Welcome back for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. We once again had some Covid-19 concerns this week, but for the time being it looks like the schedule will go off as planned. Plenty can change at the last minute, but fingers crossed there are no more positives.
We had a moderately fun Thursday Night Football contest this week with the Falcons holding off the Panthers 25-17. I had the Panthers at -1.5 and that did not pan out for me. I’m still not sure what kept the line low, but the Falcons were the better team.
Last week, I again went 6-8 with my picks, but did go 4-1 with my five best bets of the weekend. It moves me to 54-50-1 on total picks and 23-12 on my best bets. A year ago, I went 131-117-4, finishing with a 52.78 win percentage. That’s barely turning a profit, but for a season’s worth of picks, that’s not too bad. I did not track my best bet percentage over the course of the season, but will make sure to do that this year.
I’m going to pick my five “best bets” each week, similar to what you might use in the DraftKings Pro Football Pick ‘Em National Championship. Lines are moving so some of the lines below will be different from what you see on game day. Look for value where you can!
In the meantime, here are my five picks of choice for this weekend:
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 8.
Falcons @ Panthers (-1.5) — Panthers — LOSS
Colts @ Lions (+3) — Lions
Vikings @ Packers (-7) — Packers
Patriots @ Bills (-3.5) — Bills
Titans @ Bengals (+5.5) — Titans
Raiders @ Browns (-2.5) — Raiders
Jets @ Chiefs (-20) — Chiefs
Rams @ Dolphins (+3.5) — Rams
Saints @ Bears (+4.5) — Saints
49ers @ Seahawks (-3) — Seahawks
Cowboys @ Eagles (-9.5) — Eagles
Chargers @ Broncos (+3) — Broncos
Steelers @ Ravens (-4) — Steelers
Buccaneers @ Giants (-12.5) — Giants
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