Fairway’s Football Forecast – NFL Week 8 Underdog Picks And Preview
Following another winning result in Week 7 going 2-1 on our underdog picks on these pages, we’re now 12-4 ATS with 9 outright winners this season. That makes are four-plus year record posting only underdog plays 114-83 (57.9%).
It also adds to our proven point spread history in NFL handicapping following 8 straight winning seasons when I sold selections and was documented more than a decade ago going 371-277 (57.3%) over an 8-year span picking mostly NFL sides and some totals.
For more NFL analysis, insights and Week 8 picks, visit osga.com where I post picks and added information you can bet on prior to posting here each week.
Here are the opening lines from the Las Vegas SuperBook for NFL Week 8 underdog picks.
NFL – Week 8
Ari -3.5 vs GB
Buf -13 vs Mia
Atl -2.5 vs Car
Phi -3 at Det
Ind -1 vs Ten
LAR -15 at Hou
Cin -9.5 at NYJ
Cle -3 vs Pit
SF -4 at Chi
Sea -3.5 vs Jax
LAC -5.5 vs NE
Den -4 vs Wsh
TB -4.5 at NO
Dal Pick at Min
KC -9.5 vs NYG
Bye Week: Bal, LV
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Note there has been some significant line movement including both the Vikings and Colts moving to home underdog and now each team is favored by 2.5 to 3 points.
Also, review the most impactful and key injuries provided by Pro Football Focus for Week 8.
NFL Week 8 Underdog Picks
Detroit (+3.5) vs Philadelphia – Lions Moneyline +160 at Caesars Sportsbook
The winless Lions (0-7) find more ways to lose, but I like their chances to break through this week at home against the Eagles. I saw Philadelphia play last week in Las Vegas, and was not impressed as the Raiders scored 30 unanswered points in a 33-22 win. Read more Lions and Eagles game analysis in my betting breakdown at osga.
Check out next week’s lookahead lines as I also provide a snapshot of some of the games for Week 9 at TheLines, including the anticipated Packers and Chiefs shootout in Kansas City.
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