Sharp NFL Week 8 Picks from Vegas Contest Leaders

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (photo credit: Imagn/USA TODAY Sports)

The big Las Vegas sports betting contests always provide bettors with opportunities to tail some of the top handicappers in the current season, and that’s no different in Week 8. The leaders of the Circa Sports Million, SuperContest, and SuperContest Gold competitions continue to impress with their NFL picks against the point spread each week, and in this article, we cover their picks for Week 8.

Remember that these sports betting contests use contest point spreads that are locked in once released and do not change as regular point spreads might change.

Circa Sports Million Leader Picks

Entering Week 8, ‘Aaron White-1’ leads the field of 3,148 entries in the Circa Sports Million with a record of 27-7-1. It looks to be his only entry in the contest.

In Week 8, ‘Aaron White-1’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Green Bay Packers (-7)
Buffalo Bills (-3.5)
Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Philadelphia Eagles (-9.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+4)

The picks of the Green Bay Packers (-7), Buffalo Bills (-3.5), and Philadelphia Eagles (-9.5) are picks on home favorites. When selecting home favorites this season, ‘Aaron White-1’ is 6-1-1. He’s also a perfect 3-0 picking the Packers.

The Tennessee Titans (-5.5) are a road favorite, as Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and company head to Ohio to take on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. When picking road favorites this season, ‘Aaron White-1’ is 9-2-1.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (+4) take on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens as a road underdog. When on road underdogs this season, ‘Aaron White-1’ is 7-2. It’s worth noting that ‘Aaron White-1’ has picked the Steelers five previous times this season and he’s a perfect 5-0 when doing so.

Week 8 of the Circa Sports Million brings the second quarter of the contest to a close, which means there will be some big paydays coming from the Quarter Prizes that are up for grabs. Leading the way in the race for the second quarter’s $187,000 top prize are ‘Minshew Magic-1’ and ‘Minura11-1,’ who are both 14-1 beginning with Week 5. If you’re interested in the Circa Sports Million picks for those riding the hot hand in recent weeks, let’s see who ‘Minshew Magic-1’ and ‘Minura11-1’ are on.

In Week 8, ‘Minshew Magic-1’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Green Bay Packers (-7)
Buffalo Bills (-3.5)
Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Miami Dolphins (+3.5)
Philadelphia Eagles (-9.5)

In Week 8, ‘Minura11-1’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Green Bay Packers (-7)
Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Seattle Seahawks (-3)
Denver Broncos (+3)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+4)

Looking at all three Week 8 cards coming from ‘Aaron White-1,’ ‘Minshew Magic-1,’ and ‘Minura11-1,’ we can see that the Packers (-7) and Titans (-5.5) appear on all three cards.

Circa Sports Million Consensus Report

The Titans (-5.5) are the most popular selection in Week 8 of the Circa Sports Million, picked by 1,280 of the 3,148 contestants (41.5%). The Bills (-3.5) are the second most popular pick of the week, selected by 1,032 contestants (33.5%).

Rounding out the top five most popular plays of the week are the Steelers (+4), Seattle Seahawks (-3), and Los Angeles Rams (-3.5). The Steelers were picked by 968 teams (31%), the Seahawks were selected by 801 teams (26%), and the Rams were chosen by 770 teams (25%).

SuperContest Leader Picks

In the Las Vegas SuperContest, it’s ‘ODBMG2’ leading the way into Week 8 with a record of 28-6-1. His lead is 1.5 points over second place and ‘ODBMG2’ has been in first place since Week 3.

In Week 8, ‘ODBMG2’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
Tennessee Titans (-5.5)
Kansas City Chiefs (-19.5)
Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+4)

The Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) and Tennessee Titans (-5.5) are road favorites in Week 8. When selecting road favorites this season, ‘ODBMG2’ 10-1-1.

The Kansas City Chiefs (-19.5) and Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5) are home favorites in Week 8, and big ones at that. When he’s taken a home favorite this season, ‘ODBMG2’ is 10-2.

Lastly, ‘ODBMG2’ is on the Pittsburgh Steelers (+4), who are a road underdog against the Baltimore Ravens. When taking road underdogs in the SuperContest this season, ‘ODBMG2’ is 6-2.

SuperContest Consensus Report

In the 2020 Las Vegas SuperContest, there are 1,172 entries. In Week 8, 454 of those entries (39%) selected the Titans (-5.5) as the most popular pick of the week. The Eagles (-7.5) are the second most popular selection of Week 8 with 427 picks (37%).

The Packers (-6.5), Steelers (+4), and Bills (-3.5) round out the top five SuperContest consensus plays for Week 8. The Packers were picked 381 times (33%), the Steelers were picked 363 times (31.5%), and the Bills were picked 359 times (31%).

SuperContest Gold Leader Picks

Over in the high-stakes SuperContest Gold, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ leads into Week 8. He’s 27-8 on the season.

In Week 8, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ has selected the following sides as picks:

Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
Green Bay Packers (-6.5)
Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (+4)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-10.5)

The picks of the Colts (-2.5) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-10.5) are picks on road favorites. When taking road favorites this season, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 11-4.

The Green Bay Packers (-7) and Eagles (-7.5) are home favorites. When taking home favorites this season, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 8-2.

‘AndrewScalzi2’ is also on the Steelers (+4), who are a road underdog. With road underdogs this season, ‘AndrewScalzi2’ is 7-1.

SuperContest Gold Consensus Report

The Eagles (-7.5) were the most picked side in Week 8 of the SuperContest Gold, selected by 33 of the contest’s 72 contestants (46%). The Titans (-5.5) came in second most popular with 30 picks (42%).

The Bills (-3.5) were the third most popular pick of the week, with 28 selections (39%). The Chicago Bears (+4.5) were next with 22 picks (30.5%) and then the Colts (-2.5) were fifth with 19 selections (26%).

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