NFL Best Matches of the Week

Matchup Betting Tips for Week Eight of the 2018 NFL Football Season

 

Best Matches of the Week

 

NFL Odds By Betway

MIA Dolphins (+7.5) at HOU Texans (-7.5)

MIA Dolphins MIA Dolphins

Thursday 10/24 8:20  am EST

NRG Stadium

HOU TexansHOU Texans

MIA Dolphins +7.5 | HOU Texans -7.5
 

 

Tip – It’s still “Brocktober” in Miami, as Ryan Tannehill will miss his third straight game for the Dolphins. Miami will also be without two of their top pass catchers in Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills. The Texans are riding a four game winning streak, but, believe it or not, giving Brock Osweiler 7.5 points may be too much for Houston to overcome. Since taking over as the starter in the 305 two weeks ago, Osweiler has thrown for 619 yards and 2 touchdowns.

BAL Ravens (-2) at CAR Panthers (+2)

BAL RavensBAL Ravens 

 

Sunday 10/28 1:00pm EST

Bank of America Stadium

CAR PanthersCAR Panthers

BAL Ravens -2 | CAR Panthers +2
 

 

Tip – The Ravens are coming off a heart-breaking loss a week ago against New Orleans, due to a missed extra point from usually Mr. Reliable Justin Tucker. Still, Baltimore showed they’re legit title contenders. Carolina is right there with them, at 4-2 on the season. Carolina will need to get Christian McCaffrey more involved in the run game, as “Run CMC” has only touted the rock 15 times over the past two weeks. Expect an extremely close game, but if Carolina can stick to the ground game they should be a safe bet as a two-point underdog at home.  

 

TB Buccaneers (+4.5) at CIN Bengals (-4.5)

TB BuccaneersTB Buccaneers

 

Sunday 28/10 1:00 pm EST

Paul Brown Stadium

CIN BengalsCIN Bengals

TB Buccaneers +4.5 | CIN Bengals -4.5
 

 

Tip – It’s starting to look more and more like the Bengals have resorted back to being the same Bengals of old. They’ve struggled to produce explosive plays offensively, while defensively surrendering big plays at the most inopportune times. Tampa’s Jameis Winston has been prone to turnovers since his return under center, but has also filled the stat sheet. For all the love that the Saints and Rams get, and rightfully so, the Bucs actually lead the NFL in ppg. Expect Winston to attack the spotty Cinci secondary all day long with his plethora of skill players.

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SEA Seahawks (+3) at DET Lions (-3)

SEA SeahawksSEA Seahawks

 

Sunday 28/10 1:00 pm EST

Ford Field

DET LionsDET Lions

SEA Seahawks +3 |  DET Lions -3
 

 

Tip – The resurgent Seahawks have won three of their last four, mostly thanks to a newfound run game. Since carrying the ball a measly six times in a week two loss, Chris Carson has rushed the ball an eye-popping 65 times over his past three contests. Detroit’s recent success is also thanks to a newfound run game, as rookie Kerryon Johnson has forced his way into a lead back role in Detroit. A close ground and pound game will ensue in Detroit this weekend. A big deep play to speedster Tyler Lockett may be what puts Seattle over the top in this one.

 

DEN Broncos (+10) at KC Chiefs (-10)

DEN BroncosDEN Broncos

 

Sunday 28/10 1:00 pm AEST

Arrowhead Stadium

NO SaintsKC Chiefs

DEN Broncos +10| KC Chiefs -10
 

 

Tip – I know Kansas City’s offense is incredible, but giving ten points to a division rival who nearly upset you a few weeks ago, and is coming off of a 45-10 victory in their last outing, just doesn’t add up. Denver’s D is starting to take the form of the Denver D of old, surrendering a miniscule 10 points a week ago, after being the only team to hold the Rams under 30 points this season just one week prior.

CLE Browns (+8) at PIT Steelers (-8)

CLE BrownsCLE Browns 

 

Sunday 28/10 1:00 pm EST

Heinz Field

PIT SteelersPIT Steelers

CLE Browns +8| PIT Steelers -8
 

 

Tip – These two teams tied in week 1, and that was before Baker Mayfield took the helm for Cleveland. Pittsburgh is back to being their usual explosive selves on offense, but Cleveland should keep it interesting. The team trading away leading rusher Carlos Hyde has freed space for two greater talents to get playing time in the Cleveland backfield. Cleveland is still trying to figure out how to win, but Baker and the crew should keep it within eight.

 


About the Author

Vincent Somma has been involved in the football world from a young age. He played football for sixteen years, and has been involved in fantasy football leagues for most of that time as well. Vincent began to dabble in sports writing towards the end of his high school career, and has been writing ever since. His strongest forte is draft analysis and NFL coverage.




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