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NFL Week 8 odds, picks, how to watch, streaming: Expert picks, teasers, survivor picks and more

We’re nearly midway by way of the 2021 NFL common season. Fairly loopy is not it? Inserting bets in opposition to the unfold is getting a bit trickier resulting from accidents, however you’ve got come to the correct place in the event you’re in search of some professional recommendation on what sides to absorb Week 8.

Every week, we’ll acquire all the greatest picks and playing content material from CBSSports.com and SportsLine in a single place, so you will get picks in opposition to the unfold from our CBS Sports activities specialists in addition to further function content material for every recreation, together with performs from prime SportsLine specialists and the SportsLine Projection Mannequin, greatest bets from our workers, survivor picks and extra. 

Let’s dive in.

All NFL odds by way of Caesars Sportsbook.

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Panthers at Falcons

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free
Open: Falcons -1, O/U 47.5
Present: Falcons -3, O/U 46.5

“This decide is extra about fading the Panthers than it’s driving the Falcons. Sam Darnold is flailing beneath middle for Carolina and it is exhausting to observe. He even received benched within the fourth quarter final week through the Panthers’ 25-3 loss to the New York Giants. I do not suppose he is going to have the ability to rebound. I used to be optimistic about Darnold coming to Carolina, and thought he may pull a “Ryan Tannehill.” Seven weeks in, and I am out. It isn’t all his fault, because the offensive line is atrocious. The offensive struggles have additionally negatively affected the protection. In Weeks 1-3, the Panthers ranked first in opponent yards per recreation. In Weeks 4-7, they’re tied for twenty fourth. 

“As for the Falcons, they’ve gained three of their previous 4 video games and Matt Ryan is taking part in nicely. He has 5 consecutive video games of two or extra passing touchdowns, which is tied for the third-longest lively streak within the NFL. He has a rising star in Kyle Pitts as nicely, who grew to become the primary rookie tight finish with back-to-back 100-yard receiving video games since Raymond Chester of the 1970 Raiders. He’ll get higher and higher.”

That is my tackle this Carolina-Atlanta matchup. Principally I feel the Falcons have been enhancing whereas the Panthers are falling aside. I am 21-14 on my prime 5 picks this 12 months. To learn my Week 8 column, click on here.

Bengals at Jets

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here
Open: Bengals -3.5, O/U 45.5
Present: Bengals -11, O/U 43

“The one conceivable state of affairs during which the Bengals don’t maintain enterprise is a dose of overconfidence laced with accidents. The Jets have managed a No. 31 offense rating with promising rookie QB Zach Wilson. An ailing knee retains him out. Even when the Jets scrounge up a couple of TDs, it can not preserve tempo with the No. 7 passing offense. QB Joe Burrow tops the league in yards per completion, for which he can thank dy-no-mite rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase.”  — Mike Tierney on why the Bengals are a part of his teaser picks for Week 7

A veteran sportswriter whose work seems periodically within the New York Occasions and Los Angeles Occasions, Tierney has coated the NFL for many years and reported from seven Tremendous Bowls. He is crushed the NFL, going 347-291 on all NFL picks from 2016-20, returning $2,534 to $100 gamers. You possibly can see all of his teaser picks for the week over at SportsLine.

Rams at Texans

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)  
Open: Rams -14.5, O/U 47.5
Present: Rams -16, O/U 46.5

The Bengals could be an awesome decide for survivor swimming pools this week, because the Jets are having to start out Mike White with Zach Wilson sidelined and No. 1 large receiver Corey Davis is uncertain with a hip harm. They don’t seem to be the one workforce that may be a superb play, nonetheless, because the Rams on the street in opposition to the Texans is engaging as nicely. Tyrod Taylor is just not able to return to the lineup simply but and rookie quarterback Davis Mills has but to win a recreation. The Rams additionally should really feel a bit rejuvenated with the Cardinals’ loss on Thursday evening, so I count on Matthew Stafford and Co. to roll.  

If you would like additional evaluation earlier than locking in your decide, check out SportsLine for a full breakdown on the slate of Week 8 survivor choices.

Dolphins at Payments

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)
Open: Payments -11, O/U 49
Present: Payments -14, O/U 48.5

“The Payments haven’t solely the most effective information within the AFC, however they’ve additionally been blowing away the competitors within the course of. Coming into Week 8, they’ve the very best common margin of victory within the league at 17.5. With that in thoughts, the double-digit unfold in opposition to Miami should not scare you an excessive amount of. The Dolphins have misplaced six straight after profitable in Week 1 and are actually dealing with the No. 1 ranked protection within the league in DVOA. After every week of relaxation, Josh Allen and Co. must be firing on all cylinders. It additionally does not harm that Buffalo is 9-3 ATS in its final 12 residence video games as the favourite.”

