By the time the next 2 weeks in the NFL are in the books, every team will have played at least half of their schedule. For many bettors, that is when they seriously start to think about who to wager on to win the Super Bowl. While some make their selection at the start of the season, others wait it out to see who gets hot and who is able to avoid crippling injuries, of which there have been many this year. There are a few teams who are going to be getting some serious Super Bowl consideration, but the second half might yet see a dark horse emerge, just as the Tennessee Titans did last year. For now, let’s focus on Week 8 and our against the spread picks for the weekend so you can wager against their NFL odds.
Week 8 ATS Picks for the 2020 Season | NFL Betting
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-7)
This has been an absolute nightmare season for the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently sitting at the bottom of the NFC North with a 1-5 record. The head coach is out, and this team looks to be on the brink of blowing it all up and starting again. It’s the complete opposite for the Green Bay Packers who, minus a blowout at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have looked unstoppable on their way to a 5-1 record and the division lead. The Packers have covered the spread in each of their 5 wins this season and have covered in 4 straight games as a home favorite. The Vikings are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 versus teams with a winning record. I am taking the Packers to cover.
Tennessee Titans (-6) at Cincinnati Bengals
Despite a rousing second half comeback effort, the Tennessee Titans ended up coming up just a little short in their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7. It was the first loss of the year for the Titans, so you can bet that they will be looking to bounce back against another team from the AFC North. The Bengals are 1-5-1 on the season, and while that record is bleak, their future outlook is sunny, as Joe Burrow looks like a legitimate NFL QB. The Bengals have covered in each of their last 5 games following a SU loss, while the Titans have covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games playing on field turf, which is what the Bengals use. I think the Titans bounce back with a big win and easily cover the spread.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (-3 ½)
It seems almost unbelievable to say it out loud, but a loss for the Patriots this weekend might well kill any shot that they have of making the playoffs. They are currently sitting at 2-4 and are on a run of 3-straight losses. Cam Newton was given the hook last weekend, but the word is that he will be the starter for this one. The Buffalo Bills pulled themselves out of a losing skid with a win over the New York Jets last weekend, but it was not the sort of performance that will have given their fans any sort of confidence heading into this week. There are a couple of trends that swing this game in the favor of the Bills for me. Buffalo is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 as a home favorite and are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in the month of November.