Need help figuring out what side of the total to back? Read on for our NFL Week 8 picks against the total.
There are 13 games on a packed Sunday schedule and Monday Night Football to look forward to before the book closes on another week of football betting.
Below we preview every single game and provide the Over and Under NFL predictions. We’ll look at the latest stats, injury reports, and NFL odds, capped off with the best NFL picks for your consideration
NFL Week 8 O/U Predictions & Picks
Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys, O/U 42½
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
The Chicago Bears (3-4) are coming off one of their best offensive performances in a 33-14 win over the New England Patriots in Monday Night Football. The Bears surprised the Patriots and bettors alike, taking advantage of Justin Fields’ skill set in order to run away with the game at the Foxborough.
Carrying the momentum into Jerry’s World is going to be a big ask though. The Cowboys have advantages on both sides of the ball. The return of Dak Prescott augments the offense, but the. Defense has led the way up to this point. It is one of the toughest to beat and among the stingiest in the league. The Cowboys have seen the Under cash in five of their seven games.
- Picks: Under 42½ (-110)
Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions, O/U 51½
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
The Detroit Lions went from one of the most potent offenses in the league to a dud in the blink of an eye. In the last two games against the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys, the Lions were outscored 53-6! Injuries are a part of the problem, but so too is the inconsistent play of Jared Goff and the most porous defense in the league.
The Dolphins saw Tua Tagovailoa return from a concussion last week and lead his side to the 16-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tagovailoa burst out of the blocks with such speed, it looked like the Dolphins would run away with the game – the Dolphins have the kind of speedsters that can put up points in a hurry. But the Steelers defense raised its level. So much so, the Dolphins were held pointless in the second half.
Both these teams are looking for some offensive magic. The Dolphins are capable of blowing teams off the field and the Lions showed they have the tools to keep up.
- Picks: Over 51½ (-110)
Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
The Minnesota Vikings (5-1) jumped out to the top of the NFC North by taking advantage of a soft spot in their schedule and stringing together a four-game winning streak at the expense of the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins. But it’s worth noting that they only managed to scrape by with one-score wins against these flawed opponents and the total went Over in three of these four games.
The Arizona Cardinals (3-4) were boosted by the return of DeAndre Hopkins, who made an immediate impact in his first appearance last Thursday. Indeed, the Cardinals offense properly exploded in a flurry of scoring for the first time in 2022. If the Cards can build on last week’s performance, they will give the Vikings defense a run for its money on both fronts (air and ground).
- Picks: Over 49 (-110)
New York Giants vs Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
The New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks are two of the league’s feel-good stories. The G-men are punching above their weight class, eking out victories against the NFL odds. Their victories are gritty and gutsy, underscored by team effort in all facets of the game. The offense is churning with Saquon Barkley leading the way and the defense is holding opponents down to 18.6 points per game (fifth lowest).
The Seahawks are sitting pretty at the top of the NFC West with a 4-3 record. They’re alos 4-3-0 in O/U betting.The Seahawks are playing with a joyful abandon that is simply contagious. Geno Smith is a bit of a revelation. He has the offense humming under his guidance, proving to be more effective and efficient at the helm than many first thought he would be as they are averaging (26.1 points per game. If there’s one potential setback for the hosts this weekend, it’s the absence of D.K. Metcalf (knee).
- Pick: Under 44½ (-110)
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals’ offense is clicking on all cylinders right now, with Joe Burrow throwing for just shy of 800 passing yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions in the last two games. Indeed, Burrow has a 12 to 1 TD interception ratio in the last five games – a span that has seen the Bengals (4-3) go 4-1 straight up.
The Cleveland Browns (2-5) are struggling. They’re riding a four-game losing streak, losing all four by narrow margins. Most recently, they lost to the Ravens 23-20. Some of their struggles come down to average quarterbacking from Jacoby Brissett, who is filling in for Deshaun Watson until his 11-game suspension completes. Issues on defense are another aspect that is costing this team in the win column.
With the Bengals passing offense heating up and the Browns defense struggling, this game has the potential to go Over the projected total. Moreover, it might be the first lopsided loss for the Browns this season.
- Picks: Over 45 (-110)
The Rest of Week 8 in Quick-Fire NFL Picks
- Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars (London), O/U 40½ – Pick: Over 40½
- Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons, O/U 41 – Pick: Under 41
- Las Vegas Raiders vs New Orleans Saints O/U 50 – Pick: Over 50
- New England Patriots vs New York Jets, O/U 40 – Pick: Over 40
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles O/U 43 – Pick: Over 43
- Tennessee Titans vs Houston Texans, O/U 40½ – Pick: Under 40½
- Washington Commanders vs Indianapolis Colts, O/U 39½ – Over 39½
- San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams, O/U 42½ – Over 42½
- Green Bay Packers vs Buffalo Bills, O/U 47 – Pick: Over 47