Intriguing NFL Underdog Odds For Road Teams in Week 8

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 28, 2021, 2:51 PM

Week 8 is here in the NFL, and it leaves no shortage of exciting underdog NFL odds.

With 15 games this week, there are some NFL underdog odds on the table that stand out.

Which ones are worth your attention? Let’s take a look.

Packers (+6) at Cardinals

Arguably the best Thursday night game of the season has Green Bay traveling to Arizona to take on the NFL’s last undefeated team. This line jumped up quickly as the Cardinals opened at around three-point favorites.

With that in mind, I believe the money line may have moved too much, and now it has left an exciting opportunity for bettors.

These teams have been very reliable against the spread, with 6-1 records on the season.

The Packers have been favorites in every game except for one, and they won the one game they were underdogs outright on the road against the 49ers. Also, they have covered their last six games.

When it comes to the Packers, you almost have to take the first game’s statistics off the table when looking at their season because they have been a different team since that game. In the other six games, they average 27.5 points per game and allowed 18 points per game.

If the Packers can come close to that performance against the Cardinals, I feel that they should be able to cover this spread.

Giants (+10) at Chiefs

Normally, I would say this is a terrible spot to bet against the Chiefs, considering that they just got blown out against the Titans.

However, I have noticed throughout the season that the Chiefs are just not a very reliable team against the spread, with only a 2-5 record there on the year. Only three teams (49ers, Jets, Washington) have a worse record against the spread this year to drive that point home.

Something even more startling about the Chiefs is that they are 0-3 as a home favorite ATS this year. What is even more interesting is that the Giants are 2-1 as a road underdog this year, with their one spread loss coming against the Cowboys, who are still unbeaten against the spread this year.

A notable statistic in this matchup is that the Chiefs are still tied for last in the NFL in turnover margin at -10. Meanwhile, the Giants have been respectable in this category at 0.

If that was not enough, the Chiefs’ defense ranks in the bottom five in the NFL in both points allowed per game and total yards allowed per game.

With both of those factors being legitimate concerns for the Chiefs, I think the Giants are one of the more valuable road underdogs on the board this week.

Jaguars (+3.5) at Seahawks

Out of the three road underdogs here, I would feel the least confident backing the Jaguars. But, when there is a matchup with two bad teams playing, I tend to like the team getting points.

Here, that happens to be the Jaguars, with the line moving up by at least half a point since it opened. With the Seahawks being led by Geno Smith now and only putting up 30 points in the two games he has started, that half-point hook might be enough to make the Jaguars worth considering as a road underdog bet.

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These are three of the best road teams for NFL underdog odds this week. Do you agree with these picks, or is there another road underdog you think could win?

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