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NFL Odds & Picks for Every Week 8 Sunday Afternoon Game

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Week 8 NFL Odds, Picks & Previews

 

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Panthers vs Falcons
1 p.m. ET
Bears vs Cowboys
1 p.m. ET
Dolphins vs Lions
1 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs Vikings
1 p.m. ET
Raiders vs Saints
1 p.m. ET
Patriots vs Jets
1 p.m. ET
Steelers vs Eagles
1 p.m. ET
Titans vs Texans
4:05 p.m. ET
Commanders vs Colts
4:25 p.m. ET
49ers vs Rams
4:25 p.m. ET
Giants vs Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET


Panthers Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-110
41.5
-106o / -114u
+176
Falcons Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-110
41.5
-106o / -114u
-210
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Blake Krass: The Falcons’ balanced offensive attack should be able to exploit the Panthers’ defense. When they get into the red zone, they should score touchdowns and put the Panthers away.

PJ Walker is still not a viable NFL quarterback and with no help in the run game, Carolina should struggle to put up points.

I think the best course of action is just to lay the points with the Falcons. I think they could pull away at home and turn this into a blowout once they get to the fourth quarter. Once they do have a lead, they will lean on their running game to hog possession and maintain momentum.

If all goes according to plan, the Falcons should comfortably win this game by a touchdown or more. The lookahead line was Falcons -6.5 and I would play it up to that number if it inflates again.

I think this line has dropped way too much just because the Falcons struggled against the defending AFC Champions and the Panthers beat a Bucs team that has proven itself to be a dead dog.

Pick: Falcons -4 (Play to -6.5)

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Bears Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+9.5
-105
42.5
-110o / -110u
+360
Cowboys Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-9.5
-115
42.5
-110o / -110u
-460
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Sam Farley: Fields really struggled at the start of the season and many observers questioned why the team didn’t put him in a position to succeed and showcase some of the abilities that made him so special at college.

It looks like the Bears were listening and in the past two weeks the team have really leaned into letting Fields use his feet. Last week, Fields had 10 designed runs, which is even more impressive given that last year he had 18 in the whole season.

In the last two weeks, Fields has had 12 and 14 rushing attempts, having only broken double digits once in the previous five weeks. It’s clear what the team is trying to do and with his rushing attempt line set at 8.5 this week we’ll back the over.

Pick: Justin Fields Over 8.5 Rush Attempts (-130 at BetMGM) | Bet to 8.5

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Dolphins Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-114
51.5
-108o / -112u
-186
Lions Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-106
51.5
-108o / -112u
+156
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Landon Silinsky: With the Lions getting fully healthy on the offensive side of the ball, I think they come out inspired at home against this middling Dolphins defense. They will be able to move the ball and score some points, which will force Miami to answer back, and we know how easy it is to score on the Lions defense.

This game has the highest total on the Week 8 slate, but in the two home games the Lions have played this season, the final scores have been 36-27 and 48-45. I like that trend to continue this week and fully expect some fireworks in this game. Give me the over here.

Quickslip: Over 51.5 | Bet to 52

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Cardinals Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-114
48.5
-115o / -105u
+154
Vikings Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-106
48.5
-115o / -105u
-184
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Landon Silinsky: Both of these defenses are pretty bad and with Hopkins back for the Cardinals, it creates a way scenario that this could be a back-and-forth affair through the air.

The Cardinals have run the second most plays per game in the NFL at 70.3 and when you factor in the Vikings penchant for throwing the rock, we get a situation where there could be quite a few points scored in this game.

Give me the over here.

Quickslip: Over 48.5 | Bet to 49

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Raiders Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-1.5
-105
49.5
-110o / -110u
-116
Saints Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+1.5
-115
49.5
-110o / -110u
-102
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Cody Goggin: This cluster of injuries to the Saints’ secondary presents the perfect opportunity to pounce on a passing prop and it doesn’t seem like this situation is reflected in the current market. With the Raiders listed as 1.5-point road favorites, this game is expected to remain close, which should keep the Raiders from going towards a run-heavy game script.

The strong rushing defense of the Saints may also force the Raiders into more long third down’s, which will require Carr to throw in order to move the chains.

I think that with his full bevy of weapons back in tow, a strong rush defense on the other side, and a New Orleans cornerback room that has been ravished by injury, Derek Carr should have one of his best games of the season so far.

Pick: Derek Carr over 256.5 Passing Yards | Bet to 264.5

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Patriots Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-2.5
-115
39.5
-115o / -105u
-146
Jets Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+2.5
-105
39.5
-115o / -105u
+124
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

The Great Foosini: Both teams have a pretty weak track record and have beat up on the same bottom-feeding squads. There are also a ton of question marks on offense for both teams. That said, defense is not much of a concern for either New York or New England.

