (-110 | bet365), Under 45.5 (-105 | FanDuel)

San Francisco will return home after back-to-back losses on the road.

The 49ers have been bruised-up lately, with wide receiver Deebo Samuel expected to be out until Week 10 and offensive tackle Trent Williams questionable to play in Week 8.

Even running back Christian McCaffrey played in last week’s lost to the Minnesota Vikings at less than 100 percent; it showed in the box score as McCaffrey finished with just 45 yards on 15 carries.

Cincinnati is 3-0 against NFC West opponents and they can complete the sweep this week against San Francisco.

The Bengals are coming off a Week 7 bye, but have won three of their last four games.

I like Cincinnati here on the spread. The Bengals appear to be trending upward, and the banged-up Niners look like they could use some rest.

Pick: Bengals (+5.5) | Best Odds: (-110) DraftKings

Sunday Night Football

Chicago Bears (+8.5, +350 ML) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (-8.5, -400 ML)

Total: Over 46.5 (-110 | BetRivers), Under 46.5 (-110 | BetMGM)

Undrafted rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent led the Bears to victory in Week 7 over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Typical starting QB Justin Fields didn’t suit up after struggling to grip the football, but if Bagent continues to perform well, Fields could lose the grip on his starting gig.

The win was nice for both Bagent and Chicago, but it was still against Brian Hoyer and the Raiders, so expectations should be limited.

The Chargers’ loss to the Chiefs last week was the first two-possession loss for Los Angeles, being outscored by 14 points.

A matchup with the Bears’ 29th-ranked passing defense (265.9 passing yards allowed per game) and 28th-ranked scoring defense (26.9 points allowed per game) is just what the Chargers need to get the wheels back on the track.

Pick: Chargers (-8.5) | Best Odds: (-110) FanDuel

Monday Night Football

Las Vegas Raiders (+8.5, +330 ML) vs. Detroit Lions (-8.5, -370 ML)

Total: Over 45 (-108 | BetRivers), Under 45 (-108 | DraftKings)

Strangely, the Lions were embarrassed by the Ravens last Sunday, and now they will get to take their frustrations out on a flimsy Raiders team at the friendly confines of Ford Field in the Motor City.

On a few occasions this season, Detroit’s defense has crumbled, but this loss to Baltimore was the first time the Lions’ offense failed to keep up with their defensive mistakes.

For Detroit, things should be easier this Monday Night against Las Vegas.

Whether Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to play, remains to be seen.

If it’s any combination of Brian Hoyer or Aidan O’Connell under center, Las Vegas will likely struggle to record points.

Josh Jacobs getting it going on the ground would be nice too, but the Lions’ 2nd-ranked rushing defense (76.3 rushing yards allowed per game) could immobilize the Raiders’ running back this week.

This is a bounce-back week for Detroit.

Pick: Lions (-8.5) | Best Odds: (-105) FanDuel

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