Sep 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins (73) prepares to block New England Patriots defensive end John Simon (55) in the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 NFL OVER UNDER picks

Maybe you’ve already got your picks in for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL regular season, but by focusing only on point spreads, moneylines or fantasy, you’re robbing yourself of potential opportunities to make money on Week 8 OVER UNDER picks.

Here are several totals for this week at BetRivers and Sugarhouse Sportsbook that are worthy of your attention. The law of averages might be on our side after going 0-3 with two one-point losses last week, but at least we remain above .500 on the year.

For Week 8 trends on every game and live updated NFL odds and matchup reports, check out the NFP NFL section.

Last week’s record: 12-11-2


The Colts defense has fallen off after an extremely strong start, the Lions defense continues to be untrustworthy and Detroit might have gained some momentum with a last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7. I’m expecting these two to duke it out offensively, with both flirting with the 30-point plateau.


The Patriots should be desperate here, and that defense is still pretty talented. They should be able to keep a familiar opponent in check, especially considering Buffalo has scored 18 or fewer points in three consecutive games. But the Bills defense just dominated the New York Jets and New England has scored just 28 total points since Week 4. This feels like a 20-17-type game.


Pittsburgh has scored at least 26 points in every game this season, while Baltimore has scored at least 27 points in five of six games. Both defenses are solid, but both can also set up their offenses with opportunistic plays. This should cruise over as both teams hit the high-20s.


The Chargers could come close to this total on their own. Their offense under Justin Herbert still isn’t getting enough credit, and the Broncos have surrendered 27.4 points per game since Week 2. That offense is a mess but it could bounce back a bit against a shorthanded defense, and it might not need much to push this close to 50.

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. He was a lead contributor to an earlier incarnation of and was happy to return when new management revived the brand in 2020. Based in Toronto, he's covered the NFL since 2008 and has been a national NFL writer at Bleacher Report since 2012. He despises all 32 NFL teams equally but remains a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors. He can be reached at

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