Tyler Sullivan is on the Payments to cowl this week and it could be clever to take heed to him. He is 23-8-4 on his prime 5 picks of the week this 12 months. To learn his Week 8 column, click on here.

Eagles at Lions

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)
Open: Eagles -3.5, O/U 49
Present: Eagles -3.5, O/U 48

“Full disclosure — I really like this as a moneyline play. The Lions are overdue for a win, they play with ardour and emotion and so they have endured a number of inconceivable losses at residence. Dan Campbell’s offensive workers has some points however his program seems to be higher than Nick Sirianni’s and it’ll present on Sunday. 

“The Lions can run the ball and management the sport with Deandre Swift. They will get some move rush with 4. That is all they may want in opposition to an Eagles workforce that has nearly nothing going for it proper now. Dropping Miles Sanders is crushing and Philly’s protection is leaking far and wide. My worry betting in opposition to the Eagles is that they may backdoor cowl most weeks; however right here I get factors. And I do not even suppose I’ll want them.”

CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jason La Canfora predicts Dan Campbell wins his first recreation this season. To learn his different greatest bets, click on here.

Steelers at Browns

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)
Open: Browns -3, O/U 45
Present: Browns -4, O/U 43

“This strikes me as one thing of a problematic matchup for the Browns. Whereas Cleveland is a wonderful speeding workforce, and it seems to be like they will be getting Nick Chubb again, the Browns have had bother defending their quarterbacks. This season, the Browns have given up a sack on 8.3% of their dropbacks, which ranks twenty seventh within the league. Conversely, the Steelers protection has sacked opponents on 6.6% of their dropbacks this season, which ranks seventh within the NFL.

“Additionally, whereas the Browns offense ranks eighth within the league with 2.44 factors per possession, that quantity is skewed by two excellent performances in opposition to the Chiefs and Chargers. In Cleveland’s different 5 video games, it has averaged a extra pedestrian 2.04 factors per possession. I am additionally involved a few Cleveland offense that has scored touchdowns on solely 56% of its red-zone possessions, which ranks twenty fourth within the league. I feel a Steelers protection that ranks eleventh within the league in factors allowed per drive and sixth in red-zone effectivity will have the ability to preserve the Browns and a banged-up Baker Mayfield inside vary.”

Tom Fornelli is backing the underdog on this matchup. To take a look at his greatest NFL picks for Week 8, click on here.

49ers at Bears 

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free
Open: 49ers -3, O/U 42.5
Present: 49ers -4, O/U 39.5

“These two groups are actually struggling, particularly on the quarterback place. That makes this have the look of a defensive battle. The largest mismatch is the 49ers’ entrance in opposition to the Bears’ offensive line. I feel Nick Bosa and Co. drive some takeaways, which ends up in quick fields. 49ers win it.”

Our personal Pete Prisco believes the 49ers get again on observe this week and is taking them to cowl in opposition to the Bears. To learn his breakdown of each recreation this week, take a look at his column, here.

Titans at Colts

Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)
Open: Colts -2.5, O/U 49.5
Present: Colts -2.5, O/U 51

“So the Colts, we knew that the Colts had been going to start out sluggish. They weren’t wholesome beginning the 12 months. They’re a Baltimore meltdown away from 4 straight wins. It is a must-have recreation for Indy, they misplaced to Tennessee in Week 3, Wentz performed regardless of the harm, and we knew he wasn’t going to look good in that recreation I do not know why he was on the market. Indy has the No. 1 rush protection per DVOA I am undecided Derrick Henry simply runs them over as a result of that may be a good, stout protection. Tennessee’s protection is coming off an enormous day however Indy’s offense has prevented turnovers all 12 months. They regarded good vs. San Francisco, regarded good vs. Baltimore, regarded good vs. Rams protection — these are some good defenses.”

That is R.J. White’s take from the Decide Six Podcast, the place he, Will Brinson and Pete Prisco with particular visitor Ryan Wilson broke down all of the video games from a playing perspective and gave out greatest bets on Friday — as they do each week. Give it a pay attention beneath and subscribe for nice NFL content material in your feed day by day.

Jaguars at Seahawks

Time: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here
Open: Seahawks -3, O/U 44
Present: Seahawks -3.5, O/U 44

“Principally, it looks like anybody can transfer the ball on this Seattle protection and after I say ‘anybody,’ I imply even the Jaguars. Additionally, for some motive, the Seahawks have not been good at residence this 12 months. The Seahawks normally have the most effective home-field benefits in soccer, however they’re 0-3 at residence this 12 months, which I feel means it does not qualify as any type of benefit anymore. 

