We are swiftly approaching the middle of the season and with all the attractive games coming up in this loaded round of fixtures it’s time to bring you our Week 8 NFL picks. As always, How To Bet is hunting for the hidden values in these matchups so that we help you benefit from the best odds available on the market. Our experts’ analytic approach allows them to uncover the real underachievers and overachievers up until now and come up with the hottest NFL Week 8 predictions. And, best of all, they are completely free of charge!
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Yet another week Monday Night Football’s game is simply…not good. Few expected that entering Week 7 the Chiefs would be 3-4, tied for last in the AFC West and four places out of a playoff spot. But that is the harsh reality of the last of our Week 8 NFL picks. The two-time defending AFC champions are entering a vital four-week stretch heading into their bye week and a win against the 2-5 NY Giants is a must.
Head coach Andy Reid is one of the best in the business coming off a bye. With eight days between games this looks a great opportunity for him to fix the flailing offense that went from a feared one to a mediocre one that posted mere three points last Sunday in a 27:3 defeat to the Titans.
On Friday offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy told the press that this is the week WR Josh Gordon will be unleashed. The troubled wideout has seen two targets in three games since signing with the Chiefs and they need every bit of help to WR Tyreek Hill and TE Travis Kelce whom the defenses concentrate on.
Last Sunday Giants ended their two-week losing streak beating the fast falling Carolina Panthers 25:3. RB Saquon Barkley and WR Kenny Golladay will miss the trip to KC while LB Lorenzo Carter and CB Nate Ebner are both questionable. The way Giants’ defense plays on the road, allowing a league-high 72.4% completion rate and 289.7 YPG passing it will be hard to withstand any other injuries.
Chiefs are 2-5 ATS this season and 0-3 at home. The line opened at -13, dropped to -9.5 and keeps on going down. This is not a straightforward NFL Week 8 picks against the spread. But the Chiefs have a bigger fish to fry (they host the Packers next Sunday before facing the Raiders and the Cowboys) and should not stumble against a lowly NFC team.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Chiefs -9.5 (-105)
Two teams fresh off a bye week square off in one of the most intriguing SNF games this season. The Cowboys (5-1) are about to run away with the NFC East (or better NFC least) title while the Vikings (3-3) are clinging to the last NFC playoff spot. Which, let’s face it, won’t be a big achievement in a top-heavy conference with a lot of mediocre teams.
Minnesota needed the bye week to heal some nagging injuries. RB Dalvin Cook and WR Adam Thielen are back at full strength as is RB Alexander Mattison. WR Dede Westbrook and DT Michael Pierce are the only ones listed as DNP on the injury report. As for the Cowboys QB Dak Prescott who suffered a calf strain on the game-winning TD against the Patriots two weeks ago is still limited as are T Tyron Smith and the NFL interception leader Trevon Diggs. But barring some unforeseen surprises all three should be good to go Sunday Night.
Both offenses are in the top half of the DVOA standings and both are in the Top 10 in passing. After two straight dull games, SNF needs something exciting. No Vikings’ home game this season has hit the over. It’s long due.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Over 53 (-110)
A battle for the top of NFC South standings. At 6-1 Buccaneers lead by a game-and-a-half over the 4-2 Saints. Who are on a short week travelling across the country after the 13:10 defensive slugfest against the Seahawks. In a divisional matchup on Halloween night…everything is possible.
Saints traded on Monday for their former RB Mark Ingram reuniting him with Alvin Kamara. Who already had 139 touches in just six weeks and will welcome a breather. NO is ranked just 20th in rushing in DVOA stats and this puts too much pressure on QB Jameis Winston. Who, BTW, faces his former team on Sunday. The former #1 pick was unceremoniously cut after the arrival of Tom Brady. Winston is 89-of-151 for 1114 yards, 13 TDs and 3 INTs. And it seems perfect for the controlled style of Saints’ play.
Tampa Bay has some injury concerns (mainly the ankle of WR Antonio Brown) but TE Rob Gronkowski is expected to be back after hurting his rib cage in Week 3. And even for an offense that supplanted the Chiefs at #1 in DVOA rankings it’s a huge boost.
