NFL Week 8 Odds and Lookahead Lines: Four Bets to Make This Weekend

Get a jump on NFL Week 8 odds & lookahead lines, along with four bets to place before lines begin to move for next week. Find updated NFL Week 8 odds below.

Week 8 NFL Odds & Lines

Lookahead NFL odds & Lines for Week 8

Early NFL Week 8 Bets To Place

Week 7 just got underway with a rare high-scoring Thursday Night Football matchup, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Week 8 bets. Let’s take a look at which bets you might want to lock in before this week’s action moves some of the lines.

Miami Dolphins (-3) vs. Detroit Lions

It feels like Week 7 could have a pretty significant impact on this line. We’re still waiting on answers from both teams. Will the Dolphins return to their early-season form with Tua Tagovailoa back in the lineup? A convincing win over the Steelers could restore faith in Miami.

On the other hand, the Lions looked like they were close to putting it all together before a total meltdown against the Patriots in Week 5. With a healthier offense coming out of their bye, Detroit could bounce back, but they have a very difficult matchup with the Cowboys on the road.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the line moved beyond a field goal after this week. Dolphins -3 is a nice value until then.

New York Jets Moneyline (-105) vs. New York Patriots

As good as the Patriots have been over the last three weeks, this line will move in the Jets’ direction if New York wins its fourth consecutive game. It’s worth watching whether it’s Russell Wilson or Brett Rypien under center for the Broncos on Sunday. A win over Rypien might not move the needle as much on this line, but a convincing win by the Jets will still reinforce that Robert Saleh’s team is not a fluke.

The Patriots should win this week, but I’m not sure any win over the Bears will move the needle – especially if Mac Jones looks as disconnected with his receivers as he did before the injury. If you’re all in on the Jets, take the value now.

Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5) vs. Cleveland Browns

If the Browns’ defense plays anything like it has in recent weeks, this line should move further in the Bengals’ direction. Joe Woods is unexplainably still Cleveland’s defensive coordinator despite his talented group getting torched week-after-week.

As much as Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense have struggled late in games this season, a matchup with the Browns’ defense might be the perfect opportunity to get back on track and put another nail in Cleveland’s coffin. The Bengals’ offense is talented enough to do the same in Week 8, and money could come in on Cincinnati next week.

Baltimore Ravens Moneyline (+135) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Do the Buccaneers have much of a home-field advantage right now? They lost to the Packers and Chiefs in Tampa before looking underwhelming in a win over the Falcons.

This line gives the impression that the Ravens will struggle just because they’re on the road, but I don’t buy it. If the offense is running the way it should be, Baltimore should be able to put up some points in Tampa – at least enough to get past a lifeless Buccaneers offense. I expect more people will realize this as the game approaches.

The extreme inconsistency of the Ravens’ offense, both week-to-week and quarter-to-quarter, is a concern, but the unit has at least shown flashes of greatness. The same can’t be said about Tampa’s offense. A bounce-back week for the Ravens against the Browns could move this line toward Baltimore.

Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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