The playoff races in both conferences are heating up, and so are the NFL Week 15 betting lines. While teams fight it out for playoff seeding, the NFL Week 15 odds give us a look at the week to come. Let’s take a look at our NFL Week 15 picks and predictions.
NFL Picks, Predictions for Week 15: Opening betting lines, odds, and scores
As there is every week, Week 15 features several games with playoff implications. Many teams are looking to win convincingly and bounce back after bad losses, along with many teams on top that look to remain as such and cover convincingly. Take a look at the value in the besting lines and odds and bet accordingly.
Analysis of each game can be found below the table. The Week 15 NFL odds below are from the William Hill Sportsbook.
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|Los Angeles Chargers||150||3.0 (-110)||Over 54.5 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||-170||-3.0 (-110)||Under 54.5 (-110)|
|Carolina Panthers||320||9.0 (-115)||Over 51.0 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-400||9.0 (-105)||Under 51.0 (-110)|
|Houston Texans||275||7.0 (-110)||Over 52.5 (-105)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-335||-7.0 (-110)||Under 52.5 (-115)|
|Chicago Bears||155||3.0 (+100)||Over 46.0 (-110)|
|Minnesota Vikings||-175||-3.0 (-120)||Under 46.0 (-110)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||N/A||13.5 (-105)||N/A|
|Baltimore Ravens||N/A||13.5 (-115)||N/A|
|San Francisco 49ers||-125||-2 (-110)||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Cowboys||105||2 (-110)||Under 45.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Seahawks||-215||-4 (-110)||Over 43.5 (-110)|
|Washington Football Team||185||4 (-110)||Under 43.5 (110)|
|New England Patriots||120||2.5 (-110)||Over 42.5 (-110)|
|Miami Dolphins||-140||-2.5 (-110)||Under 42.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-215||-4.0 (-110)||Over 51.0 (-110)|
|Atlanta Falcons||185||4.0 (-110)||Under 51.0 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||205||5.5 (-110)||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Arizona Cardinals||-245||-5.5 (-110)||Under 48.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||900||17.0 (-110)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||-1600||-17.0 (-110)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-200||-4.0 (-110)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|New Orleans Saints||175||4.0 (-110)||Under 51.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||N/A||-3.5 (-115)||N/A|
|New York Giants||N/A||3.5 (-105)||N/A|
Thursday Night Football
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders (-3)
Vegas has been a team in the hunt all season, and their offense has primarily been the reason why. The final score against Indianapolis isn’t indicative of how close the game was.
The Chargers got their fourth win of the season against Atlanta in their typical dramatic fashion. That said, the NFL Week 15 betting lines like the Raiders with good reason. Las Vegas is the better-coached team by a mile and will sweep the Chargers as they kick off the weekend and my NFL Week 15 picks.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Las Vegas Raiders 28, Los Angeles Chargers 20
NFL Week 15: Saturday Special Games
Buffalo Bills (-4.5) at Denver Broncos
Stefon Diggs keeps showing he was well worth the acquisition in the offseason. Buffalo is playing great, and he is a large reason why.
The Week 15 NFL odds are being somewhat kind to Denver, being that they are at home and played well against Carolina, but Buffalo is on a roll and should get the win.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Buffalo Bills 31, Denver Broncos 16
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers (-8.5)
Lambeau Field in December is never a forgiving place to play- unless you’re the Packers. They are playing great and have clinched the NFC North off the back of Aaron Rodgers and his MVP-caliber season.
Carolina’s youth has shown as of late, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Expect the Week 15 NFL odds to shift more in favor of Green Bay; this shouldn’t be close.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Green Bay Packers 37, Carolina Panthers 10
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (-7)
The Colts are fresh off a great win in Las Vegas where their defense made several key plays, and the offense looked great, as well. A win would keep them neck and neck with the Titans in the AFC South.
The Texans have zero help for Deshaun Watson. With Will Fuller being gone and the status of Brandin Cooks up in the air, Houston won’t be able to keep up with the Colts. Expect the Week 15 NFL betting lines to go up to -8 or -8.5 in favor of Indianapolis.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Indianapolis Colts 27, Houston Texans 17
San Francisco 49ers (-2) at Dallas Cowboys
The 49ers lost to Washington, and their defense didn’t allow a touchdown- that shows how bad their offense is playing. They’ll need something from Nick Mullens if they expect to win this game.
