NFL Week 8 odds: Making a case for the underdogs
NFL Week 8 began with a Patriots win over the Jets. We take a look at some underdogs bets for the rest of the NFL Week 8 slate.
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (-15.5)
There is no chance the Redskins actually win the game, but cover? Well, Thursday night games are typically ugly and low-scoring, so with a few Case Keenum throws, it’s possible.
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (-9.5)
The Cardinals have won three straight and Kyler Murray adds a new dimension in Arizona. The Cardinals have the offense to keep this close.
Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Rams (-13)
The Bengals played the Seahawks tough in Week 1 on the road. Can they put a scare into another NFC West opponent? Not likely, but a backdoor cover is in play.
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (-6)
The Broncos have the defense to make this a one-score game. If Joe Flacco and the offensive line aren’t a total mess, Denver has a chance to pull an upset.
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Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears (-4.5)
The Chargers are one of the most talented teams in the league, and yet they are 2-5. However, have you seen Mitch Trubisky? Los Angeles can win this outright.
New York Giants at Detroit Lions (-7)
The Giants aren’t good, but the Lions are only 2-3-1 and coming off a pair of losses. The key for New York is Daniel Jones avoiding the big turnovers.
New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars (-4.5)
New York has nowhere to go but up after being blown out by the Patriots on Monday night. Good for the Jets, they play a Jaguars team on their level.
Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills (-1.5)
Philadelphia is the smart play here. The Eagles might have the worst record, but they are clearly the better team.
Seattle Seahawks (-3.5) at Atlanta Falcons
Frankly, there’s no reason to bet the Falcons. This would solely be playing against a west coast team traveling across the country.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans (-2.5)
The Buccaneers might actually be the better team. If Jameis Winston doesn’t cost them, they win this.
Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers (-5.5)
The Panthers have not lost a game since Kyle Allen became the staring quarterback, and they are coming off a bye. A real chance to cover and perhaps win.
Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots (-10.5)
Cleveland is coming off a bye, the Patriots are on a short week, and the Browns are desperate. This smells of a potentially tight game.
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans (-6.5)
The Raiders are actually playing pretty well, and the Texans lost Will Fuller this past week. No reason to think Oakland can’t cover the spread.
Green Bay Packers (-4.5) at Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City is at home in primetime. This is also the classic underdog game without Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have enough talent to cover and don’t be shocked if they win.
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers (-14.5)
We can laugh, but Miami has covered the past few weeks.