2017 NFL Week 8 Preview

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We have almost reached the half-way stage of the NFL season and there are a host of big games this weekend.

The action begins on Friday morning when the Baltimore Ravens host the Miami Dolphins in a big game for both sides and there are plenty of teams that desperately need a victory.

We have analysed every game set to take place in the NFL this weekend and our complete 2017 NFL Week 8 tips can be found below.

Baltimore Ravens Vs Miami Dolphins

Friday October 27, 11:25am, MT&T Bank Stadium

The Baltimore Ravens have won five of their past six games as home favourites and they are a profitable 4-2 against the line in this scenario.

The Miami Dolphins have won three games in a row and their record as away underdogs is nothing short of outstanding – they have won five of their past seven games as away underdogs.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Cleveland Browns Vs Minnesota Vikings

Monday October 30, 12:30am, Twickenham Stadium

The Cleveland Browns have taken their home game to Twickenham Stadium in London and they are still chasing their first win this season.

The Minnesota Vikings have won two of their past three games as away favourites, but their record against the line on the road is extremely poor – they have covered in only one of their past seven games away from home.

It is the Under in Total Point betting markets that is the value bet in this clash.

The Under has saluted in the past nine home games played by the Browns and has also been a profitable play in Vikings games.

Back Under 37.5 Points

New England Patriots Vs Los Angeles Chargers

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Gillette Stadium

The New England Patriots continue to be one of the best betting sides in the NFL.

They have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites and they are 6-4 against the line in this scenario.

The Los Angeles Chargers have won two of their past five games as away underdogs and have a middling record against the line in this scenario.

Back New England To Beat The Line (-7.5 Points)

New Orleans Saints Vs Chicago Bears

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The New Orleans Saints are one of the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend.

They have won four games on the trot and they have now won four of their past six games as home favourites, while they have the same record against the line.

The Chicago Bears continue to struggle away from home and this is a clash that the Saints should be able to win comfortably.

Back New Orleans To Beat The Line (-8.5 Points)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Carolina Panthers

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Raymond James Stadium

This is one of the biggest games of the weekend and it is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that will start this clash as narrow favourites.

The Buccaneers have lost their past three games, but they have won four of their past five games as home favourites.

The Carolina Panthers have an excellent record away from home – they have won three of their past six games as away underdogs and they are 5-1 against the line in this scenario.

There is nothing between these two sides and I am keen on Carolina with the insurance of a two point start.

Back Carolina Panthers To Beat The Line (+2 Points)

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Paul Brown Stadium

The Indianapolis Colts continue to be a trainwreck and the Cincinnati Bengals will go into this clash as very short-priced favourites.

Cincinnati have struggled for consistency this season and they have won only two of their past six games as home favourites.

The Colts have won three of their past seven games as away underdogs, but it is impossible to have any faith in this team off their recent performances.

This is a game that I am more than happy to stay out of.

No Bet

Buffalo Bills Vs Oakland Raiders

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Ralph Wilson Stadium

At the start of the season if you said that the Buffalo Bills would start this game as favourites you would have been laughed at, but that is hard far the Oakland Raiders have fallen this season.

Buffalo have won four of their past five games as home favourites, but they are only a middling 2-1-2 against the line in this scenario.

Oakland have won two of their past six games as away underdogs and although they beat Kansas City last weekend, they still have some issues.

Back Buffalo To Win @ $1.70

Philadelphia Eagles Vs San Francisco 49ers

Monday October 30, 4:00am, Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles are the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend and they are at Winx odds to win this clash.

Philadelphia are arguably the form team in the NFL and they go into this clash on the back of five straight victories.

The Eagles have won six of their past seven games as home favourites and they are 5-2 against the line in this scenario.

The San Francisco 49ers are another side that are chasing their first win of the season and their chances of getting it this weekend are slim.

They have won only one of their eight games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they are 6-2 against the line.

Philadelphia should win this clash, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

New York Jets Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday October 30, 4:00am, MetLife Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons have lost three games on the trot, but they will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Atlanta have won their past five games as away favourites and they are 4-1 against the line in this scenario.

