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Texans likely to be active sellers at NFL trade deadline, expected to deal veterans

  Texans likely to be active sellers at NFL trade deadline, expected to deal veterans Houston is fielding calls about players on both sides of the ball. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that the Texans are seeking as many affordable, future pieces as they can acquire. Whether that’s draft picks or players early into their rookie contracts, general manager Nick Caserio wants to fill out his roster with young talent.Multiple general managers believed left tackle Laremy Tunsil would have been moved by the NFL trade deadline, but he is on injured reserve after thumb surgery. If quarterback Tyrod Taylor is cleared to play before November, he could draw interest from multiple teams.

The Week 8 NFL schedule features an intriguing mix of non-divisional battles and division rivalries that could have an early impact on the NFL playoff picture. Two NFC South rivals collide on Sunday when Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs are favored by 4.5 in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook. At less than a touchdown, it's one of the tightest NFL spreads of the week.

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) during Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium. © Provided by CBS Sports

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) during Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium.

Given the uncertainty surrounding Dak Prescott's calf injuries, the Cowboys are now 2.5-point underdogs against the Vikings on Sunday Night Football in the latest NFL Vegas odds. All of the Week 8 NFL lines are listed below, and SportsLine's advanced computer model has all the NFL betting advice and predictions you need to make the best Week 8 NFL picks now.

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  Colts, 49ers produce stunning result for sports bettors At Bet MGM, 91 percent of bets on the total were on the under. The Niners-Colts game represented the biggest under bet of the season at Bet MGM, meaning the majority of people lost their bets. 91% of the money on the total at @betmgm on Sunday Night Football was on the under of 42.5. The biggest under play of the 2021 season by lopsided money. Weather is as miserable as forecast. Over, of course, hits! — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 25, 2021 Any time it seems too easy, it never is.It’s hard to believe a game played in those conditions hit the over, while one particular game on Saturday went under.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,700 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on an incredible 126-85 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest Week 8 NFL odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top Week 8 NFL predictions

One of the model's strongest Week 8 NFL picks is that the Bills (-14) cover at home against the Dolphins. Any goodwill that Miami may have had coming into the season is all but gone after a fifth consecutive loss last weekend against Atlanta. The Dolphins have since found themselves on the shortlist of contenders to trade for Watson as well, even after Tua Tagovailoa completed 80 percent of his passes and threw four touchdowns against the Falcons.

Texans QB Deshaun Watson reportedly weighing 'multiple' trade options

  Texans QB Deshaun Watson reportedly weighing 'multiple' trade options The embattled quarterback is receiving more offers from teams ahead of the deadline. Watson, 26, has a no-trade clause in his contract that he is reportedly willing to waive for a move to a team he sees as a fit. The Clemson product continues to be tied to the Miami Dolphins, who are 1-6 with Tua Tagovailoa under center. FOX's Jay Glazer reports the #Dolphins are "very heavily engaged" on Deshaun Watson, and that the #Texans are telling other teams "you've got to beat Miami's offer.

Tagovailoa also threw two interceptions that resulted in 10 points for Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Bills are coming off of a bye week, have allowed the fewest passing yards of any team in the league, and are tied with the Rams and Buccaneers for the second-most interceptions with 10.

The model projects that Tagovailoa will finish with just over 200 passing yards and is more likely to throw two picks than two touchdowns, while Miami running backs will combine for just 78 yards. As a result, Buffalo covers the two-touchdown spread in nearly 60 percent of simulations and is the clear side to jump on in Week 8.

Another one of its Week 8 NFL predictions: The Colts (-2.5) cover against the Titans well over 50 percent of the time. Indianapolis has dominated this rivalry in recent years, winning 14 of its last 20 games against Tennessee. The Colts are also 14-4 in their last 18 games against the Titans at home.

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Quarterback Carson Wentz enters Sunday's matchup full of confidence. Wentz has multiple touchdown passes and no interceptions in four consecutive games, tying Peyton Manning for the longest streak in Colts history. Running back Jonathan Taylor has also been playing well, recording over 100 rushing yards in his last two games. Taylor has scored five rushing touchdowns in his last four contests and will be heavily involved against Tennessee, whose defense is giving up 376.9 yards per game.

