The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC North division standings on Sunday when they visit the New York Jets as strong 10.5-point favourites on the NFL odds for Week 8 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Winners of just four games in 2020, Cincinnati has emerged as one of the biggest success stories this season. The team has returned to respectability while going 5-2-0 in seven outings ahead of Sunday afternoon's matchup at MetLife Stadium.
Cincinnati's Joe Burrow has cemented his position among the NFL's top quarterbacks while throwing for 1,956 yards and 17 scores so far this season. That includes a three-touchdown performance in last weekend's 41-17 win over Baltimore that pulled the Bengals even with the Ravens atop the division standings. In addition, the Bengals defence has allowed just 12.7 points per game during their current 3-0 SU run on the road.
Conversely, the Jets return home following last week's crushing 54-13 loss in New England. Now sporting a 1-5 SU record, the Jets' struggles are further complicated by the loss of rookie passer Zach Wilson to a knee injury that forced them to trade for Joe Flacco earlier this week.
Elsewhere on the Week 8 NFL odds, the Buffalo Bills will be looking to atone for a 34-31 loss to Tennessee two weeks ago as they take on the Miami Dolphins as 14-point home chalk at betting sites. Despite the team's recent defeat, however, quarterback Josh Allen remains listed atop the NFL MVP odds as a +375 favourite.
The Dolphins travel to Buffalo riding a six-game SU losing streak, capped by last weekend's 30-28 loss to the visiting Atlanta Falcons. Miami has surrendered 36.8 points per game and has gone 1-5 against the spread during its current swoon. The Dolphins have also allowed 38.7 points per game while losing six straight games to Buffalo.
As well, the Kansas City Chiefs look for answers as they host the New York Giants on Monday night as 10-point betting favourites. The Chiefs have fallen out of the playoff picture during a 3-4 SU start, during which they have allowed a worrisome 29.0 points per game. The Giants are coming off a decisive 25-3 win over Carolina, but are 2-7 SU in their past nine Monday night road appearances.
The undefeated Arizona Cardinals face a tough test when they battle the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night this week as 6.5-point home chalk, while the Detroit Lions will continue the search for their first win of the season as they host the Eagles as 3.5-point underdogs.