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NFL Week 8 Odds and Betting Trends

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A rematch of one of last season’s most memorable games will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday Night Football when the Vikings (4-2-1) host the New Orleans Saints (5-1) in a pick’em matchup on the NFL Week 8 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The prime-time affair will see the Vikings try to break a five-game winning streak for the Saints, who fell 29-24 here in the divisional round of last year’s playoffs.

New Orleans looked like it was going to pull off the road upset until former Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum connected with wide receiver Stefon Diggs on a 61-yard touchdown pass as time expired to win it for the home team. The Saints have not lost since Week 1, and they are coming off a 24-23 road victory against the Baltimore Ravens as 2.5-point underdogs last Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Vikings beat the New York Jets 37-17 as 3.5-point road underdogs last week, and they are 7-3 against the spread in the past 10 meetings in the series, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

Much earlier on Sunday, the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) will meet the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) as three-point favorites at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The Eagles are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall, although they have won six of seven straight up following a loss. The Jaguars have dropped three in a row since a 3-1 start, but they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 as underdogs.

The Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) will try to sweep the Denver Broncos (3-4) later on Sunday as heavy 10-point home favorites after edging them 27-23 on the road in Week 4. Kansas City is a perfect 7-0 ATS this season but barely covered at Denver as a 3.5-point favorite. The Chiefs have won the previous six meetings with the Broncos both SU and ATS.

While Minnesota is currently leading the NFC North, the division’s three other teams will also attempt to earn Week 8 wins on Sunday. The Detroit Lions (3-3) and Chicago Bears (3-3) are both listed as home favorites versus the Seattle Seahawks (3-3) and Jets (3-4), respectively. The Lions return home from a 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins as three-point favorites against the Seahawks, who are coming off their bye. The visiting team has lost the last four in the series between Detroit and Seattle.

At Soldier Field, the Bears hope to avoid suffering their third straight loss against an AFC opponent after falling to the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime on the road two weeks ago and the New England Patriots 38-31 at home last Sunday. Chicago is a seven-point favorite and has won the previous four versus New York by an average of 7.25 points.

Finally, the Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) are the biggest underdogs in the career of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with counterpart Jared Goff and the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams (7-0) sitting as nine-point home favorites in their marquee matchup. The Packers have won the past five meetings by an average of more than 16 points but none in Los Angeles.

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