Week 8: NFL Picks, Predictions & Best Bets

Tom Brady continues his winning ways in the playoffs with Tampa
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As we approach the weekend, it's time to prepare for this week's edition of NFL best bets.

It takes a lot of energy and research to have success over the course of a season when it comes to sports betting. We went 2-3 in Week 7 but dominated in Week 6, converting five of five picks. Let's get back on track in Week 8. Here at FantasySP, we are committed to helping you cash. Remember, if you win 55% of your bets, you are a really good gambler. We are looking at some eye opening odds this week and will help you decipher the best games to place your money on, whether it's moneylines, over-unders, or prop bets. With that, let's dive in.


Los Angeles Rams -15.5 @ Houston Texans

Matthew Stafford looks like a possible MVP candidate while the Texans are in the running for the worst team in the NFL, despite not having the worst record. Since losing Tyrod Taylor the Texans have scored a total of 39 points. In three of those games they had no touchdowns. The Rams defense hasn't allowed more than 24 points to any team. This has the makings of a 38-6 type of blowout.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -5.5 @ New Orleans Saints

The Saints got a nice win last week against a team that started Geno Smith at QB. Tom Brady is on fire, if you're getting a line with less than a touchdown for the Bucs right now and it's not against one of the top teams you take it. On top of Brady easily outclassing Jameis Winston, the Tampa Bay defense creates a ton of turnovers. They've created 14 turnovers through seven games for a +7 turnover ratio. I like the odds of the Bucs continuing their trend of multiple turnovers per game against the turnover machine that is Jameis Winston.

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons -3

The Falcons are starting to look like a solid team, Kyle Pitts is a beast and has filled the void that Julio Jones left behind. Sam Darnold is starting to transform back to his old self, much to the delight of Jet fans. The Panthers have proven to be a very error-prone team. Over their past two games, they've had two fumbles lost, two picks, two turnovers on downs, a safety and countless dropped passes.

Jacksonville Jaguars +3 @ Seattle Seahawks

If the Seahawks are still trotting out Geno Smith, I'm going to be betting against them. The public will probably heavily favor Seattle at home here, but I think the Jaguars are a bit better than people are giving them credit for. They lost to the Bengals by just three, and the Cardinals by 12 as well. Those teams are far better than the Seahawks even with Russell Wilson. Trevor Lawrence should continue to improve at a rapid pace. I think the Jags shock everyone getting the away victory in Seattle, but I'll take the +3 for betting purposes.

Dallas Cowboys -3 @ Minnesota Vikings

The Cowboys are 5-1 and more importantly for bettors 6-0 against the spread this season. They have one of the most potent offenses in the league, and now have an X-factor in Trevon Diggs on the other side of the ball. Dallas should win this game easily by 10-14 points, and Vegas will put a hefty pricetag on them from here on out. Get them while you can for Week 8 because this may be the last time you see them with just a field goal spread against a mediocre team.

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