Week 8 NFL Picks, Odds And Betting Analysis For Every Game
We at Armenian Sports News pride ourselves in giving you the best NFL against-the-spread picks every week, but last week we just out-did ourselves.
Andre Khatchaturian nailed 10 of his 13 ATS picks and is ready to keep his hot streak going into Week 8.
Week 7 Record: 10-3
Season Record: 58-48-1
All lines via DraftKings sportsbook.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (-6.5), 8:20 PM
Andre’s Pick: Packers. I’m not saying Arizona is a complete fluke, but they have defeated three AFC South teams this season. They’ve also fumbled the ball 13 times while running the ball and only lost one of them. That’s going to regress to the mean at some point. Neither of these teams are good against the run, but they’re strong against the pass. It’ll be a close game and I think that’s just too many points between two evenly matched teams.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Los Angeles Rams (-14) at Houston Texans, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Rams. L.A. would’ve covered last week against the Lions if it wasn’t for Detroit pulling off some trick plays in the first quarter. Houston’s offense is anemic and the Rams prolific passing attack will have no trouble moving the chains against a Texans defense that allows the fourth-most passing yards per attempt.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (-3.5), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Browns. Cleveland is banged up, but they rank third in yards per play differential and are excellent against the run. We might see a heavy dose of Ben Roethlisberger in this game and that’s not a good thing. The two-time Super Bowl champion ranks 30th in yards per pass attempt.
Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) at Detroit Lions, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Eagles. Philly is flawed, but they rank in the top 10 in yards per play differential. The Eagles have lost to some good competition (Bucs, Chiefs, Cowboys, Raiders). The Lions rank dead last in yards per pass attempt. This should be a coming out party for Jalen Hurts.
San Francisco 49ers (-4) at Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bears. They’re at home and getting four points against a not-so-great team. This is definitely the worst watch on the NFL schedule this week.
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (-3), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Panthers. I think this is a nice get-right spot for Carolina. They’ve lost four in a row, but despite their no-show last week, they’ve kept games close without star running back Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers have a better yards per play differential than Atlanta. They also allow the third-fewest yards per play. Matt Ryan is one of the worst QBs in the league this year in terms of yards per pass attempt. I smell an upset here.
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (-14), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bills. Tua is playing better, but it’s been against crappy competition. The Bills are well-rested coming off a bye and they have the league’s best yards per play differential going up against the Dolphins, who are 30th in that category.
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets (-11), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bengals. Do the Bengals deserve to be double-digit favorites? Of course. They have the second-best yards per play differential and the Jets have the fifth-worst.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-2.5), 1:00 PM
Andre’s Pick: Titans. Derrick Henry ran for 113 in the first meeting between these two teams. Both defenses stink, the Titans are getting points and they have the best player on the field.
New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers (-4), 4:05 PM
Andre’s Pick: Patriots. All the hype is on Justin Herbert, but Mac Jones is more accurate and efficient than the second-year QB from Oregon. The Chargers can’t stop the run at all, and if New England gets its short-pass and running game going, it might be a long day for the Chargers, who will face an onslaught of New Englanders infiltrating SoFi Stadium.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks (-3.5), 4:05 PM
Andre’s Pick: Seahawks. The Seahawks have been decent without Russell Wilson, posting back-to-back three-point losses against solid competition. They’ll be able to eke out a comfortable win against the lowly Jaguars at home.
Tampa Bay Bucs (-4.5) at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 PM
Andre’s Pick: Bucs. I don’t know what I’m getting with the Saints. They beat the Packers, but lost to the Giants. Jameis Winston has kept interceptions down, but he has one of the worst completion percentages in the league. Neither team will be able to run the ball in this game. So I’ll take the more trusted option in Tom Brady .
Washington Football Team at Denver Broncos (-3.5), 4:25 PM
Andre’s Pick: Broncos. I like Denver to bounce back after four-straight losses against a shaky Washington defense. Denver’s also more trustworthy at home and they’re a solid bet against weak opponents as evidenced by their strong 3-0 start against crappy teams.
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings (-2.5), 8:25 PM
Andre’s Pick: Cowboys. Kirk Cousins stinks in primetime. He’s only thrown two picks this year. That’ll change this week because Trevon Diggs has more interceptions than most teams. Dak might be out, but Cooper Rush is a solid backup despite his inexperience. Also, Dallas has a lethal running attack and should expose the Vikings’ shaky rush defense.
Monday, November 1, 2021
New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs (-9), 8:15 PM
Andre’s Pick: Chiefs. As long as KC isn’t playing good teams, I love them. Their defense is atrocious but not bad enough for the Giants to expose it. Kansas City will roll with ease.