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Packers vs. Broncos: Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning prep for Sunday night battle
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Packers vs. Broncos: Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning prep for Sunday night battle
Thursday October 29th, 2015

Week 8 of the NFL season is on deck, and with it comes three potentially lucrative wagering opportunities.

The Bears play host to the Vikings in an NFC North affair this week. While this may not be the most intriguing matchup on the Week 8 slate, there are plenty of reasons to like the home team in this contest.

Minnesota has not responded well after victories in the past few seasons. The Vikings are 2–6 straight up and against the spread in their last eight games after winning as an underdog and 0–5 SU in their last five games after consecutive wins.

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Chicago is coming in fresh off a bye week with some confidence now that Jay Cutler is back under center. With a pick’em price being posted at sports books monitored by OddsShark, we believe the Bears are being undervalued and will get the job done on Sunday.

In another less than appealing divisional matchup, the Falcons host the Buccaneers. We’re of the opinion that Atlanta isn’t as good as their record indicates, and this could be a good spot to fade the Falcons after a victory in Tennessee last week.

The Falcons are 5–12 SU in their last 17 games after a win. With each passing week, Tampa Bay’s offense is improving under Jameis Winston, and they can take another step forward in the Georgia Dome’s passing-friendly environment.

Tampa Bay is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games against the Falcons in November, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and we feel that this is simply too many points to pass up. Grab the Bucs +7.5 in a game that they could win outright.

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Finally, Sunday Night Football features the game of the week as the Packers visit the Broncos in Denver. Both teams are undefeated this season, and while the Packers have looked more impressive thus far, we’re going with the home side here.

Denver may not win with flare, but they boast arguably the best defense in the league, and they’ll make life difficult for Aaron Rodgers, whose numbers on the road are far worse than his numbers at home.

The Broncos are 5–0 SU and ATS in their last five games as underdogs in November, and we see this as a game where the wrong team is favored. Take the field goal with Denver at home.

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