The Saints have won five straight regular season games against the Bucs including 34:23 and 38:3 decisions last season. But it was with Drew Brees as a QB. Ahead of the bye week, the Bucs, who are yet to have a complete game away from home, should struggle a bit in the hostile environment but after Cardinals’ loss the NFC is wide open. This one is as straight forward as NFL Week 8 predictions can be.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Buccaneers Money Line (-200)
Without the injured QB Russell Wilson the Seahawks are fading fast, sitting last in the NFC West standings and ahead of only the winless Lions in the NFC playoffs standings. And if they don’t beat the Jaguars on Sunday not only their playoff fate will be sealed but also Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll could be on their way out of The Emerald City. Week 8 NFL picks may look weird but betting on the under the radar games is a proven strategy.
After Wilson’s injury the Seahawks implemented an ultra conservative approach in seven of the nine quarters started by Geno Smith. He threw for just 167 yards on Monday against the Saints and some of the play calling was baffling to say the least. Still the DVOA looks fond on the Seahawks, dropping them just a spot to #7!
The Jaguars are coming off a bye week after their last-second win in London against the Dolphins. But on American soil they are winless in 20 straight and they haven’t won a true road game since December 15th 2019. And even in the bye week there was some bad news on the injury front for the Jaguars as WR DJ Chark was officially put on IR ending his season.
According to DVOA the Seahawks should’ve been 4-3. Instead at 2-5 their season is going in the wrong direction. And if they lose to the Jaguars (especially with Packers and Cardinals next on the schedule) they can go packing their stuff.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Seahawks Money Line (-167)
A week ago the Bengals shook not only the AFC North but the AFC with the 41:17 drubbing of the Ravens. Being in an unfamiliar position on top of the conference Joe Burrow & Co. travel to the Meadowlands to face the 1-5 Jets who just lost their starting QB. And the majority of NFL Week 8 expert picks agree they don’t stand a chance.
Coming off a bye week the Jets were destroyed 54:13 by New England. In the process the #2 draft pick Zach Wilson sprained a knee and is out for at least a couple of weeks. Enter Mike White! The former fifth-round pick threw for 202 yards last Sunday coming off the bench. White is a thrower who posted excellent numbers in Western Kentucky and even after the trade for Joe Flacco will start against the Bengals.
In the eyes of many this is a trap game for Cincy. Sandwiched between division matchups with the Ravens and the Browns they are due to a letdown. But they are healthy with only backup RB Chris Evans doubtful with a hamstring injury. Bengals had their coming up party last Sunday and against the 29th ranked defense they should have a field day. This is not the sexiest of the NFL Week 8 predictions but I follow the public trend.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Over 43 (-109)
Christmas is still two months away but this is like a holiday present to all the fans. Two division leaders against each other. The last unbeaten team against the perennial Super Bowl contender. It’s Week 8 of the NFL season and the most wonderful game of the year! Let’s start with the NFL Week 8 predictions!
Cardinals got their seventh win in a row on Sunday but allowed the inept Texans to hang longer than they should. QB Kyler Murray threw for 261 yards, 3 TDS, 1 INT and a 121.3 rating and is the only quarterback this season with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in at least six games this season. His new shiny toy TE Zach Ertz scored in his debut and for the Cardinals it’s embarrassment of the riches in full scale.
Packers donned their throwback uniforms and spent the majority of the afternoon on defense yet faced little trouble beating the WFT 24:14. GB held the ball for just 9:29 minutes after the break but recovered two fumbles, recorded an INT and forced a turnover on downs. The “Bend but don’t break” philosophy prevailed but DC Joe Barry had tested positive for COVID-19 and will probably miss the game.
Hours after the news broke star WR Davante Adams (52 receptions for 744 yards, 3 TDs) was placed on reserve/COVID-19 list and the whole went into advanced COVID-19 protocol which means only virtual coaches meetings, wearing masks indoors and social distancing. This triggered an immediate outpour of money bet on the Cardinals and the line jumped by three points in a matter of hours and went outside of the money line comfort zone. Yes, Adams is the soul of the passing attack but only between the red zones. Once in, the Packers shy away from him and Sunday’s game plan against the WFT was a good example.
