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Manning, Rodgers, Wilson, Highlight Week NFL 8 Picks

Elite signal-callers Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson will all take to the field this weekend looking to lead their respective teams to victory over their Week 8 opponents.

Thanks to this fun-filled look at all three games the quarterbacks will compete in, will give NFL gamblers the ammunition they’ll need in order to get the most bang for their respective betting bucks.

Washington at Denver
The Denver Broncos take the Washington Redskins as 13 point favorites.

Starts: 10/27/2013 4:25PM
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St.
Denver, Colorado

The Washington Redskins (2-4 SU, 2-4 ATS) and quarterback Robert Griffith III looked as explosive as ever in beating Chicago 45-41 to cash in as a 1-point road dog and move to 2-1 SU and ATS over their last three games.

Peyton Manning was thoroughly grounded in the Denver Broncos (6-1 SU, 3-4 ATS) 39-33 road loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night while falling to a disappointing 0-3 ATS over their last three games by failing to cash in as a 6-point road favorite.

Analysis: I know the Broncos are playing at home in this contest, but I like the Washington Redskins to cover the nearly two-touchdown spread in this one, mostly because the Broncos’ pass defense has been pretty horrible the last few weeks.

Not only did the Broncos give up a whopping 48 points to Dallas three weeks ago, but they also got torched by Andrew Luck to the tune of 39 points on Sunday, leading me to believe Denver ‘s defense is going to have fits trying to stop RGIII.

Washington has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an SU win. Denver has gone just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five games while struggling mightily to cover the spread when they face the Skins as their 1-4 ATS mark in their L/5 meetings against Washington suggests.

The underdog and road team in this inter-conference rivalry have gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, making the Washington redskins the right pick to cover the spread.

The Pick: Washington +13 points

Green Bay at Minnesota
The Green Bay Packers are 7.5 point favorites for Sunday Night Football when they visit the Minnesota Vikings.
Starts: 10/27/2013 8:30PM
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 900 S. Fifth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Green Bay Packers (4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS) and Minnesota Vikings (1-5 SU, 2-4 ATS) are heading in different directions in the NFC North this season.

The Packers have won three straight and are coming off a commanding 31-13 win over Cleveland as a 7.5-point favorite in Week 7. Minnesota has dropped two straight including Monday’s 23-7 road loss to the Giants as a 4-point road dog.

Analysis: For this contest, I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to see that these two teams are not very evenly matched at all this season, so throw their NFC North hatred out for each other this season.

The Packers are averaging 6.0 points per game more than the Vikings while also giving up 9.0 fewer points per game defensively for a 15.0-point scoring differential and more than enough room to cover the spread surrounding this contest.

While the Home team in this longstanding rivalry has gone 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings, Green Bay has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and an even more impressive 25- 9 in their last 34 games against their NFC North division rivals.

The Pick: Green Bay -7.5 Points

Seattle at St. Louis
The Seattle Seahawks are 9 points favorites over the St. Louis Rams in Monday Night Football.
Starts: 10/28/2013 8:30PM
Edward Jones Dome 701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri


Let’s get right to the point NFL gridiron gamblers by saying that there is no way the St. Louis Rams (3-4 SU, 2-5 ATS) are going to beat the Seattle Seahawks (6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS) in this Week 8 matchup.

The Rams weren’t very good at all and that was before starting quarterback Sam Bradford was lost for the season a week ago. Now, all the Rams can hop for is to keep the final score somewhat respectable.

Seattle has won two straight games and is coming off a convincing 34-22 over Arizona as a 5-point favorite that helped them snap a modest two-game ATS skid.

The Rams were pounded unmercifully in their 30-15 Week 7 loss to Carolina while failing to cover the spread as a 7.5-point road dog as their own modest two-game ATS winning streak was abruptly halted.

Analysis: The Seahawks have won four of the last five meetings against St. Louis and will cakewalk to victory in this Week 8 matchup. While the Rams scored 38 and 34 points respectively against Houston and Jacksonville in Weeks 5 and 6, the Rams have also been held to 15 points or less in losing to Dallas , San Francisco and the Panthers over its L/5 games.

Seattle is 7-1 ATS in its last eight road games and a scorching 21-7 ATS in its L/28 games against NFC teams. The Rams are a pitiful 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games, 0- 4 in their last four Monday Night Football appearances and an even more disturbing 0-5 ATS in their last five games against NFC opponents.

The Pick: Seattle -9 Points

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