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We are nearing the regular-season finish line as there are three weeks left in the season. With the added playoff spot there is still plenty to play for and the single bye week for each conference is up for grabs as well. Week 14 went about as expected. The Eagles beating the Saints was the major upset of the week. Baltimore and Cleveland played on MNF and this was a game that certainly had a wild ending with the safety coming into play. There are a lot of big favorites this week as the Rams are 17 point favorites, Baltimore is 13.5, and Pittsburgh as 11.5 point favorites.

Week 15 Lines

Game

Spread

Over/Under

Chargers at Raiders

Raiders -3

55

Texans at Colts

Colts -7

52

Panthers at Packers

Packers -9

51

Bills at Broncos

Bills -6.5

50

Lions at Titans

OFF

OFF

Jets at Rams

Rams -17

44

Buccaneers at Falcons

Buccaneers -5.5

51

Patriots at Dolphins

Dolphins -2.5

42.5

Seahawks at Washington

Seahawks -6

43

Bears at Vikings

Vikings -3

45.5

Jaguars at Ravens

Ravens -12.5

47.5

Browns at Giants

Browns -4

45.5

Eagles at Cardinals

Cardinals -5.5

48.5

Chiefs at Saints

Chiefs -4

51.5

49ers at Cowboys

49ers -3

45

Steelers at Bengals

Steelers -11.5

40.5

LAC @ LV

The Raiders are in a bit of a free for all as they try and hang on for a playoff spot. Facing the Chargers this week is a tough task, especially on a quick turnaround. The Raiders defense has really struggled and especially against the run. This is a concern facing a Chargers team that is getting Austin Ekeler involved quite a bit. The difference between the Chargers and Raiders isn't much on the field. Anthony Lynn continues to be the biggest concern when it comes to betting on the Chargers but I like them to cover the spread this week.

HOU @ IND

Houston's season is over and the Colts are in the playoff picture but need to win still. They are now 9-4 and the Texans are 4-9 on the year. Indy has been better as far as covering goes of late. They are 8-5 ATS on the season and Houston not so much. With the Texans injury situations and suspensions, it is unlikely they cover this week. The Colts will run the ball at will and the Texans offense could be trotting out a practice squad.

CAR @ GB

Carolina will be without Christian McCaffrey again this week and Mike Davis will take over as he has all season long. While Carolina has been a strong team in terms of covering this season, it will be tough against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP level and Teddy Bridgwater looks to be playing through an injury. Green Bay should have no issues this week.

BUF @ DEN

The Bills are thriving right now and this team really should be 11-2 without that Hail Mary. They have now taken down back to back opponents many thought they'd at least struggle with. Going into Denver isn't as bad as it used to be and I'd expect the Bills to handle this game. Drew Lock and company have been good at covering the spread but they do not match up with the Bills well at all.

NYJ @ LAR

Once again the largest spread of the week belongs to a game featuring the Jets. They will face the Rams on the road and Los Angeles has been dominating teams of late. With Cam Akers leading the way the last few weeks, I anticipate this being a game where the Rams keep the ball on the ground and let Jared Goff have some easy throws downfield. The Jets offense isn't in any place to put up points on this defense. Despite a large spread it is hard to see them covering.

TB @ ATL

Atlanta had a stretch where they looked decent but the offense continues to be subpar, and especially if Julio Jones is out. Tampa can also exploit this Falcons secondary pretty easily and I expect them to do that on the road this week. Atlanta is 5-8 ATS this season and the season is over at this point. It is time to sock away a few losses. Tampa is the team with more to play for as they can't have another loss or two over the next few weeks.

NE @ MIA

Miami is 10-3 ATS this season which is the best in the league. They are -2.5 point favorites at home where the Patriots have struggled but Billy B against Tua is a big mismatch. Miami could also be down a few skill position players as injuries have piled up. This should be a fairly low scoring game and I like the Patriots to take this one as they can keep the ball on the ground and play solid defense.