As GM Brian Gutenkust hinted about “other issues with the latest round of testing”, I’m not confident the Packers will have the firepower to withstand a Murray&Co. barrage. But 6.5 points look like disrespect to the Packers. If you can, wait until the last possible moment before placing a bet on this game. There are too many uncertainties right now. Be careful with the first of your NFL Week 8 picks against the spread.
Our Expert NFL Pick for This Game: Packers +6.5 (-111)
First things first, you have to know what NFL expert picks actually are before we explain why you should go for NFL Week 8 Expert Picks. They are special betting predictions made by people with a particularly high level of NFL knowledge and experience in uncovering the best bets. By choosing this type of pick, you get detailed suggestions on how to bet on those selected games that will give you the biggest chance to put a winning wager.
No one would blame you if you trust your own judgment when it comes to making NFL score predictions. After all, in this case, you will be fully responsible for both winning and losing. There are multiple reasons though why many bettors consider expert picks to be the art form of NFL betting. Here’s why trusting NFL Week 8 predictions provided by specialists is the right move:
After deciding to go with the special selection of NFL Week 8 predictions by experts, your next job is to know and understand the specifics of the betting markets. The three most popular among football betting aficionados are:
They all are available on every online sportsbook, so let's have a look at each one in order to explain how they work. This will help you be 100% ready to explore the NFL best bets Week 8 can offer.
The straight up or moneyline betting market is probably the simplest to understand. Here you will be offered odds about both of the teams involved in a NFL game and your only job is to bet on the team that you think will win. If your prediction is correct, your bet is a winning one and it will be settled at the odds you took. In short, when you see our NFL Week 8 picks straight up, you should be able to bet on them easily. Check the following example:
|Green Bay Packers||+180|
So if you fancy Green Bay to win the NFL game against the favorite Arizona, you could bet on the Packers at odds of +180. A stake of $100 would therefore give you a profit of $180 if they succeed. On the other hand, you have to bet $215 on Arizona and the Cardinals have to win the game for your profit to be $100. This is as straightforward an example as you would find. Now you should be ready to take advantage of our NFL Week 8 picks straight up.
People look for NFL Week 8 picks against the spread because the odds for the two teams in a particular game can be quite different. By trying to even them up, all sportsbooks offer point spread markets that impose an artificial handicap on the favorite team. The spreads give the underdog team an equal and opposing advantage, and consequently, the odds available tend to be much more balanced. That’s why picks against the spread are in such demand. See this example:
Here you see Miami being given an advantage of +13.5 points, while Buffalo have a handicap of -13.5 points. If you put a bet on Buffalo, the Bills will need to win by 14 points or more for you to succeed. Bet on Miami and that wager will only lose if the Dolphins lose by 14 points or more. With these conditions in place, the sportsbook is able to offer even odds for both teams.
When you are using expert predictions, you will surely be given NFL Week 8 predictions against spread. Just wager on the named team in the point spread market and you’ll have your winning bet served on a plate if the pick is correct.
The over/under betting is the third main betting market for Week 8 NFL Picks. Here you only have one job: to predict whether the total number of points scored in the game by both teams combined will be Over or Under a total figure quoted by the sportsbook. Logically, that’s why this is also known as the Totals market. See the following example to understand the concept better:
|San Francisco 49ers @ Chicago Bears||Over 39.5 / Under 39.5||-110 / -110|
The over/under betting is just as simple as moneyline betting, especially if you have access to free NFL expert picks for Week 8 to help guide you. In this type of wagering all you have to do is decide whether you think there will be over or under 39.5 points scored in the game by both teams combined. If you go for Over, there would need to be 40 points or more for your wager to succeed. Go for Under and there would need to be 39 points or fewer for your bet to win. Check out our NFL Week 8 predictions, find the best over/under bets available and put a wager.
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Our Week 8 NFL picks are expert predictions based on solid data and analysis, but they are still only predictions. There is no guarantee that NFL picks from any source will win, and form upsets can occur at any point during the season. The only guarantee is that the expert picks have a much higher chance of winning because of the amount of work, knowledge, experience and advanced data access these specialists have. So always obey the golden rule of betting and never bet more than you can afford to lose in a worst-case scenario.
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