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NFL Week 8 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

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NFL Week 8 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

This NFL betting guide sets the scene for the complete Week 8 schedule in the NFL, breaking down each and every matchup in terms of stats, trends, odds, and more.

NFL Betting Recap Week 7

A highly entertaining Week 7 is the books. The week began with a heated NFC East contest between the NY Giants and Philadelphia Eagles and closed on a rather lackluster showdown between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. In between, there were plenty of riveting contests for NFL bettors, including stunning upsets by Washington, Arizona, and San Francisco.

Overall, favorites went 10-4-0 SU and 6-8-0 ATS against underdogs, home teams went 6-8 SU and ATS over road teams, and the UNDER cashed in 7 of the week’s 14 games (6-7-1).

The largest underdogs to deliver for straight-up NFL bettors in Week 7 NFL picks proved to be the Arizona Cardinals, who came through with the upset over Seattle Seahawks as the closing 3.5-point home underdogs. As well, the Niners (+3) came through with a 33-6 win over the Patriots and the Lions (+1) over the Falcons.

The biggest faves to cover included the Chiefs (-7) beating the Broncos 43-16; the Chargers (-8) in a 39-29 win over the Jaguars; and Rams (-6.5) in a 24-10 win over the Bears.

With the 2020 NFL season arriving at the halfway mark, we set the scene for Week 8 NFL matchups, complete with odds, trends injury reports, and more.

Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Washington Football Team, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans

Thursday Night Football

Atlanta Falcons (1-6-0) vs. Carolina Panthers (3-4-0)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 8:20 PM ET at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

If prizes were being handed out for losing, the hapless 1-6-0 SU Atlanta Falcons would be up there amongst the faves to win it. Last Sunday’s 22-21 loss to the Lions was yet another example of Atlanta’s ongoing struggles to finish games convincingly, as the Falcons allowed a 6-point lead to slip through their fingers in the final minute of the game.

The defeat saw the Falcons fail to come through as the closing 1-point home chalk across many of the best online sportsbooks. Moreover, on the heels of this latest defeat, the Falcons secured their sixth loss and slipped to a 2-5-0 ATS mark on the season, which includes a 3.3 losing margin on average and a minus 2.6-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s 7 games this season.

The Carolina Panthers slipped to their fourth loss of the season and a 3-4-0 SU mark, but they pulled off the cover as the 7-point road pups in a 27-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. It was a closely contested game at the Superdome, and the Panthers did manage to create an opportunity in the dying minutes to send the game into overtime, only for Joey Slye’s ambitious 65-yard field goal attempt to go awry.

Nevertheless, it marked the fourth cover by Carolina as an underdog this season, improving the Panthers record to 4-3-0 ATS, which includes a 0.9 losing margin on average and a plus 3-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s 7 games.

On the injury front, the Falcons have S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion) listed as day-to-day. The Panthers, meanwhile, continue to have RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) listed as day-to-day, but there has been some talk of the star running back’s potential return this Thursday. He practiced on Monday. Additionally, the Panthers are having to contend with injuries to G John Miller (ankle) and T Russel Okung (calf), both of whom are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NFL Network
Opening Line: Panthers -3 (+100) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% capacity)
Full Game Preview: Falcons vs. Panthers Picks

Sunday's Games

New England Patriots (2-4-0) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-2-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Bills Stadium, Buffalo

The New England Patriots are riding a two-game losing streak into Week 8, a couple of uncharacteristic defeats at Gillette Stadium to the Broncos and Niners, respectively, that have the long-time AFC East heavyweights mired in the bottom half of the division’s table and close to an existential crisis.

Sitting pretty in third place in the standings behind a 2-4-0 SU mark on the season, the Patriots are looking up the table at the Miami Dolphins (3-3-0) and the Buffalo Bills (5-2-0). As well, the Patriots are 2-4-0 ATS, which includes a 4.7 losing margin on average and a minus 6.2-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New England’s 6 games.

Newton had been off in the last two weeks, but he was more erratic last Sunday. He finished with 9 of 15 for 98 yards while throwing 3 INTs and posting a 39.7 passer rating. It’s worth noting Newton did have coronavirus, the aftereffects of which are not yet fully understood. Scientists are particularly puzzled by “Long COVID”, which involves extended symptoms of the virus months after recovery.

