(The Spread) – We head out West for our underdog pick of Week 8.
NFL Odds: Oddsmakers have installed the visiting Bengals as 1-point favorites over the Seahawks for Sunday’s game. Cincinnati comes into this game with a 2-1 road record while Seattle is 1-1 at home. The over/under total is currently sitting at 37.5 points.
Line Movement: The Bengals opened as a 3-point favorite but the line has nearly flipped over to the Seahawks’ side. The public is riding Cincinnati but the line continues to drop. Whether that means the sharps hit Seattle hard or the action is starting to even out, either way the line is heading in the Seahawks’ favor.
Public Betting: Of the 23,000-plus wagers on today’s game, 60% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Bengals. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Week 8 Free Pick: Take Seattle. The Seahawks have issues at quarterback but their defense hasn’t played poorly this season and they’re at home, where they’ve always been dangerous. Andy Dalton has played better than expected thus far but Seattle offers a tough environment for any quarterback, nevertheless a rookie. According to latest NFL trends, the Seahawks are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall. The Bengals, meanwhile, are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite and 0-6 ATS in their last six games in Week 8.
2011 NFL WEEK 8 FREE PICK: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS +1