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The Dallas Cowboys return to action off their bye week to visit the Minnesota Vikings in the highest projected scoring game on the NFL Week 8 slate. The total opened 53 in Las Vegas on Sunday night, and the consensus number stands at 55 as of this Thursday writing.

The Cowboys have been money when it comes to covering the spread this year for sports bettors at a perfect 6-0. But how about the total? Nearly as impressive at 5-1 to the OVER.

The Vikings are coming off their highest-scoring game of the season. The 34-28 win over Carolina pushed Minnesota’s OVER/UNDER record to 3-3 on the year.

Game Time Teams Open
Thu (10/27) @ 8:14pm ET BAL Ravens o43.5 -110 o39.5 -115 o42.5 -115 o49.5 +2200 o40.5 +125
TB Buccaneers u43.5 -110 u39.5 -115 u42.5 -105 u49.5 0 u40.5 -145
Sun (10/30) @ 9:30am ET DEN Broncos o39.5 -110 o30.5 -125 o37.5 +130 o39.5 -110 o39.5 -110 o39.5 -115 o37.5 +105
JAX Jaguars u39.5 -110 u30.5 -105 u37.5 -161 u39.5 -110 u39.5 -110 u39.5 -105 u37.5 -120
Sun (10/30) @ 1:00pm ET CAR Panthers u41.5 -115 u49.5 -125 u59.5 -135 u41 -110 u41.0 -110 u71.5 -3333 u59.5 -141
ATL Falcons o41.5 -105 o49.5 -105 o59.5 +110 o41 -110 o41.0 -110 o71.5 +980 o59.5 +120
Sun (10/30) @ 1:01pm ET CHI Bears o42.5 -110 o85.5 +145 o78.5 +145 o78.5 +260 o78.5 +135
DAL Cowboys u42.5 -110 u85.5 -179 u78.5 -175 u78.5 -370 u78.5 -161
Sun (10/30) @ 1:02pm ET MIA Dolphins u49.5 -110 u58.5 -164 u58.5 -455 u58.5 -2500 u58.5 -323
DET Lions o49.5 -110 o58.5 +135 o58.5 +300 o58.5 +900 o58.5 +250
Sun (10/30) @ 1:02pm ET PIT Steelers u43.5 -110 u55.5 -125 u48.5 -345 u48.5 0 u50.5 +100
PHI Eagles o43.5 -110 o55.5 -105 o48.5 +260 o48.5 +7000 o50.5 -115
Sun (10/30) @ 1:02pm ET LV Raiders o47.5 -110 o26.5 -125 o24.5 +525 o24.5 +470 o25.5 -105
NO Saints u47.5 -110 u26.5 -105 u24.5 -909 u24.5 -833 u25.5 -110
Sun (10/30) @ 1:02pm ET NE Patriots o41 -110 o32.5 +370 o38.5 -115 o39.5 +450 o38.5 -108
NY Jets u41 -110 u32.5 -500 u38.5 -105 u39.5 -769 u38.5 -108
Sun (10/30) @ 1:02pm ET ARI Cardinals o48.5 -105 o66.5 -120 o67.5 +105 o60.5 +670 o67 -108
MIN Vikings u48.5 -115 u66.5 -110 u67.5 -141 u60.5 -1429 u67 -108
Sun (10/30) @ 4:04pm ET TEN Titans u41.5 -115 u26.5 +100 u27.5 -10000 u39.5 -109 u27.5 0 u21.5 -278
HOU Texans o41.5 -105 o26.5 -130 o27.5 +3300 o39.5 -112 o27.5 +7500 o21.5 +230
Sun (10/30) @ 4:25pm ET WAS Commanders u42 -110 u30.5 -135 u29.5 +120 u40.0 -112 u33.5 -10000 u27.5 -175
IND Colts o42 -110 o30.5 +105 o29.5 -154 o40.0 -109 o33.5 +1350 o27.5 +145
Sun (10/30) @ 4:25pm ET SF 49ers u41 -110 u45.5 -115 u45.5 -125 u42.0 -112 u45.5 -5000 u45.5 -455
LA Rams o41 -110 o45.5 -115 o45.5 -105 o42.0 -109 o45.5 +1020 o45.5 +350
Sun (10/30) @ 4:25pm ET NY Giants o46.5 -110 o40.5 +135 o40.5 -110 o44.5 -108 o40.5 +560 o40.5 +130
SEA Seahawks u46.5 -110 u40.5 -164 u40.5 -120 u44.5 -114 u40.5 -1000 u40.5 -149
Sun (10/30) @ 8:22pm ET GB Packers u47.5 -110 u46.5 -105 u46.5 +115 u44.5 0 u44.5 -323
BUF Bills o47.5 -110 o46.5 -125 o46.5 -149 o44.5 +7500 o44.5 +260
Mon (10/31) @ 8:15pm ET CIN Bengals o47 -110 o45.5 -110 o45.5 +425 o45.5 +460 o45.5 +300
CLE Browns u47 -110 u45.5 -120 u45.5 -667 u45.5 -769 u45.5 -370

