Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 NFL Season - Week 8: Win, Spread, Over/Under and Game Score Predictions

Welcome Back to The Sports Savant's Weekly NFL Picks 2014: Week 8 Edition!

Last week was a week of several near misses for The Sports Savant. I actually managed to pick 4 games last week where I correctly picked the underdog to beat the spread but lost on the winner.  Despite the near misses, I'm still rolling on my winners at a 63% clip and I'm tearing up the spread picks at a whopping 55.8% accuracy picking all 106 games to date!  Be sure to use my spread picks while I have the momentum going!  My over/under picks are still sitting below 50%, but I was able to bring up my season average with a nice 9-6 clip on the over/under last week.

I'd like to widen the gap on my trifecta versus strikeout ratio but sitting at a 23 to 18 ratio is not too bad and I continue to deliver at least a couple of perfect team scores per week through 7 weeks which I'm pretty pleased with.

This week, I got my Week 8 NFL picks started off right with a trifecta in Thursday night's Broncos/Chargers showdown so it's already looking like a promising week of picks from The Sports Savant!

Below is my overall record for picking games to win, against the spread and the over/under including trifecta predictions, strikeouts and my perfect team score and perfect game score predictions for the 2014 season.


Winner: 7-8
Winner w/ Spread: 9-6
Over/Under: 9-6
Trifecta: 3
Strikeouts: 3
Perfect Team Score Predictions: 2(Oakland, New Orleans)
Perfect Game Score Predictions: 0

*2014 Overall Record*
Winner: 66-39-1 (.629)
Winner w/ Spread: 58-46-2 (.558)
Over/Under: 50-56-0 (.472)

Trifecta: 23
Strikeouts: 18
Perfect Team Score Predictions: 12   [Week 1]: New Orleans, Cincinnati [Week 2]: Green Bay
[Week 3]: Chicago, Denver, Seattle [Week 5]: Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, San Diego
[Week 6]: Philadelphia [Week 7]: Oakland, New Orleans
Perfect Game Score Predictions: 1 [Week 3]: Denver @ Seattle

NOTE: The team with a negative number in parenthesis "(-3)" next to their name is the favorite to win the matchup and the number represents how many points the favorite has to score more than the underdog to count as a winning bet.  The over/under for the game is represented by a number in parenthesis with the letters o and u "(o/u 46)".  The number represents the amount of points you are wagering whether or not the two team's combined score will be in excess of or short of.  Official betting lines courtesy of

Here are The Sports Savant picks for Week 8...

San Diego @ Denver(-9)  (o/u 51)
Savant Spread Pick: Denver and the points to win ~ 34-24
Over/Under Pick: Over

Result: New York(N) 14 - Arizona 25 / Total Points 39 /
+  Spread: +  O/U: +

Atlanta @ Detroit(-3.5)  (o/u 46.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Detroit and the points to win ~ 27-21
Over/Under Pick: Over

Minnesota @ Tampa Bay(-2.5)  (o/u 42.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Minnesota to win ~ 24-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Chicago @ New England(-5.5)  (o/u 50.5)
Savant Spread Pick: New England and the points to win ~ 27-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

St. Louis @ Kansas City(-7)  (o/u 44)
Savant Spread Pick: Kansas City and the points to win ~ 23-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

Carolina v. Seattle(-5)  (o/u 45)
Savant Spread Pick: Carolina with the points; Seattle to win ~ 23-20
Over/Under Pick: Under

Buffalo @ New York(A)(-3)  (o/u 40.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Buffalo to win ~ 26-23
Over/Under Pick: Over

Jacksonville v. Miami(-6)  (o/u 42.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Miami and the points to win ~ 27-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

Tennessee v. Houston(-3)  (o/u 42.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Houston and the points to win ~ 24-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

Cincinnati v. Baltimore(-1)  (o/u 45.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Baltimore and the points to win ~ 23-13
Over/Under Pick: Under

Philadelphia @ Arizona(-2.5)  (o/u 48)
Savant Spread Pick: Arizona and the points to win ~ 24-21
Over/Under Pick: Under

Pittsburgh v. Indianapolis(-3)  (o/u 49)
Savant Spread Pick: Indianapolis and the points to win ~ 31-20
Over/Under Pick: Over

Oakland @ Cleveland(-7)  (o/u 43.5)
Savant Spread Pick: Oakland with the points; Cleveland to win ~ 21-17
Over/Under Pick: Under

Green Bay @ New Orleans(-2)  (o/u 47.5)
Savant Spread Pick: New Orleans and the points to win ~ 30-26
Over/Under Pick: Over

Washington @ Dallas(-9.5)  (o/u 50)
Savant Spread Pick: Dallas and the points to win ~ 34-20
Over/Under Pick: Over