The Buffalo Bills won a slugfest with the New York Jets last Sunday. The Jets surprisingly proved there was pulse left in them after all, and they gave the Bills a right battle. However, the Bills persevered to take the 18-10 victory but failed to cover as the closing 9.5-point faves on the NFL odds board...

Although Buffalo advanced its lead in the AFC East standings by improving to 5-2-0 SU, they’re still a long way away from being a powerhouse. Offensively and defensively the Bills have concerns. That said, the Bills enter this highly anticipated showdown as the home chalk. Early NFL odds had the Bills laying a field goal, but the NFL line has already moved to as high as Bills -4 with several sportsbooks such as Bovada (visit our Bovada Review).

Overall, the Bills are 3-4-0 against the spread this season, which includes a 0.6 losing margin on average and a minus 3.9-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s 7 games.

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On Buffalo’s injury front WR Stefon Diggs (undisclosed) is listed as day-to-day. WR John Brown (knee), T Cody Ford (knee), G Jon Feliciano (pectoral), and CB Josh Norman (hamstring) are all listed day-to-day.

New England’s injury list includes WR N’Keal Harry (head), DT Carl Davis Jr. (concussion), DB Kyle Digger (ankle), LB Josh Ulche (ankle), DL Beau Allen (Undisclosed), OL Joe Thuney (ankle), and Justin Herron (ankle), all of which are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Bills -3 (+100) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% capacity)
Full Game Preview: Patriots vs. Bills Picks

Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill #17 hands off the ball to Derrick Henry #22. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Tennessee Titans (5-1-0) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati

Of all the early contests on last Sunday’s NFL betting slate, the Steelers vs. Titans game was arguably the most thrilling. It was a topsy-turvy affair that saw the Titans thoroughly outplayed in the first half of the game before launching a comeback that just fell short of the mark. Well, Stephen Gostkowski’s missed field goal in the dying seconds of the game decided it in favor of the Steelers.

All told, the 27-24 defeat to the Steelers marked the Titans’ first loss of the season. As it is, the Titans are in command of the AFC South division with a 5-1-0 SU mark. However, the Titans are only 2-4-0 ATS, which includes a 5.8 winning margin on average and a plus 3.2-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s 6 games.

The Cincinnati Bengals put in another valiant effort only to come away empty-handed. After Joe Burrow led the Bengals on a scoring drive that lifted the Bengals to a 34-31 lead, the Browns somehow managed to score an impossible game-winning touchdown with seconds left on the clock.

The loss to Cleveland marked Cincy’s fifth loss in seven weeks, but at the same time, it also proved to be the fifth cover of the season. In fact, the Bengals are amongst the top performers in point-spread betting markets with a 5-2-0 ATS mark, which includes a 4.4 losing margin on average and a plus 0.9-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s 7 games.

The Titans injury list includes CB Adoree Jackson (knee) and CB Kristian Fulton (knee), both listed as day-to-day.

The Bengals on the other hand, have a slightly longer injury list: HB Joe Mixon (foot), CB William Jackson III (concussion), WR John Ross III (illness), WR Tee Higgins (upper body), TE Cethan Carter (shoulder) and C Trey Hopkins (concussion), all of which are listed day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Titans -4 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (Up to 12,000 spectators)
Full Game Preview: Titans vs. Bengals Picks

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Las Vegas Raiders (3-3-0) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-2-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

Not only was the Las Vegas’ game against Tampa Bay moved out of Sunday’s primetime slot, but to add the proverbial insult to injury, the Buccaneers did a number on the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. It was a beatdown by the Bucs, dealing the Raiders a sobering 45-20 loss that in all likelihood Derek Carr and Co. would rather soon forget, as would those NFL bettors who backed the Raiders to cover as the +3.5 closing underdogs for their Week 7 NFL picks.

On the heels of this latest setback, the Raiders slipped to a 3-3-0 SU and ATS mark, which includes a 4.3 losing margin on average. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Las Vegas’ 6 games. It’s a modest account thus far by Las Vegas, but, to be fair, the first half of their schedule was one of the toughest in the league and included games against the Panthers, Saints, Patriots, Bills, Chiefs, and Bucs.

