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We’ve asked our writers for their favorite teaser bets of the week.
What is your favorite teaser bet for NFL Week 8?
Indianapolis Colts Pick Em’ / New England Patriots -7
Since losing to the Raiders in a bizarre Week 4 performance, the Colts have been on a tear, beating two of the best teams in the NFL in Kansas City (on the road as 10-point underdogs) and Houston. On Sunday, they return home to play an up-and-down Broncos team fresh off a 30-6 home loss against those same Chiefs in a game that was never close. Colt’s quarterback Jacoby Brissett continues to prove himself as the man for the job, and is fresh off a 324-yard, four-touchdown and zero-interception performance. On the other side of this teaser, the most overly-hyped preseason team in recent memory faces off against the somehow most-underrated preseason team. Even by Patriot standards, this New England team is exceeding the norm led by a defense that has allowed just 48 points through seven games. If they can get Sam Darnold to admit to seeing ghosts, Baker Mayfield will be seeing grim reapers.
– TJ Perun (@JohnnyCovers)
Carolina Panthers +11.5 / Houston Texans -0.5
It would seem risky to bet against the undefeated 49ers, but taking 11.5 with the Panthers is a safe bet. Since taking over as starter, Kyle Allen is 4-0 both SU and ATS. Carolina is coming off a bye, while the 49ers just had to travel across the country last week. Carolina is allowing a modest 344 YPG, and they have a ferocious pass rush which will get after Jimmy Garoppolo all game. The Texans have an opportunity to “get right” in this game against Oakland after a disappointing loss to Indianapolis last week. The Raiders just got torched for 429 yards and five touchdowns by Aaron Rodgers. Oakland has the 31st ranked pass defense. Can you imagine what Deshaun Watson and the Texans’ offense are going to do in this game? With this bet, all the Texans need to do is win, and win they will.
– Mike Spector (@MikeSpector01)