Several big matchups dot the schedule in Week 15, starting with the Texans and Titans battling for first place in the AFC South in the early slate. In the late afternoon, the Rams and Cowboys square off as both teams eye a run to the playoffs, while the Raiders play their last home game in Oakland before their move to Las Vegas. Sunday night ends with a battle between two AFC wild card hopefuls, with the Bills heading to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers.
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Buccaneers at Lions Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (FOX), stream on (Try for free) Bucs -3.5, O/U 47.5 Bucs -5, O/U 46
“You can pretty much pencil in Tampa for 30-plus points here as the Lions will not be able to slow them down. Jameis Winston should be fine and I don’t expect his injured hand to be a big issue. The Lions can’t play from behind and will have to against this attack. Winston’s letting it all hang out and playing for a future contract. First-year head coach Bruce Arians is bringing out the best in him and the Lions are not a team that forces a lot of turnovers, which as we all know is the one bugaboo with the Tampa quarterback.” — Jason La Canfora on why the Bucs are one of his best bets
La Canfora is coming off a 3-0 week with his best bets, and he has three more for Week 15. in his Friday column.
Bucs (-3.5) at Lions Eagles at Redskins Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (FOX), st Espanyol youngster Marc Roca.Catalunya Radio says Bayern have bid €18m for Roca in recent days.However, Espanyol have turned down the offer and referred Bayern to his €40m buyout clause.Midfielder Roca, 22, is staying on the margins, having justream on (Try for free) Eagles -4.5, O/U 40 Eagles -5.5, O/U 39
“Philly is looking like they might be missing a bunch of players for this game. Alshon Jeffery is done for the season, Nelson Agholor is going to be limited at best, Jordan Howard could still be missing. Lane Johnson is a longshot to play this week. The Eagles needed overtime to take care of the Giants last week and it was in large part because of Pat Shurmur’s unwillingness to be aggressive in the second half. The Giants defense had to face 84 plays (84!) from the Eagles and just folded like a cheap suit in the second half and overtime. The Redskins defense is a little more stout, and I can see them grinding this thing out in ugly conditions — cold, some decent wind, etc., in D.C. More importantly, I love the idea of Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin hooking up deep in this game against a VERY questionable Eagles secondary. I don’t think it becomes a shootout or anything, but McLaurin put up some numbers (five catches, 125 yards, one touchdown) the first time these teams played. I could see the Redskins stealing this game, honestly.” — Will Brinson on why Washington is one of his best bets
Brinson is an excellent 49-34-3 with his best bets this season. in his Friday column.
Eagles (-4.5) at Redskins Bears at Packers Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (FOX), stream on (Try for free) Packers -5.5, O/U 41 Packers -4.5, O/U 40.5
“This is a big game for Green Bay and the Packers will be up for it. They’re facing a bitter division rival at home. They’ve won three in a row over the Bears at Lambeau Field, two of those convincingly. Aaron Jones will be key. The Bears are hot but it has come against a soft schedule. Lay the points.” — Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg on why the Packers are one of his best bets
A Vegas legend, Goldberg is on an 8-1 run with his best bets after another 3-0 week, his fourth of the season. He’s looking to build on his 35-21 best bets run dating back to last year with , which you can find at SportsLine.
Bears at Packers (-4.5) Patriots at Bengals Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Patriots -9.5, O/U 40.5 Patriots -10, O/U 41.5
“When the week started, this looked like one of the worst games on the Week 15 schedule, but now, with Spygate II suddenly upon us, this is arguably the juiciest game to ever involve a 1-12 team in NFL history. … So what does this all mean? It means the Patriots are going to win by 100. If the Patriots didn’t actually mean to break any rules here, then there’s a 100% chance that Bill Belichick is going to be irate about this entire situation, which means he’s going to run up the score and beat the Bengals into submission. Of course, the Patriots offense has been so bad this year that even if they’re ‘running up the score,’ they still probably won’t hit the 30-point mark. The other possibility in this game is that the Patriots were filming the Bengals illegally. If that’s the case, that means they know all of Cincinnati’s signals, which means the Patriots defense is going to eat the Bengals alive on Sunday. Either way, I’m pretty sure this has Patriots blowout written all over it.” — John Breech on why the Patriots are a lock this week Breech is 12-2 straight up with his locks this year but only 4-9-1 against the spread, so might this be a bid to get his beloved Bengals to play a competitive game? in his Tuesday column.
ontract in June and recovering from knee surgery, United want to secure the Dutch fullback to a new deal in order not to lose him for nothing next summer.United have a one-sided option to extend the contract by one year. If United triggers the option Patriots (-9.5) at Bengals Texans at Titans Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Titans -3, O/U 47.5 Titans -3, O/U 51.5
“The Tennessee offense has been performing at a pace that isn’t sustainable, and it’s going to come back to Earth at some point. Ryan Tannehill is not the QB he’s looked like recently, and Derrick Henry is not 100 percent. If I’m getting Deshaun Watson and a field goal on the road against the Titans in an important divisional game, I’ll take Watson and the points.” — Tom Fornelli on why the Texans are one of his best bets
Fornelli has built a 25-17 bets bets record on the year after his recent 8-1 run. in his Thursday column.