Dallas looked good last week, albeit against a Bengals team that is depleted. That said, I like their offense better than the 49ers, and their defense doesn’t have to be spectacular to win.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Dallas Cowboys 20, San Francisco 49ers 13
Seattle Seahawks (-4.5) at Washington Football Team
The Seahawks got back on track after dismantling the Jets. Russell Wilson got his groove back and will look to continue that in our nation’s capital.
Washington is on a magic carpet ride. After a 2-7 start, they have won four straight and are in first place in the NFC East. That said, the NFL Week 15 betting lines are being kind to them. Seattle’s offense is much better than that of Washington. While the Washington defense is superb, their offense lacks any explosiveness.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Seattle Seahawks 27, Washington Football Team 16
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (-3)
The Bears somewhat shockingly embarrassed the Texans and put up 36 points doing so. Their defense looked great, and their offense was in rare form as they looked solid, as well.
The Vikings may have beaten the Buccaneers if Dan Bailey could make field goals. Unfortunately, they are now 6-7 and fighting for their playoff lives. That said, their offense is a very well-balanced attack that the Bears won’t be able to go toe-to-toe with. I like the Week 15 NFL odds having the Vikings lay three, and I think they cover.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Minnesota Vikings 28, Chicago Bears 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4) at Atlanta Falcons
The Buccaneers got to Kirk Cousins a lot last week, and that pressure would be a big luxury if it carries over.
Atlanta lost in heartbreaking fashion, which seems to be an evergreen sentence to write. Tampa Bay is the better team, but don’t be surprised if Atlanta keeps it close.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Atlanta Falcons 28
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens (-13.5)
Baltimore is in a fight for a wildcard spot, and they have taken a step back this season. They lack anything near the explosiveness they had last season, and their defense has also taken a step back.
Gardner Minshew will more than likely be the starter this week, and that is the key to the Jaguars being competitive. Baltimore will get the win, but Jacksonville will keep it interesting.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Baltimore Ravens 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 20
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (-2.5)
The Patriots seemed like they were gaining some momentum before being dominated by the Rams, and now their playoff hopes are quite slim as their offense can’t find any consistency.
Miami intercepted Patrick Mahomes three times but couldn’t quite put it together offensively to beat the Chiefs. Even in the loss, though, they continue to show that they are legit. The Week 15 NFL odds may only have them as slight favorites, but Miami wins this game convincingly.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Miami Dolphins 24, New England Patriots 10
Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans (-10)
Tennessee was clicking on all cylinders against the Jaguars. Derrick Henry continues to show he’s the best running back in football, and AJ Brown is making this passing game more dangerous by the week.
The Lions kept things competitive with the Packers, and I think they do that this week, as well.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Tennessee Titans 34, Detroit Lions 27
New York Jets at Los Angeles Rams (-16.5)
Will the Jets ever win? Maybe not. They are putrid in every aspect of the game, and there isn’t much more to say about them than that.
The NFL Week 15 betting lines having the Rams as such large favorites here is justified. They have the best passing defense in the game and will give the Jets fits all afternoon. I honestly would not be shocked if the Rams pitch a shutout.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Los Angeles Rams 28, New York Jets 0
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (-5.5)
Well, the Jalen Hurts project is off to a solid start as the Eagles upset the Saints and kept their grim playoff hopes alive.
The Cardinals broke out of their slump against the Giants and looked very good on the defensive side of the ball in doing so. The Week 15 NFL odds seem to like Hurts’ chances at keeping this game close, but let’s not get carried away; the Cardinals are the better team here by a distance.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Arizona Cardinals 28, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Kansas City Chiefs (-4) at New Orleans Saints
The Chiefs looked sloppy offensively yet still managed to have several big plays and beat a good Dolphins team in the process.
The Saints’ offensive problems are beginning to show themselves. Call me crazy, but I’m not banking on Taysom Hill winning a shootout against Patrick Mahomes and a really good Chiefs defense.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Kansas City Chiefs 34, New Orleans Saints 14
NFL Week 15: Sunday Night Football
Cleveland Browns (-3.5) at New York Giants
The Browns ground attack has been among the best in the NFL this season. Baker Mayfield has done his part as of late as well, and the defense is keeping points off the board more often than not.
The Giants have had a solid run in the second half of the season, but Cleveland is the more talented team and could put a major dent in the Giants’ playoff hopes.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Cleveland Browns 23, New York Giants 17
Monday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) at Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh looked terrible on both sides of the ball against Buffalo and has lost two straight. Luckily, they face a Bengals team that is without Joe Burrow and several other key contributors.
The Bengals are ready for the offseason. Life without Joe Burrow has taken away all of their excitement on offense, and they can’t compete.
NFL Week 15 Picks and Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Cincinnati Bengals 10