The New York Jets have not been disgraced in recent weeks and they have been a strong betting play this season.

New York have won three of their past seven games as home underdogs and they are 5-2 against the line in this scenario.

This is another game that the market looks to have gotten just about right.

No Bet

Seattle Seahawks Vs Houston Texans

Monday October 30, 7:05am, CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Seahawks will start this clash as clear favourites.

Seattle have win three games on the trot and their record as home favourites is nothing short of outstanding – they have won seven of their past eight games as home favourites and they are 5-1-2 against the line in this scenario.

The Houston Texans have struggled for consistency this season and they have been a middling 4-4 against the line as away underdogs.

Back Seattle To Beat The Line (-5.5 Points)

Washington Redskins Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday October 30, 7:25am, FedEx Field

This is a crucial game in the NFC East between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.

Washington may have the home field advantage, but it is the Cowboys that will start this clash as narrow favourites.

Dallas returned to their best form with a big win over the San Francisco 49ers and they have won four of their past six games as away favourites.

The Redskins have struggled for consistency this season and they have lost four of their past five games against the Cowboys.

Washington are always a tough team to back with any real confidence and Dallas should prove too strong for their rivals.

Back Dallas Cowboys To Win @ $1.80

Detroit Lions Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday October 30, 11:30am, Ford Field

It is the Pittsburgh Steelers that will start this clash with the Detroit Lions as clear favourites.

Pittsburgh have found a semblance of their best form in recent weeks and their record as away favourites is excellent – they have won six of their past eight games as away favourites and they are 5-3 against the line in this scenario.

Detroit have been poor over the past fortnight and they have won only one of their past three games as away underdogs, while their record against the line is no better.

Back Pittsburgh To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Kansas City Chiefs Vs Denver Broncos

Tuesday October 31, 11:30am, Arrowhead Stadium

The Denver Broncos will have the chance to bridge the gap between them and the Kansas City Chiefs at the top of the AFC West when they contest this crucial clash.

It is the Chiefs that will go into this clash as clear favourites – despite the fact that they have lost two games on the trot.

Kansas City have won five of their past nine games as home favourites for a loss and they are only 4-5 against the line in this scenario.

The Broncos produced their worst performance of the season against the Los Angeles Chargers and their offence continues to struggle with Trevor Siemian under centre.

Denver have won only two of their past seven games away from home and their record against the line isn’t much better.

This looks set to be a low-scoring affair and it is the Under in Total Points betting markets that appeals in this clash.

The Under has saluted in six of the past nine home games played by the Chiefs and has also been a profitable play in Broncos games.

Back Under 43.5 Points


2016

We are now almost halfway through the 2016 NFL season and the standings in each division are really starting to take shape.

There will be plenty on the line when the New Orleans Saints face the Seattle Seahawks on Monday morning and the clash between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers is also set to be a ripper.

The NFC East title could be on the line when the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles in the prime-time fixture before the weekend of football concludes when the Chicago Bears face the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday.

Tennessee Titans Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Friday October 28, 10:25am, Nissan Stadium

Tennessee Titans 36 - Jacksonville Jaguars 22

This is hardly the most inspiring Thursday Night Football clash, but it should still be an interesting betting contest.

Tennessee had their two-game winning streak ended by the Indianapolis Colts, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Titans have only played three games as home favourites in the past 12 months and they have won two of them, but they are 0-1-2 against the line in this scenario.

Jacksonville were no match for Oakland last weekend and their chancing of qualifying for the NFL Playoffs are now very slim.

The Jaguars have won just two of their past seven games as away underdogs for a loss and they are just 3-1-3 against the line in this scenario.

These are two teams that are very tough to trust from a betting perspective and I am happy to stay out of this contest.

No Bet

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Washington Redskins

Monday October 31, 3:00am, Wembley Stadium

Washington Redskins 27 - Cincinnati Bengals 27

This is a crucial game for both these sides.

Cincinnati returned to winning form with a victory over the lowly Cleveland Browns and they will go into this game as favourites.

The Bengals have won seven of their past 11 games as favourites for a loss, but they are 6-5 against the line in this scenario.

