Six Key Betting Trends for Week 8
It's Week 8 in the NFL and with that, here are 10 betting trends to consider while handicapping each game.
Here are some of the best betting trends for Week 8 in the NFL (listed in no particular order):
1. Dolphins have struggled vs. Ravens
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are a 3-point home favorite over the Dolphins for the Thursday night matchup this week. Miami is 0-7 against the spread in its last seven games against Baltimore.
2. Panthers have been perfect in Tampa
The struggling Panthers will hit the road in Week 8, but that's not a problem because they've been a great play in Tampa. The Panthers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games versus the Bucs, who are 2-point home favorites Sunday at 1:00PM ET.
3. High-scoring game in Buffalo?
The over is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between the Raiders and Bills. As a bonus, the over has also hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams in Buffalo. The over/under for Sunday's game between the Raiders and Bills in Buffalo sits at 45.5 points.
4. Road team has been great play in Cowboys vs. Redskins
The road team is a perfect 6-0 against the spread in the last six meetings between the Cowboys and Redskins. That's good news for the visiting Cowboys, who are 2-point road favorites versus the Redskins on Sunday.
5. Over a good play when Steelers play Lions
Pittsburgh will head to Detroit on Sunday night to take on the struggling Lions, who are 3-point home underdogs this week. The over, which sits at 45.5 points for Sunday night's matchup, has been a great play in recent meetings between these two teams. The over is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings.
6. Road team, underdog thrive in Broncos-Chiefs series
On Monday night the Chiefs will host the Broncos in Kansas City. The Chiefs are 7-point home favorites versus the Broncos but if the historical trends have anything to say, Denver will be a great play in the finale of Week 8. The road team has covered in six of the last seven meetings between these two divisional rivals and the underdog is 5-1 against the number in the last six meetings. Both trends favor the underdog Broncos, whom public bettors are currently fading at the window.