We’re in week 8 of the 2021 NFL regular season. Before the matches kick off this Sunday, here’s your preview of Week 8 bets. (Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook)
Cumulative recording for the current financial year: 24-7
Three choices of the week
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
After starting the season 0-3, the Indianapolis Colts got hot. Winners of three of their last four games, the Colts have played much better football. Although they didn’t beat the best competition, Indy showed that they are not the same team they started 0-3. Much of their resurgence has been the play by Carson Wentz. The former first-round pick has been at his best over the past four weeks, throwing eight touchdowns without a single interception and an almost 120 quarterback average. The Titans will likely rely heavily on Derrick Henry in this game, but the Colts are running defense, ranked fourth best in football via Focus on professional football, should be able to limit him enough that he doesn’t become a game-breaker. Ultimately, the Colts desperately need this win if they are to have any chance of winning the division. Indy continues to play good football, winning his third straight game in a 28-23 victory.
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions (+3.5)
While this isn’t a clash that generates many league titles, the Eagles and Lions will be one of the best games of the week. In a clash of two very poor teams, the Lions have a great chance to secure their first win of the season on Sunday. Last week Detriot once again came so close to securing their first win, but they were passed by the Los Angeles Rams who took a 28-19 victory. This week, they face an attack from the Eagles that will not be able to expose their very poor defense. Without Miles Sanders, Philadelphia has no real racing game. That means all the weight falls on Jalen Hurts’ shoulders, and he’s just not a good enough quarterback to carry the load. It’ll be a sloppy, low-scoring game, but the Lions are finally able to finish the job, covering the +3.5 point gap and securing their first win of the season.
Washington football team (+3.5) to Denver Broncos
After starting the season 3-0, the Denver Broncos suffered one of the worst drops from grace in recent NFL history. Denver has lost four straight games, with three of four losses in non-competitive games. The Broncos’ offensive struggles have been one of the main reasons they’re on a four-game slippage. As of Week 4, Denver’s offense has averaged 16 points. This week they will face a defense from the Washington football team that really struggled, but might have found something last weekend against the Packers. Even with their attack by returning the ball twice, Washington kept Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to just 24 points. If Taylor Heinicke didn’t make several mistakes on the goal line, Washington might have had a chance to win the game instantly. This week, Teddy Bridgewater will not be able to state his defense. It’ll be a low-scoring game, but Washington’s defense will pick up last week’s momentum and carry it to Denver, forcing a few turnovers and leading them to a win.
The cowboys corner
Dallas Cowboys (+3) to Minnesota Vikings
O / U = 51.5
The choice: Cowboys (+3)
It’s hard to bet on this game with confidence until we know for sure whether Dak Prescott is playing or not, but I guess he is playing. If he does, Cowboys +3 is one of the easiest bets of the year. The Vikings’ run defense is very bad, so even if Prescott is limited in what he can do, Dallas will be able to throw the ball successfully. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard will both have great days, just like they did last season in Minnesota. It will certainly be a close game, but don’t bet on Kirk Cousins ââin prime time. Cousins ââmade a big mistake in the fourth quarter, leading Dallas to cover the spread and win the game instantly.
Prop Player of the Week
Dalton Schultz TD Goalscorer +190