Week 8 NFL Picks
Another solid week for the squad as we go 4-1 (1-0), the only loss was the over in the Minnesota-Philadelphia game. It was a sloppy game with lots of turnovers and Sam Bradford returned to his normal play.
Last Week: 4-1 (1-0)
Overall 19-7 (3-2)
- Kansas City Chiefs -3 at Indianapolis Colts
The Chiefs are hot since coming off the bye and despite giving up 350+ passing yards to Drew Brees, I’m not too worried about the defense. Indy is not as good, in my opinion, as New Orleans and Brees > Luck, with that being said, the Chiefs need a big game out of Spencer Ware to help take pressure off of Alex Smith to perform.
- Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers OVER 48
Arizona is coming off of arguably the worst offensive performance of any team this season. The box score numbers look good, they just need to find the end-zone and they have a damn good chance to do so against a bad Carolina defense. Carolina, on the other hand, is coming off of a bye and desperately needs a win to keep their season alive. The offense has been able to put up points and the defense can’t stop anyone.
- Oakland Raiders +1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I have absolutely no idea how Oakland is getting points but I will not complain and snatch this up in a heartbeat. Oakland needs a more efficient game from Derek Carr and hopes that Latavius Murray found his groove. The defense looked good, albeit against a bad Jaguars team. Tampa Bay is coming off a road win against San Francisco, who is terrible. Jameis still managed to throw an interception against an inferior SF defense, expect Oakland to bring pressure and force bad decisions.
- Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons OVER 53
Green Bay’s defense is bad and I think the Bears helped Aaron Rodgers find his game. With that being said, Matt Ryan has been the best quarterback not named Tom Brady. The defense has been very, very vulnerable, including 33 points last week against Philip Rivers. I expect a very similar game to the Atlanta-San Diego one that happened last week.
- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys OVER 43.5
Yes, we lost last week on a Philly game, BUT this is different. We are not relying on Sam Bradford to score this week. Instead, this bet is reliant upon a pair of scoring offenses, Dallas has one game this season scoring under 20 points and is averaging 26.5 on the season. Philly has scored 20+ in every single game and are averaging 26 per game. Averages aside, I am a true believer in Dak and Zeke, and I also really like Wentz.
Survivor Pick: Minnesota Vikings
I am breaking my golden rule and picking the Bears game…but I just don’t see any way we can pass up on this pick. The Vikings defense is fantastic and the Bears offense is inept. Chicago does get Cutler back, but will he be able to shake off the rust quickly and make plays. Knowing my luck, he will look great and pick apart the Minnesota defense.
Looking for some College Football betting advice? Check out Chuck’s picks, he’s in the black this season and you’re missing out on some money!