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By: Joe Berra     Date: Nov 1, 2020
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Parlays and teasers are slightly riskier than single bets. Despite this, if your bet hits, you'll receive a bigger payout without having to place a large wager. Here's my four-team parlay and six-point teaser picks for Week 8 of NFL action.

New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs


According to the ESPN Power index, the Chiefs have a 94.1% chance to win this contest. The Chiefs are one of the best teams in football and have only lost once this season, to the Raiders. The Jets, on the other hand, are still searching for their first win in 2020.

The Chiefs will add Le' Veon Bell to their offensive arsenal to compliment Clyde Edwards-Helaire this week. This team is loaded with weapons, and the addition of Bell takes them to a whole different level. Obviously, I'm taking the Chiefs as the first choice in my parlay.

For the six-point teaser, I'm going to adjust the Chiefs' line to -13.5. The Jets have played Buffalo tough this season, but they've been blown out a lot as well. The Chiefs are 5-2 ATS this season, and the odds are even more in their favor with the adjusted line.

Indianapolis Colts at Detroit Lions


I love the Colts on Sunday against the Lions, and a side even the hottest cappers are on. Philip Rivers has been a solid game manager this year. He hasn't done anything spectacular, but the Colts are undefeated when he doesn't throw two interceptions.

He'll need to take care of the football. Detroit is in the bottom third of the league in passing defense, so I expect Rivers to be solid.

The Colts' defense has allowed the team to get out to a hot start this year. They have the second-ranked unit in the league behind the Steelers.

Detroit has a middle-of-the-road offense, but I believe the Colts' defense is a superior unit. Matthew Stafford will have a difficult time on Sunday.

For the spread, I'm changing the Colts from -2.5 to +4.5. The team is .500 ATS this year, but dropping them to +4.5 is a great bet for a six-point teaser.

Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns


The Browns are favored to win this matchup, but I think the Raiders pull off the road upset. They may even be seen in Action Sports Picks premium picks today! The Raiders have proven that they can beat the best teams in the league this year. They took down the Saints and Chiefs and gave Buffalo everything it could handle in a tight loss.

The Raiders are 3-3 on the year, while the Browns are 5-2, but two of Cleveland's wins have come over Cincinnati, and another two were against Washington and Dallas. The only solid team the Browns have beaten this year is Indianapolis, so don't let records sway your picks.

Baker Mayfield and the Browns will also be without Odell Beckham Jr. for the rest of the year. This will allow teams to key on Jarvis Landry and make Mayfield spread the ball around the field. We'll see how that goes.

For the teaser, I'm taking the Raiders to +8.5 with the buffer. I think they'll win, but I'm even more confident they'll cover this spread.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants


I don't think there's any question who's winning this game. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have been on an absolute tear of late.

They're coming off dominating wins over the Packers and Raiders to put them at 5-2 on the year. The Buccaneers have impressed the media so much that commentators are saying it's a Super Bowl-or-bust season.

The Giants, on the other hand, should be on to 2021. They're lucky that they play in the worst division in football. They're in last place at 1-6, but Philadelphia is in first with only two wins.

The spread is -10.5, and with the teaser, I'm taking the Buccaneers down to -4.5. In all of Tampa Bay's five victories this year, they have covered this margin.

The Giants are the worst team they'll face all year. I like the odds on the moneyline and the teaser.



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