NFL Week 8 Lines & Betting Pick for Vikings vs. Browns Clash in London.

NFL Week 8 Lines & Betting Pick for Vikings vs. Browns Clash in London

Written by on October 26, 2017

The streaking Minnesota Vikings will take on the winless Cleveland Browns when they battle in London in a Week 8 contest that looks like a huge mismatch just waiting to happen! This Inter-conference matchup takes place at Twickenham Stadium in London on Sunday morning at 9:30 PM ET. Now, let’s find out if the Vikings can back the NFL Week 8 lines as a nearly double-digit favorite or if the Browns will find gold overseas.

NFL Week 8 Lines & Betting Pick for Vikings vs. Browns Clash in London

  • When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30 AM ET
  • Where: Twickenham Stadium
  • TV: NFL Network
  • Radio: 94.3 FM (Minnesota) / 92.3 FM (Cleveland)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 8 Lines: Minnesota Vikings -9.5 (Over/Under at 38 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 13°C/55°F
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 72%
  • Wind: 12 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 3 Games)

  • Record: Minnesota leads 2-1
  • Score: Minnesota 28.33 / Cleveland 21.00
  • Rush Yards: Minnesota 146.67 / Cleveland 90.00
  • Pass Attempts: Minnesota 30.67 / Cleveland 42.00
  • Completion Percentage: Minnesota 63.04 / Cleveland 59.52
  • Passing Yards: Minnesota 160.00 / Cleveland 223.00
  • Total Yards: Minnesota 306.67 / Cleveland 313
  • Turnovers: Minnesota 1.67 / Cleveland 3.67

Why Bet the Minnesota Vikings Odds at -9.5?

The Vikings look like a great bet because they have a stingy defense. Minnesota has h won three straight and four of their last five and comes into this contest off a solid 24-16 win over Baltimore last weekend in a contest that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate. “I think our team will believe that (the Browns) are a good team,” Zimmer said. “Really, they’re not that far away. They’re really good on defense. They just turn the ball over offensively. Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum passed for 188 yards and one interception, but the Vikings basically overpowered Baltimore with their rushing attack as veteran running back Latavius Murray rushed 18 times for 113 yards and one touchdown. Minnesota’s defense also sacked Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco five times and held the Ravens to just 64 rushing yards. “It’s going to be about us and how we play, and that’s usually how it is every single week. Do we prepare the same way? Did we play with the same intensity? Do we play as a smart football team — understand the things we have to do to beat this particular team? And I think that’s the points of emphasis that we’ll be making this week.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20.86
  • Total Yards: 356.14
  • Rush Yards: 124.57
  • Passing Yards: 231.57
  • Average Score Against: 17.00
  • Total Yards: 283.00
  • Rush Yards: 76.57
  • Passing Yards: 206.43

Why Bet the Cleveland Browns Odds at +9.5?

The Browns actually put up a good fight in their 12-9 overtime loss to Tennessee, but they head coach Hue Jackson just can;t settle on a quarterback no matter who he tries. “We have to keep pushing and keep getting this group better,” Jackson said. “That’s just where we are. I’m not going to run from that. We work at it every week, but obviously, we’re not getting it through like we need to. Nobody in this locker room is hanging their head. We’re going to keep fighting and keep getting better.” The NFL Week 8 Lines are not good for the Cleveland Browns. Jackson benched supposed news franchise quarterback DeShone Kizer after he passed for 114 yards with two interceptions and backup Cody Kessler passed for 121 yards with one pick. The Browns played undisciplined football by committing a dozen penalties while Kizer and Kessler threw all of their interceptions to Tennessee safety Kevin Byard. Cleveland will be without 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas for the first time in years as he recovers from a torn left biceps injury. Second-year tackle Spencer Drango a fifth-round pick in 2016, will start at left tackle. “I just go out there and do my best, stay calm and play as hard as I can for the guys around me,” Drango said. “I’m excited, nervous, all of them. I think it is good to be nervous. Even Joe told us he still got nervous before games. You have to embrace it and use that as fuel.”

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 14.71
  • Total Yards: 304.86
  • Rush Yards: 92.29
  • Passing Yards: 212.57
  • Average Score Against: 24.14
  • Total Yards: 295.71
  • Rush Yards: 83.71
  • Passing Yards: 212.00

Latest NFL Week 8 Lines Trends

  • Vikings are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
  • Browns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Browns are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 15 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I really like Minnesota to back the NFL Week 8 Lines with ease as a near double-digit favorite, seeing as how absolutely nothing is going right for Hue Jackson and the Browns for the second straight season. The Vikings are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games following a straight-up win. On the flip side of the coin, the Browns are 7-25-1 ATS in their last 33 games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win. Minnesota will basically make life hard on whoever is under center for the Browns in this one while running the ball down their throats with a heavy dose of Latavius Murray. Pick: Minnesota -9.5