NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 8, 2020: Proven model backing Titans, Packers

The latest Week 8 NFL odds from William Hill feature potentially tight matchups as teams begin to show whether they’re playoff contenders or pretenders. The Browns are off to an impressive 5-2 start, and they’re 2.5-point favorites in the latest NFL Vegas lines at home against the Raiders. The Seahawks are looking to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season, and Russell Wilson and company are going off as three-point favorites at home against the San Francisco 49ers in the current NFL spreads. 

Which NFL point spreads should you target on the Week 8 NFL schedule? And is there value in the larger NFL betting lines like Jets vs. Chiefs (-19.5) and Buccaneers vs. Giants (+10.5)? 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.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,800 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 15-7 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 8 on an incredible 111-72 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 8 NFL odds and NFL betting lines from William Hill, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 8

One of the top Week 8 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Titans (-5.5) cover on the road against the Bengals. Tennessee had its five-game winning streak snapped in Week 7, as it lost 27-24 to the Steelers. The battle of the unbeatens went down to the wire, as kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a game-tying field goal with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Despite their most recent setback, the Titans will enter Sunday’s AFC matchup confident they can secure the victory. That’s because Tennessee is 7-1 in its last eight games on the road, while Cincinnati is just 3-16-1 in its last 20 games overall.

SportsLine’s model is calling for Titans running back Derrick Henry to rush for over 100 yards and a touchdown against a Cincinnati rush defense that ranks 28th in the NFL. The model shows the Titans covering the 5.5-point spread in almost 60 percent of simulations. 

Another one of the top Week 8 NFL predictions from the model: The Packers (-6.5) cover as home favorites against the Vikings. Green Bay bounced back from its first loss of the season with a convincing 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a

NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 7, 2020: Proven model backing Saints, Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans are two of the three remaining undefeated teams heading into Week 7. They meet in Nashville on Sunday in a game rescheduled from earlier in the season due to the coronavirus. Pittsburgh and Tennessee are 5-0, along with the Seattle Seahawks, and remaining perfect would be a significant step forward in the AFC playoff picture. Tennessee is a 1.5-point favorite in the latest NFL odds at William Hill, one of the tightest NFL spreads of the week.

Can Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry overcome Pittsburgh’s stout defense? And which other Week 7 NFL matchups could provide strong value for your NFL bets? All of the Week 7 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 7 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,800 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 14-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 7 on an incredible 110-71 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 7 NFL odds and NFL betting lines from William Hill, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 7

One of the top Week 7 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Saints (-7) cover at home against the Panthers. Carolina had its three-game winning streak snapped in Week 6 as it lost 23-16 to the Bears. The Panthers (+1.5) failed to cover in that game for the first time since Week 2. 

New Orleans has won two straight against Carolina, including a 42-10 victory last December in which the Saints (+18.5) covered a large spread with room to spare. SportsLine’s model is calling for Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray to combine for almost 150 yards on the ground as the Saints cover in well over 50 percent of simulations. The over (50) also clears almost 70 percent of the time. 

Another one of the top Week 7 NFL predictions from the model: The Chiefs (-7.5) cover as road favorites against the Broncos. The Chiefs are looking to shore up their lead in the AFC West, while the Broncos have a chance to claw closer to Kansas City in the division.

The Chiefs rebounded from their first loss of the season by thumping Buffalo, 26-17, last weekend. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was effective, going 21-for-26 with 225 yards and two touchdowns, but the star of the game

NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 7, 2020: Proven model backing Saints, Patriots

The Cowboys are tied for the NFC East lead at 2-4 and are coming off a 38-10 blowout loss to the Cardinals. Nevertheless, their game against Washington is a pick’em in the latest Week 7 NFL odds from William Hill. The Cowboys are 0-6 against the spread this season, but will this be the week they beat one of the tightest NFL spreads we’ll see all season? Meanwhile, the NFC West is arguably the best division in football, with all four teams at .500 or better. The undefeated Seahawks are three-point road favorites against the 4-2 Cardinals in the Week 7 NFL Vegas odds.

Will the Seahawks continue marching towards the NFL playoff bracket with a win on Sunday? All of the Week 7 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 7 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,800 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 14-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 7 on an incredible 110-71 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 7 NFL odds and NFL betting lines from William Hill, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 7

One of the top Week 7 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Saints (-7) cover at home against the Panthers. Carolina had its three-game winning streak snapped in Week 6 as it lost 23-16 to the Bears. The Panthers (+1.5) failed to cover in that game for the first time since Week 2. 

New Orleans has won two straight against Carolina, including a 42-10 victory last December in which the Saints (+18.5) covered a large spread with room to spare. SportsLine’s model is calling for Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray to combine for almost 150 yards on the ground as the Saints cover in well over 50 percent of simulations. The over (50) also clears almost 70 percent of the time. 

Another one of the top Week 7 NFL predictions from the model: New England covers as a 2.5-point home favorite against San Francisco. The Patriots are coming off a disappointing 18-12 loss to the Broncos last week as seven-point favorites, while the 49ers notched a 24-16 upset win over the Rams.

