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There are four early NFL games on Sunday set to air on CBS and pretty much all eight teams are dealing with significant injury issues that could impact the NFL Week 8 Betting Odds.
The Detroit Lions have three offensive linemen listed as questionable along with tight end T.J. Hockenson and receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller and receiver Hunter Renfrow. The Miami Dolphins just saw their leading tackler Brandon Jones go on injured reserve while there is a chance that New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore could miss another game.
In three of the four games, the visiting team is favored. The lone exception is the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles being a double-digit favorite against a struggling Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Eagles (+190) are favored to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The New York Jets and New England Patriots are both priced at +3300 in the odds to win the AFC championship.
Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions
Line: Miami -3.5
Miami is looking to get its offense going. Since putting up 42 points in a win over Baltimore, the Dolphins have averaged 17 points over the next five games.
Tua Tagovailoa is completing 67% of his passes and now that he is back on the field, perhaps Miami (4-3) will start making plays down the field.
Nothing will help a struggling offense more than playing the Detroit Lions. No team allows more yards per game than Detroit.
When looking at the Week 8 injury report, the list of Lions offensive stars are front and center as injuries have slowed down the offense with running back D’Andre Smith, receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and tight end T.J. Hockenson dealing with ailments for the 1-5 Lions.
Detroit has won the last three matchups with the Dolphins and that includes the most recent meeting, a 32-21 road win in 2018 as a three-point favorite.
Las Vegas Raiders vs New Orleans Saints
Line: Las Vegas -1.5
When looking at the NFL Week 8 betting odds, could this be a showcase game for running backs Josh Jacobs of the Raiders and Alvin Kamara of New Orleans?
Jacobs has posted three straight 100-yard games and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry over the last three games. Kamara has 19 catches over the last three contests and has rushed for 251 yards during that span for the 2-4 Raiders.
Andy Dalton is expected to remain the starting quarterback for 2-5 New Orleans even with Jameis Winston able to return. Receivers Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry continue to be sidelined.
Davante Adams had just 56 yards the last time he faced New Orleans and now the Raiders top receiver missed practice due to illness.
The Raiders won the last two meetings with the Saints with both of those games going over the total.
New England Patriots vs New York Jets
Line: New England -2.5
Mac Jones is set to be back as the starter even after being pulled in last week’s game as the Patriots lost 33-14 at home to Chicago.
The 3-4 Patriots didn’t have much success running or throwing the ball against Chicago and perhaps that is why the NFL Week 8 betting odds have the Patriots as slight favorites against a team it has dominated in recent years.
When analyzing the week 8 NFL injury report, the 5-2 Jets are dealing with some key injuries with offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker and rookie running back Breece Hall both on injured reserve.
It is not often the Jets have a better record than the Patriots when the AFC East rivals square off.
The Patriots are going after their lucky 13th win in a row against the Jets. New England has covered in eight of those matchups and the total has gone under in eight of those last 12 matchups.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Philadelphia Eagles
Line: Philadelphia -11
For the second time this season and the fourth time over the last two seasons, the 2-5 Steelers are double-digit underdogs as they face the only undefeated team in the NFL.
Pittsburgh’s offensive line has had its issues and facing the Eagles probably won’t help Pittsburgh snap out of its offensive funk.
Jalen Hurts continues to be an MVP candidate and coming off a bye week, the ailing Eagles (6-0) should be feeling pretty good.
The Steelers have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL so this will be a tough matchup.
Four of the last five games between the Eagles and Steelers finished under the total. The Eagles have covered against the spread in each of their first three home games and are 4-1 against the spread in the last five games.
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