Week 8 NFL Betting Odds: Vegas Lines & Game Predictions

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Looking at the results from last week in the NFL, there were not many surprises. The Patriots, now 7-0, continued to look like the best team in the league with a dominant performance over the Jets on Monday Night Football. The 49ers also remained unbeaten (7-0) with an admittedly less impressive 9-0 win over the Redskins. Both the Bengals and Dolphins, the only two teams entering the week without a win this season, lost again.

Maybe the biggest news in the league came from the Thursday Night game between the Chiefs and Broncos.  Kansas City won 30-6, but lost Patrick Mahomes to a knee injury. It doesn’t sound serious, but Mahomes will miss at least a couple of weeks.

Here’s a look at the games for the upcoming week.

NFL Point Spreads, Totals & Betting Lines for Week 8

From a pure matchups perspective, this is probably one of the weakest weeks of the NFL season. There are a lot of big spreads and not many good matchups. It will be interesting to see how the Chiefs play at home against the Packers with Mahomes out, but the game would have offered a lot more excitement with one of the best young players in the league featured on Sunday Night Football.

The good news is that when you are betting on the games, the matchups don’t really matter, only the odds do! There are four teams favored by 13 or more points this week. Most amateur bettors are quick to take double-digit underdogs in the NFL because the perception is that most NFL games are close. Looking back since 2002, this hasn’t been the case. Favorites of 13 or more points are actually 105-97-3 (52%) against the spread in that time span. While not blindly profitable, it should make you think twice before taking the double-digit dog in the NFL based purely on the line.

Below you will find the odds for this week’s games including the point spread and total. You’ll also find a link to a betting preview for each game as they become available. These previews include a free pick from one of our staff writers, however, you can check our expert handicappers’ free NFL picks here.

Odds are subject to change throughout the week. Our NFL odds comparison page is a great place to stay up to date on the lates line moves.

Week 8 NFL Odds (From 5Dimes)

Date/Time Matchup Spread Total Preview
Thu Oct 24th
8:20 PM
Washington Redskins
Minnesota Vikings
16.5
-16.5
42 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
New York Giants
Detroit Lions
7
-7
49 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
2.5
-2.5
46.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
Los Angeles Chargers
Chicago Bears
4
-4
40.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
New York Jets
Jacksonville Jaguars
6
-6
41 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills
2
-2
43.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Rams
13.5
-13.5
48 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
1:00 PM
Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts
5.5
-5.5
43.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
4:05 PM
Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers
5.5
-5.5
41.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
4:25 PM
Oakland Raiders
Houston Texans
6.5
-6.5
51.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
4:25 PM
Cleveland Browns
New England Patriots
13
-13
45.5 Preview
Sun Oct 27th
8:20 PM
Green Bay Packers
Kansas City Chiefs
-4
4
47.5 Preview
Mon Oct 28th
8:15 PM
Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh Steelers
14.5
-14.5
43 Preview

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