Strong Betting Trends to Consider Before Making Week 8 NFL Picks

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:58 PM GMT

As week 8 of the NFL season fast approaches, we bring you guiding NFL betting trends for each and every matchup. Find out how these stack up before placing your bets at online sportsbooks.

Dolphins vs. Patriots
The AFC East clash between the Dolphins and Patriots kicks off week 8, a Thursday Night billing that is capturing the imagination of NFL bettors. Patriots are undefeated on the season with a 6-0 SU mark and a 3-2-1 ATS mark that includes a 14.5-point winning margin. Dolphins may be just 3-3 SU on the season, but they are riding a two-game winning streak under new interim coach Dan Campbell. They are 3-3 ATS with a 1.7-point margin of victory. Past NFL betting trends stand against the surging Dolphins: they are 0-5 SU against the Patriots on the road in the last five meetings, which includes a hefty 41-13 defeat at Gillette Stadium on their last visit. In week 1 of NFL betting last season, the Dolphins stunned the Patriots at home by coming from behind to win 33-20 –a performance that could prove inspiring when they look to snap the negative trend on the road. It marked their second straight win over the Patriots at the time. The total has gone OVER in four of New England’s last five games and similarly in four of Miami’s last five games.

 

Lions vs. Chiefs (LONDON)
The Lions are 1-6 SU and ATS on the season, which includes an 8.7-point losing margin. Overall, they boat the league’s worst SU and ATS records. Conspicuously, they are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS on the road with a 6-point losing margin. The Chiefs finally snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Steelers at home in week 7 NFL betting. They are 2-5 SU and ATS with a 3.1-point losing margin. At home, they are 1-2 SU and ATS with a 0.7-point losing margin. The Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Chiefs and the OVER has cashed in five straight meetings between this pair –albeit their last meeting was in 2011. That said this clash features at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Neutral ground could wreak havoc with these NFL betting trends and, in turn, thrust your NFL picks up in the air.

 

Cardinals vs. Browns
NFC West leaders Arizona Cardinals are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS with a healthy 13.7-point winning margin. On the road, they are 2-1 SU and ATS with a 12.7-point winning margin. The total has gone OVER in six of Arizona’s last 8 games. The Browns are 2-5 SU and 4-3 ATS with a 5-point losing margin. At home, they are 1-2 SU and 2-1 ATS with a 1.3-point losing margin. The Browns have just one win in their last six games at home. They are riding a two-game losing streak going into week 8 NFL betting. The Browns lead the league with a 6-1-0 OVER record on the season with a 4.7-point differential. The 24-6 loss to the Rams in week 7 marked the first UNDER to cash in a Browns game this season.

 

Bengals vs. Steelers
The AFC North clash between the Bengals and Steelers leaps off the page. Bengals are a perfect 6-0 SU and a league-leading 5-0-1 ATS with a 10-point winning margin. On the road, they are 3-0 SU and ATS with a 12.3-point winning margin. After a bye week, the Bengals are just 2-3 ATS with a 2.4-point losing margin since 2010. Bengals are 1-4 ATS when playing the Steelers at Heinz Field in the last five straight meetings. The total has gone UNDER in five of the last 6 meetings between this pair in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are 4-3 SU and 5-1-1 ATS with a 3.9-point winning margin. At home, they are 2-1 SU and 2-0-1 ATS with an 11.3-point winning margin. The most important aspect to this matchup, however, is going to be whether Big Ben starts. It’s yet uncertain whether he’ll be fit enough for this pivotal clash.

 

Vikings vs. Bears
The NFC North clash between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears features on week 8’s round of early NFL betting matchups. The Vikings are coming off their first road win this season, first in their last six outings. Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last five road meetings with Chicago. That said, they are 7-4 ATS since 2014 with a 3-point losing margin on the road. Overall, the Vikings are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS with a 3.7-point winning margin. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 7 meetings with Chicago. The Bears are 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS this season with a 9.8-point losing margin. At home, they are 1-2 SU and ATS with a 10.3-point losing margin. They are 1-5 SU at home in their last 6 games. They are coming off a Bye week – they are 3-2-1 ATS after a bye week since 2010 with a 1.3-point losing margin.

 

Giants vs. Saints
The New Orleans Saints are coming off an upset win over the Colts on the road in week 7 NFL betting, looking to make it three wins in a row when they host the Giants. Overall, the Saints are 3-4 SU and 4-3 ATS with a 3.4-point losing margin. At home, they are 2-1 SU and ATS with a 3-point winning margin. The Giants are 4-3 SU and ATS with a 1.4-point winning margin. As the away team, they are 1-2 SU and 2-1 ATS with 2.3-point losing margin. Giants boast a 4-3 OVER record this season with a negative 1.4-point differential while the Saints are 3-3-1 in O/U betting with a plus 0.6 differential.

 

Chargers vs. Ravens
Surprising stragglers Chargers and Ravens, two sides that were expected to compete this season, collide in week 8 NFL betting for a game that could hold the least appeal for NFL bettors. Chargers are 2-5 SU and ATS on the season with a 4.7-point losing margin. Chargers are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS on the road with a 9.7-point losing margin. The Ravens are 1-6 SU and 1-5-1 ATS on the season with a 3.9-point losing margin. At home, they are 0-2 SU and ATS with a 3.5-point losing margin.

