NFL Week 8 Over/Under Picks.

NFL Week 8 Over/Under Picks

Written by on October 22, 2018

While we are just about to hit the midway point of the NFL season, there are already a few teams who have their hands over the panic button. What may be the most surprising about that batch of teams is that a few of them were seen as preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl. We are talking about the likes of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, both of whom now look like postseason longshots. A lot can change in the second half, so let’s take a look ahead to see what we might be able to bet on this week in terms of the point total. We will also have ATS and SU picks coming out to you today. And be sure to check out the NFL week 8 odds before placing your bets!  

NFL Week 8 Over/Under Picks

 

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars (UNDER 41)

The feeling was that the Eagles would once again soar once they got Carson Wentz back under center, but they have had a tough time finding their way into the end zone. Philadelphia is averaging just 22 PPG through their first 7 games and has seen 2 of their last 3 games go UNDER.

 

The Jaguars are even more ineffective on offense, averaging a little over 16 PPG this season and benching their starting QB last weekend after a brutal first-half showing. Both teams are solid defensively, so this is one that looked destined to be on the lower scoring side of things, which is why I am on the UNDER.

 

Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 6 games at home
 

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions (OVER 49)

It wasn’t so very long ago that the Seahawks defense was considered one of the best in the business, making them a tough team to wager on as an OVER in the point total.

 

While their defense has not reached the heights of previous years, they are still keeping things tight, seeing the under hit in 4 of their last 5 games. That looks set to change against the Detroit Lions, as they are seeing high-scoring games become the norm, with all 3 of their last 3 games going OVER. 9 of the last 12 games played at home have gone OVER for the Lions, so let’s go that route again.

 

Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games at home
 

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (OVER 43 ½)

These are a pair of teams who are seeing their seasons end early after getting off to a 1-6 start. The 49ers can lay some of the blame at the feet of the injuries they have suffered this season, whereas the Cardinals are just plain bad.

  The Cardinals are favorites to win in NFL Week 8.  

As poor as these two have been, they will both look at this game as an opportunity to get a win and get some positive vibes running through the locker room. I think that means we will see a wide-open game here, and while neither team is great offensively, I still think they combine to go OVER.

 

Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games when playing Arizona
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona’s last 6 games at home
 

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (OVER 44 ½)

There is a chance that the point total for this one may change over the course of the next week, so I would get on it right now. When you consider that the Patriots have been averaging around 40 PPG over the last 4 weeks, and against much better defenses than what the Bills have to offer, the point total suddenly seems very low.

 

There is a better than average chance that New England could hit that number without the Bills offense ever getting on the board, which is what makes the OVER for this one seem like such a great bet.

 

Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England’s last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 games