Week 7 was a wild week of football, and now with Week 8 almost upon us, it’s time to release my best bets for this week’s NFL Odds. I have three NFL Picks for you this week.
Buffalo Bills vs. NY Jets
The battle for New York state supremacy is about to be underway this weekend, as the NFL odds have the Jets as -3 home favorites, with a total of 40 ½. Buffalo is dealing with some major running back concerns, and it may affect their effectiveness on offense. They lost both CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson in a span of just minutes last week, and now they have to turn to Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown to run the ball. That could be an issue this week, especially against the stout Jets run defense. The Bills’ offense is reliant on running the football, and if they aren’t doing it efficiently, they might struggle to score. On the other side we know the Jets are going to struggle to score, and even with the Bills defense not playing great, they are still a pretty solid unit. This could be a very low scoring game, and the NFL Odds for the total are the lowest of any game this week. I see the under being the play, because more than one or two touchdowns in this game would surprise me.
Free NFL Pick: UNDER 40 ½
St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Last week the Rams pulled off an amazing victory against the defending champs, and this week they have chance to keep that momentum going on the road against the Chiefs. The NFL Odds have Kansas City as -7 home favorites, with a total of 44 points. However in this inter-state battle, the underdogs might be the best play here. The Rams’ offense is young but it’s slowly rounding into shape. They may be without Zac Stacy, but their young running backs will carry the load well for them here. On defense their front seven is still tearing people up, and the Chiefs might be no different. In a game where both teams are going to want to run the football, I see a close score and a Rams cover.
Free NFL Pick: Rams +7 at Bet365
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
Finally on Monday Night Football, the Redskins hook up with the Cowboys in an NFC East showdown. The NFL Odds have the Cowboys as giant -10 favorites, with a total in between 48 ½ and 50 points. Dallas has been killing it on defense this season, which is a nice surprise, and going up against Colt McCoy this week should probably keep that going. The Skins can’t stop people on defense, and it’s going to get worse without Brian Orakpo, who is once again out with a torn pectoral muscle. Without him, the Redskins are down one of their better pass rushers, and against the deep and talented offensive line of the Cowboys, that might spell disaster. I see Dallas taking care of this one early on in the game, and covering the ten points easily. Add them to your NFL Picks for Week 8.
Free NFL Pick: Cowboys -10
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