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Window into the Weekend: Week 8
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Window into the Weekend: Week 8
Friday October 24th, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks are 0-2 SU and ATS over their last two games despite being the favorites, but they could turn things around this Sunday on the road against the Carolina Panthers.

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Seattle is a five-point road favorite in Week 8 according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Like Seattle, Carolina is also slumping with a 1-3-1 SU and 2-3 ATS record over its last five games, giving up 37 points or more in four of those five games. The OddsShark Computer is picking Seattle to win and cover by a score of 31.6 to 18.6. A score like this would go OVER the posted total of 44.5; each of Carolina's last five games have gone OVER the total.

The Oakland Raiders visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday looking for their first win of the season as a seven-point road underdog. Cleveland is 6-0-1 ATS in its last seven games against the Raiders, and is expected to pick up another win and cover this Sunday with the computer churning out a score of 20.7 to 10.4. This is just the fifth time since 2002 that the Browns have been favored by a touchdown or more, going 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS over the last four instances according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

Green Bay at New Orleans on Sunday night pits two of the best quarterbacks in the league against one another as Aaron Rodgers takes on Drew Brees. The computer is expecting a high scoring game between these two strong passing attacks with Green Bay coming away with a 30.1 to 25.9 victory on the road. The Packers are a 1.5-point road underdog but are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS over their last four games.

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Like the Packers, Indianapolis is also on a roll with a 5-0 SU and ATS record over its last five games. Indianapolis is on the road on Sunday as a 3-point favorite against the Pittsburgh Steelers at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Pittsburgh is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games as a home underdog, but computer projections give the red-hot Colts the edge by a score of 33.2 to 27.4 in Pittsburgh.

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