Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are listed as big underdogs against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field for Thursday night, but the VSB Computer likes their chances to pull off the outright upset in the game.
The computer is projecting a slim 31-30 win for the Chargers on the road on Thursday, despite the fact that the Broncos are 8.5-point home favorites at the sportsbooks. San Diego is 3-1 ATS in its last four against Denver.
[ Check out the full picks breakdown on the VSB NFL Computer Picks page ]
The computer projects wins for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys in the other primetime games for this week. The Packers will be on the road in New Orleans on Sunday night in a pick’em contest, with the computer predicting a 30-26 Green Bay victory. Dallas is then a 10-point home favorite against Washington for Monday night, with the computer predicting a 29-19 win for the Cowboys.
On Sunday morning over at Wembley Stadium in London the Atlanta Falcons are set as 3.5-point underdogs against the Detroit Lions, with the VSB Computer predicting a 24-18 win for the Lions. The Lions are 0-3 both SU and ATS in their last three games against the Falcons.
Elsewhere on the computer picks for Week 8, the Colts are projected to top the Steelers 33-27 and cover the 3-point spread at the sportsbooks, with the Ravens projected to knock off the Bengals 26-24 in a pick’em at Paul Brown Stadium. The Patriots, 7-point home favorites against the Bears, are projected to earn a 31-20 win on Sunday.
NFL Week 8 Computer Picks (Season Archive)
San Diego at Denver Oct 23 @ 8:25 PM
Predicted Score: SD 31.3 – DEN 30
Detroit at Atlanta Oct 26 @ 9:30 AM
Predicted Score: DET 24.7 – ATL 18
St. Louis at Kansas City Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: STL 18.1 – KC 27.1
Miami at Jacksonville Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: MIA 20.1 – JAC 9.7
Seattle at Carolina Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: SEA 31.6 – CAR 18.6
Baltimore at Cincinnati Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BAL 26.5 – CIN 23.7
Chicago at New England Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: CHI 20.1 – NE 31.4
Buffalo at NY Jets Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BUF 20.9 – NYJ 15.4
Minnesota at Tampa Bay Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: MIN 18.6 – TB 11.8
Houston at Tennessee Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: HOU 16.2 – TEN 16.5
Philadelphia at Arizona Oct 26 @ 4:05 PM
Predicted Score: PHI 32.5 – ARI 29.7
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Oct 26 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: IND 33.2 – PIT 27.4
Oakland at Cleveland Oct 26 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: OAK 10.4 – CLE 20.7
Green Bay at New Orleans Oct 26 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: GB 30.1 – NO 25.9
Washington at Dallas Oct 27 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: WAS 19.4 – DAL 28.9