 

Niners vs. Rams
An NFC West rivalry features on the schedule when the Niners and Rams collide. The Niners are 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS with an 11-point losing margin, marking the heftiest losing margin in the league ahead of week 8 NFL betting. On the road, they are 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS with a 22.7-point losing margin –again the largest losing margin in the league. The Rams are 3-3 SU and ATS with a 1.8-point losing margin. At home, the Rams are 2-1 SU and ATS with a 5-point winning margin. The Niners are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and the total has gone OVER in four of their last six outings. Rams are 3-6 SU and ATS in their last nine games overall.

 

Buccaneers vs. Falcons
NFC South foes Bucs and Falcons collide in week 8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS with a 6.5-point losing margin. They are coming off a disappointing loss to Washington Redskins on the road, a game they looked to be winning until Kirk Cousins orchestrated the largest comeback in the history of the franchise. For a second straight week, the Bucs are on the road. In week 8, however, they have a pivotal divisional clash against the Atlanta Falcons, who are 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS on the season with a 6.1-point winning margin. As well, 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS with an 11.7-point winning margin – which is the third best winning margin in the league ahead of week 8. The Falcons are 2-4-1 in O/U betting in their last seven games.

 

Titans vs. Texans
The Titans and Texans collide in week 8, marking an AFC South collision to spot. The Titans are 1-5 SU and 3-3 ATS with a 3.3-point losing margin. They are also 4-2 in O/U betting this season. On the road, they are 1-1 SU and ATS with a 7-point margin of victory. However, their only win came at the expense of Tampa Bay in week 1, a clash that featured the battle of the No.1 and No.2 draft picks. The Texans are coming off a humiliating 44-26 road loss to the Dolphins that has them slip to 2-5 SU and ATS with a 6.4-point losing margin. At home, the Texans are 1-2 SU and ATS with a 1.3-point losing margin. Titans are 1-4 SU in their last five meetings with the Texans in Houston and the total has gone OVER in four of the last five games between this pair in Houston. Questions remain at quarterback positions in both camps: will Mariota play on Sunday? Will Hoyer or Mallet get the start?
 

Jets vs. Raiders
The NY Jets are coming off only their second loss of the season, a 30-23 loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium that saw the Jets cover as the 10-point underdogs or thereabouts on NFL picks. Overall, the Jets are 4-2 SU on the season with a 4-1-1 ATS mark and a 7.8-point winning margin. On the road, they are 2-1 SU and 1-0-1 ATS with a 3-point winning margin. The Raiders are 3-3 SU and ATS with a 1.5-point losing margin. They also boast a 4-2 OVER record on the season, which includes a 2-1 OVER record at home. Raiders are 1-2 SU and ATS at home with a 7.3-point losing margin. Past NFL betting trends reveal the Jets are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games with the Raiders, which includes recent meetings that went the way of the Jets – 19-14 (2014) and 37-27 (2013).

 

Seahawks vs. Cowboys
The Seahawks take on the Cowboys in week 8 NFL betting, with both teams headed conspicuously In opposite directions. After starting the season with back-to-back losses, the Seahawks look to be righting the ship. They are coming off a win over the Niners to improve to 3-4 SU and 2-4-1 ATS with a 3.7-point winning margin. The win marked their first road win of the season; they are 1-3 SU and 1-2-1 ATS on the road with a 0.2-point winning margin. By contrast, the Cowboys, after opening the season with back-to-back wins, are in the doldrums behind a four-game losing streak that coincides with Tony Romo’s injury. Overall, they are 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS with a 6.2-point losing margin.

 

Packers vs. Broncos
The Packers and Broncos are both 6-0 SU on the season ahead of week 8 NFL betting. Something is going to have to give when this pair collides at Mile High. Broncos are 4-2 ATS this season with a 6.2-point winning margin. At home, they are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS with a 4.5-point winning margin, extending their home form behind Peyton Manning to 26-4 SU and 16-13-1 ATS with a 13.1-point winning margin. Since 2012, the Denver Broncos are a league-leading 46-13-0 SU with a 9-point winning margin, which is a league-leading mark ahead of week 8 of this season. The Packers are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS this season with a 10.5-point winning margin. On the road, they are 2-0 SU and ATS with an 11-point winning margin. Since 2014, the Packers are only 6-5 SU and ATS on the road with a 0.1-point losing margin. Both the Packers and Broncos boast a 2-4 OVER record this season.

 

Colts vs. Panthers
The Panthers are a perfect 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS this season with an 8.7-point winning margin, which includes an upset win over the Seahawks on the road. Last weekend, the Panthers underscored the big win over the Seahawks with a 27-16 win at home to the Eagles. At home, the Panthers are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS with a 7.7-point winning margin. The Colts are off their second-straight loss, slipping toa 3-4 SU record on the season and a 2-5 ATS mark with a 3.9-point losing margin. On the road, the Colts are 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS with a 1.3-point losing margin. Panthers boast a 3-2-1 OVER record this season while the Colts are 3-4 in O/U betting. Panthers are 4-1 SU in their last five meetings with the Colts. Colts are 20-20 SU with a 4.6-point losing margin in non-division games and 7-6 SU in non-Conference games with a 3.9-point losing margin since 2012.