NFL Week 8 Opening Odds
(The Spread) - The point spreads for Week 8 in the NFL have been released, including for Sunday's marquee matchup between the Cowboys and Lions.
Week 8 in the NFL kicks off on Thursday night between NFC South rivals Carolina and Tampa Bay from Raymond James Stadium. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bucs are 6-point home underdogs versus Cam Newton and the Panthers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 39.5 points. Running back Doug Martin (shoulder) will miss the game for the winless Bucs, while the Panthers will look to pick up their third-straight victory.
On Sunday the Lions will host the Cowboys in a matchup of potential playoff hopes. Coming off its last-second loss to Cincinnati in Week 7, Detroit is a 3-point home favorite versus Dallas, which could be without key players DeMarcus Ware and DeMarco Murray for the second straight week. The 'Boys are coming off a win over the Eagles in Philadelphia last Sunday as a 3-point road underdog.
The Patriots will also host the Dolphins in a AFC East matchup at 1:00PM ET. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses to division rivals, with New England losing on the road in New York and Miami dropping a home game to Buffalo. According to oddsmakers the Patriots are 6.5-point home favorites for this game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 45.5 points.
The Jets, meanwhile, are 6.5-point road underdog versus the Bengals, who are coming off back-to-back last-second victories in Buffalo and Detroit, respectively. The Broncos are also 13.5-point favorites versus the Redskins, while the Steelers are 3-point home favorites against Oakland and the Falcons are 2.5-point road underdogs against Arizona.
For a complete list of odds for Week 8 in the NFL, see below.
2013 NFL Week 8 Odds & Over/Under Totals
103 Carolina Panthers -6 (39.5)
104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers +6
209 San Francisco 49ers -16.5 (40.5)
210 Jacksonville Jaguars +16.5
211 Dallas Cowboys +3 (51)
212 Detroit Lions -3
213 New York Giants
214 Philadelphia Eagles
215 Cleveland Browns +7 (39)
216 Kansas City Chiefs -7
217 Buffalo Bills +12.5 (50)
218 New Orleans Saints -12.5
219 Miami Dolphins +6.5 (45.5)
220 New England Patriots -6.5
221 New York Jets +6.5 (41)
222 Cincinnati Bengals -6.5
223 Pittsburgh Steelers -3 (40.5)
224 Oakland Raiders +3
225 Washington Redskins +13.5 (55)
226 Denver Broncos -13.5
227 Atlanta Falcons +2.5 (45)
228 Arizona Cardinals -2.5
229 Green Bay Packers
230 Minnesota Vikings
231 Seattle Seahawks -10.5 (41.5)
232 St. Louis Rams +10.5