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Blazing Five: Colin Cowherd Gives His 5 Best NFL Bets For Week 8 (Oct. 28)

Blazin' 5: Colin Cowherd Gives His Five Best NFL Bets For Week 8


Week 7 Blazin' 5 record: 3-2

Blazin' 5 season record: 20-15

Cardinals at Vikings (SPREAD: MIN -3.5)

“I like the Vikings but not this week, I'll take Arizona +3.5. Listen, the Cardinals have issues offensively but they don't give the ball away— only the Eagles have fewer giveaways. Kyler Murray is now running more and DeAndre Hopkins is back. The Cardinals have been a bizarrely good road team since 2021, don't ask me why. DeAndre Hopkins' insertion back into the lineup and Kyler Murray's legs when he's willing to run makes a difference. The Vikings are good but they've been outgained by 270 yards this year, all their games are close, and they give up 6 yards a play. This is an explosive Arizona team, they'll go to Minnesota and upset the Vikings, 28-27."

Colin's prediction: Cardinals 28, Vikings 27.

Colin's pick: Arizona +3.5

Raiders at Saints (SPREAD: LV -1.5)

 “I'll take the Saints here +1.5. Coming off extra rest I always love that, and the Raiders, let's be honest, their wins have been agaisnt the Broncos who are awful, and the Texans— who they needed a fourth quarter comeback to beat. The Raiders defense is atrocious, they have the worst passer rating defense in the league. Opposing quarterbacks average a 105 passer rating vs. the Raiders. All those close games Vegas won last year? They're 0-4 in close games this year, and 0-3 on the road. I like the Raiders' offensive talent, but there's some smoke and mirrors there. Very close game, I'll take the points and the Saints to win 24-23."

Colin's prediction: Saints 24, Raiders 23.

Colin's pick: New Orleans +1.5

Dolphins at Lions (SPREAD: MIA -3.5)

“LOVE the Lions +3.5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Detroit. Listen, at home they're a different team. Look at Jared Goff's starts at home, in his 11 home starts for the Lions he has a 102 passer rating. This year at home the Lions are scoring 38 points a game, and averaging 7 yards per play. They're getting healthy— D'Andre Swift practiced Wednesday and Thursday, and TJ Hockenson, their excellent tight end is going to play, so weapons BACK. The Dolphins are one of four teams in the league with a winning record and a negative point differential. The Dolphins have a ceiling of what they can do when they get off-script with plays. Plus they are beat up in some of their units defensively. I like Detroit to win this game in an upset, 30-27."

Colin's prediction: Lions 30, Dolphins 27.

Colin's pick: Detroit +3.5

Patriots at Jets (SPREAD: NE -2.5)

“I’m going to take the favored Patriots, 2-5. They're coming off a humiliating loss to Chicago. My rule is when great players and great coaches are humiliated they come back the next week. Belichick has feasted off average quarterbacks, especially average young quarterbacks, and that is what Zach Wilson is. Zach has had less than 200 passing yards in back-to-back games, and they're missing Breece Hall, Corey Davis, and Alijah Vera-Tucker. This is a bad spot for a quarterback that needs protection and a running game— he loses his best protector and running back. New England wins this game 27-20 and covers the spread."

Colin's prediction: Patriots 27, Jets 20.

Colin's pick: New England -2.5

Bengals at Browns (SPREAD: CIN -3.5)

“I'm going to take the underdog Brownies on Monday night, +3.5. Listen, for some reason Cleveland has given Cincinnati issues, Kevin Stefanski is 4-0 against the Bengals. Five of the Browns games this year have been decided by 3 or fewer points, so they get into some close games. Their offense this season, you think it's terrible, but they're running the heck out of the football in Cleveland, that's not a surprise. Nick Chubb leads the NFL in rushing yards and rushing TDs with eight. Ja'Marr Chase is out, that's a big deal. Monday night in Cleveland? Browns don't get a lot of Monday night games at home, this is going to be like Mardi Gras. Joe Burrow is still getting sacked a lot. I get great corners with Cleveland, Myles Garrett, and no Ja'Marr Chase. I think it goes down to the last minute, I'll give Cincinnati the win, 28-27, but I absolutely strongly believe in Cleveland and the points."

Colin's prediction: Bengals 28, Browns 27.

Colin's pick: Cleveland +3.5

All spreads are provided by Fox Bet. Spreads are posted when Blazin' 5 airs Friday at 2 pm ET and are subject to change.

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