NFL picks week 8 against spread: Dallas Cowboys best bet this week
By Barry Wilner
Pro Picks is slumping. Two straight weeks of heavy losses makes us look like the Cleveland Browns.
To get back on track with our NFL picks week 8 against the spread let’s get started:
KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIP
If you are still listening after Atlanta let us down, go with DENVER to get some vengeance on San Diego.
No. 6 Philadelphia (plus 4) at No. 2 Dallas
We’re as surprised as anyone by the Cowboys’ success, which continues off their bye.
BEST BET: COWBOYS, 27-20
No. 9 Oakland (plus 1 1/2) at No. 22 Tampa Bay
We’ll ride the Raiders train in Florida one more time.
UPSET SPECIAL: RAIDERS, 26-24
No. 14 Detroit (plus 3) at No. 17 Houston
Another road team we like to win outright this week.
No. 5 Minnesota (minus 6) at No. 30 Chicago, Monday night
No. 1 New England (minus 6) at No. 15 Buffalo
You get the message. Yet another …
No. 13 Washington (plus 3) vs. No. 18 Cincinnati at London
Both teams are not at home here, though Bengals are “hosts.”
No. 28 New York Jets (minus 3) at No. 32 Cleveland
Thought about Browns getting first win, but their QB situation is too damaging.
No. 3 Seattle (minus 2 1/2) at No. 26 New Orleans
Following that exhausting tie at Arizona and long trip, can’t go with Seahawks.
No. 8 Green Bay (plus 3) at No. 10 Atlanta
If Falcons lose third straight, it becomes 2015 all over again.
No. 7 Kansas City (minus 2 1/2) at No. 21 Indianapolis
Chiefs’ defense could victimize weak Indy blockers.
No. 19 San Diego (plus 5 1/2) at No. 4 Denver
Broncos’ defense WILL victimize Chargers’ front line.
No. 12 Arizona (plus 3) at No. 27 Carolina
Rematch of January’s NFC title game. Hardly the luster this time.
Last Week: Against spread (4-11). Straight up: (9-6)
Season Totals: Against spread (47-54-4). Straight up: (59-48)
Best Bet: 3-4 against spread, 4-3 straight up.
Upset special: 4-3 against spread, 4-3 straight up.
FINAL: Auburn 40, Ole Miss 29. Ole Miss falls to 3-5 and 1-4 in Southeastern Conference play. Auburn improves to 6-2... read more