SportsLine's model projects Taylor will average over five yards per carry against the Titans, while Wentz will throw for 237 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Colts cover the spread in well over 50 percent of simulations. The under (51) also has value in this AFC South clash since it hits over 50 percent of the time.

How to make Week 8 NFL picks

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game on the Week 8 NFL schedule, and it's calling for a Super Bowl contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

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So which NFL picks can you make with confidence, and which Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Check out the latest NFL odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $7,700 since its inception, and find out.

Week 8 NFL odds, spreads, lines

Sunday, Oct. 31

Dolphins at Bills (-14, 48.5)

Featured Game| Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
Moneyline
Spread
Total
BUF
-1000
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-110
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MIA
+650
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Panthers at Falcons (-3, 46.5)

Featured Game| Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers
Moneyline
Spread
Total
ATL
-170
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-3
-115
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o46.5
-110
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CAR
+145
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+3
-105
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Eagles at Lions (+3.5, 48)

Featured Game| Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Moneyline
Spread
Total
DET
+160
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+3.5
-110
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-110
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PHI
-190
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-3.5
-110
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Titans at Colts (-2.5, 51)

Featured Game| Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
Moneyline
Spread
Total
IND
-145
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-2.5
-115
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o51
-110
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TEN
+125
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-105
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u51
-110
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Rams at Texans (+14.5, 47.5)

Featured Game| Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams
Moneyline
Spread
Total
HOU
+650
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+14.5
-115
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o47.5
-110
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LAR
-1000
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-14.5
-105
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-110
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Bengals at Jets (+10.5, 43)

Jets vs. Colts odds, spread, line: Thursday Night Football picks, predictions from top NFL model on 128-86 run

  Jets vs. Colts odds, spread, line: Thursday Night Football picks, predictions from top NFL model on 128-86 run SportsLine's model simulated the Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets TNF matchup 10,000 timesCincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) runs down field after a catch during a training camp practice at the Paul Brown stadium practice facility in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp.

Featured Game| New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Moneyline
Spread
Total
NYJ
+400
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-110
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-110
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CIN
-550
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-110
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Steelers at Browns (-3.5, 42.5)

Featured Game| Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Moneyline
Spread
Total
CLE
-200
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-3.5
-110
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-110
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PIT
+170
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+3.5
-110
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49ers at Bears (+4, 39.5)

Featured Game| Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers
Moneyline
Spread
Total
CHI
+170
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-110
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-110
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SF
-200
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-110
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-110
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Jaguars at Seahawks (-3.5, 44)

Featured Game| Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Moneyline
Spread
Total
SEA
-190
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-3.5
-110
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o44
-110
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JAC
+160
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+3.5
-110
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-110
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Patriots at Chargers (-4.5, 49.5)

Featured Game| Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots
Moneyline
Spread
Total
LAC
-210
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-4.5
-110
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o49.5
-110
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NE
+175
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-110
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-110
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Washington at Broncos (-3, 44.5)

Featured Game| Denver Broncos vs. Washington Football Team
Moneyline
Spread
Total
DEN
-170
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-3
-120
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-110
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WAS
+145
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+3
+100
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-110
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Buccaneers at Saints (+4.5, 49.5)

Featured Game| New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Moneyline
Spread
Total
NO
+180
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+4.5
-110
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-110
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TB
-220
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-110
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Cowboys at Vikings (-2.5, 53)

Featured Game| Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
Moneyline
Spread
Total
MIN
-140
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-2.5
-115
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o53
-110
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DAL
+120
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+2.5
-105
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-110
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Monday, Nov. 1

Jets vs. Colts live score, updates, highlights from NFL 'Thursday Night Football' game

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Giants at Chiefs (-9.5, 52.5)

Featured Game| Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Moneyline
Spread
Total
KC
-450
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-110
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NYG
+350
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NFL odds, lines, picks, spreads, bets, top predictions for Week 10, 2021: Model loving Bills, Broncos .
SportsLine's advanced model has locked in its Week 10 NFL picks for every game on the NFL scheduleSan Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) during Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium.

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