Top Betting Odds and Picks for 2016 NFL Week 8

Posted by Aaron . on May 28, 2016 in

Yes, it’s way, way too early to think about Week 8 of the 2016 season, but we are bold enough to judge our way into it with our early NFL picks. Below are some betting odds and online betting picks to consider for your early wagers on 2016 NFL Week 8.

Top Betting Odds and Picks for 2016 NFL Week 8

 

 

Jacksonville at Tennessee (PK), Thursday, October 27

NFL Week 8 Pick: Tennessee (PK)

The Titans, since Marcus Mariota joined them last season, have been a different team, playing with more gusto, especially in their home turf. The Jags, meanwhile, are as bad as they come on the road. For instance, in their much-talked about improved 2015 season, the Jags went 1-7 SU on the road. This, mind you, came after the Jags went in 0-8 on the road in the 2014 regular season. So, as bad as the Titans will be this season, I’d surely expect them to come out for a fight in this clash to record one of their few straight up wins for the 2016 NFL betting lines.

New England (-3) at Buffalo, Sunday, October 30

NFL Week 8 Pick: New England (-3)

The story of New England and its dominance over Buffalo (and pretty much everyone in the AFC East division) is nothing new. Put into perspective, the Patriots have won 8 of their last 9 overall games against the Bills. The lone loss? A useless 17-9 win by Buffalo in Week 17 of the 2014 season when the Pats rested more than half of their starters in preparation for the playoffs. You can therefore expect anything you want from the Bills in the upcoming season, except for them to beat a Tom Brady-led New England team in Week 8.

Oakland at Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 30

NFL Week 8 Pick: Tampa Bay (PK)

The first half of the 2016 season will be a pretty rough one for Tampa Bay, including back-to-back road games at the Falcons and Cardinals, a home game against the Broncos, and a MNF game at the Panthers. That is bound to leave a pretty bad taste in the mouth of Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers. Playing a manageable Oakland team in Week 8 will therefore serve as a relief for TB, one which we believe they will approach with everything at their disposal in search for a win. Obviously, beating the expected-to-improve Raiders won’t be easy, but the big motivation for the Bucs should be more than enough to earn them the win here.

Minnesota (-2.5) at Chicago, Monday, October 31

NFL Week 8 Pick: Chicago

With four losses to the Vikings in their last five overall games, the Bears will definitely have their work cut out for them in this game. Making matters worse, Chicago is pathetically 3-13 at home over the past two seasons (1-7 in 2015, 2-6 in 2014), underlining the fact that Soldier Field has never been a strong venue for the Bears. But then again, the Bears have made a lot of positive offseason moves, getting Jay Cutler more offensive weapons and drafting some good-value pieces that are likely to improve Chicago’s defense. If these moves are able to pan out in a positive way, the Bears, who are impressively 7-1 in their last 8 home games against Minnesota, should be able to extend their Soldier Field dominance over the Vikings with another win here.