New England still ranks second in the NFL in rushing and should look to establish the run early against a 49ers front seven that is still reeling

NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 7, 2020: Proven model backing Saints, Chargers

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets are the only teams that haven’t covered any of their NFL spreads this season. Dallas struggled mightily in its first full game without quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) in a 38-10 loss to the Cardinals on Monday. The Cowboys are listed as three-point road favorites against Washington in the latest Week 7 NFL odds from William Hill. The Jets are 13-point underdogs in the NFL Vegas odds as they host the Bills in Week 7, one of the largest NFL Vegas spreads we’ll see all season.

Should you continue to fade those teams with your NFL bets, or is this the week they finally cover? All of the Week 7 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 7 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,800 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 14-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 7 on an incredible 110-71 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 7 NFL odds and NFL betting lines from William Hill, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 7

One of the top Week 7 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Saints (-7.5) cover at home against the Panthers. Carolina had its three-game winning streak snapped in Week 6 as it lost 23-16 to the Bears. The Panthers (+1.5) failed to cover in that game for the first time since Week 2. 

New Orleans has won two straight against Carolina, including a 42-10 victory last December in which the Saints (+18.5) covered a large spread with room to spare. SportsLine’s model is calling for Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray to combine for almost 150 yards on the ground as the Saints cover in well over 50 percent of simulations. The over (51) also clears almost 70 percent of the time. 

Another one of the top Week 7 NFL predictions from the model: The Chargers (-8) cover against the Jaguars at SoFi Stadium. With rookie Justin Herbert settling into the starting quarterback role, the Chargers have been a strong team for bettors to back this season. In fact, they’re 3-1 against the spread with one push. Jacksonville, meanwhile, is just 2-4 against the number. 

Herbert is well-positioned to put up sky-high numbers against a struggling Jacksonville secondary. In fact, the Jags rank 26th in the NFL in

NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 6, 2020: Proven model backing Ravens, Colts

Without fans in attendance at most stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic, home-field advantages have been partly negated in 2020, and bettors are starting to adjust their NFL picks. Road underdogs are 29-24 against the spread through five weeks after going 6-4 in Week 5. The Raiders won outright as 10.5-point road underdogs against the Chiefs last week. With Buffalo and Kansas City coming off disappointing losses, the Chiefs are listed as 3.5-point road favorites over the Bills in the latest Week 6 NFL odds from William Hill.

The Bears and Panthers have both won outright three times this season as underdogs, but Carolina is favored by 2.5 in the current Week 6 NFL Vegas lines. Should you back the Bears as underdogs in your Week 6 NFL bets? And which NFL spreads should you exploit? All of the Week 6 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 6 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,500 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 10-5 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 6 on an incredible 106-70 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 6 NFL odds and NFL betting lines, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 6

One of the top Week 6 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Ravens (-9.5) cover the spread on the road against the Eagles. Philadelphia is 1-3-1 straight-up this season and just 1-4 against the spread. The Ravens, meanwhile, have a 4-1 straight-up record with a 3-1-1 mark against the spread. 

Philly has been hit hard by injuries and could be missing multiple receivers. The Eagles could be without star offensive lineman Lane Johnson as well after he hurt his ankle against Pittsburgh last week. Baltimore hasn’t been fazed playing on the road, as it has covered in six of its last seven away games. SportsLine’s model has the Ravens covering the spread well over 60 percent of the time, with the over (46.5) clearing by half-a-point. 

Another one of the top Week 6 NFL picks from the model: Indianapolis covers as an eight-point favorite over Cincinnati. Despite a 32-23 loss to the Browns to move to 3-2 last week, the Colts still rank second in the NFL in scoring defense and first in total defense.

The Colts have the ability to dominate both sides of

NFL odds, lines, picks, predictions for Week 6, 2020: Proven model backing Ravens, Steelers

Five of the 12 games on Sunday’s Week 6 schedule carry NFL spreads of a field goal or less at William Hill. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are one-point road favorites over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the latest NFL odds. The surprising 4-1 Chicago Bears are getting one point on the road at the Carolina Panthers in the current NFL Vegas spreads. The Tennessee Titans face a quick turnaround from their Tuesday night win, but are 3.5-point NFL favorites against the Houston Texans.

Are Green Bay and Chicago strong road favorites in Week 6? And can Tennessee cover as a home favorite? Which other Week 6 NFL matchups could provide strong value for your NFL bets? All of the Week 6 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 6 NFL picks now.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times and is up over $7,500 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago.

It’s off to a strong 10-5 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 6 on an incredible 106-70 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has examined the latest Week 6 NFL odds and NFL betting lines, simulated every snap, and its predictions are in. Head to SportsLine now to see them all.

Top NFL predictions for Week 6

One of the top Week 6 NFL predictions the model recommends: The Ravens (-9.5) cover the spread on the road against the Eagles. Philadelphia is 1-3-1 straight-up this season and just 1-4 against the spread. The Ravens, meanwhile, have a 4-1 straight-up record with a 3-1-1 mark against the spread. 

Philly has been hit hard by injuries and could be missing multiple receivers. The Eagles could be without star offensive lineman Lane Johnson as well after he hurt his ankle against Pittsburgh last week. Baltimore hasn’t been fazed playing on the road, as it has covered in six of its last seven away games. SportsLine’s model has the Ravens covering the spread well over 60 percent of the time, with the over (46.5) clearing by half-a-point. 

Another one of the top Week 6 NFL picks from the model: The Steelers (-3.5) cover as home favorites against the Browns. The 4-0 Steelers are one of four remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL, but are only a half-game ahead of the 4-1 Browns in the AFC North. 

Pittsburgh is led by veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has thrown for 1,016 yards and 10 touchdowns with just one interception. Big Ben’s favorite

Women’s cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women’s T20 competition, a new entrant in the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, will be held over eight days at Edgbaston, starting July 29, the opening day of the multi-sport event.

As per the official daily schedule published by Birmingham 2022 on Friday, the Games, where cricket will make a reappearance for the first time since 1998, will feature a total of 19 sports contested over 11 days, between July 29 and August 8. The last of the medal events in the women’s cricket tournament, one of the three new sports along with beach volleyball and para table tennis to be added to the programme, will be held on August 7.

Cricket, in the form of a 50-over men’s competition, was last played at the Games during the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur. Sixteen teams contested, with South Africa, featuring the likes of Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis, beating a strong Australia side, boasting of the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and the Waugh brothers, in the final to clinch gold. The matches, however, were only accorded List A, and not international, status.

ALSO READ: ‘Two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games won’t happen again in cricket’s lifespan’

A banner for Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Getty Images

In June, the organisers had announced announced that the Games would start a day later than originally scheduled, with the Opening Ceremony now due to take place on July 28.

Aside from the Commonwealth Games, the women’s international cricket calendar for 2022 will feature an ODI World Cup in New Zealand, a T20 World Cup in South Africa, and the Ashes in Australia. Given the inaugural women’s Under-19 World Cup, scheduled for January next year in Bangladesh, is also likely to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it remains to be seen if the ICC slot it in an already crammed 2022 calendar.

In a media release published in August last year, the ICC described the addition of the women’s T20 competition as a “truly historic moment for women’s cricket and the global cricket community.”

“Fast and exciting, the T20 format is the perfect fit for the Commonwealth Games and offers another chance to showcase women’s cricket on the global stage as part of our ambitious plans to accelerate the growth of the game, whilst inspiring the next generation of cricketers,” said chief executive Manu Sawhney

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A Wedding, Lines, and a Stadium: Dallas on the First Day of Early Voting

For having three weeks to vote, a lot of folks decided to show up on the first day anyway.

I’m usually the third early voter at my location in Fort Worth. Even for city council, school board or simple bond or ballot propositions, I’m there. My election judge jokes she can’t start an election without me. Even as COVID-19 spread this summer, I was there. Only thing new was my mask.

While I’m used to waiting a few minutes during presidential election years, I wasn’t prepared Monday morning to see a mile-long line around the John Peter Smith Viola Pitts Clinic.

“Should I wait?” I asked myself. “I can’t ruin a ritual.”

Yet like much of this year—Friday happy hours, weekly lunches with my father, my Christmas party—my routine was upended. I decided after a few minutes of serious deliberation not to vote on the first day of early voting. But Mark Meeks, one of my fellow first- things-first voters, was not letting the long line stop him. He wasn’t alone. Tarrant County clocked 42,428 early voters on Tuesday, a hair behind the 43,140 that voted in 2016.

“I’m not worried about coming,” he said, holding an oxygen tank. He has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, putting him at high risk for COVID-19. “But I have my oxygen. Plus, it’s fun to vote.”

Dallas, I saw, was no different. Except it set a new early voting record, with nearly 60,000 voters casting their ballot, about a thousand more than the previous record set in 2016.

Tyler Hazlewood was among them, and among the first in the county to vote at the American Airlines Center. He was in and out in 20 minutes, a remarkably short time compared to other sites that ballooned to nearly three hours. And this one was where Mark Cuban showed up to vote. It was the first time the American Airlines Center had been used as a so-called “mega center” for voting.

“It was very encouraging to see such a great turnout the first day of voting,” he said. “It was also so great to see a beautiful facility opened up to get the vote out and the staff did it super efficiently.”

He thanked the Mavericks’ owner for his work “to bring integrity back into The White House by endorsing Vice President Biden.” Cuban was in line around noon himself.

C.d. Kirven, a Dallas activist, voted at the Duncanville Library. Waiting in line was not an issue.

“This is one of the most important elections in American history. Our very democracy is at stake,” she said. “Like other Texans and Americans who waited hours in line to vote, we are determined to not only uphold our right to protest our government’s apparent indifference to our demands that they act in our nation’s interest but we are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure those demands are enacted. We have a chance to turn Texas blue that alone is worth the wait.”

She added she