Nfl Expert Picks, Predictions, Spreads & Betting Lines 2021

The wide receiving tandem of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree has produced over 1,400 yards and eight touchdowns thus far this season. If that isn’t enough, Oakland is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (127.8 look at this ). Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has improved and is healthy. Wilson was 25-for-37 for 348 yards and three touchdowns in a win over New England two weeks ago. Running back Thomas Rawls is back from an injury and the Seahawks running game is getting better.

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With the weather forecast less than promising, this should be a game we see both offenses struggle. It is hard not to think the under is the play in the Patriots-Bills matchup. With a new QB under center, it is hard to figure out which side I want to pursue for my Week 8 NFL picks. Will Tua impress, or will he struggle against an elite defensive line containing Aaron Donald?

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Like last week’s Packers-Cowboys showdown, the winner of the NFC Championship might be the team who gets the ball last. Rodgers is the big reason why the Packers were able to close the regular season with six straight victories. In those six games, he did not throw an interception and was nearly flawless. In the final two games of the season against division rivals Minnesota and Detroit, Rodgers threw for over 300 yards and had four touchdown passes in each game. The win over Detroit gave the Packers the NFC North Division title and a trip to the postseason. Rodgers finally threw an interception in last week’s game with the Cowboys, but he also completed possibly his most important pass of the season.

The Chargers still won their last four games leaning heavily on rookie Justin Jackson in last week’s win over the Chiefs. Los Angeles averages over 400 yards (404.6) of total offense per game. The Baltimore defense counters with a unit that allows just over 308 total yards per game.

Meanwhile, the Chargers have played in a game decided by more than one possession just twice this year. They have won just one of those games — a two-TD victory over the Raiders on “Monday Night Football.” So, the Patriots look appealing given the trends of both teams in close games. New England would have a 5-2 record against the spread if they played against a 5.5-point spread every week. However, this spread is something that the Patriots should be able to cover if they play like they have for most of the season. Below are the latest Week 8 NFL odds, including point spreads, money lines and over-under totals for every game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. NFL Week 7 was one of the least competitive game slates to date.

For instance, DraftKings Sportsbook releases odds during the playoffs of the year before the start of taking bets. Futures bets on the Super Bowl LVI champion opened with Kansas City (+550), Tampa Bay (+900), and Buffalo (+1200) among the favorites. When placing a parlay bet, you are betting on two or more things to happen. To get paid on your bet, all of the outcomes must occur in a given parlay. If you parlayed the Buccaneers to win with Under 55.5 your bet won.

The big news surrounding Sunday night’s Cowboys-Giants clash revolves around who will or will not play. Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended by the NFL for his involvement in a domestic dispute and his status for Week 1 was up in the air. Elliott appealed the league’s decision and heard on Tuesday that the suspension will stand, but the NFL’s leading rusher is eligible to play against the Giants. Atlanta will have to slow down Rodgers as the Packers offense is loaded with talent.

After a pretty routine first couple months of the season, there has been chaos the past few weeks. Among the spreads up early Monday morning at BetMGM, there are four favorites of a touchdown or more. Seattle was on bye in Week 9, while the Packers were forced to play with second-year signal-caller Jordan Love in Kansas City. All told, Love handled the big-game atmosphere well, but he ultimately couldn’t finish off enough drives and Green Bay fell by a 13-7 score. The good news was that Davante Adams and Allen Lazard returned from their respective COVID absences, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling came off IR after overcoming an early-season hamstring injury. That leaves either Love or Rodgers with a full wideout arsenal to go into this battle with.

Minnesota Vikings +2 vs. Seattle Seahawks A missed field goal and a lost fumble away from 2-0, the Vikings are no ordinary 0-2 team. If either of result flipped the other way, it’s likely this game would be a pick’em — more in line with where it belongs. I’ll give it my best shot on every game below, as I continue to pick every game against the spread. Machine learning models can make predictions in real time based on data from numerous disparate sources, such as player performance, weather, fan sentiment, etc. Some models have shown accuracy slightly higher than domain experts. Modern research has suggested that the claims of betting were unsubstantiated.