Washington had their winning streak snapped by the Detroit Lions, but they have still won nine of their past 12 games as underdogs for a massive profit.

Taking on Cincinnati this season has been a profitable play all season long and the Redskins are genuine value at his current price.

Back Washington To Win @ $2.30

Indianapolis Colts Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Monday October 31, 3:00am, Lucas Oil Stadium

Indianapolis Colts 14 - Kansas City Chiefs 30

The Indianapolis Colts returned to winning form against Tennessee last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as underdogs.

Indianapolis have struggled badly on defence in the past 12 months, but they have still won their only game as home underdogs in that period and their record in front of their home fans is excellent.

Kansas City made it two wins on the trot with a tough victory over New Orleans and it looks as though they now have their mojo back.

The Chiefs have won their past 13 games as favourites for a massive profit and they are 5-0 against the line as away favourites.

Andrew Luck would need to be at his very best to give the Colts any chance whatsoever in this contest and the Chiefs look a good bet to cover the line of 2.5 points.

Back Kansas City To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs Oakland Raiders

Monday October 31, 3:00am, Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 - Oakland Raiders 30

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced their best performance of the season to score a comfortable victory over San Francisco and they have the chance to record a third win on the trot.

Tampa Bay will go into this clash as narrow favourites and they have won just one of their four games in this scenario.

Oakland have recorded four wins from their past five games and they remain in playoffs contention.

The Raiders have won four of their past six games as away underdogs and their record against the line in this scenario is a most impressive 6-0.

Oakland are simply a better football team than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they are outstanding value to win this weekend.

Back Oakland To Win @ $2.05

New Orleans Saints Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday October 31, 3:00am, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

New Orleans Saints 25 - Seattle Seahawks 20

Seattle travel to New Orleans for a clash with the Saints following their low-scoring draw with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks defence were putrid against the Cardinals, but have the chance to bounce back in a big way against one of the weakest defences in the NFL.

Seattle will start this game as clear favourites and they have won five of their past six games in this scenario, while they are 3-3 against the line.

New Orleans had their winning run ended by the Kansas City Chiefs and they face a tough challenge against the Seahawks.

The Saints are 1-1 as home underdogs in the past 12 months, but they have won just three of their past eight games at home for a big loss.

Seattle are easily the team to beat here and are a safe bet to get the job done.

Back Seattle To Win @ $1.69

Houston Texans Vs Detroit Lions

Monday October 31, 3:00am, NRG Stadium

Houston Texans 20 - Detriot Lions 13

The Houston Texans were extremely poor against the Denver Broncos, but they have the chance to bounce back against the Houston Texans.

Brock Osweiler will be under plenty of pressure heading into this game following his disastrous effort during Monday Night Football, but the Texans will still start this clash as clear favourites.

Houston have won their past six games as home favourites and they are an impressive 5-1 against the line in this scenario.

Detroit have now won three games in a row after recording narrow victories over the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins.

The Lions have won three of their past five games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they have an identical record against the line.

This is a clash that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out of this game from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Atlanta Falcons Vs Green Bay Packers

Monday October 31, 3:00am, Georgia Dome

Atlanta Falcons 33 - Green Bay Packers 32

The Atlanta Falcons have stalled somewhat following their dominant start to the season and they win this to avoid their third straight loss.

Atlanta will go into this clash as clear favourites, but they have lost their past six games as the punter’s elect at the Georgia Dome.

Green Bay were not particularly impressive against Chicago, but they still managed to get the job done,

This is obviously a much tougher challenge and they are 2-1 against the line as away underdogs.

I expect this to be a tightly fought affair and I am keen to back the Packers with a start of three points.

Back Green Bay To Beat The Line (+3 Points)

Buffalo Bills Vs New England Patriots

Monday October 31, 3:00am, New Era Field

Buffalo Bills 25 - New England Patriots 41

The Buffalo Bills beat the New England Patriots earlier this season, but in that clash the Patriots were missing Tom Brady.

Beating the Patriots with Brady under centre is a much tougher assignment and it is no surprise that the Bills will go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Bills had their winning streak ended by the Miami Dolphins last weekend, but they have still won their past two games as home underdogs and they are 6-1 against the line in this scenario.

