Another week gone by, and another weekend of NFL games to pick.In our two previous attempts at picking games we’ve won some money, going 3-2 each week. But as the season wears on and teams begin to show their true colours, the bookmakers get better at setting the lines. And that makes it even tougher on the bettor.
Still, we found five bets that look promising this weekend. As always, check your local gambling laws, set aside some of your paycheck, and win big on Week 8 games.
Over/Under: 42 (Sportsbook.com)
The Pick: The 49ers turn to backup, dual-threat QB Troy Smith to try and get a grip on a season that's slowly slipping away. Predicting how a team performs under a new quarterback is a risky business, but with desperation in the air we foresee a wild game with a point total far greater than 42.
The Line: Pick 'Em (5Dimes.com)
The Pick: Clearly, the defending champion Saints are not the team everyone thought they'd be. Plus, the Saints lost at home to Cleveland last week, so not even the Superdome is scaring us away from taking the Steelers.
The Line: New England -5 (Sportsbook)
The Pick: With the ankle injury, Brett Favre will either be inactive, ineffective, or immobile. All those options sound promising for the Pats at home. In the year of the AFC, we'll almost always bet against an NFC squad travelling to face a dominant, non-conference opponent. Give the points and take the Pats.
Over/Under: 50 (Sportsbook.com)
The Pick: It's not everyday you see a point total set this high, but it's done with good reason. Both these teams love to air it out. And neither does much in the way of stopping their opponents. When the division rivals last met in September, the Texans prevailed 34-24. We expect a similar score that easily surpasses 50 total points.
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