We are cruising right along with the 2021 NFL season! If you need help against the spread, with survivor picks or confidence pool picks you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a look at my Week 8 Office Pool Picks.
15 Rams at HOU
14 Bengals at NYJ
13 Bills vs. MIA
12 Bucs at NO
11 Chiefs at NYG
10 Cardinals vs. GB
9 Chargers vs. NE
8 49ers at CHI
7 Football Team at DEN
6 Browns vs. PIT
5 Vikings vs. DAL (Updated FRI after Dak news)
4 Seahawks vs. JAX
3 Titans at IND
2 Falcons vs. CAR
1 Lions vs. PHI
On the season: 70-37-0
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Each week I will pick two games, my “Play it Safe” selection as well as my “Out on a Limb” pick:
Play It Safe (7-0): Bengals at NYJ
WHO DEY! Don’t look now, but Cincinnati are serious contenders in the AFC and they won’t let up here against the lowly Jets who are struggling with injuries on both sides of the ball. Look for the Bengals to win by two touchdowns or more here.
Out on a Limb (7-0): 49ers at CHI
With the Rams and Bills also being in play with the Bengals as Play it Safe pick there is a big drop off after that. I considered the Chiefs for this spot, but landed on the 49ers. As bad as things have gone for San Francisco this season, they’ve been worse for the Bears. Chicago’s offense is brutal right now and has been all season. I like the Niners’ D to prevail here.
THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
You can get my complete “Against the Spread” plays to a separate article that will run each Saturday or Sunday morning this season. However, we will kick things off weekly here with my Thursday night betting recommendation. My starting Thursday night bankroll for the purposes of this article is $1000.
Starting Balance: $1000
Current Balance: $760
$220 to win $200 – Under 50.5
We’ve been on a cold streak lately and despite all of my Thursday picks being close, that isn’t helping you out in the winning ledger. With the Packers playing short handed at wide receiver I expect them to try to win this one on the ground and it might just work. I’m tempted to take Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay +6.5, but the safer bet in my eyes is the total.