NFL Best Bets: Week 8
After the Buffalo Bills bye week we are back in action for Week 8 and, of course, there are some great bets this week. Let’s dive right in starting with some Bills game props.
Buffalo Bills -12 (+105)
As stated earlier, the Bills are coming off a bye week and will host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers for a prime-time Sunday Night Football matchup. The Bills started off the season extremely hot and have been playing well in all three aspects of the game. Meanwhile, the 3-4 Packers have been struggling. They can’t seem to get much going on offense. Rodgers and his receivers aren’t clicking and the run game isn’t working. On defense, they have allowed over 23 points in every game except one. The Bills should win this game by multiple scores.
Buffalo Bills Game Props
Over 5.5 Total TDs (-105)
Rodgers is still going to find a way to produce some points, so I can see the Packers scoring two touchdowns this game. On the other side, I don’t see the Packers defense being able to keep up with the air raid offense of the Bills. The Bills are going to move the ball and find a way to score. There will be at least six touchdowns in this game.
Packers to Call First Timeout (-115)
In general, Bills home games are extremely loud. So I believe the Packers are going to call the first time out due to communication issues.
Bills Points Range 28-35 (+155)
This range is right in line with Buffalo’s points per game average (29.3). On top of that, the Packers defense has allowed teams to score in bunches, including letting the Jets score 31 two weeks ago. This seems like one of those safe bets.
1st Quarter Point Range 7-13 (+130)
The Packers have started slow in games this season, scoring either zero or three first quarter points in four of their first seven games. Meanwhile, the Bills have started off red hot, scoring over seven first quarter points in four of their six games. I expect both of these trends to continue, with the Bills scoring a TD and the Packers kicking a field goal in the first 15 minutes.
Bets Around the NFL
Minnesota Vikings -3.5 (-110)
The Vikings have played like one of the best teams in football, starting off 5-1 (with their only lose coming to the Eagles). On offense, they have a balanced attack with Dalvin Cook running the ball and a great receiving core with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. They have no problem moving the ball and putting up points week in and week out.
On the other side, the Cardinals haven’t shown what kind of team they are yet and, with some injury concerns, this leads me to lean towards the Vikings. The Cardinals may be missing their starting kicker (Matt Prater) and running back (James Conner) this week. I think the Vikings prove to be too much and handle business at home.
Las Vegas Raiders -1 (-120)
Over the last couple of weeks, the Raiders have looked pretty good. Their run game has been on point as Josh Jacobs has gone for over 140 yards each of the last three games. On top of that, Derek Carr has played well, completing a high percentage of his passes and making the right decisions.
On the other side, the Saints have been falling apart. Injuries have ruined their team. They have no healthy wide receivers, and they are relying on their backup QB. On offense, they don’t have a lot of weapons and won’t be able to keep up with the Raiders.
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