NFL lines, Week 8 2020: 5 best bets

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 18: Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts stiff arms Jessie Bates #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals as he runs down the field during the third quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

What are the best bets to make on NFL action in Week 8?

It may be hard to believe but the NFL season is almost halfway over. The calendar flips to November on Sunday and despite a number of coronavirus related scheduling issues it looks like the NFL will find a way to complete its full 256 game regular season schedule on time, which is a major accomplishment.

The NFL’s Week 8 slate features a nice variety of matchups ranging from showstoppers like Steelers-Ravens to potential blowouts like the Jets-Chiefs clash. What are the best bets to make on the action this week? Read on to find out and remember, all lines here are provided courtesy of the FanDuel Sportsbook.

5. NFL Week 8 best bets: Indianapolis Colts -2.5

The Colts got to take their bye week this Sunday and it seems like most people forgot about this team. Things have been trending in the wrong direction for a bit with Indianapolis, which got beaten up by the Browns before rallying from a huge early hole to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.

Indy hits the road this week where they are 2.5 point favorites against the Detroit Lions, who caught a huge break at the end and took advantage of it to stun the Falcons in Atlanta. The win brought the Lions to 3-3 but they haven’t inspired a ton of confidence in their ability to keep this game close against a quality defense.

Detroit also struggles to stop the run, giving up 131.8 yards per game on the ground, which is a bad recipe against a Colts’ team that likes to pound the football with rookie Jonathan Taylor. Laying less than a field goal is a bargain so lay the points with the Colts to improve to 5-2 on the season.

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