NFL 2017 Week 8 Picks

It's week eight in the NFL, which means it's already the halfway stage of the 2017 season and we have found three plays on Sunday that target the total points as we look to secure another profitable weekend.

The recommendation, as always, is to bet the singles, together with the 6/1 treble.

NFL 2017 Week 8 PicksOddsWon/LostBet
Tips: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Over46
@ 10 / 11  
LA Chargers @ New England Patriots - Over 48.5
@ 10 / 11  
Houton Texans @ Seatlle Seahawks - Over 48.5
@ 10 / 11  
Treble pays @ 6 / 1  

Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccasneers - Over46

This NFC South clash is a must win game for the 2-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as defeat to the 4-3 Carolina Panthers would surely spell the end to their 2017 campaign. Three of those defeats for the Buccs have come in the past three weeks, where they were unlucky to lose on all three occasions, including the last two, where they scored 30 and 27 points, respectivley, despite losing.

Despite a winning record, the Carolina Panthers are struggling to find consistency, losing the last two and much will depend on which version of quarterback, Cam Newton, turns up on Sunday, as to whether they can make it five wins for the season. The 28-year-old has become known for his 'Jekyll and Hyde' performances, this season, but he should have no problem finding the endzone against a Buccaneers team that is averaging 31 points per game to opposing defenses.

Neither these teams are strangers to shoot-outs, with eight of the last 12 games (of the two teams combined) covering the points spread, making this game to exceed 46 points look like a solid play.

LA Chargers @ New England Patriots - Over 48.5

The shaky start that the Patriots suffered to the 2017 season looks to be behind them after winning their last three to advance a 5-2 record, whilst the Chargers are enjoying a similar turnaround, winning their last three, two of which have come on the road.

Winning in New England could be a step too far for LA, but it should be remembered that three of their four defeats were by margins of three points or less, whilst several missed field goals in those opening weeks forced a change of kicker - so things could have been a lot different for the visitors!

The Pats are the -7.5 favourites to win but that wouldn't be a confident call, especially given how far under the radar the Chargers could be flying but this game has the hallmarks of a potential shoot-out, so over 48.5 points is the call.

Houton Texans @ Seatlle Seahawks - Over 48.5

Two teams with firm playoff ambitions clash here and it is once again a bet on the overs that makes most appeal. The Texans have been somewhat of a surprise package so far, with rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson, adapting to life in the NFL with ease - passing for 15 touchdowns in his first six games!

The last four Texans games have gone over the point spread and this game looks like it should continue that trend against a Seahawks team that is struggling to run the ball, which points towards a game with a high number of passing attmepts, which increases the chances of this going back and forwards and a high total. The Seahawks have only played two at home, with the last game ending 46-18 against the Colts, so it would be no surprise to see these two teams combine for well over the 45.5 projected points.

Posted: Friday, 27th October 2017
Author: Tony Smith
Tags: Bet365

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