In all games but Week 1, the Raiders were the underdogs. The biggest surprise by the Raiders was a 40-32 win over the Chiefs in Week 5 that turned sports betting markets on its head. There were no such heroics though when the Bucs called.

The Cleveland Browns proved once again that they were a reliable bet against lesser teams in the league, coming from behind to beat the Bengals 37-34. It saw the Browns return to winning form after a debacle against the Steelers in Week 6. Importantly, it kept the Browns within touching distance of both the Steelers and Ravens in the AFC North table.

That said, Cleveland received a blow on Monday morning when it was confirmed OBJ’s knee injury was season-ending. Other notables on Cleveland’s injury list include LB Jacob Phillips (knee), S R Harrison Jr. (concussion). G Wyatt Taylor (calf), C JC Tretter (undisclosed), and TE Austin Hooper (appendix), all listed as day-to-day.

The Raiders, on the other hand, have listed both QBs Derek Carr (undisclosed) and backup Marcus Mariota (pectoral) as day-to-day on the injury-watch list. As well, WR Bryan Edwards (ankle) and T Sam Young (knee) are listed day-to-day.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Browns -3 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (Up to 6,000 spectators)
Full Game Preview: Raiders vs. Browns Picks

Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball downfield. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images/AFP

Indianapolis Colts (4-2-0) vs. Detroit Lions (3-3-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Ford Field, Detroit

The Colts last faced the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6, a game in which they barely scraped by with a 31-27 come-from-behind win. It wasn’t a commanding performance by any stretch of the imagination. However, that is neither here nor there because all that matters is totting up the win column. As far as the Colts are concerned, it was a job done.

The Colts are 4-2-0 SU and 3-3-0 ATS, which includes a 7.0 winning margin on average and a plus 1.5-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 3 of Indianapolis’ 6 games this season.

The Detroit Lions have won three of their last four games, beating the Cardinals, Jaguars, and Falcons, all the while covering the point spread as well. To look at the list of the vanquished, the Lions clearly capitalized on a couple of struggling teams. That said, winning is the name of the game, and the Lions got the job done when they needed to get it right.

The Lions are 3-3-0 SU and ATS, which includes a -1.5 losing margin on average and a plus 0.2-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 3 of Detroit’s 6 games this season.

The Lions injury list includes DE Austin Bryant (pectoral), CB Justin Coleman (hamstring), CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring), and S Miles Killebrew (personal).

Of all the games slated in Week 8, this clash is seeing conflicting betting that’s resulted already in contrasting NFL line movement. Depending on the top-rated sportsbook in question, the Colts are laying anywhere from -1.5 to -3, underlining the fact that shopping around is the smart thing to do before placing your pick.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Colts -2.5 (-119) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Colts vs. Lions Picks

Jamaal Williams #30 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with Aaron Rodgers #12 after rushing for a touchdown. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images/AFP

Minnesota Vikings (1-5-0) vs. Green Bay Packers (5-1-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Lambeau Field, Green Bay

The Green Bay Packers bounced back to winning form in Week 7 by crushing the Houston Texans in a 35-20 loss. Easily coming through for NFL bettors that backed Green Bay to cover as the 3.5-point road chalk.

It was a dominant performance by the Packers offense over a Houston outfit that’s so bad that it has as much hope of turning around its 2020 campaign as this article has of winning a Pulitzer Prize. The point is: beating the Texans did little to improve Green Bay’s stock in futures betting markets; after suffering a bruising loss to Tampa Bay in Week 6. That said, the Packers are back on track, and that’s what matters for the time being.

Through the first six games of the season, Green Bay emerges with a 5-1-0 SU and ATS mark, which includes a 6.3 winning margin on average and a plus 4.2-point differential versus the spread. After the Chicago Bears slipped to defeat in MNF, the Packers also moved into first place in the NFC North standings. The total has gone OVER in 3 of Green Bay’s 6 games.

The Minnesota Vikings are but a shadow of their 2019-self, wholly off form and color. It’s clear that the departure of Kevin Stefanski, Stefon Diggs, and a slew of other players has altered the makeup of this team, severely reducing its quality, talent, skill, and overall ability to compete.