NFL Week 8 Totals

Thursday: Packers at Cardinals (O/U 50.5)

Opposite the Cowboys-Vikings total, this number has dropped a full two points from its opener of 52.5 to 50.5. That’s understandable given the news that Packers WRs Davante Adams and Allen Lazard are both on the Covid list and will not play. Aaron Rodgers still has key passing targets, including Aaron Jones out of the backfield. The lower number offers a prime buying opportunity if you like the OVER.

Dolphins at Bills (O/U 49.5)

The Bills are the second-highest scoring team in the NFL behind the Cowboys. But Buffalo, which averages 33.8 points per game, has gone UNDER in two of its three home games this year.

Panthers at Falcons (O/U 46)

This number is juiced to the OVER at some books, including PointsBet (-115). If you’re leaning toward the OVER, the number dropped to 45.5 (-110) at DraftKings.

Eagles at Lions (O/U 48)

You’ve really got to feel for Lions fans. In addition to being winless, Detroit has gone UNDER the total in its last five games.

Titans at Colts (O/U 50.5)

If you’re keen on the UNDER, you can find some 51s out there at WynnBET, PointsBet, and DraftKings. But take note: The OVER has cashed in all three of Tennessee’s previous road games this year.

Rams at Texans (O/U 47.5)

The Rams are putting up nearly 30 points a game. They went OVER in the first four games of the year, but have since gone UNDER, PUSH, UNDER in the last three.

Bengals at Jets (O/U 42)

Can you name the current QB for the Jets? OK, we’ll spot you: Mike White. This is one of the lowest totals on the board this week. Mr. White might have something to do with that.

Steelers at Browns (O/U 42.5)

Another low total here. Case Keenum performed well in his first start after taking over for the injured Baker Mayfield. This could be another grinder type game like the Browns’ 17-14 win against Denver last Thursday.

49ers at Bears (O/U 39.5)

The lowest total on the board can be found here. After SuperBook USA opened this at 43 Sunday night, there’s been a steady progression downward to this sub-40 number.

Jaguars at Seahawks (O/U 44)

We have identical trends for these two teams heading into this matchup. The Jags and Seahawks have both gone UNDER in four of their last five games.

Patriots at Chargers (O/U 49)

The Chargers are coming off a bye and could bounce after scoring a season-low six points in their blowout loss to the Ravens. But L.A. has gone UNDER in five of its six games this year.

Washington Football Team at Broncos (O/U 44.5)

Ron Rivera’s squad has gone without much in the way of offense the past two weeks with an average of 11.5 points per game. This game has UNDER written all over it.

Bucs at Saints (O/U 50)

Tampa Bay covered this number on its own last week with 54 points against the Jets. The Saints aren’t the Jets, but this number seems too low given Tampa Bay’s high-octane ways. The Bucs beat the Saints 30-20 at New Orleans in last year’s playoffs.

Giants at Chiefs (O/U 52)

The Chiefs are reeling heading into this MNF matchup. If you’re among those leaning UNDER on this game, you can find 52.5 at several books, including FanDuel.

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