NFL odds, lines, picks, spreads, bets, predictions for Week 8, 2021: Model loving Bills, Colts


As the Week 8 NFL schedule continues, the Kansas City Chiefs are in a situation they haven’t found themselves in quite some time. They’re under .500 at 3-4 and only cobbled together three points in last week’s loss to the Titans. What should fans make of the Chiefs as 9.5-point favorites against the New York Giants in the Week 8 NFL odds at Caesars Sportsbook? Can they cover one of the largest NFL spreads of the week?

Against a Giants team coming off its second win of the season, the Chiefs have a chance to put their problems behind them and get back in the win column. All of the Week 8 NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine’s advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 8 NFL picks now.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,700 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on an incredible 126-85 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 8 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 8 NFL predictions

One of the model’s strongest Week 8 NFL picks is that the Bills (-14) cover at home against the Dolphins. Any goodwill that Miami may have had coming into the season is all but gone after a fifth consecutive loss last weekend against Atlanta. The Dolphins have since found themselves on the shortlist of contenders to trade for Watson as well, even after Tua Tagovailoa completed 80 percent of his passes and threw four touchdowns against the Falcons.

Tagovailoa also threw two interceptions that resulted in 10 points for Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Bills are coming off of a bye week, have allowed the fewest passing yards of any team in the league, and are tied with the Rams and Buccaneers for the second-most interceptions with 10.

The model projects that Tagovailoa will finish with just over 200 passing yards and is more likely to throw two picks than two touchdowns, while Miami running backs will combine for just 78 yards. As a result, Buffalo covers the two-touchdown spread in nearly 60 percent of simulations and is the clear side to jump on in Week 8.

Another one of its Week 8 NFL predictions: The Colts (-2.5) cover against the Titans well over 50 percent of the time. Tennessee is coming off back-to-back wins over the Bills and Chiefs, but the model predicts that they’re headed for a rude awakening.

The Colts have won three of their last four games, with their only loss coming in overtime to the Ravens. They’ve gone 4-0 against the spread in that time, with an impressive defense providing breathing room for Carson Wentz, Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. In simulations from SportsLine’s model, Indianapolis wins well over 50 percent of the time. The point total is 51, and it goes under in well over 50 percent of simulations.

How to make Week 8 NFL picks

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 8 NFL schedule, and it’s calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So which NFL picks can you make with confidence, and which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $7,700 since its inception, and find out.

Week 8 NFL odds, spreads, lines

Sunday, Oct. 31

Dolphins at Bills (-14, 48.5)

Featured Game | Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins

Panthers at Falcons (-3, 46.5)

Featured Game | Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

Eagles at Lions (+3.5, 48)

Featured Game | Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Titans at Colts (-2.5, 51)

Featured Game | Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

Rams at Texans (+14.5, 47.5)

Featured Game | Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams

Bengals at Jets (+10.5, 43)

Featured Game | New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Steelers at Browns (-3.5, 42.5)

Featured Game | Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

49ers at Bears (+4, 39.5)

Featured Game | Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

Jaguars at Seahawks (-3.5, 44)

Featured Game | Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Patriots at Chargers (-4.5, 49.5)

Featured Game | Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots

Washington at Broncos (-3, 44.5)

Featured Game | Denver Broncos vs. Washington Football Team

Buccaneers at Saints (+4.5, 49.5)

Featured Game | New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cowboys at Vikings (-2.5, 53)

Featured Game | Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys

Monday, Nov. 1

Giants at Chiefs (-9.5, 52.5)

Featured Game | Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants



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