Through the first six games of the season, the Vikings are a woeful 1-5-0 SU. If there’s one bright spot, it’s the fact that they’ve performed modestly in ATS betting markets. The Vikings are 3-3-0 ATS, which includes a 6.2 losing margin on average and a minus 4.2-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s 6 games,

The Vikings opened the season with a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. It’s been downhill from there onwards. Worse yet, the Vikings seemingly hit a new nadir behind a 40-23 loss to the Falcons.

The Packers injury list includes T David Bakhtiari (chest), S Darnell Savage (quadricep), RB Tyler Ervin (wrist), CB Kevin King (quadriceps), LB Kris Barnes (shoulder), and S Raven Green (oblique), all of which are listed as day-to-day. The Vikings, meanwhile, have G Pat Elflein (thumb) and LB Troy Dye (foot) listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Packers -5.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Vikings vs. Packers Picks

Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Kansas City Chiefs. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images/AFP

New York Jets (0-7-0) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (6-1-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs eviscerated the Denver Broncos 43-16 at Mile High, in the first snow-laden game of the season. Like kids playing in the snow, the Chiefs simply had too much fun. They toyed mercilessly with their divisional rivals to frolic to one of the more lopsided results of Week 7 NFL betting.

As an aside, it’s worth noting that the post-game highlights were packed with scoring plays by the defense and special teams. It’s not often that a Kansas City highlight-reel doesn’t include Patrick Mahomes, which is something that should concern the rest of the field with genuine playoff aspirations.

Separately, the game featured the debut of RB Le’Veon Bell in his new digs with Kansas City, an experience that according to the mercurial star’s tweet “felt soooooo good, omggggg.” Bless, after two years with the Jets…. Well, one can’t begrudge him this moment. It also heightens the anticipation for his tweet next week, after what is likely going to be a happy reunion with his former team; that is if the NFL odds were any indication.

Overall, the Chiefs are riding high behind a 6-1-0 SU mark in the AFC West standings, a run of form that is underscored by a 5-2-0 ATS mark and a 10.7 winning margin. To date, the lone setback was the shocking upset by the Raiders at Arrowhead in Week 5. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s 7 games.

The NY Jets continue to find intriguing ways to lose and last week was no exception. The Jets succumbed to a seventh straight defeat when they lost 18-10 to the Buffalo Bills. For a stretch, the Jets looked like they might actually have designs on winning the AFC East clash until they didn’t. On the bright side, the Jets finally covered a game for the few NFL bettors that risked betting on the Jets as the closing +9.5 home underdogs.

Overall, the Jets are 1-6-0 ATS which includes a 16.9 losing margin on average and a -minus 9.5-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets’ 7 games. It goes without saying this is a total mismatch for Week 8, a fact that is nowhere more so evinced than on the NFL odds board with the Chiefs opening as the 21-point home chalk.

The Jets are dealing with injuries to WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), CB Bryce Hall (ankle), DL Jabari Zuniga (quadriceps), WR Jamison Crowder (groin), K Sam Ficken (groin), and OL Alex Lewis (shoulder0, all of which are listed day-to-day. The Chiefs have DE Taco Charlton (knee), T Michael Schwartz (back), and T Martines Rankin (knee) listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Chiefs -21 (-115) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (22% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Jets vs. Chiefs Picks

Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates a tackle made by teammate Jalen Ramsey #20. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles Rams (5-2-0) vs. Miami Dolphins (3-3-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

The Los Angeles Rams routed the Chicago Bears in Monday night’s primetime showdown on ESPN, clinching the lopsided 24-10 victory to improve to 5-2-0 SU on the season.

The NFC West division is one of the toughest and most competitive this season, as all four teams are above .500 going into Week 8. In winning on national television, Los Angeles rose to the occasion and improved its stock in the division’s title race. Overall, the Rams are 4-3-0 ATS, a run of form that includes a 7.4 winning margin on average and a plus 3.6-point differential versus the spread.

If there’s one knockback against the Rams, it’s the fact that four of their five wins have come exclusively against NFC East teams. It remains to be seen whether they can come up against tougher opponents, those that are deemed legitimate contenders for the 2020 playoffs.

