Trends with Benefits: Week 8 NFL Betting

Top trends and sports betting tips from Sunday’s late games between the Colts-Steelers and the Eagles Cardinals!

It’s a who’s who of playoff candidates spread across the card from the late games and primetime matchups still to come in Week 8 and we have some quick-hit sports betting information for anyone looking to add some action.

INDIANAPOLIS at PITTSBURGH

Line: Colts -3.5 and O/U 48

The Colts have been putting up huge numbers on offense this year and they catch an undisciplined Steelers team on a short week following their Monday Night Football win over Houston. This game fits a ‘Penalty Yard’ profile that is 23-8-1 ATS in favor of the road team but if you didn’t get in on this line when it was -2.5 or -3, there is not much sense it buying it at -3.5. Consider betting the “Over” instead, backed by these SDQL based stats:

 

Since re-alignment, road faves off a game where they held their opponent more than 18 points below their projected score average 27 points the next time out. The Steelers are one of the worst ranked teams for penalties on both sides of the ball and when Indy travels to face teams who average 60-plus penalty yards per game they are 7-1 O/U since this time last year. Those eight games averaged more than 55 points per game – Click SDQL at SportsDatabase.com to get the full rundown on this NFL trend!

 

Indy is 13-5 O/U off back-to-back fave covers and with Luck at the helm, we don’t think there is much chance of a letdown vs. this tough AFC rival. This isn’t a best bet for us and with ‘47’ being a key number, it might be worth splitting your bet with half a unit on the over 47 and another half on the 48. We’ll book in on the “Over” 48 here, which is the common number at the Greek online sportsbook.

PK 60 Trend Tips: Take the OVER 48

 

We gave a sneak preview on the Eagles at Cards game early in the week with our Thursday Night Football picks. Our play is on the Cards -2.5 and with a ton of Eagles money coming in; you can now find that game as low as -1. This game fits a nice post-bye play AGAINST system for the Eagles and with the Cards D, as long as Carson Palmer can avoid turnovers we like them to win and cover.

 

Read Totally Covered, Week 8 NFL Picks for some notes on the Packers at Saints game!