Bill Simmons is back with his Week 8 NFL picks, aiming to recover from a tough Week 7. Last week, he faced some bad luck and ended up down by 360k, extending his season deficit to 865k.
Bill Simmons Week 8 Million Dollar Picks Summary
- Cincinnati at San Francisco – Bengals +4.5
- Jacksonville at Pittsburgh – Steelers +124 ML
- Atlanta at Tennessee – Falcons -2.5
- Cleveland at Seattle – Browns +3.5
- Las Vegas at Detroit – Lions -7.5
- Kansas City at Denver – Chiefs -7.5
Bill Simmons Million Dollar Picks for NFL Week 8
Cincinnati at San Francisco
Simmons is picking the Bengals with a +4.5 spread against the 49ers. He believes that the Bengals, coming off a bye week, are in a good position to either win or keep the game close.
He’s impressed by Cincinnati’s defense and while he has some concerns about their offensive line, he thinks Joe Burrow and the team will hold their own, especially with the 49ers missing key players.
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh
Bill is betting on the Steelers, not just to cover but to win outright, with his Moneyline pick at +124. He describes the Steelers as the “Michael Myers team” of the year, pulling off wins week after week.
Simmons emphasizes that it’s Michael Myers’s birthday this week and with the game being played in bad weather, he doesn’t see the Jaguars coming out on top.
Atlanta at Tennessee
For this matchup, Simmons is going with the Falcons at -2.5. He notes that the Titans are in a borderline “white flag” situation and sees this as a unique opportunity to bet against them. He believes the Falcons’ defense will be a significant factor in this game.
Cleveland at Seattle
Simmons chooses the Browns with a +3.5 spread. He thinks Cleveland’s strong front seven will be a deciding factor. Although he doesn’t fully trust the Browns’ quarterback situation, he’s taking the points and believes it will be a close game.
Teaser: Las Vegas at Detroit & Kansas City at Denver
Finally, Simmons couldn’t resist a teaser this week. He’s bringing down the Lions from -7.5 to -1.5 against Las Vegas, and doing the same for the Chiefs, teasing them down from -7.5 to -1.5 against Denver. He feels the Lions are much better than their record indicates and thinks the Chiefs will manage to cover the teased spread.