At first glance, Miami doesn’t fit the bill, meaning the Rams are set to descend on Hard Rock Stadium installed as the firm road favorites across online sports betting platforms. Except, the Miami Dolphins are set to debut one of the most talked-about prospects in the 2020 NFL draft: Tua Tagovailoa.

Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s largely responsible for Miami’s 3-3-0 SU mark, is set to be replaced by the Alabama Crimson Tide sensation – a decision that has earned mixed reviews amongst NFL observers, fans, and bettors alike. For the most part, Fitz was having a ball and his chemistry with the offense was something special. Heck, he led the Dolphins to a win over the defending NFC Champions, San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Rams -3.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (20% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Rams vs. Dolphins Picks

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass for a touchdown. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/AFP

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0-0) vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-1-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

At the close of Week 7’s round of NFL betting, the Pittsburgh Steelers were left standing alone as the lone undefeated team in the league. The Steelers eliminated the Titans from the ranks of the unvanquished in Sunday’s early round of NFL games, while the Arizona Cardinals added Seattle Seahawks following a maddening 37-34 overtime upset.

The Steelers were somewhat lucky to maintain their undefeated record, they owe a debt of gratitude to the faulty foot of Stephen Gostkowski for their perfect 6-0-0 SU mark that includes a 10.8 winning margin on average. Where the Steelers are a cut above the rest is in ATS betting: the Steelers are the best performers against the spread with a 5-1-0 ATS mark that includes a plus 6.7-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 3 of Pittsburgh’s 6 games.

The perception is that things aren’t getting any easier for the Steelers with a date against defending AFC North champions Baltimore Ravens in Week 8 –a team that is the darling of many NFL bettors for Super Bowl LV futures picks. That said, the Ravens are yet to be fully tested this season. They’ve only faced one tough contest and that came in Week 3 against the Chiefs, in which they came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

The Ravens are 3-3-0 ATS with a 12.5 winning margin on average and a plus 3.2-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s 6 games. The Ravens are coming off a Week 7 bye, with no new injuries listed after RB Mark Ingram II (ankle) and DT Brandon Williams (illness) were listed as day-to-day back on Thursday, October 22.

The Steelers injury list includes WR Dontae Johnson (ankle), OL Stefen Wisniewski (pectoral), FB Derek Watt (hamstring), and Mike Hilton (shoulder), all of which are listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Ravens -5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Steelers vs. Ravens Picks

Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos passes under pressure by Melvin Ingram III #54 of the Los Angeles Chargers. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles Chargers (2-4-0) vs. Denver Broncos (2-4-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:05 PM ET at Empower Field at Mile High, Denver

Justin Herbert recorded his first win as a starter, leading the Los Angeles Chargers to an impressive 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Granted, beating the Jaguars isn’t exactly something to write home about, but it shouldn’t detract from the rookie’s performance. Herbert’s individual account was once again stellar as he passed for 300 yards and 4TDs (tossed for 3 TDs and rushed for 1 TD).

By all accounts, Herbert is the quarterback from the 2020 NFL draft class to watch out for right now, largely down to the fact that he’s in the best position to succeed with a solid team and established coaching staff that knows how to put forward a winning product.

The Chargers are 2-4-0 SU and 5-1-0 ATS, which includes a 0.8 losing margin on average and a plus-0.2-point differential versus the spread. Indeed, the Chargers’ 5-1-0 ATS mark rivals the Steelers and Packers, both of which lead the league as the best ATS performers.. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of LA Chargers’ 6 games

The Denver Broncos were left reeling by the Kansas City Chiefs in a Week 7 blowout that Drew Lock will not soon forget. The second-year quarterback and the offense struggled against a Chiefs defense that came at him from all sides, and special teams blunders only added to Denver’s woes.

On the bright side, the Broncos defense, however, didn’t do too badly, holding Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense to a paltry (by their lofty standards) 286 total yards and 0-for-8 third downs.

The Broncos are 2-4-0 SU and 4-2-0 ATS, which includes a 6.2 losing margin on average and minus 1.1-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of Denver’s 6 games.

