Last week was one of those weeks that could have turned into a really good week, but fell flat right at the end. Sunday during the day the Winning Stats Predictor went a fantastic 8-4 Against the Spread, and it looked like it could be a big night. However, as I already learned this week, you really shouldn't go against Peyton Manning, and you shouldn't go with a team that wilts at the slightest bit of adversity. Losing all three primetime games last week means an 8-7 week, giving us a season total of 63-43 (59.4%). Picking winners was a better venture, going 10-5, and raising those season totals to 68-37-1, or 62.8%.
This week sees the return of three different home underdogs that are getting too many points, which include the Panthers, Jaguars, and Titans (you'll see all of them later too). These games have hit historically over 60% for the last five seasons combined, so I never pass up the opportunity. This year such games are 8-3 (last week the only game was the Rams, who won outright).
Predictor Picks for Week 8:
SuperContest got back on winning side going 3-2, bringing our season record to 22-13. This week I had to turn some away I really liked, so hopefully these five will work out for us.
- Lions -3.5 vs. Falcons
- Panthers +5 vs. Seahawks
- Jaguars +6 vs. Dolphins
- Titans +2 vs. Texans
- Colts -3 at Steelers
Survivor Pick: Nothing like winning on the final play of the game, huh? The Bills did it last week, giving us three picks in a row. This week I'm going to take the Chiefs at home against the Rams. My other option would have been the Lions, but even though it isn't a "road" game, it isn't at home, so I'm shying away. Also could have taken the Cowboys, but I'm going to save them for later.
49ers, Colts, Steelers, Chargers, Titans, Bills