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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 15 Games

Suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

New Orleans Saints v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Before the fifteenth Sunday of the 2020 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for the Week 15 games. You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings.

My overall record so far is 106-99-3 after going 10-6 last week. The BGN community is 101-104-3 after also going 10-6 last week.

Here are suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

NFL WEEK 15 GAMES

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at BALTIMORE RAVENS (-13): The Ravens are playing their best football since early on in the season. The Jags struggled to stop Derrick Henry in a blowout loss last week. The Ravens will be able to run on Jacksonville as they fight to make the playoffs. PICK: Ravens -13

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  • 31%
    Jaguars +13
    (10 votes)
  • 68%
    Ravens -13
    (22 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now

DETROIT LIONS at TENNESSEE TITANS (-9): The Lions have some fight in them under Darrell Bevell but I worry about them being too banged up. Matthew Stafford is going to be playing through a rib injury. Could be another big game for Derrick Henry against one of the NFL’s worst run defenses by DVOA. PICK: Titans -9

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  • 25%
    Lions +9
    (7 votes)
  • 75%
    Titans -9
    (21 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

HOUSTON TEXANS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (-7): The Texans’ defense is just so bad. See: Mitchell Trubisky torching it last week. Philip Rivers is coming off two good games, including when he had a 119.3 passer rating against Houston in Week 13. The Colts have much more to play for as Indy tries to overtake Tennessee for the AFC South lead. PICK: Colts -7

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  • 14%
    Texans +7
    (4 votes)
  • 85%
    Colts -7
    (24 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (-6.5) at WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM: I’d like the points here if Alex Smith was starting but I just cannot place my faith in Dwayne Haskins. I do worry about Washington’s defense keeping this close and Seattle playing down to their level of competition. But Haskins’ propensity for being awful is a mitigating factor in that regard. PICK: Seahawks -6.5

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  • 71%
    Seahawks -6.5
    (20 votes)
  • 28%
    Football Team +6.5
    (8 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (-7) at ATLANTA FALCONS: Not the biggest believer in the Bucs but Matt Ryan has been struggling and he’s probably not about to rebound against Todd Bowles. Especially with Julio Jones still out. PICK: Buccaneers -7

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  • 87%
    Buccaneers -7
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Falcons +7
    (3 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at MIAMI DOLPHINS (-1.5): Really hard to count on Cam Newton, who has twice as many interceptions (10) as passing touchdowns (5) this season. The Dolphins’ defense should cause some problems for him as Miami fights to remain in the AFC playoff picture. I really love the favorites this week, huh? Probably won’t come back to bite me. PICK: Dolphins -1.5

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  • 30%
    Patriots +1.5
    (8 votes)
  • 69%
    Dolphins -1.5
    (18 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now

CHICAGO BEARS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (-3): The Bears actually rank higher than the Vikings in DVOA thanks to their defense being a strong unit. I can’t believe I’m betting on Trubisky but I actually like Chicago with the points here. Minny’s kicker issues are troublesome. PICK: Bears +3

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  • 26%
    Bears +3
    (6 votes)
  • 73%
    Vikings -3
    (17 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (-3.5) at DALLAS COWBOYS: The Cowboys are bad, yes, but Nick Mullens stinks. I really like that half point when it comes to Dallas potentially covering. PICK: Cowboys +3.5

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  • 65%
    49ers -3.5
    (15 votes)
  • 34%
    Cowboys +3.5
    (8 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

NEW YORK JETS at LOS ANGELES RAMS (-17): The Rams’ defense is really good. Not to mention well-rested coming off Thursday Night Football in Week 14. I could reasonably see the Jets getting shut out in this one. Los Angeles should be able to score enough to cover. PICK: Rams -17

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  • 45%
    Jets +17
    (11 votes)
  • 54%
    Rams -17
    (13 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at ARIZONA CARDINALS (-6): I was in on taking the Eagles before I saw Darius Slay is going to be out. Feels like Philly’s secondary is going to be way too vulnerable going up against DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald. PICK: Cardinals -6

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  • 52%
    Eagles +6
    (18 votes)
  • 47%
    Cardinals -6
    (16 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (-2.5) at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: How can one bet against Patrick Mahomes? Drew Brees is coming off a layoff after dealing with some broken ribs. PICK: Chiefs -2.5

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  • 88%
    Chiefs -2.5
    (23 votes)
  • 11%
    Saints +2.5
    (3 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now

CLEVELAND BROWNS (-6.5) at NEW YORK GIANTS: The Colt McCoy revenge game?! I think not. The Browns should be able to take care of a Giants team that was having a nice little stretch before falling back to Earth. PICK: Browns -6.5

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  • 80%
    Browns -6.5
    (21 votes)
  • 19%
    Giants +6.5
    (5 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (-14.5) at CINCINNATI BENGALS: I don’t care that the Steelers are coming off two straight losses. The Bengals look hapless and hopeless with Brandon Allen. Get right game for Pittsburgh. PICK: Steelers -14.5

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  • 70%
    Steelers -14.5
    (17 votes)
  • 29%
    Bengals +14.5
    (7 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now