NFL Best Bets – Week 8

Miami Dolphins @ Detroit Lions

Tua Tagovailoa has a career record of 19-9. Mandatory Credit: JIM RASSOL/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Dolphins are happy to have Tua Tagovailoa back under center. Miami is 4-0 in games Tua starts and finishes.

In the two-and-half games Tagovailoa missed, his backups looked completely helpless; seeing the Hawaiian perform on Sunday night was a reminder of how dangerous this team is when they’re healthy.

The Lions know how to put up points, ranking in the top five, it’s the defense that has their work cut out for them this week. They will have no answers for the high-speed Miami receivers. Dan Campbell has been trying to straighten out his secondary all year, and they will have severe problems with Hill, Waddle, and Sherfield.

While the Lions’ offense is in trouble if Amon-Ra St. Brown ends up missing the game, it ultimately doesn’t matter. They don’t have the necessary tools to keep pace with Miami.

Miami -3.5 (-110) & Over 50 Points (-110)
Saquon Barkley is fourteen yards behind Nick Cubb for the league rushing leader. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

It may be time to consider the fact that the Giants are actually good. It’s a crazy thought, but at 6-1, no other conclusion can be drawn.

After being a dog in Jacksonville, they are, once again, a dog in Seattle. While Geno Smith and the Seahawks have been a pleasant surprise this season, this is downright disrespectful. A one-lose team is an underdog against a team that has lost to the Cardinals, 49ers, and Saints.

Similar to the Jacksonville game, this is another lose-lose situation for the Giants. There is nothing impressive about beating Seattle, but everyone will say they knew the Giants were frauds should they lose. So, bettors can expect the Giants to continue to do what they have been doing all year long.

New York +3 (-110)

Seattle has the worst run defense in the league, so Saquon Barkley should have his biggest game of the year. He rushed for 164 yards against the Titans, but he should break 200 yards in this one.

Over 44.5 (-110)


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