NFL Week 8 Over/Unders from the Sharps

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From Erin Rynning:

New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams OVER 47.5
The Patriots and Packers can be unstoppable at times on offense, however this Saints offense just might be better. From an offensive skill position set, they have endless weapons to score points. However, defense can still be an issue with the Saints, while their aggressive style can create points for both the offense and defense.

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills — UNDER 46
The Redskins will enter this contest without six of their opening day offensive starters. The 30-year-old John Beck is hardly the answer at the quarterback position, though he’s probably better than Rex Grossman with pneumonia. Maybe. The Bills have been an over machine, with every single game going over the total this season. However, they lead the NFL scoring 16 touchdowns in 21 red zone possessions, while allowing one of the worst touchdown-to-red zone ratios. These numbers generally will even out as the year moves forward.

San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs — OVER 44
The Chargers were stymied offensively last week against the Jets, but they’ll find it much easier moving the ball this week. The Chargers can still pile up plenty of yards, while key red zone target Antonio Gates returned last week. The Chiefs offense has found its footing with quarterback Matt Cassel finally showing some confidence. Look for a big play out of the Kansas City return game in this one.

From Bryan Leonard:
Cashed again last week now 15-6 on the season.

New Orleans Saints at St Louis Rams UNDER 48
Off a 62-point effort on SNF and with divisional rival Tampa Bay on deck, we can see the Saints grinding out the win on the ground here. No need to risk turnovers in the passing game with the far more talented team. St Louis hasn’t scored more than 16 points in any game this year and that includes contests with a healthy Sam Bradford. Rams home games have totaled 44, 44 and 27 points thus far. This total is inflated based on the New Orleans offense without regard to the weak St Louis scoring unit.

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills — UNDER 46
The Redskins are decimated at the skill positions. This is a team that hasn’t surpassed 28 points all season, even with all the injured players on the field. Despite what we saw last week in Carolina, this is a strong defensive team. They have held all but one opponent to 21 points or less, including holding half their opponents under the 20-point mark. Buffalo has put a lot of points on the board against flawed defenses but they have been held in check when facing solid stop units. Defensively, Buffalo has faced some very good quarterbacks this season but that won’t happen here.

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos — UNDER 42 1/2
Over the last three games, Detroit has scored 16, 19 and 24 points with the final total points scored in those games being 39, 44 and 37. Keep in mind that in all three of those contests both the Lions and their opponents had their opening day starting quarterbacks. That won’t be the case here. Denver played a field position game last week and we will likely see another conservative game plan here. Tim Tebow is a running quarterback who throws short passes, that means lots of time off the clock without any big play possibilities.

Previously in this Series:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

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