Texans at Titans (-3) Seahawks at Panthers Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (FOX), stream on (Try for free) Seahawks -5.5, O/U 48.5 Seahawks -6, O/U 48.5
“One of the two picks I got right last week had to do with the Falcons blowing out the Panthers. Carolina lost by 20 points in its first game without Ron Rivera, and Kyle Allen struggled again. He completed 28 of 41 passes for one touchdown and two interceptions. On the flip side, the Seahawks are out to avenge the 28-12 loss they suffered to the Rams last week, which I believe will end up being an outlier when it’s all said and done. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said this week that it feels like the Panthers are in their division since they seemingly play every year. In fact, they have faced off six times in the last five years. Carroll knows how this team operates, and without Cam Newton under center, it should be simpler for him. Quandre Diggs had two interceptions last week, and the secondary could be due for another big game against a quarterback who has thrown 12 interceptions in the last seven games.” — Jordan Dajani on why the Seahawks will roll in this matchup
Dajani recently went on a 10-0 run with his featured picks before his 2-3 showing last week. in his Thursday column.
Seahawks (-6) at Panthers Broncos at Chiefs Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Chiefs -10.5, O/U 46.5 Chiefs -10, O/U 45
“Don’t look now, but the Chiefs haven’t just ripped off three straight wins, they’ve also covered the spread in all three of those wins, including a 31-point bludgeoning of the Raiders. The Broncos aren’t as bad as the Raiders and their rookie quarterback, Drew Lock, is coming off a remarkable performance in a win over the Texans, but they’re going to be outmatched against the likes of Patrick Mahomes and a Chiefs defense that is surprisingly decent. The Chiefs have allowed only 42 points over the past three weeks. By DVOA, their defense is up to 13th and they’re sixth against the pass, which doesn’t bode well for Lock after he shredded the Texans’ 27th-ranked pass defense. … The Chiefs are rolling ever since that heartbreaking loss to the Titans a month ago. They should keep on rolling on Sunday against an inferior Broncos team.” — Sean Wagner-McGough on why the Chiefs are one of his best bets
Wagner-McGough is looking to climb above .500 with a 5-0 week. in his Thursday column.
Broncos at Chiefs (-10) Dolphins at Giants Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Giants -3.5, O/U 46.5 Giants -3, O/U 46.5
“New York lost a heartbreaker on Monday night to Philly in Eli Manning’s return at quarterback in place of the injured Daniel Jones. It appears like Manning will get the start again for the Giants and I think that’ll hurt them against a Dolphins team that has shown a lot of grit under first-year head coach Brian Flores and veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. On the year, Miami is 7-6 against the spread, while New York is 5-8 ATS. I’ll gladly take the 3.5 point cushion and roll with the Dolphins.” — Tyler Sullivan on why the Dolphins will pull off the upset
Sullivan hit on the Ravens covering on Thursday. for the week in his Wednesday column.
Dolphins at Giants (-3.5) Jaguars at Raiders Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Raiders -5.5, O/U 45.5 Raiders -6.5, O/U 46.5
If you don’t have any of the top teams in the league left available to pick in your survivor pool and need to dig deep, you’ll want to jump on the Raiders this week. The Jaguars have shown for the last few weeks that they’ve quit on the season, and it’s hard to imagine them getting up for a cross-country road trip during a lost season. On the other hand, the Raiders are playing their final home game ever in Oakland, and Jon Gruden will presumably pull out all the stops to give the fans a win before the move to Las Vegas. I’m slightly worried about the Raiders covering as their defense is susceptible to backdoor covers, but I have no doubt they’ll get the outright win.
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Jaguars at Raiders (-6.5) Browns at Cardinals Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Browns -2.5, O/U 46.5 Browns -3, O/U 49.5
“Kyler Murray should have a real chance to rebound coming back home against a so-so Browns team, but Cleveland’s offense, poorly and inconsistently coached as it may be, simply has more talent — and will be up against Arizona’s own shoddy D.” — Cody Benjamin on why the Browns will win and cover this week
Benjamin is 127-81-1 straight up this year as he predicts the score of every game. in his Thursday column.