Given these offensive concerns, formidable defenses and the expected game script, we’re likely going to see a controlled clock and defensive stands. I’m giving a strong look to the under as anything above 40 seems like it’ll be a reach.

Quickslip: Under 39.5

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Steelers Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+10.5
-110
42.5
-110o / -110u
+400
Eagles Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-10.5
-110
42.5
-110o / -110u
-520
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Anthony Dabbundo: The Eagles have been an incredibly dominant first-half team and have struggled to finish games all season long. They let the Lions, Cowboys and Cardinals back into games despite building double-digit leads early on.  I expect a fully focused start to this game coming off the bye.

Philadelphia averages 18.7 points per game in the second quarter, which is six more than every other team in the league. It is first in rushing success rate, third in overall offense and first in defense in the first half.

Undefeated teams favored at home off the bye since 2001 are 18-1 straight up and 17-2 against the spread. Those teams cover by an average of 11 points per game. That’s not a huge sample, but it seems meaningful enough.

I know that Mike Tomlin is excellent as an underdog, excellent on the road off of a loss and tends to coach well as an underdog against winning teams. However, the gulf in talent and the bad matchup for Pickett is enough for me to play Philadelphia in the first half.

Laying more than 10 with the backdoor potential as the Eagles play conservatively with a lead isn’t too appealing, so I’ll back them in the first half.

Pick: Eagles 1H -6 (-110) | Bet to -6.5

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Titans Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-2.5
-115
40.5
-110o / -110u
-146
Texans Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+2.5
-105
40.5
-110o / -110u
+124
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Dylan Wilkerson: Last week, we cashed Josh Jacobs over 84.5 rushing yards against the Texans. This week, we’ll do more of the same with an even better running back.

While there is uncertainty in the air at QB for Tennessee, for this pick, it won’t matter. The Titans will keep it on the ground as they always do, and Derrick Henry will do his thing, which is break tackles, elude defenders, and score touchdowns.

Join me in betting on Henry to have a BIG day in Houston.

Pick: Derrick Henry Over 99.5 Rushing Yards | Bet to 109.5 yards

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Commanders Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+3
-115
39.5
-110o / -110u
+126
Colts Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-3
-105
39.5
-110o / -110u
-148
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Ricky Henne: The Commanders might have the momentum as they look for their third win in a row, but they haven’t exactly been world beaters. Their three wins this season are against the Jaguars, Bears and Packers — teams with a combined 9-14 record.

Indianapolis is the more desperate team and the switch to Ehlinger should create the spark the Colts are seeking. Again, a near-replacement level performance from him would be a drastic improvement over what Indianapolis has received from Ryan. Throw in the fact that they might be playing for Reich’s job and you should see a Colts team with more juice than they’ve shown all year.

It’s also worth noting that the under has hit six times for the Colts and four times for the Commanders this season. Points should come at a premium and this game looks to be a grind with both teams focused on running the ball. That makes an under hovering around 39.5 particularly juicy.

As far as the end result goes, Indianapolis is 0-3 at home against the spread, but they’re also the more talented, desperate team.  That should be enough to comfortably cover by more than a field goal.

My pick: Colts -3 (bet to -4.5)

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49ers vs

Rams

49ers Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-1
-110
42
-110o / -110u
-115
Rams Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+1
-110
42
-110o / -110u
-104
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

John LanFranca: Both offenses have very little chance of rushing success, which will force both quarterbacks into long down-and-distance situations. As a result, both quarterbacks may find themselves under heavy pressure.

I’m not willing to fade McVay coming off a bye with plenty of time to make adjustments, and I’m somewhat suspicious of a low total featuring two quarterbacks with high turnover-worthy throw percentages.

I don’t recommend teasers ever making up more than 5%-10% of your wagers. However, this is a perfect spot because it gets us through several key numbers on both the side and total. Play whichever teaser (6-point, 6.5 or 7) can get you through the Rams +7.

Pick: Tease to Rams +7.5 / Under 48.5

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Giants Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+3
-110
44.5
-110o / -110u
+136
Seahawks Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-3
-110
44.5
-110o / -110u
-158
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

John LanFranca: You will rarely see a total this low featuring offenses playing this well combined with defenses playing this poorly. Seattle games have gone over the total by an average of 21.25 points (!!!) in four of the past five weeks. Add in their 19-9 victory over Arizona in Week 6, and the market is still short an average of 12.5 points per game in games involving the Seahawks since Week 2.

Neither defense can limit what the other offense does best — this total is far too low.

Quickslip: Over 44.5 | Bet to 46.5

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