NFL Week 8 Picks: Steelers, Texans, and Raiders

Mike Dixon
Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, center, cuts between Oakland Raiders cornerback Brandian Ross, left, and defensive end Lamarr Houston after being chased from the pocket during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

VEGAS (October 27, 2018) — We are back with our best picks, upsets, and predictions for Week 8 in the NFL. We’ll take a look at those  games and all of the others in this week’s betting guide with some moneyline picks, picks against the spread, value bets and more.

Week 8 NFL Odds and Lines

Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans: Texans (-7.5, -320)

Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders: Colts (-3, -120)

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars: Eagles (-3, -165)

Today, we have a special guest writer here at Vegas Sports Daily. Holly Seymour from Holly Football and ESPN Houston. — Holly brings her sharp and sassy insight for our Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dolphins and Texans. In addition to the NFL’s best women expert handicappers on Sunday for a full slate of NFL games.

Holly of Holly Football:

Houston Texans over Miami Dolphins.

By week 8, we usually have a feel about a team, except the Dolphins and Texans. Two below par, “accidentally won four games” teams. There are no actual stats worth sharing, I am basing my picks on, which defense, can I rely on at the end of the day.
Pick: Houston Texans
Washington Redskins over New York Giants.
Pick: Washington Redskins
Baltimore Ravens over Carolina Panthers.
Pick: Baltimore Ravens
Get Holly’s latest game previews here. Follow Holly Seymour @XOHolly on Twitter.

Straight Up Picks

Jeanna Thomas of Falcoholics:
Pittsburgh Steelers over Cleveland Browns Browns.
The Browns have already doubled up their win total from the previous two seasons with two wins in 2018. But don’t expect them to add a third against this particular division foe.
Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots over Buffalo Bills.
It doesn’t matter if seasoned veteran Derek Anderson is starting over the abysmal Nathan Peterman. The Bills are not going to beat the Patriots.
Pick: New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs over Denver Broncos.
The Chiefs defense isn’t as stout as it’s been in years past, but Patrick Mahomes and his offensive weapons will be able to get it done at home against Denver.
Pick: Kansas City Chiefs
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Pick of the Week

Kasey Hudson of Vegas Sports Daily/FNN: 

Philadelphia Eagles over Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Eagles have more consistency on both sides of the ball.

Pick: Philadelphia Eagles

Los Angeles Rams over Green Bay Packers.

The Rams offense can outplay the packers defense.

Pick: Los Angeles Rams

Minnesota Vikings over New Orleans Saints.

Pick: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings win by 3-6 pts. They have a few more healthy offensive weapons this year versus the Saints. Creating more versatility.

Pick: Minnesota Vikings.

Get the latest Jacksonville Jaguars news here. Follow Kasey Hudson @TheSportsKase on Twitter.

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