Fairway’s Football Forecast – NFL Week 8 Underdog Picks And Preview

I’m in action for the Week 8 Thursday Night Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You can read my full game analysis, rushing stats updates and more in our NFL Week 8 underdog picks initially posted at Off Shore Gaming Association.

Last week was a disaster going 0-4 ATS in Week 7 for our first losing week of the season. You can read more about our teams 12-3 turnover disadvantage and how turnovers impact SU and ATS results.

For now, a quick post with the Ravens pick as we look to get back in the black. The 2022 NFL underdog picks are now 15-12 ATS with 14 outright winners this season. That follows last year’s record 28-12 ATS 70% season. The 5+ year record posting NFL underdog picks is now 145-103 (59.5%).

NFL Week 8 Odds and Betting Splits

More from Caesars

NFL Week 8 underdog picks

NFL Week 8 Underdog Picks

Be sure to check the NFL injury reports and monitor the betting lines and NFL weather.

The NFL Week 8 underdog picks come with full analysis at Offshore Gaming Association. I’ll update the analysis on these pages later along with more NFL Week 8 underdog picks ahead of Sunday’s games.

Baltimore (+2) at Tampa Bay – Ravens moneyline +110 (Thursday)
Houston (Pk) vs Tennessee – Titans moneyline -105
Detroit (+3.5) vs Miami – Lions moneyline +160

Sunday plays starting with Houston Texans updated QB info was at 3pm ET Saturday.

Analysis from OSGA – updated post game. Ravens rush for 231 yards on 33 attempts. Bucs rush for 44 yards on 15 attempts. Handicapping and understanding match-ups and projecting how the game will play out. Despite the Ravens running the ball just 7 times to 32 passes into early 3rd quarter before figuring out WTF to do.

This line has flipped from Ravens as favorite to underdog, and we’ll play against the money move on the Buccaneers. After starting the season 2-0, the Buccaneers (3-4) are on a 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS slide. The Ravens (4-3) are on a 0-3 ATS slide themselves, and Baltimore has invented ways to lose three close games. A review of the injury report shows the Buccaneers shorthanded with three defensive starters out for this Thursday night feature against the run-heavy Ravens. That includes star defensive back and leading tackler Antoine Winfield, and CB Carlton Davis, who help anchor the Bucs strength in pass defense. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been trending downward, but even the less than accurate passing of lump head Lamar can have some success this week. Of course, the fundamentals at the point of attack and rushing guidelines all point to a Ravens big edge rushing the football. Jackson leads the Ravens in rushing, and Baltimore runs the ball an average of 28 times per game for 156 yards per game – top 5 in the league. The Bucs run defense is right at league average allowing 118 rushing YPG at 4.4 yards per rush, and the Ravens rushing attack is the best the Bucs will have faced. Tampa Bay is also dead last in rushing the football at 64 yards per game, and tied for last averaging 21 rushing attempts per game. Brady hasn’t been able to bail out the Bucs and he has his own off field issues, which will include more questions about the team and his play following yet another loss.

 

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay