NFL Picks Week 8 2013 - Office Pools, Survivor Pool and Predictions Against the Spread
The National Football League kicks off week 8 on Thursday night on the NFL Network with a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida.
The NFL schedule is short this week as six teams are off on bye weeks, so the survivor pool pick is even more difficult, but there are a couple of good possibilities.
The office and pick em pool picks are below as are the Las Vegas lines for each NFL game.
The six teams taking a week off to heal and get ready for the rest of the season are as follows:
Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans
The Kansas City Chiefs are the lone remaining undefeated team as last week, the Denver Broncos were upset on the road in Indianapolis by the Colts and the Broncos now have one loss.
Below are picks for your office and pick 'em pools where you choose each game straight up - without going against the spread of the Las Vegas oddsmakers.
Also below - a survivor pick and a few back up selections for those still alive in the survivor pool and links to NFL experts picks against the spread.
First let's look at the opening lines from Las Vegas.
NFL Lines For Week 8 - 10/24 thru 10/28
Thursday Night Football:
10/24 8:25 ET Carolina -6 At Tampa Bay 40
10/27 1:00 ET San Francisco -16.5 At Jacksonville 40.5
10/27 1:00 ET At Detroit -3 Dallas 51
10/27 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -5.5 NY Giants 52.5
10/27 1:00 ET At Kansas City -7.5 Cleveland 39.5
10/27 1:00 ET At New Orleans -12 Buffalo 49.5
10/27 1:00 ET At New England -6.5 Miami 45.5
10/27 4:05 ET At Cincinnati -6.5 NY Jets 41
10/27 4:05 ET Pittsburgh -2.5 At Oakland 40.5
10/27 4:25 ET At Denver -12.5 Washington 58.5
10/27 4:25 ET At Arizona -2.5 Atlanta 45
Sunday Night Football:
10/27 8:30 ET Green Bay -9 At Minnesota 46.5
Monday Night Football:
10/28 8:40 ET Seattle -10.5 At St. Louis 42
Bye Weeks: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee
Office and Pick Em pools picks:
Carolina, San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Kansas City and New Orleans.
New England, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Denver, Arizona, Green Bay and Seattle.
The Seattle Seahawks travel to St. Louis to play the Rams and the game is a mismatch. If you still have the Seahawks available, play them for survivor pool.
Other good survivor plays if you have used the Seahawks…
New Orleans over Buffalo
San Francisco over Jacksonville
Denver over Washington
Against the Spread:
Experts offer picks from around the web - CBS has their staff of NFL football writers make picks ATS every week and their selections are here.
Covers.Com has a consensus pick and loads of other information here.
See Photos: Hot Pics
Got an opinion? Share your thoughts now.
More Hot Pics Stories
Hot Pics Photo Gallery
Click photo to enlarge.
See More Photos In The Hot Pics Photo Gallery