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Top NFL Week 8 Straight Up Picks & Game Previews

Written by on October 23, 2017

It wasn’t so very long ago that you could look at the NFL schedule for the coming week and pick out a couple of sure winners, as the difference in quality level between the good and bad teams were notable. That gap has been shrinking bit by bit, and this season has proven to be tough going for bettors, as those “lock” games don’t really seem to exist anymore. There is a stunning level of parity in pro-football, as witnessed by the number of games on the board each week where the NFL Spread is in the 3 to 6-point range. While that can make picking winners a little tougher, it also means that we tend to get decent betting odds that allow us to boost the old bankroll, so let’s look ahead and see if we can come up with some NFL Week 8 straight up picks.

Top NFL Week 8 Straight Up Picks & Game Previews

Top NFL Betting Picks & Predictions for Week 8

Carolina Panthers over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is one of those games that falls very much into the iffy category, as these are a pair of teams that are failing to live up to expectations. As these two losses, the New Orleans Saints continue to win and take control of the NFC South. Both of these teams need to pick up the pace if they want to be part of the postseason, especially since it looks as though this entire division is going to be cutthroat.The Panthers are coming into this one as a slight road underdog, but this is a team that has covered in 5 of their last 6 games on the road. Covering in this one may well mean a win, which I think they will get by the tightest of margins.

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Panthers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
  • Panthers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Buccaneers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • Buccaneers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home

Atlanta Falcons over New York Jets

The Falcons and Jets have both been surprising through the first 7 weeks of the season, albeit for very different reasons. The Falcons are back to .500 after getting blown out by the New England Patriots, and it’s fair to say that they look like a team in trouble. The Jets are 3-4, which is actually quite impressive for a team that many pegged to go 0-16 this season.The Jets have been incredibly competitive this year, and they may cause some problems for a flagging Falcons offense this weekend, but that’s not enough to make them one of your NFL Week 8 straight up picks, I still think they will come up short, especially since Atlanta is in desperate need of a win.

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Falcons are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
  • Falcons are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
  • Jets are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
  • Jets are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta

New Orleans Saints over Chicago Bears

Starting the season 0-2 can put a team in a hole that is often very difficult to dig out of, but it now appears that the New Orleans Saints came equipped with shovels. They went winless in the opening two weeks of the season, but have bounced back brilliantly to win 4-straight and take control at the top of the NFC South, which is why you should consider them as one of your NFL Week 8 straight up picks.Be sure to include the Saints as one of your NFL Week 8 Straight Up Picks.They will face a Chicago Bears team in Week 8 that has been surprisingly good, and which has saved its best performances for games against the better teams in the league. This could be a close one, but I like the Saints to pull away late.

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Bears are 6-18 SU in their last 24 games
  • Bears are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games on the road
  • Saints are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Saints are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

Kansas City Chiefs over Denver Broncos

It seems that we were all a little too quick to crown the Kansas City Chiefs as the next Super Bowl champion, as they have come back to earth with a resounding thump. After getting off to a 5-0 start, the Chiefs lost at home to the Steelers, and then followed that up with a heartbreaking loss to the Oakland Raiders last Thursday night.The Chiefs proved in that one that they are still a very good team, which is why I like them to bounce back in Week 8 with a win over the Denver Broncos, a team that has been very inconsistent this season, so be sure to include them in your NFL Week 8 straight up picks.

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Denver is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
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