NFL Betting: SU Picks for Week 8 of the 2020 Season

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 27, 2020 in

Week 8 of the NFL season brings us some very good matchups. Let’s take a look at the schedule and make some straight-up predictions so you can place your bets against their NFL odds.

NFL Straight-Up Picks for Week 8 of the 2020 Season

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

We could see a shootout on Thursday night. Now that Julio Jones is healthy, the Falcons offense has looked better.

Carolina will more than likely still be without Christian McCaffrey, but Mike Davis has played well in his absence. Both defenses have struggled. The Falcons win this high-scoring affair.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

In this matchup of two of the AFC’s top teams, the Ravens will be looking to give the Steelers their first loss of the season. Pittsburgh’s defense could have trouble getting to Lamar Jackson.

Baltimore’s defense will be ready for Ben Roethlisberger and company. The Ravens win and knock the Steelers from the ranks of the unbeaten.

New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs

There’s no way in the world that the Jets can win this one. Enough said.

Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions

The Lions have won two straight games, and Matt Patricia finally has the defense where he wants it to be. The Lions have found some new offensive weapons for Matthew Stafford.

Philip Rivers has been inconsistent this season. We’re going to pick the Lions in a close one.

Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense have looked good, but there are a lot of issues with the Cincinnati defense. Derrick Henry and company will take it to the Bengals, and Burrow’s offense won’t be able to keep up. Titans win.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

The Vikings defense has been atrocious this season. Aaron Rodgers will expose the defense and will put up some huge numbers. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense will welcome Dalvin Cook back, but it won’t be enough.

Los Angeles Rams at Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa will make his first NFL start behind a shaky offensive line, looking across at Aaron Donald. The Rams defense will be tough on the rookie.

Miami’s defense has been better of late, but it won’t be good enough to stop the Rams. Los Angeles beats Miami.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

Which Cam Newton will show up on Sunday? Will we see the former MVP, or will we see the quarterback that was benched last Sunday?

Josh Allen and company will be too much for New England to handle. Bills win.

Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns

Both of these teams have bad defenses. We like Derek Carr more than Baker Mayfield. The Raiders will upset the Browns.

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos

Rookie Justin Herbert has been on fire for the Chargers. Denver’s defense isn’t playing up to the level that many expected, and Drew Lock has been a disappointment for the Broncos. The Chargers get the victory.

New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears

Look for Alvin Kamara to have a huge day against the Chicago Bears. The Bears offense has been subpar, especially the running game.

The Saints are the better team, and they’ll show it on Sunday. New Orleans gets the victory.

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson and company will be looking to get back on track after last Sunday’s overtime loss to Arizona. Jimmy Garoppolo has been playing better of late and will continue to play well against a struggling Seattle defense.

The 49ers offense will be without some key pieces due to injury. The Seahawks get back on the winning track.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

The Cowboys quit in their loss to Washington on Sunday. We’re still not sure who’ll be under center for Dallas, as Andy Dalton left last week’s game with a head injury. Unless Dallas decides that it wants to change its ways, we’re taking Philadelphia.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants

Tom Brady and the Bucs have been playing well. The Giants haven’t been. Tampa Bay wins big.