New England proved far too good for Pittsburgh last weekend to improve their record to 6-1.

In saying that, the Patriots have proven to be a tough team to trust as away favourites over the past 12 months – they are 4-4 in head-to-head betting for a clear loss and 3-5 against the line in this scenario.

Buffalo are a better chance in this clash than the market suggests and they are a great bet to beat the line with a start of 6.5 points.

Back Buffalo To Beat The Line (+6.5 Points)

Denver Broncos Vs San Diego Chargers

Monday October 31, 6:05am, Mile High

Denver Broncos 27 - San Diego Chargers 19

The Denver Broncos returned to winning form with an improved performance over the Houston Texans and they go into this clash as clear favourites.

This will be the second meeting between these two sides in a month and it was the Chargers that managed to upstage the defending Super Bowl champions the last time that they played.

Denver have the advantage of playing this game in front of their home fans, but they are just 5-3 as home favourites over the past 12 months and 2-1-5 against the line in this scenario.

San Diego made it two wins on the trot with a thrilling overtime victory over Atlanta and they will go into this clash with plenty of confidence.

The Chargers have won only two of their past nine game as away underdogs, but they are an incredible 8-1 against the line in this scenario.

There is no reason that San Diego can’t give the Broncos a scare once again and they are an outstanding bet to cover the line with a start of 5.5 points.

Back San Diego To Beat The Line (+5.5 Points)

Carolina Panthers Vs Arizona Cardinals

Monday October 31, 6:25am, Bank Of America Stadium

Carolina Panthers 30 - Arizona Cardinals 20

This is basically a must-win for the Carolina Panthers as they fight to keep their season alive.

Carolina have now lost four games on the trot, but they will still go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Panthers remain a profitable betting play as home favourites – they have won seven of their past nine games in this scenario and they are 6-3 against the line.

Arizona missed out on a golden opportunity to record their third win in a row when they draw with Seattle last weekend, in what was another uninspiring performance from the Cardinals defence.

The Cardinals are 1-1 as away underdogs in the past 12 months and they generally don’t play bad football away from home.

I am willing to give the Carolina Panthers one more chance in this clash and I think they can cover the line with a start of three points.

Back Carolina To Beat The Line (-3 Points)

Dallas Cowboys Vs Philadelphia Eagles

Monday October 31, 10:30am, AT&T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys 29 - Philadelphia Eagles 23

This is a crucial game for both sides as the winner will likely finish the weekend on top of the NFC East.

Dallas have been nothing short of outstanding this season and they went into the bye on the back of five straight victories.

Ezekiel Elliot has justified his selection as a first round draft pick in emphatic fashion, while Dak Prescott has been a revelation under centre.

They will go into this clash as clear favourites, but winning in front of their home fans has proven easier said than done for the Cowboys in the past 12 months.

Philadelphia ended their losing streak with a most impressive performance against Minnesota and they will fancy their chances in this clash.

The Eagles have won three of their past four games as away underdogs for a handy profit and they have the sort of game that can trouble the Cowboys.

Philadelphia are well over the odds at their current price of $2.75 and are one of the best value bets of the weekend.

Back Philadelphia To Win @ $2.75

Chicago Bears Vs Minnesota Vikings

Tuesday November 1, 10:30am, Solider Field

Chicago Bears 20 - Minnesota Vikings 10

Minnesota suffered their first loss of the season when they went down to the Philadelphia Eagles and they have an excellent chance to return to winning form against the Chicago Bears.

Sam Bradford had easily his first game since joining the Vikings against his old franchise, but the Vikings should have little trouble bouncing back – they have six of their past eight games on the road and they are 7-1 against the line.

Chicago produced another uninspiring performance against the Green Bay Packers and it looks as though Jay Cutler will be under centre for this clash.

The Bears have won just one of their past eight games in front of their home fans and they are a truly putrid 2-6 against the line in this scenario.

Minnesota are one of the safest betting plays of the weekend and they should have no problem accounting for the Bears in comfortable fashion.

Back Minnesota To Beat The Line (-6 Points)