Browns (-2.5) at Cardinals Vikings at Chargers Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS), stream on Vikings -2.5, O/U 45.5 Vikings -1.5, O/U 45.5
“The Vikings seem like they’re rolling, but they’ve covered just two of their last six. They also struggle on the road, going 3-4 ATS and SU on the year. The Chargers have been dominating opponents statistically for weeks but often find different ways to lose. But this is a healthier Chargers team that is about to hit its stride, and with Derwin James back, I believe they’ll be able to slow down Kirk Cousins. The Vikings defense hasn’t been as dominant as in recent years either, and Philip Rivers can have some success against them. With the Vikings in a clear lookahead spot with Green Bay on deck, this game has prime upset potential.” — R.J. White on why the Chargers are one of his SuperContest picks
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Vikings (-2.5) at Chargers Falcons at 49ers Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX), stream on (Try for free) 49ers -11, O/U 46.5 49ers -10.5, O/U 48
“The 49ers are back home after two tough road games, including an impressive victory last week against New Orleans. The offense impressed in that game, and they will do so here against the Falcons. But Atlanta will score as well. This will be high scoring, but the 49ers will win it.” — Pete Prisco on why the 49ers will win but the Falcons will cover
Prisco has the Falcons as one of his best bets this week on the Pick Six Podcast (listen below). in his Wednesday column.
Falcons at 49ers (-11) Rams at Cowboys Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX), stream on (Try for free) Cowboys -2.5, O/U 48 Rams -1.5, O/U 48.5
Will Brinson: “Going into Week 14, this was Cowboys -4. The Cowboys got embarrassed by the Bears on national television, and the Rams embarrassed the Seahawks on national television. So the line swung five points. Five points! The over/under is 49. This is not a make-or-break game for the Cowboys, ’cause they have the Eagles next week. It is a make-or-break game for the Rams. Do you think they make it or they break it?”
Pete Prisco: “I think they make it. I think this is a tale of what happens when you have a good coach on one team and a bad coach on the other. … Plus, the game doesn’t mean anything to the Cowboys. Cowboys lose this game, beat the Eagles next week and then win in the final week of the season, they’re division champs. The Rams have to have it — they’re not really a longshot, because if they win out and the Vikings lose they have a real shot to get in the postseason. So the Rams will go in there, with Jared Goff playing well, and I think they win the game.”
R.J. White: “Or if you’re the Cowboys, you win this week, you win next week, you get to take the next week off ’cause it doesn’t mean anything. So for the players, that’s an incentive to play hard this week, because then you get a week off down the road. It’s a very public pick to go with the Rams, 88 percent on the Rams, the line’s moved five points, like Brinson said –”
Prisco: “Yeah, I think the movement’s outrageous.”
White: “I don’t think there’s any way you can take the Rams in this game. I think if you’re gonna play it, you gotta play the Cowboys ’cause of that line move and there’s value on the Cowboys. It’s hard to take them with how they’ve looked obviously, the Cowboys have been terrible. The Rams defense has been elite versus everyone but Baltimore — seven of their last eight games have gone under. So I think the better play here is the Under.”
That’s from the Pick Six Podcast, where I join Pete Prisco and Will Brinson every Friday to break down all the games from a gambling perspective and give out best bets. Give it a listen below and in your feed daily.
Rams (-1) at Cowboys Bills at Steelers Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC), stream on (Try for free) Steelers -1.5, O/U 37 Steelers -1, O/U 36.5
I have been SportsLine’s top pro football analyst for almost three years, returning $2,686 to $100 bettors with his against-the-spread picks. The Sunday night matchup features two teams that have been profitable for me over the years.
I’ve hit on 33 of my last 53 ATS picks involving the Steelers and 15 of my last 23 ATS picks involving the Bills. Add those streaks together, and we’re talking about a 48-28 run involving these two teams. I have , and you can check it out only on SportsLine.
Bills at Steelers (-2) Colts at Saints Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN) Saints -8.5, O/U 45.5 Saints -9, O/U 46.5
SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert Larry Hartstein is 26-14 in his last 40 Saints picks, so anyone who has followed him on games involving New Orleans is way up. He’s also followed a strong 61-47 in the 2018 NFL season with an even better 2019, rolling to a 48-28 mark.
Hartstein is leaning Over on the total, which Brinson and I both had as a best bet on Friday’s Pick Six Podcast, but his stronger play is on the spread. only at SportsLine.
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