NFL Week 8 picks: Who the experts are taking in Commanders vs. Colts

Jim Irsay or Daniel Snyder? Sam Ehlinger or Taylor Heinicke? Who wins in Week 8?

In an important game for both teams, Irsay’s Colts host Snyder’s Commanders from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Irsay’s comments regarding Snyder’s ownership and the matchup between backup quarterbacks are the top storylines surrounding this game.

The Colts enter this game as the slight favorites, but these are evenly matched teams. Indianapolis was likely initially listed as the favorite due to being the home team.

Surprisingly, this week, the experts are taking the Commanders. The expert picks have been overwhelmingly against Washington throughout the season. This time, 59% of the expert picks are going with the Commanders, according to NFL Pickwatch.

Washington’s offense operates better with Heinicke under center. While Heinicke doesn’t possess a high ceiling, he’s efficient and moves the chains. That’s much more than the Commanders were getting recently from Carson Wentz.

It seems the experts believe in Heinicke just a bit more than Ehlinger this week.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire