NFL nut Kyle Robins (@AhhYeahKyleYeah) shares his expert opinion on the best bets ahead of Sunday's Week 8 action.
Tennessee Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals | Sunday 1st November 2020, 18:00
Week 8 kicks off with, what on paper, should be high scoring affairs. And for me, you don’t need to look much further than the game in Cincinnati for points.
The Titans come into this game off the back of their narrow defeat to the Steelers, in what was their first defeat of the season. They head into this weekend’s game as the, surprisingly, second most lethal offense in the NFL in terms of points per game, just behind the Seattle Seahawks.
Through 6 games, the Titans averaged 31.8 points per game, whilst giving up 25.5 per game too. Four of their last 5 games have finished with 60+ total points, and this weekend should certainly follow suit of those statistics.
Tennessee face off against the Bengals team who come into this game off the back of a heart-breaking 37-34 loss to the Browns. Now if you’re allowing Baker Mayfield to throw for 5 touchdowns on you, like the Bengals did, I wouldn’t hold too much hope of limiting Ryan Tannehill this Sunday.
The Bengals are giving up 27.7 points per game on average, but when facing a top 15 offense, they have yet to give up less than 27 points.
With all that being said, and the Titans seemingly actually having everyone on offense healthy for this weekend, take them to score Over 31.5 Points on this poor Bengals defence at 11/8 with SkyBet.
Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns | Sunday 1st November 2020, 18:00
Another game which looks set to be a points-fest, ironically consists of two of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in recent years. Derek Carr has had question marks surrounding him for a few years now, but has played surprisingly well to date. Whilst Baker Mayfield of the Browns can seemingly only deliver when he’s playing a lower ranked defence. Which should set him up well for this weekends matchup.
These two rank 2nd and 4th in points allowed per-game. Las Vegas is giving up 32.8 on average, whilst the Browns allow 31.6. Hence why this game has a projected total of 51 points.
Vegas will certainly be looking to exploit a Benglas run defence that has given up 6 rushing touchdowns over their last 4 games. And with Josh Jacobs in the backfield, they certainly have someone capable of continuing that trend into this weekend.
Now yes, the Raiders man has only managed to score in 2 of his 6 games this year. But the Raiders have had a tough time of it schedule wise, and have been playing from behind an awful lot.
On the flip side, the Raiders certainly don’t defend the run too well themselves. They’ve allowed 584 yards and 8 touchdowns to running backs through 6 games, so It should be safe to say the Browns will probably be looking to carry the same game plan into this matchup themselves.
Given both teams clear inability to, as the term goes, ‘D up’ on opposing teams running backs. Take Kareem Hunt and Josh Jacobs both to score a touchdown at 15/8 with SkyBet.