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Las Vegas SuperContest expert makes spread contest picks for NFL Week 8

R.J. White, who has cashed big twice in the prestigious Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, shares his top five SuperContest plays for Week 8.
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When you're looking for advice on whom to pick on gameday in the NFL, nobody beats R.J. White. In fact, if you placed $100 on each of R.J. White's NFL spread picks since the start of the 2017 season, you'd be up almost $2,400. Smart bettors tail his selections. 

White has been SportsLine's top pro football analyst for three-plus seasons. Over that span, the CBS Sports NFL editor and nationally recognized NFL Draft expert has gone 311-259 on against-the-spread picks, returning $2,378. Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP. 

In the last five years the stats guru, whose picks are coveted by fans everywhere, has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. From 2015 through '19 White went 233-174-18 in the SuperContest, nailing more than 57 percent of his picks and cashing in 2015 and '17. 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, White did not travel to Las Vegas to enter this year's contest. But he is still offering his five weekly SuperContest picks to SportsLine members.

Using the Las Vegas SuperContest lines for Week 8, we can tell you White loves the Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) at the Detroit Lions. (Find the latest NFL lines for every game this week on our NFL odds page.)

"The Colts have stumbled a bit over their last few games, but the bye should benefit them a great deal," White tells SportsLine. "They're excellent at everything except running the ball, and I don't think that's going to matter much against a Lions team coming off back-to-back road wins against bottom-of-the-barrel teams. The Colts defense should have no problem slowing down a Lions offense that was struggling before getting to face the Jaguars and Falcons, and I love the fact that the Colts are coming off a bye, which should widen the coaching edge between Frank Reich and Matt Patricia. Great spot for Indy here."

White also says he's "confident there's value on the home team" in one of the Week 8 games. Which team it is may surprise you. Anyone who uses this team could hit it BIG.

So which teams should you back in Week 8? And which home team is White confident in? ... Join SportsLine right now to see whom you should back in Week 8, all from the expert who has crushed the world's most prestigious handicapping tournament!

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