Whoa ... what? Packers Getting Lots of Points on Week 8 NFL Lines

Monday, October 22, 2018 6:44 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 6:44 PM UTC

The Green Bay Packers opened as double-digit underdogs on the Week 8 NFL odds board. The Packers?! That’s what happens when you visit the mighty Los Angeles Rams.

<p style="text-align:right;"><strong><em>Jason’s 2018-19 NFL picks record through Week 6: 4-6 ATS, 0-2 Totals</em></strong></p><p>Aaron Rodgers has seen a lot of things over the past 13 years. But he never has seen this before: The Green Bay Packers opened as 10.5-point road dogs for next Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m. ET; FOX) against the Los Angeles Rams. This is the most points the Packers have ever gotten from the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nfl-football/" title="Live NFL Odds Board">NFL odds</a> with Rodgers at the helm. Holy mackinaw!<br /><br />Not surprisingly, the odds are already moving toward Green Bay (3-2-1 SU, 2-4 ATS). At press time, they’re down as low as +8.5, with 68 percent of early bettors pounding the Packers. They’re coming off a bye week, while the Rams (7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS) spent this past Sunday putting the boots to the San Francisco 49ers, winning 39-10 as 8-point road faves. FiveThirtyEight projects L.A. at -9.5 against the Packers, so it may already be too late to fade the Rams for your Week 8 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/" title="Free NFL Picks">NFL picks</a>, but you can always follow them later in the week if the lines keep moving.</p><h2>Our Chief Weapon Is Offense</h2><p>With bettors flocking to Green Bay, that leaves one double-digit dog on the Week 8 odds board: the Denver Broncos. They opened at +10.5 for Sunday’s road tilt (1 p.m. ET; CBS) with the Kansas City Chiefs, who just obliterated the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10 on "Sunday Night Football" to run their record to 6-1 SU and a perfect 7-0 ATS.<br /><br />Once again, early bettors are taking the points. The consensus reports show 67 percent support for the Broncos (3-4 SU, 2-4-1 ATS), but this time, the odds are fairly stagnant, with Denver available at +10 or +11 depending on where you shop. As always, pay close attention to the vigorish no matter which side you take at which price. This is extra-important with the odds for this matchup dancing around the magic number 10.</p><h2>London Falling</h2><p>Switching to the NFL totals, we see big numbers for both the games we just mentioned: 56.5 for the Packers and Rams, and 55.5 for the Broncos and Chiefs. It’s always good to check the weather reports, especially when Arrowhead Stadium is involved; this information will become even more valuable as winter sets in, but for now, the forecasts for both Kansas City and L.A. call for clear skies.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;When &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eagles?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Eagles&lt;/a&gt; arrive in London this week Doug Pederson gonna roll up in Buckingham Palace like... &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/cgAhW6xRq6\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/cgAhW6xRq6&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— C. James Philly (@cjamesPhilly) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/cjamesPhilly/status/1054431085864607744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;October 22, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>If you’re more interested in smashmouth football, the Philadelphia Eagles will "visit" the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET; NFLN) in London, and there’s a fairly small total of 41 points on the board. We’ll look at this matchup a little more closely later this week, but for now, we’ll tell you that the "under" is 4-1 in the past five games at Wembley Stadium, putting the brakes on a 10-3 run for the "over." Pip pip.</p><blockquote data-lang="en"> </blockquote>
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