The Packers are back in first place in the NFC North standings and now host the Vikings on Sunday with a chance to move to 6-1. Aaron Rodgers and company are six-point favorites in the latest Week 8 NFL odds from William Hill. Green Bay is the only team in the league with a perfect record against the spread at home (2-0) and the offense is back on track following its abysmal performance against Tampa Bay two weeks ago. Can the Packers cover one of the larger NFL spreads of the week?
Meanwhile, the Week 8 NFL betting lines also list the Chiefs as 19.5-point favorites at home against the Jets. That game originally opened with the Chiefs favored by 21.5 in the Week 8 NFL Vegas lines, making it just the third game to open with a spread of 20 or more in the last decade. All of the Week 8 NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine's advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 8 NFL picks now.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,800 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.
It's off to a strong 15-7 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 8 on an incredible 111-72 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Top NFL predictions for Week 8
One of the top Week 8 NFL predictions the model recommends: Baltimore covers comfortably as a four-point home favorite in a critical AFC North matchup against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL at 6-0 and is also 5-1 against the spread.
Despite having nothing to play for with home-field advantage locked up and Lamar Jackson on the bench, the Ravens recorded a dominant 28-10 win as one-point underdogs the last time these two teams met last December. This game should look different with Lamar Jackson and Ben Roethlisberger back in their respective lineups, but even Pittsburgh's excellent rushing defense that ranked third in yards per carry was gashed for 361 total rushing yards in two losses to Baltimore last year.
After 10,000 simulations, the model says Baltimore covers well over 50 percent of the time. The under (44) also hits well over 50 percent of the time.
Another one of the top Week 8 NFL predictions from the model: The Packers (-6) cover as home favorites against the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have feasted against struggling defenses this year. The Packers have won and covered all four games against teams that give up more than 25 points per game. Minnesota certainly fits that bill, ranking 30th in the league in scoring defense at 32 points per contest.
The Vikings are a shell of themselves in the front seven with linebacker Anthony Barr (pectoral muscle) and defensive end Danielle Hunter (neck) on injured reserve. Minnesota also shipped defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to Baltimore last week. SportsLine's model predicts that Green Bay will score more than 30 points as the Packers cover in well over 50 percent of the simulations. The Packers also hold the Vikings under their season-long scoring average (25.8 points) as the over (50) hits well over 50 percent of the time.
How to make Week 8 NFL picks
The model also has made the call on every other game on the Week 8 NFL schedule. It's also identified a Super Bowl contender that goes down hard. You can only get every pick for every game here.
What NFL picks can you make with confidence in Week 8? And which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds from William Hill below and then visit SportsLine to see which NFL teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from the model that is up over $7,800 on its top-rated NFL picks.
NFL odds, matchups for Week 8
Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions (+3, 49.5)
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-6, 50)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (-4.5, 40.5)
Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals (+7, 51)
Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns (-2.5, 49)
New York Jets at Kansas City Chefs (-19.5, 49)
Los Angeles Rams at Miami Dolphins (+3.5, 45.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (-4, 44)
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos (+3, 44.5)
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (+4, 42.5)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-3, 53.5)
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (-11, 42.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants (+12.5, 45)