Bookies Battle Consensus Picks Storm Past .500; NFL Week 8 Contest Lines

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Bookies Battle 2022 consensus picks are above .500 for the first time this season, thanks to a stellar 10-4 record against the spread in NFL Week 7.  The consensus selections are now 55-50-3 on the season, a 52.38% clip, exactly break-even against -110 juice.

The five most popular Week 7 plays were winners for at least 69% of the contest field.

PickContest LineOpponent% of PoolW/L
Cardinals-1.5vs. Saints78.2%
Win
Giants+3at Jaguars70.9%
Win
Jets+3at Broncos70.9%
Win
Chiefs-3at 49ers69.1%
Win
Seahawks+7at Chargers69.1%
Win
Lions+7at Cowboys63.6%
Loss
Titans-2.5vs. Colts61.8%
Win
Ravens-6.5vs Browns60.0%
Loss
Bengals-6vs. Falcons60.0%
Win
Raiders-7vs. Texans58.2%
Win
Dolphins-7vs. Steelers52.7%
Loss
Patriots-7.5vs. Bears52.7%
Loss
Commanders+5.5vs. Packers52.7%
Win
Panthers+10.5vs. Buccaneers50.9%
Win

After three straight losing weeks to start the season – including back-to-back weeks of just five winners – consensus plays have tallied four straight weeks hitting at least 50%. The run includes two standouts – a 13-2-1 performance in Week 4 and another in double-digit win territory this past week.

New Leaders

Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) – one of six contestants who picked 11 Week 7 winners – has put a head in front in the season-long Bookies Battle standings.

At 64-41 for the year, Kalen is a game ahead of industry stalwarts Jason Scott (BetMGM) and Jay Rood (Bally Bet).

Our second-quarter mini-contest leaderboard shows Eric Lepard (Wynn) in first place with 21 winners between Weeks 6 and 7, with Rood trailing by just a game.

Two weeks remain in the second-quarter contest, the winner of which gets $500 plus a spot in the playoff portion of the contest, where there’s another $2,000 at stake.

NFL Week 8 Contest Lines

Five point spreads on the Week 8 slate sit on ‘3’, according to our contest lines, the most key number in NFL betting. Line movement in either direction on any of these games by Thursday’s picks deadline figures to attract value hunters.

We’re also seeing three games priced at 10.5, including the Bills spotting the most points an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team has ever been gifted by the betting market.

Five more games are listed inside a field goal.

NFL Week 8 Contest Lines, Bookies Battle 2022
BAL Ravens (-1.5) @ TB Buccaneers
DEN Broncos @ JAX Jaguars (-3)
ARI Cardinals @ MIN Vikings (-3.5)
CAR Panthers @ ATL Falcons (-4.5)
CHI Bears @ DAL Cowboys (-10.5)
MIA Dolphins (-3) @ DET Lions
LV Raiders (-1.5) @ NO Saints
NE Patriots (-2.5) @ NY Jets
PIT Steelers @ PHI Eagles (-10.5)
TEN Titans (-2) @ HOU Texans
WAS Commanders @ IND Colts (-3)
SF 49ers (-1.5) @ LA Rams
NY Giants @ SEA Seahawks (-3)
GB Packers @ BUF Bills (-10.5)
CIN Bengals (-3) @ CLE Browns

Bookies Battle is an NFL picks contest among bookmakers around the US, including some of the top oddsmakers in the business. Follow along and see their picks here.

Bookmaker Spotlight: Golden Nugget’s Tony MillerBetMGM’s Scott | Bally Bet’s Rood  | Stations’ Jason McCormick | Westgate Young Gun Casey Degnon

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Marcus DiNitto is Senior News Editor for Gaming Today. He has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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