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NFL picks, Week 8: Straight up and against the spread

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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

I’m writing this after about four hours of sleep due to a downtime at my work, so hopefully this weeks picks aren’t disastrous. Last week I was 11-4 in the straight up picks, and I was 4-4 (one game was a push and didn’t count) against the spread.

Straight Up Picks

Dolphins @ Ravens: Ravens

Vikings @ Browns: Vikings

Chargers @ Patriots: Patriots

Bears @ Saints: Saints

Panthers @ Buccaneers: Panthers

Colts @ Bengals: Bengals

Raiders @ Bills: Bills

49ers @ Eagles: Eagles

Falcons @ Jets: Falcons

Texans @ Seahawks: Seahawks

Cowboys @ Redskins: Redskins

Steelers @ Lions: Steelers

Broncos @ Chiefs: Chiefs

Against the Spread

Remember, I do this for fun. If you’re expecting to make money off of these, don’t.

When betting against the spread I pick what I think the spread to each game should be. Then if my spread is two or more points away from the actual spread, I place a bet on the team my spread favors.

Colts @ Bengals (-10.5): Colts
My spread: Bengals (-8)

Panthers @ Buccaneers (-2): Panthers
My spread: EVEN

Texans @ Seahawks (-5.5): Texans
My spread: Seahawks (-3)

Cowboys (-2) @ Redskins: Redskins
My spread: Redskins (-3)

Steelers (-3) @ Lions: Lions
My spread: Steelers (-1)

Broncos @ Chiefs (-7.5): Chiefs
My spread: Chiefs (-10)