The Broncos injury list includes RB Philip Lindsay (concussion) and DL Mike Purcell (foot) is listed as day-to-day. The LA Chargers, on the other hand, have TE Virgil Green (ankle), WR KJ Hill Jr. (hip), T Storm Norton (knee), T Bryan Bulaga (back), G Trai Turner (groin), QB Tyrod Taylor (lung) and C Ryan Gray (tricep) are all listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: PK (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (Approx. 6,000 spectators)
Full Game Preview: Chargers vs. Broncos Picks

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

New Orleans Saints (4-2-0) vs. Chicago Bears (5-2-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at Solider Field, Chicago

The New Orleans Saints continued their winning form with a pivotal 27-24 win over divisional rivals Carolina Panthers in Week 7; it was a close contest and an important win for Sean Payton’s side, but the Saints did fail to come through as the significant 7-point home chalk for NFL bettors on top-rated sportsbooks.

The Saints are 4-2-0 SU and 2-4-0 ATS with a 1-point winning margin on average and a minus 3.0-point differential versus the spread. To date, the Saints have only covered the point spread in Week 1 behind a 34-23 win over Tampa Bay, and in Week 4, behind a come-from-behind 35-29 win over Detroit. The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans 6 games this season, meaning the Saints are the top performers in total betting markets where cashing the OVER is concerned.

The Chicago Bears were outmuscled, outhit and outplayed in Monday night’s nationally televised clash with the Los Angeles Rams. Had it not been for a late-game defensive touchdown, the score-line would have been a lot more lopsided. Nevertheless, it was still an embarrassing account for Matt Nagy’s side, who weren’t even competitive as the 6.5-point road underdogs.

Importantly, the Bears are a solid 5-2-0 SU on the season, which includes a 4-3-0 ATS mark. The total has gone UNDER in five of Chicago’s 7 games this season.

The Saints injury list includes WR Marquez Callaway (leg), WR Michael Thomas (hamstring), RB Ty Montgomery (hamstring), T Terron Armstead (arm), C Nick Easton (concussion), and LB Kiko Alonso (knee), all listed as day-to-day. Chicago, meanwhile, has put DB Michael Joseph (knee) on I-R and list S Sherrick McManis (hamstring) as day-to-day.

Across various top-reviewed online sportsbooks, this game opened with the Saints laying 2.5-points, but immediately after MNF, the NFL line was bet up to Saints -4.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Saints -2.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Saints vs. Bears Picks

Wide receiver DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the football. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

San Francisco 49ers (4-3-0) vs. Seattle Seahawks (5-1-0)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at CenturyLink Field, Seattle

The San Francisco 49ers are riding a two-game winning streak into Week 8’s much anticipated NFC West showdown with the Seattle Seahawks. Most recently, the Niners decimated the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, dealing Bill Belichick one of the worst defeats in recent memory, a 33-6 beatdown.

In spite of the win, the Niners are still propping up the NFC West table with a 4-3-0 SU mark – that’s just an indication of the high-level of play this division is showing through the first half of the season. The Niners are also 4-3-0 ATS, which includes a 6.4 winning margin and a +2.3 differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s 7 games.

The Seattle Seahawks were upset 37-34 by the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday Night Football. It was a topsy-turvy, back-and-forth affair that went all the way into overtime. However, for the first time this season, Russell Wilson was unable to carry his team to victory, and the defense, which ranks at the bottom of the league, finally proved to be the liability it is according to the stats.

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The 5-1-0 SU Seahawks, nevertheless, are in first-place in the NFC West – albeit by the slimmest of margins. They are 4-2-0 ATS this season, which includes a 5.2 winning margin and a plus 1.3-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s 6 games.

San Francisco 49ers injury woes continued this week with WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) being ruled out indefinitely. As well, RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle), WR Richie James (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (knee), LB Kwan Alexander (ankle), S Jacquiski Tartt (groin), and DB Jimmie Ward (quadricep) are all listed day-to-day.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, include G Mike Iupati (back), S Jamal Adams (groin), CB DJ Reed (pectoral), TE Colby Parkinson (foot), RB Chris Carson (foot), CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion), RB Travis Homer (knee), CB Ryan Neal (concussion), and DT Anthony Rush (knee) all listed as day-to-day.

