My Five (5) Favourite Point Spread Betting Lines for Week Eight (8) of the 2013 NFL Football Season.
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Man, there are there ever some big spreads this weekend.
CLE @ KC -8.5
BUF @ NO -12.5
WAS @ DEN -13.5
GB -10.5 @ MIN
SEA -11.5 @ STL
While you are about to read my five favourite spreads for the weekend, I will also be making a ticket where all five of the above dogs cover. I write about the home teams KC and DEN winning as well as the Seahawks winning on the road over Kellen Clemens and the Rams. However, there is always value in taking a home dog to cover the spread while CLEm BUF and WAS could all cover such hefty spreads.
Pittsburgh Steelers -2.5 @ Oakland Raiders
The Steelers are a better team than their 2-4 record indicates, and they still have a pretty good chance of competing for the division should they reel off a few wins. The Browns are not going to win and the Bengals and Ravens can be very back and forth teams. The Raiders also have two wins this season, one over division rival Chargers and the other over the Jaguars. The Chiefs blitzed the hell out of the Raiders a couple weeks ago in a 24-7 win, a game plan that the Steelers are likely to use in an effort to get the young quarterback Pryor off balance. I think the Steelers come into Oakland and get the field goal win. Steelers -2.5.
Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs -8.5
The Browns are starting Jason Campbell, a former Raider quarterback who has not started a game since 2011 while the Chiefs possess one of the elite defences in the league this year. A saw a stat on Twitter about how the Chiefs are sacking the most per quarterback drop back while Jason Campbell was one of the most sacked quarterbacks in his time as a starter. I like the Chiefs to win the game by a touchdown while the Browns turn the ball over a time or two allowing the Chiefs a 10+ point win. Chiefs -8.5.
New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals -6.5
Now this is by no means a logical or meaningful way to evaluate who is going to win a game or how a team is going to play, but the New York Jets have won and lost alternate games all season long. They have not lost or won back-to-back games yet this season and are coming off the hard fought win over the Patriots. Two weeks ago the Jets lost at home to the Steelers, a les talented team than the Bengals this season. I think the Jets keep the win/loss trend going with a 7-point road loss to the Bengals. Bengals -6.5.
Washington Redskins @ Denver Broncos -13.5
The Broncos are playing at home against the awful Washington defence following a very emotional loss to the Colts. They also lost a game on the undefeated Chiefs in the AFC west. I am extremely confident that the Broncos will get the win over the ‘Skins, and I think they will cover the two touchdown spread at the same time. The Broncos should be able to move the ball and score and will pretty much against the Washington defenders. Washington also has a very high-powered offence but is much more prone to turnovers this year as Robert Griffin recovers from injury and isn’t as effective as a pocket passer. Griffin has been running more lately, but I don’t think it is going to be enough to keep up with Manning and the Broncos. Broncos -13.5.
Seattle Seahawks -11.5 @ St. Louis Rams
Despite the fact that the Seahawks are not as dominant on the road, I still think they cover an 12-point spread this coming Monday night against the Rams, now lead by Kellen Clemens. There isn’t a chance in hell that Clemens doesn’t turn the ball over to the Seahawks defence at some point in this game. My thinking for this game is similar to the Chiefs – Cleveland matchup. I already liked the Seahawks to beat the Rams by at least a touchdown straight up while a Rams turnover or two will turn that into a two-touchdown win for the Seahawks. Seahawks -10.5.