NFL Week 8 Latest Lines, Analysis & Game Predictions

The 2018 NFL season is almost at the halfway point with Week 8 on the horizon. The action starts with Thursday Night Football when the Miami Dolphins take on the Houston Texans and ends with the Buffalo Bills hosting the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. You can find the latest NFL lines here, but let’s jump into the predictions.

NFL Week 8 Schedule And Odds

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • 8:20 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans HOU -7 FOX/NFLN

Sunday, Oct. 28

  • 9:30 a.m. Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars* PHI -3 NFLN
  • 1 p.m. New York Jets at Chicago Bears CHI -7 CBS
  • 1 p.m. Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs KC -10 CBS
  • 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers PIT -8 CBS
  • 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Carolina Panthers BAL -2 CBS
  • 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals CIN -4.5 FOX
  • 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions DET -3 FOX
  • 1 p.m. Washington Redskins at New York Giants WAS -1 FOX
  • 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders IND -3 CBS
  • 4:25 p.m. Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams LAR -9 FOX
  • 4:25 p.m. San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals PK FOX
  • 8:20 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings MIN -1 NBC

Monday, Oct. 29

  • 8:15 p.m. New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills NE -13.5 ESPN

Top NFL Week 8 Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals were whooped by Kansas City on Sunday, 45-10. Meanwhile, the Bucs just barely came away with a win over Cleveland in overtime which also broke a three-game losing streak. Tampa Bay had all sorts of problems to hold on to the ball and turned it over four-time which may give the Bengals an opportunity to exploit. The Bengals are a solid 4-point favorite and are 4-3-0 ATS so far. Go for Cincinnati against the spread.

New York Jets at Chicago Bears: As their 0-10 SU record as a road underdog shows, the Jets suck away from home. Don’t expect them to buck the trend as they face a tough Bears team at Soldier Field up next. Take the Bears SU.

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars don’t do well against NFC opponents and are 4-16 SU and ATS. They face an Eagles team that is desperate for wins after falling below .500 with a loss last weekend. Take the Eagles straight up.

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans: After a 0-3 start, the Texans have gotten back on track with four straight wins. However, they’re 2-8 ATS over their last 10 contests and now have to cover a 7.5-point spread against a fairly good Dolphins team. Take Miami ATS.

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs are crushing it ATS with a 7-0 against the spread record this year. The Denver Broncos are 3-11 ATS and 1-13 SU in their last 14 games as a road underdog of 7.5-10 points. Even if the point spread favors Kansas City by 10 points, it’s still a solid bet. Go Chiefs ATS.

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams: If you’re among the ones that circled this game on the calendar when the schedule was announced, you’re not alone. However, the Packers’ struggles at the moment take some shine away from this game. On the flip side, the Rams are on the up-and-up and haven’t lost a game this season.

The lines have LA as a big 9-point favorite which may seem sort of high considering the Packers’ signal-caller can never be discounted. Nevertheless, the Rams are playing at another level at home this year and have beaten opponents by an average of 18 points in three home games from Week 2 through 5.

The Packers haven’t won an away game so far this year, but they head into this match with a little bit of rest time because of their Week 7 bye. They were solid in Week 6 with a win over the 49ers and look ready to take on the high-powered Rams offense, but that means they have to slow down Todd Gurley which is questionable given how vulnerable they are against the ground attack, allowing 116.5 yards per game to opposing rushers. I don’t see the Packers coming away with an upset win, but the ATS bet is solid. Take the Packers at +9.