SEA @ WAS

It seems like Alex Smith will be back under center for this one and that is a major plus. Seattle is touchdown favorites but if Smith goes, I like Washington to keep this close. They can create a lot of pressure and have a good front seven if Seattle wants to commit to the ground game. Washington is 8-5 ATS this season and play games to where teams can't generally pull away by multiple scores.

CHI @ MIN

Minnesota is the favorites as these two will meet again for the second time in a few weeks. Both teams have a shot at the playoffs still but essentially this is a knockout game. Chicago's offense has been playing better of late, although the matchups have helped. Minnesota has come out flat the last few weeks, which tends to be a trend for them. Overall both of these teams are hard to trust. I do think we can find more consistency with the game hitting the under.

JAX @ BAL

Baltimore get a bit of a break here after a wild few weeks of games being moved. They can now regroup against the Jaguars, who are 13 point dogs. This is also a get right game for the offense, and more so the passing offense to click a bit and build some momentum into the playoffs. The Jaguars have been competitive despite their one-win season so far and have covered 46% of the time. I don't think we will see Baltimore take this game lightly and this should be an easy win.

CLE @ NYG

Cleveland has not been a team to cover a majority of their games despite a strong season so far. They are 5-8 ATS on the year and take on a tough Giants team that has a pretty good defense and an offense that can move the ball. Cleveland's defense continues to be a major question mark with health and their overall linebacking core. If Myles Garrett isn't generating pressure, the defense tends to fold. The Browns are four-point favorites but I like the Giants to cover in a close game.

PHI @ ARI

Jalen Hurts and the Eagles will enter another week as touchdown dogs. The Cardinals bounced back with a win last week but this offense is certainly not the same as it was in the first half of the season. If the Eagles certainly play like they did last week they will cover and potentially win. Arizona has shown themselves to still be a middle of the road team despite the strong start to the year.

KC @ NO

This is a massive game for both sides. Bye weeks are in contention in each conference and both need a win. Taysom Hill starting against this Chiefs team, I just can't see them being able to win. He has done well against the quarterback-less Broncos and the Falcons twice. He played a better defense last week. Patrick Mahomes and this group can still shred a Saints secondary, even if they have played better. Anytime the Chiefs are three-point favorites I will take it.

SF @ DAL

Both teams had high hopes before the season but the injuries piled up in a hurry and it was tough to overcome for both sides. This is a tough game to grasp as both teams can certainly pull off a win. San Francisco are three-point favorites in this one but offensively they have not looked good the last few weeks. Dallas has made offenses look on another level and that is why SF is favored here. Kyle Shanahan also feeds into that.

PIT @ CIN

Pittsburgh has hit a wall and a couple of tough opponents has them now out of the one-seed. They are double-digit favorites this week in a game they should handle despite some injuries on the defensive side and a lackluster offense the past few weeks. Cincinnati without Joe Burrow has turned into the second worst team in the league and the Steelers should have a field day on the defensive side.

NFL Week 15 FAQ

How Can I Bet On Football?

If you are a resident within one of these states: NY, NJ, PA, NH, PA, RI, WV, OR, IN, IA, NV, AR, DE, MS, NM, you can legally bet on the NFL. Sportsbooks are available, and some of them also offer mobile betting.

What Are Opening Lines?

Opening lines are the very first lines put out to the public by oddsmakers. They are put out early, and then adjustments will be made. Getting in on opening lines is where bettors can have an advantage before the lines change.

When Does Week 15 Start?

Week 15 starts on Thursday, December 17th. The schedule is back with some consistency as we get the Chargers and Raiders playing on Thursday.

What Is A Game Total?

A total set for a game is the set number. You can bet the over or under on for total points. If a game is set at 54.5, you can bet either over or under the total combined points between the two teams.

Why Do Lines Change?

Lines can change for various reasons. If there is an injury leading up to the game that has a major effect on the potential outcome, the line will adjust based on the news. Weather is another reason why it can change.

Who Is The Biggest Favorite Of Week 15?

The Rams are -17.5 favorites against the Jets this week at home. No surprise to see the Jets as such huge underdogs against one of the best defenses in the league.



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