Top 5 NFL Gambling Locks for Week 8

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIOctober 23, 2012

The Week 8 NFL lines are out, and if your baby needs a new pair of shoes, we've got you covered with our gambling locks for the weekend. NFL national lead writer Michael Schottey and I run down our favorite picks, spreads and totals for this weekend's action.  

One of the more bizarre lines of Week 8: undefeated Atlanta getting points against Philadelphia. Sure, the Eagles are at home and Atlanta has had some close calls against Washington and Oakland. But still, Philadelphia and turnover machine Michael Vick as favorites at home just seems weird. Furthermore, it's almost disrespectful to Atlanta, who have faced criticism of a weak early schedule. 

Another interesting number: the total on San Francisco at Arizona. For two teams that both (a) play exceptional defense and (b) seem to have issues at quarterback, the Cardinals can't seem to keep theirs healthy, while the 49ers seem to turn away from their signal-caller when the game is on the line. 

We've got our thoughts on these and other great lines in Week 8 in our latest video. Check out our thoughts above and leave yours in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.