“You do not normally see the phrases ‘Jaguars’ and ‘profitable streak’ in the identical sentence, however we’d begin seeing these phrases collectively extra actually because I am beginning to really feel just like the Jags are going to win their second straight recreation with an upset right here. I’ve received an ideal file choosing Jags recreation this 12 months and now that I simply mentioned that out loud, I am beginning to really feel just a little queasy figuring out I am placing it on the road by taking them within the upset right here.”

John Breech likes the Jaguars to win outright on Sunday. To take a look at his entertaining Week 8 column, click on here.

Patriots at Chargers

Time: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Paramount+ (click here)
Open: Chargers -6, O/U 47.5
Present: Chargers -4.5, O/U 49.5

“Invoice Belichick made no try this week to cover simply how a lot he loves Justin Herbert. If solely he may have found out a solution to get into the highest 5 of the draft in 2020, Herbert would very nicely be the chief of the Patriots within the post-Brady period. I do know Belichick has been wildly conservative this 12 months, and Brandon Staley has been firing from the hip on fourth-and-forever. I am excited to see what Belichick has for the QB Who Obtained Away.”

CBS Sports activities NFL Insider Jonathan Jones likes the Patriots to tug off the upset this week. For his different greatest bets in Week 8, click on here.

Buccaneers at Saints

Time: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)   
Open: Buccaneers -4, O/U 50.5
Present: Buccaneers -4.5, O/U 48.5

“Once I have a look at the Saints, I see a workforce that was banged up early within the 12 months however received wholesome through the bye, activating three gamers from IR on recreation day final week. The offensive line has returned to being a power, and the protection is generally wholesome and able to match up in opposition to a Bucs offense that could not do a ton in any of their three conferences final 12 months. Tampa Bay did rating 30 within the playoff recreation, however a big a part of that was resulting from turnovers. Sure, the Saints have notable turnover machine Jameis Winston at quarterback now, however he is thrown simply three picks in six video games up to now. Belief Sean Payton and the Saints to maintain this one shut.” — R.J. White in his SuperContest picks for Week 8.

R.J. has cashed twice within the Westgate SuperContest, broadly thought-about the hardest sports activities playing competitors on this planet. He is additionally hit on over 57% of his picks over the previous six years mixed. You possibly can see all 5 of his Week 8 picks in opposition to the SuperContest traces and the Circa Sports activities Million traces by heading to SportsLine.

Washington at Broncos

Time: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)
Open: Broncos -4, O/U 44
Present: Broncos -3, O/U 44.5

“Have a look at this gem of a recreation. What’s wonderful about each of those groups is the defenses have cratered utterly. Everybody anticipated each of those golf equipment to have top-10 defenses and so they’re simply not good. The over is a good look right here with potential deep photographs in opposition to dangerous defenses and several other massive downfield playmakers like Terry McLaurin and Courtland Sutton. Jerry Jeudy again for the Broncos makes me nervous however Teddy Bridgewater did not look proper final week. There’s undoubtedly some Drew Lock chance right here and there is an excessive amount of turnover potential to again the Broncos, even at residence.”

Will Brinson is taking a Washington upset this week! To learn his breakdown of each recreation in Week 8, click on here

Cowboys at Vikings

Time: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC), stream on fuboTV (try for free
Open: Cowboys -2.5, O/U 52
Present: Vikings -3, O/U 51.5

“Sunday Evening Soccer” will probably be an attention-grabbing matchup. Largely as a result of we do not know if Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott will swimsuit up. Earlier than you make your decide, you must hear what R.J. White has to say. White, a CBS Sports activities fantasy and playing editor, is a tremendous 37-17-3 on his final 57 in opposition to the unfold picks involving the Vikings, returning practically $1,800 to $100 gamers!

He is very cautious of the Prescott state of affairs, and coated each situations in his decide. To see it, head on over to SportsLine

Giants at Chiefs

Time: Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN), stream on fuboTV (try for free)
Open: Chiefs -13, O/U 54
Present: Chiefs -9.5, O/U 52

Can Daniel Jones make the most of the struggling Chiefs in Kansas Metropolis this Monday? Earlier than you lock in your decide, it is advisable see which aspect SportsLine professional Larry Hartstein is on. He’s a blistering 18-5 in his final 23 NFL picks involving Kansas Metropolis, returning greater than $1,200 for $100 bettors!

We are able to inform you Hartstein is leaning beneath, however he has a robust play on the unfold. Head over to SportsLine for his full ATS prediction.



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