NFL – Week 8 Best Bets
Each week we pick out the three best bets from the NFL slate. Current record: 12-10-1
Indiannapolis Colts @ Cincinnatti Bengals
This game has struck me as a bit odd. Last week, the total in the Cincinatti game was 41 against a Pittsburgh team who have an above average defence. This week the total is the same with a much worse defence against them.
Indiannapolis gave up 30 to a Jacksonville team without their star offensive man in , Leonard Fournette. Colts quarterback Brissett can play and I see them getting at least a couple of touchdowns.
Indiannapolis gives up over 30 a game so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bengals get at least 3 touchdowns.
Take the over in this contest.
Best bet: Indiannapolis / Cincinatti Over 41
Carolina @ Tampa Bay
This is a bounce back game for Carolina. Carolina was bad last week against he Bears and the Bucs were unlucky late against the Bills.
Tampa has no pass rush, they have the fewest sack in the league and Winston is a below average quarterback.
Usually when we expect Cam to be rubbish he plays well and when he plays well he turns in a rubbish performance. With last week being properly embarrassing, I expect a huge bounce back for Cam and Carolina.
Best Bet: Carolina+1.5
Los Angeles Chargers @ New England Patriots
The Patriots are good but their defence at the moment is terrible. They’ve lost arguably their best defensive player in Hightower, which will leave the squad in shambles.
The Chargers have one of the best pass rushes and Brady has been sacked multiple times giving Chargers faith of getting to Brady.
The Chargers away from home have been great. In this instance, betting the road team in Chargers games this year has been a profitable 6-1 record.
Best Bet: Los Angeles Chargers +7.5
Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins
This game pits two divisional rivals against one another.
The Cowboys are a very run heavy team and the Redskins simply couldn’t get any rushing happening against the Eagles last week.
In this game the Redskins will be looking to focus on bringing the run back into their offence, which they’ve had more success when they’re at home.
Washington’s run defence is very good and this will cause the Cowboys offense to struggle and we won’t be seeing the output we saw last week.
Simply put, this total is too high. Look to play the under here.
Best Bet: Dallas / Washington Under 49.5
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City
Kansas City has recently fallen from grace with their 5-0 record blemished by back to back losses.
This is a weird spot for the Broncos. Yes they should bounceback from their drubbing at the hands of the Chargers but no they’re not a good road team.
Denver is banged up at quarterback and their receivers have also looked rather injured in their last couple of weeks. In saying that, the coaching staff as well has not proven capable of making adjustments when the game isn’t going to their plan.
This is a game where Denver could win it if they change just about everything they’ve been doing so far or they could get slapped by 20.
Willing to roll the dice that the Broncos don’t reinvent the wheel and lose to Kansas City by 7 or more.
Best Bet: Kansas City -7
By Nik Hatzi