Underdogs have experienced a lot of success heading into Week 8, going 58-45-2 against the spread. With 14 games on the upcoming schedule, three teams are favored by more than a touchdown. Nine contests feature a betting line north of three points.

Here are picks against the spread for every game in Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season, as well as the latest betting odds. Betting lines and trends are courtesy of OddsShark.

Atlanta Falcons (+2.5) at Carolina Panthers

The Falcons are dead last in opponents’ yards per play, having surrendered at least 23 points in every single game. Carolina defeated Atlanta 23-16 on the road just a few weeks ago. The Panthers are seventh in yards per play, and star running back Christian McCaffrey could potentially make his return from an ankle injury. Atlanta keeps finding new ways to lose.

Prediction ATS: Carolina

Indianapolis Colts (-3) at Detroit Lions

Detroit has rebounded from a rough start, winning three of its last four games. Indianapolis’ defense isn’t quite as good as its statistics might indicate, considering the Colts have beaten Nick Foles and three teams that have a combined 2-17-1 record.

Prediction ATS: Detroit

Minnesota Vikings (+6.5) at Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers has been spectacular in every game except for his matchup with Tampa Bay, who might have the NFL’s best secondary. In all five of Green Bay’s wins, Rodgers has posted a passer rating better than 107.5 and the Packers have scored at least 30 points. That includes Green Bay’s 43-34 Week 1 victory over Minnesota. The Vikings rank 29th in both passing defense and opponents’ passer rating. 

Prediction ATS: Green Bay

New England Patriots (+3.5) at Buffalo Bills

Cam Newton is almost certain to perform better than he has in the last two games, during which he threw for 255 total yards, no touchdowns and five interceptions. Josh Allen has come back to earth with four turnovers in the last three weeks. Bill Belichick and the Patriots are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games as an underdog. 

Prediction ATS: New England

Tennessee Titans (-6) at Cincinnati Bengals

Tennessee is 5-1 with its only loss coming by a field goal against the NFL’s lone undefeated team. Cincinnati only has one victory, and the Bengals have surrendered an average of 29.7 points in their last six games. Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the Titans’ No.4 ranked scoring offense could have one of their best days of the season. Joe Burrow has been sacked an average of four times per game.

Prediction ATS: Tennessee

Pittsburgh Steelers (+3.5) at Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson’s worst game in his 2019 MVP campaign came against the Steelers when he threw for 161 yards, three interceptions and a 54.9 passer rating. Pittsburgh ranks first in total defense heading into Sunday’s contest. In a matchup between two Super Bowl contenders, this game might be decided by a field goal, either way.

Prediction ATS: Pittsburgh 

Las Vegas Raiders (+2.5) at Cleveland Browns

The Browns have beat up on mediocre teams, going 4-0 against opponents that don’t have a winning record. Cleveland has averaged 38.8 points in those contests, and Las Vegas gives up the second-most points in the entire league. The Raiders are just 23rd in net yards per play.

Prediction ATS: Cleveland

New York Jets (+19.5) at Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City is one of the biggest favorites in recent years, and underdogs typically perform well against the spread in games that feature historic betting lines. The Chiefs have played down to their competition at times with close games against the Chargers, Raiders and the Cam Newton-less Patriots. 

Prediction ATS: New York

 

 

Los Angeles Rams (-4) at Miami Dolphins

Unless Tua Tagovailoa is immediately one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, Los Angeles has the clear edge in Sunday’s game. The Rams are the only team that ranks in the top-10 in both yards per play and opponents’ yards per play. The Dolphins have defeated the one-win Jaguars, the winless Jets and the 49ers with a limited Jimmy Garoppolo.

Prediction ATS: Los Angeles 

New Orleans Saints (-4) at Chicago Bears

Maybe a struggling New Orleans secondary is the answer to Chicago’s offensive woes. Quarterbacks have a 111.6 passer rating against the Saints. New Orleans has given up 30.2 points per game since Week 2. The Bears did manage to upset Tom Brady and Tampa Bay in Chicago, and they haven’t given up more than 26 points in any game. 

Prediction ATS: Chicago

San Francisco 49ers (+3) at Seattle Seahawks 

It’s hard to pick against Russell Wilson when Seattle isn’t laying more than a field goal at home. Don’t expect the MVP favorite to have a second consecutive uneven performance. The Seahawks lost a pair of nail-biters to the 49ers last season when San Francisco went to the Super Bowl. Seattle is the better team in 2020.

Prediction ATS: Seattle

Los Angeles Chargers (-3) at Denver Broncos

This line might be an overreaction from Week 7, which saw the Chargers defeat the Jaguars by 10 points and the Broncos lose to the Chiefs by 27 points. Los Angeles is 0-4 against teams that have more than one win. Justin Herbert might finally look like a rookie in Denver. The Broncos' defense ranks in the top-nine in both yards allowed per game and yards allowed per play.

Prediction ATS: Denver

Dallas Cowboys (+7.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia hasn’t beaten any team by more than five points. Carson Wentz will be without most of his top weapons for another week. Dallas is 0-7 against the spread, a historic run of futility that’s unlikely to last for much longer.

Prediction ATS: Dallas  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+10.5) at New York Giants

The Giants continue to lose close games, suffering five of their six defeats by 10 points or fewer. New York managed to stay competitive with both the Steelers and Rams. Monday night’s contest with the Buccaneers could be similar. The Bucs are 1-6-1 against the spread in their last six games against the Giants.

Prediction ATS: New York

Season Record: 47-55-3

Aaron Rodgers Aaron Jones Packers Aaron Rodgers #12 and Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after Jones scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on September 20, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images