Online sportsbooks have betting odds for every Week 8 matchup, however, we've honed in on the three games below:
|Over 49 (-110)
|Under 49 (-110)
|Over 48 (-110)
|Under 48 (-110)
|Over 48 (-105)
|Under 48 (-115)
Tennessee Titans (-1.5) at Indianapolis Colts
We're not going to mince words, we're taken back by this small line. After the Titans handed the Chiefs a 27-3 loss — in a game where Patrick Mahomes mustered a career-worst 62.3 passer rating — we would've thought bookmakers would give them more love. This statement win came on the heels of a victory over the AFC's best team, Buffalo, too. But here we are and Tennessee is the marginal favorite to win on the road.
But hey, the bookmaker's oversight just means betting opportunity for us. We're laying the hammer on the Titans to cover and it's not for the reason you might think.
You see, any discussion about Tennesse usually starts and ends with running back Derrick Henry. However, the Colts have an almost equal rusher in Jonathan Taylor. In fact, no two players have more yards on the ground over the last two seasons than both Henry and Taylor, which sort of cancels each other out.
But here's the X-factor that will tilt the game in the Titans favor: the Colts' secondary is awfully depleted. Safety Julian Blackmon is done for the year. Starting corners Xavier Rhodes and Rock Ya-Sin are banged up, with the latter possibly being out of the game entirely. Ryan Tannehill should be able to attack this vulnerable unit, something Jimmy Garoppolo failed to do this past weekend.
Over/Under 48 Points: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Plain and simple, the Bills absolutely own the Dolphins as of late. Here's how many points Buffalo has tacked on against their AFC East foe since Josh Allen entered the equation in 2018 (from earliest to latest games): 17, 42, 31, 37, 31 (again), 56, and 35. Over the seven games with Allen, that's a 35.5-point scoring average for the Bills.
As you'd guess, Allen is largely responsible for the aforementioned offensive outbursts. In these matchups, his QB rating is 108.1 with 22 total touchdowns, 2106 yards of offense, and only five turnovers. Therefore, we can almost guarantee Buffalo will do its part in the scoring total, but what about Miami?
We believe they'll do better than their week 2 effort versus the Bills when they were shut out at home. In that game, sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury early on and never returned. The injury kept him sidelined until the past two weeks when Tua's had back-to-back career outings under center for the Dolphins. In that span, Tagovailoa has a completion percentage of 74 with six touchdowns, three picks, and 620 yards passing.
With Deshaun Watson-to-Miami rumors on full blast, it really feels like Tagovailoa is playing for his career right now (despite only being 23 years old). "Desperate times, desperate measures", as they say. We expect points to fly on both sides come Sunday, signaling an imminent over.
Philadelphia Eagles (-165) at Detroit Lions (+145)
Call us crazy, but we think Detroit ends its winless streak in Week 8. If there's a game to do it, it's this one.
Philadelphia is really bad. The final score — which is padded by garbage time points and empty fantasy stats from Jalen Hurts — isn't indicative of how bad they're actually playing. Unlike the Lions, the Eagles are rarely competitive against good-caliber teams.
Dan Campbell has his Detroit side absolutely fighting. Onside kicks, multiple fake punts, crying in post-game press conferences — there's a real spirit this Lions team is playing weekly, in spite of the 0-7 mark. It's the complete opposite of Philly, which routinely sleepwalks for three quarters before coming alive when the game is out of reach.
We could play it safe and bet the Lions to cover three points on the spread, but akin to Campbell himself, we're gonna risk it and lay a wager on the moneyline instead. Karma is in store for Detroit on Sunday.
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