To all intents and purposes, this is one of the week’s most intriguing contests. The Seahawks opened as the 5-point home chalk at early doors, but a knee-jerk reaction to Week 7’s results has prompted some steady NFL line movement against the Seahawks. Currently, the Seahawks are trading as low as -3 with a few best-rated online sportsbooks such as Youwager, Heritage, and BookMaker, to name a few.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Seahawks -5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
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Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with Carson Wentz #11. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas Cowboys (2-5-0) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 8:20 PM ET at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a woeful 25-3 loss to the Washington Football team at FedEx Field last Sunday, a defeat that sparked scathing criticism of the entire team. NFL observers, football media analysts, NFL experts, fans, and neutrals alike were left utterly perplexed. Not only by the underwhelming performance but also by the total lack of any reaction to Dalton getting knocked out on a hit to the head by Jon Bostic.

It was so bad that even Mike McCarthy couldn’t get away fast enough from the media questions in his post-game presser. Where the Cowboys go from here, is a big question mark. The team from top to bottom is a shambolic mess, the coaching staff is falling out of favor fast, and a third-string quarterback that nobody has ever heard of is set to take over the mess that is the Cowboys.

Has Dallas hit a new nadir? According to the win-loss columns, they’re certainly off to one of the worst starts in recent memory behind a 2-5-0 SU mark. However, the Cowboys, who are 0-6-0 ATS this season could hit a new nadir in NFL betting if they go without a seventh straight cover in 2020.

The Philadelphia Eagles cracked the win column behind a narrow 22-21 win over the NY Giants, a come-from-behind win that saw Carson Wentz rally the troops in the final quarter of the game. As a result, the Eagles are 2-4-1 SU and sitting pretty in first place in the NFC East – by now, widely known to be the worst division in the league.

Against the spread, the Eagles have been a hit-and-a-miss for NFL picks, accounting for a paltry 2-5-0 ATS mark in 7 games, which includes a 4.7 losing margin on average and a minus 3.5-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philly’s 7 games.

The Dallas Cowboys injury list includes QB Andy Dalton (concussion), LB Sean Lee (hernia), CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), and Zach Martin (concussion), all listed as day-to-day. The Eagles, meanwhile, have DT Hassan Ridgeway (bicep) on I-R and WR Desean Jackson (ankle) out indefinitely. As well, G Jason Peters (toe), S Rudy Ford (hamstring), LB TJ Edwards (hamstring) and WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) all listed as day-to-day.

TV Network: NBC
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NBC
Opening Line: Eagles -4 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (Approx. 7.500 spectators)
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Monday Night Football

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers huddles with teammates. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2-0) vs. New York Giants (1-6-0)

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

Tom Brady dialed back the clock last Sunday, playing arguably his best game of 2020 as Tampa Bay rollicked to a comprehensive 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on the road. Across all three phases of the team, the Buccaneers put on a clinic. Tom Brady and the offense were sharp, special teams took its opportunity when it came, and the defense was formidable.

As a result, the Bucs are riding high in the NFC South with a 5-2-0 SU mark and 4-3-0 ATS mark that includes an 11.3 winning margin on average and a plus-8.4-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s 7 games.

The NY Giants are coming off a long week, having kicked off Week 7 on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a disappointing night for Daniel Jones and Co., to say the least as the Giants settled on a narrow 22-21 loss after leading for the better part of the game. That said, the Giants did pull off the cover as the significant 6.5-point road pups.

The result saw the G-men slip to 1-6-0 SU and 4-3-0 ATS, a run of form that includes a 7,4 losing margin on average and a -2.1-point differential versus the spread. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants’ 7 games.

Tampa Bay’s list of injured includes G John Molchon (knee), TE Antony Auclair (calf), DL Khalil Davis (ankle), and CB Carlton Davis (chest), all listed as day-to-day. The Giants have K Graham Gano (leg), RB Devonte Freeman (ankle), DB Adrian Colbert (shoulder), WR CJ Board (concussion0, and CB Darney Holmes (neck) all listed as injured and day-to-day since Thursday, October 22.

Online sports betting platforms are tipping this game predictably with the Buccaneers, opening Tampa Bay on 9.5 points on Sunday. Since then, the NFL betting line has jumped out to Tampa Bay -11 with BookMaker and several other best online sportsbooks.

TV Network: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, ESPN
Opening Line: Buccaneers -9.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Coming Soon