Old logic doesn't apply
In this topsy-turvy season, more than one reliable handicapping tenet has been blown up. Home underdogs have always been a major consideration like the first factor to look for when the line is released.
Just a year ago, only 39 percent of road favorites won straight up. NFC travelers who have been favored this year are 27-23.
Laying more than a touchdown home or away has been a ticket to bankruptcy in years past. That's not the case in the eyes of the oddsmakers this year, as last weekend offered 10 such situations.
Those favorites were 4-5-1 against the spread. In other words, the results are inconclusive. In Week 8, there are five TD or more numbers.
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