The NFL Trends for week 8 are a good way to gauge teams and how they are progressing throughout the season. A look at the trends will show the likely scenarios for the upcoming week’s games and the probability that a team will cover or not cover the latest line.
For example, the Pittsburgh Steelers are off a big Sunday Night win against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the 2012 Steelers have been unreliable on a regular basis and the trends point that out. The Steelers are 8-20 against the spread (ATS) in their last 28 games following a win and this week they go up against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.
Another good team with a trend opposing them this week is the Chicago Bears. The Bears are off a Monday Night Football victory against the Detroit Lions and will only have a short week to prepare for the Carolina Panthers. The Bears ran the ball very well against the Lions and that sets them up for failure this week according to this trend: The Bears are 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
The undefeated Atlanta Falcons will go up against the tough Philadelphia Eagles in week 8. Although Matt Ryan and the Falcons are flying high, the trends indicate they got get their first loss of the season because of the Week 8 opponent. The Falcons are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 meetings against the Eagles and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Philadelphia.
These trends may not directly indicate wins and losses on the season, but they will give a indication when a team is in a situation that could be profitable. Many football bettors blindly follow good teams, but a look at the trends could avoid losing in Week 8 in the NFL.
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