NFL odds: Futility of Raiders, NFC South among Week 8 props to watch
At 0-6, the Oakland Raiders are the only winless team left in the NFL, although they do enjoy a 3-3 record against the spread this season. Oakland will try to get its first win of the season in Week 8 on the road against the Cleveland Browns, who gifted the Jaguars their first win of 2014 last weekend.
Some of this week's intriguing prop bets revolve around how low the Raiders will ultimately go this season. Will Oakland have the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, the reward for finishing with the league's worst record? "Yes" is favored at -200, according to sports books monitored by OddsShark.com, with "No" going off at +150. The Raiders are also going off at +700 to finish the season 0-16 and -1500 to win at least one game out of their final 10.
Aaron Rodgers is red-hot coming into the Packers' Sunday night matchup with the struggling New Orleans Saints, having thrown for three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in each of his last four games and in five of his last six games overall. Will Rodgers replicate that stat line once again? "Yes" is going off at +250 and "No" is the favorite at -400.
Will the winner of the NFC South have eight wins or less? "No" is a slight favorite at -140 over "Yes" at +100. With Carolina currently leading the division at 3-3-1 over New Orleans (2-4), Atlanta (2-5) and Tampa Bay (1-5), the NFC South has been one of the worst divisions in football this season, and it doesn't look like the eventual winner will need much more than a .500 record to take the division.
Carolina is on the road against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, and one Week 8 prop bet centers on how many turnovers the Panthers will have in Seattle. The Panthers have only eight turnovers on the season and have turned the ball over more than once only two times in seven games. The total is set at 1.5 turnovers, with the under favored at -150 over the over at +110.