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NFL Picks Against the Spread 2018: Week 15 Games

Here are some suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

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Before the fifteenth Sunday of the 2018 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for today’s games. (Click here for NFL Week 15 picks without regard to the spread.)

Here are suggestions when trying to beat the odds. You can find all of today’s NFL betting lines and over/unders via SB Nation’s odds page. My season record so far is 97-108-3 after going 8-8 last week. Only three more weeks to go.

NFL Week 15 Games

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (-5.5): I’m not about to bet on Mitchell Trubisky over Aaron Rodgers. The Packers should at least keep this close. PICK: Packers +5.5

Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings (-7.5): The Vikings have struggled lately but the feeling here is they’ll bounce back at home. Minnesota is 4-2 at U.S. Bank Stadium while the Dolphins are 1-5 in road games this season. PICK: Vikings -7.5

Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills (-2.5): The Lions have the clear edge in the quarterback department with Matthew Stafford clearly ahead of Josh Allen. Buffalo’s defense is legit but their offense is potentially missing their top two running backs. I’ll take the points. PICK: Lions +2.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens (-8): Since Lamar Jackson took over, the Ravens are 3-1 with the loss being an overtime defeat to KC. The Ravens are playing good football and that should continue at home against the league’s worst defense. PICK: Ravens -8

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons (-9.5): The Falcons sure do stink but the Cards are even more trash. #Analysis. I’d stay away from this line with that many points in play. Since I have to make a pick here, I can’t bet on AZ. PICK: Falcons -9.5

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals have been awful but are they really going to lose to the Raiders at home? I don’t see Jon Gruden’s team winning two in a row. PICK: Bengals -3

Tennessee Titans (-1) at New York Giants: The Titans are one of the league’s most high variance teams. You never know what you’re going to get from them on a weekly basis. The Giants, meanwhile, are 4-1 in their last five. Are the G-Men really about to be 5-1 in their last six? I’ll say no. PICK: Titans -1

Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars (-7.5): I’ve always kind of liked Josh Jackson but I’m not sure why. Washington’s offense looked more capable when he was in then it did with Mark Sanchez. I dunno, maybe Washington makes this close? How am I supposed to trust the Cody Kessler Jags to score enough to cover? PICK: Washington +7.5

Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts (-3): I’m definitely not trying to do the thing where I jinx the Cowboys by picking them. PICK: Cowboys +3

Seattle Seahawks (-3.5) at San Francisco 49ers: Can’t see Nick Mullens having much success against a Seahawks defense that’s still playing at a very high level. Seattle should really be favored by more here. PICK: Seahawks -3.5

New England Patriots (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers: The Pats always seem to have the Steelers’ number, Pittsburgh has lost three in a row, and Tom Brady is usually pretty great at bouncing back after losses. Maybe the Steelers are due for a win but maybe they’re just not good. PICK: Patriots -2.5

Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams (-12.5): This line had the Rams favored by as much as 14 but has since come down a little bit. 12.5 points might seem like a lot but consider: the Eagles have won one true road game, the Rams are undefeated at home, the Eagles have a ton of injuries, the Rams are completely healthy, the Eagles’ defense played two games worth of snaps last week, the Rams are looking for revenge from last year’s loss and are still aiming for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture ... need I say more? PICK: Rams -12.5

New Orleans Saints (-6.5) at Carolina Panthers: The fraud Panthers have lost five in a row. It’s about to be six with the Saints trying to hang on to the No. 1 seed. PICK: Saints -6.5

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