NFL preview: Week 8

WE look to finish off a strong weekend with another winning week in the NFL.

Here’s our best bets for the action ahead:

Indianapolis Colts @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Colts only have one question remaining for an otherwise dismal season – do they let Andrew Luck sit the rest the rest of the season?

Apart from that, the Colts own the worst defence in the league and turnovers are crippling any chance the offence has of keeping them in the game.

A chance to change that against the Bengals is certainly a possibility given Cincinnati’s inability to generating any turnovers. They’ve managed just four takeaways in their six games to date – ranking second from bottom in the league.

Defensively, the Colts are a train wreck at the moment with the team giving up 27+ points in five of their seven games this season. That’s a large reason why the team has seen the Overs cash in on five of their games this season, including all three of their road games.

In fact, the Overs is 26-9 in the Colts last 35 road games and it’s 4-0 in the team’s last four road games against a team with a losing record.

Andy Dalton hasn’t been anywhere near his best this season but he’ll enjoy going up against a secondary that allows a lot of long yardage through the air. The Colts are allowing 425.4 yards per game on defence and we have this one comfortably eclipsing the points total as a result.

The points total is beginning to shift as sharp money comes in on the Overs so we advise getting on board sooner rather than later.

Tip: Over 42.0 @ $1.92

Houston Texans @ Seattle Seahawks

This is generally the time of year the Seahawks really get things going under Pete Carroll, and a home game against a weakened Texans team is the perfect matchup for them.

Deshaun Watson is going up against the toughest defence he’s had to face yet, with the Seahawks ranking atop the league in scoring defence – allowing just 15.7 points per game.

Seattle have allowed just 244 rush yards in there last three games and if they continue in that vein they’ll make this Houston side very one dimensional. During this win streak they’re allowing just 11 points per game and the added home field advantage is a huge factor here as well.

Defensively, the Texans will struggle to deal with a very good Seahawks O-Line and Russell Wilson should find all the time he needs to pick apart Houston’s secondary.

Seattle has covered six of their last eight at home while the Texans have failed to cover the line in their last six straight against teams with a winning record.

Our data has a strong lean on the Seahawks in this one and we have them covering this line almost 70% of the time. Expect the line to push up above a TD by the time kick off comes around.

Tip: Seattle Seahawks -6.5 @ $1.90

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