Sliced Spread: 2012 NFL Football Week 8 Picks Against The Spread and Score Predictions

Welcome to SLICED SPREAD, the place on Inside Pulse Sports for weekly NFL picks against the spread, head to head survivor picks, and score prognostications.

Last week, I finished 6-7 against the spread, which would have been 7-6 if Jim Harbaugh bet on his own team to win against the spread. Then, he would have accepted those 2 points at the end of that Niners-Seahawks game last Thursday night and I would have been a little bit happier about the way the week went.

Either way, let’s take a look at this weeks proceedings, but first…

Onto the breakdown!

SLICED SPREAD: NFL WEEK 7 BREKADOWN

WEEK 7 ATS: 6-7
WEEK 7 LOCKS ATS: 2-1
WEEK 7 H2H SURVIVOR PICK: Win (Bears def. Lions) 

THIS SEASON ATS: 47-57
THIS SEASON LOCKS ATS: 8-13

H2H SURVIVOR TEAMS USED:

Texans (Week 1, Win)
Patriots (Week 2, Loss)
Niners (Week 3, Loss) 
Ravens (Week 4, Win)
Vikings (Week 5, Win)
Falcons (Week 6, Win)
Bears (Week 7, Win)

SLICED SPREAD: NFL WEEK 8 PICKS

Home teams are shown in CAPS
Point spreads shown in ()

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

MINNESOTA (-6.5) over Tampa Bay Thursday nights have been kind to the home teams. Hopefully, this week it will be kind to those of use who are picking the home team against the spread. Vikings win 21-13

SUNDAY:

*H2H SURVIVOR PICK: GREEN BAY (-12.5) over Jacksonville — It looks like the Packers are heating up just in time to face those juggernaut (not) Jags! Packers win 35-12

Seattle (+1.5) over DETROIT — The Seahawks aren’t historically the greatest road team in the world, but this Seattle team is gritty enough to grind this game out against a Lions team I am not in love with. Seahawks win 20-14

*UNTOUCHABLE SPREAD OF THE WEEK: CHICAGO (-9.5) over Carolina — I love the Bears to win this week, but that is a pretty high spread against a Panthers team that will either explode for points or implode on the road. My best guess is the former in this case. Bears win 29-16

Washington (+4.5) over PITTSBURGH — The Redskins were very close to picking off the Giants last week. Even though they didn’t succeed in New York, I like their chances for a close-fought contest in Pittsburgh. Steelers win 23-21

PHILADELPHIA (-1.5) over Atlanta — This one has trap game all over it for the Falcons, especially with Andy Reid coming off a bye week. Eagles win 27-24

CLEVELAND (+1.5) over San Diego — The Chargers should win, right? Call this one a pure hunch on my part. Browns win 26-17

*LOCK IT UP: NY JETS (-1.5) over Miami — I love the Jets to bounce back from last week’s horrible loss at New England, why? Because they are the better team and Tannehill is a huge step down from Brady. The Jets’ defense dominates here. Jets win 23-13

TENNESSEE (-3.5) over Indianapolis — I was very proud in calling the Titans to win last week over Buffalo. I think the reignited Chris Johnson runs wild once again. Titans win 

*LOCK IT UP: New England (-6.5) over ST. LOUIS — The Patriots just have too many weapons for the Rams to handle, especially in the dome. Patriots win 34-20

Oakland (+1.5) over KANSAS CITY — Will anyone watch this game outside of hometown fans? Division game or not, I say: “Next!” Raiders win 21-17

*LOCK IT UP: NY Giants (-0.5) over DALLAS — We’ve come a long way from Week 1, haven’t we? The unstoppable Eli Manning certainly has. Giants win 31-19

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

New Orleans (+6.5) over DENVER — 
It’s the battle of the commercial quarterbacks and yet another prime time showdown for the Broncos. I like the points … and a Saints win in a shootout. Saints win 31-28

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:

San Francisco (-6.5) over ARIZONA — The Cardinals have definitely lost their early season mojo, while the Niners are simply build for the whole season. Niners win 28-20

That’s all for this week’s edition of SLICED SPREAD.

See you next week – CB.

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