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NFL Week 8 Odds: Opening Lines for Every Game

Earnest Horn
Written by Earnest Horn
October 24, 2023
NFL Week 8 Odds

For the first time in three weeks, all 32 NFL franchises will take the field Sunday as no team will have a bye week for the Week 8 schedule.

With only two games where both teams enter the contest with a winning record on tap, bettors can take advantage of the NFL Week 8’s mismatches to score big wins.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills (-8.5) Thursday 8:15pm

The Buffalo Bills (4-3) surprised the NFL by losing to the woebegone Patriots last week, dropping a road game to a divisional rival.

This week, Buffalo remains at home to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3), a team that likewise fell to a conference foe with a 16-13 loss to Atlanta. This game’s over/under total starts at 42 points.

Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys (-6.5) Sunday 1pm

The Rams (3-4) were an erroneous spot away from earning a chance to win Sunday in Los Angeles. Coming off a bye week, the Dallas Cowboys (4-2) need to win to keep pace with NFC East leading Philadelphia.

In a must-win game for both teams, this matchup should be entertaining. The over/under total for this game starts at 45 points.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-1) 1pm

Two teams striving to maintain second place in the NFC North meet when the Minnesota Vikings (3-4) square off against the Green Bay Packers (2-4) Sunday. The Vikings have won two straight games – including Monday Night’s win over San Francisco – despite missing All-Pro WR Justin Jefferson.

Green Bay enters on a three-game losing streak, falling by a combined six points in their last two contests. This game’s over/under total starts at 42.5 points.

Atlanta Falcons (-2) at Tennessee Titans 1pm

The Atlanta Falcons (4-3) took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with their 16-13 win on the road against Tampa Bay Sunday. With the win, the Falcons hold the top spot in their division alone for the first time since 2016.

Their opponent this week – the Tennessee Titans (2-4) – is fresh from a bye week looking to move up the AFC South division leaderboard. This game’s over/under total starts at 36.5 points, tied for the lowest over/under wager in Week 8.

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (-9.5) 1pm

The Patriots (2-5) snapped their three-game losing streak with a surprising 29-25 victory against the Buffalo Bills. Up next for New England is a southern swing against AFC North rival Miami.

The Dolphins (5-2) defeated New England earlier this season 24-17, needing a last-minute defensive stop to beat the Patriots. The over/under total for this matchup opens at 47 points, the highest points total for Week 8’s slate.

Houston Texans (-3) at Carolina Panthers 1pm

Two teams fresh off a bye week collide when the Houston Texans (3-3) travel east to face the winless Carolina Panthers (0-6) Sunday.

The game features the top three picks in the 2023 NFL Draft as the Panthers have overall first pick QB Bryce Young under center while the Texans feature QB C.J. Stroud and DE Will Anderson Jr. This game’s over/under total starts at 43 points.

New York Jets (-2.5) at New York Giants 1pm

The quadrennial battle of New York takes place Sunday when the Jets (3-3) face the Giants (2-5) inside MetLife Stadium. The Jets scored an upset two weeks ago – when they last played – by upending Philadelphia’s perfect season.

The Giants enter this game off a victory, defeating NFC East rival Washington Sunday 14-7. For this defensive contest, the over/under starts at 36.5 points and serves as the lowest for total for Week 8.

Jacksonville Jaguars (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers 1pm

Only one team in the league enters Sunday hotter than the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-2). Winners of four straight games, the Jags square off against a Pittsburgh team that continues to find ways to win the game.

The Steelers (4-2) are led by second year QB Kenny Pickett, who earned his fifth fourth-quarter come-from-behind win Sunday in Los Angeles. This game’s over/under total starts at 41.5 points.

New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts (-1) 1pm

The winner of this game between the Saints (3-4) and Colts (3-4) will reach a .500 mark, helping both teams in their chase for a playoff berth. New Orleans has lost both of their last two games by seven points, including their last game against Jacksonville last Thursday night.

The Colts dropped a wild one on Sunday, falling in the final minute to Cleveland 39-38. The over/under total for this game begins at 42.5 points.

Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) at Washington Commanders 1pm

The Eagles (6-1) own the best mark in the NFC while the Commanders (3-4) look to even their record – both against Philadelphia as well as their overall mark. Eagles WR A.J. Brown was a difference maker in these teams first outing, nabbing nine receptions for 175 yards and two TDs.

Oddsmakers are expecting a significantly lower-scoring game than the team’s first matchup, one that ended with 65 points as the Eagles won 34-31 in OT. This over/under total starts at 43.5 points.

Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks (-3) 4:05pm

A pair of 4-2 teams collide in Seattle when the Browns face the Seahawks Sunday. Cleveland will be without RB Jerome Ford this week, starting familiar face Kareem Hunt in his place.

Seattle controlled NFC West foe Arizona Sunday, and the Seahawks will enter their game against the Browns relatively healthy at key positions. This over/under total starts at 40 points.

Baltimore Ravens (-8.5) at Arizona Cardinals 4:25pm

After back-to-back NFC West showdowns, the Cardinals (1-6) host the Baltimore Ravens (5-2) in Arizona Sunday. The Cardinals received good news when QB Kyler Murray returned to practice last week, signaling he may soon return to the lineup.

The Ravens, meanwhile, rely on QB Lamar Jackson’s arm (1,610 passing yards, 71% completion rate) and legs (363 rushing yards, 5 TDs) without the services of a reliable RB. This game’s over/under total starts at 44 points.

Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers (-5.5) 4:25pm

A game featuring two Super Bowl contenders has lost its luster when the Bengals (3-3) face the 49ers (5-2). Cincinnati’s roller coaster start shows signs of improving with the Bengals winning two straight games.

The 49ers – one of the last two undefeated teams in the NFL this season – have dropped two straight, including a 22-17 loss against Minnesota Monday. This game’s over/under is starting at 45.5 points.

Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5) at Denver Broncos 4:25pm

A Week 6 rematch serves as the late Sunday afternoon matchup between the Chiefs (6-1) and Broncos (2-5). Kansas City has the league’s longest winning streak, having secured six straight wins.

Denver has shown vast improvement defensively after owning the league’s worst defense to start the season. This game’s over/under total starts at 46 points.

Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Chargers (-8.5) 8:20pm

A perhaps regrettable Sunday Night primetime game will feature the Bears (2-5) heading west to face the Chargers (2-4). Chicago could be without QB Justin Fields as he was injured in the team’s 30-12 victory Sunday over Las Vegas.

Los Angeles runs their offense through QB Justin Herbert as the All-Pro has thrown for 1,592 yards and 10 TDs this season. The over/under total for this game begins at 46.5 points.

Las Vegas Raiders at Detroit Lions (-8.5) Monday 8:15pm

The Raiders (3-4) return to Monday Night for the second time this season, taking on another NFC North team in the Lions (5-2). Las Vegas had their two-game win streak snapped against the Bears Sunday in a 30-12 defeat.

Detroit had their four-game win streak snapped on Sunday also, a 38-6 beatdown by Baltimore. This primetime contest starts its over/under wager at 45 points.

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