We had another positive week for the Pro Football Network betting team, bringing in nearly nine units of profit. This, combined with our other weeks, means we are now up over 30 units of profit on the season. There was another huge performance from our Prop Master Jason Sarney and our Expert Handicapper Chris Smith. Looking forward, the NFL Week 15 opening lines provide some interesting spots for the team. We don’t have every line available yet, but nonetheless, it is time to start assessing where things stand for the many big matchups on next week’s slate. We will quickly take a look at what brought us success in Week 14, and where we can win money with the upcoming list of games.
Week 14 recap
Before jumping into the recap, keep in mind that at the time of publishing, we have not included our results from the Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and Philidelphia Eagles. They will be taken into account in next week’s article! As of this moment, we will recap only what we accomplished on Thursday and Sunday.
Jason Sarney has been on fire for our All-Access clients over the last few weeks. On the year, he has brought in nearly 12 units of profit. This week, he once again proved that he is ahead of the curb by putting two units on Patrick Laird’s first start as the main running back in Miami. Although it wasn’t an incredibly explosive performance, he still easily surpassed his player prop of 50.5 all-purpose yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick put up another good performance, but the Dolphins lost a close one against the Jets.
We had another big win this week with PFN’s underdog parlay. Chris might have had to sweat it out a bit, but the money line parlay of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs was a +464 winner. He also won a good amount of money by trusting Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens offense. They weren’t able to play Buffalo out of the water, but they still covered the spread.
Like we mentioned earlier, all of our avenues add up to nearly 30 units of profit. Whether it be with our Against the Spread Podcast, numerous betting articles, or our live Twitter plays the team has been producing. Make sure to sign up for our All-Access pass for all of our plays.
2019 Record: +30 units
NFL Week 15 opening lines analysis
There are a number of important matchups in Week 15, as playoff seeding and last-second berths are all on the line. Arguably the most important game on the slate is going to be the Houston Texans traveling to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. The Titans opened as 2.5 point favorites at home after the Texans were surprisingly blown out by the Denver Broncos this past weekend. The opening line has already moved half a point in Tennessee’s favor as money comes in on Ryan Tannehill’s newly rejuvenated offense.
In the most lopsided game of the week, the New York Jets will travel to Baltimore to take on the juggernaut of the AFC. The Ravens have been tearing through the NFL the last few weeks, and this is evident in the 14.5 point spread. Both these teams are coming off wins against AFC East teams, but the Ravens résumé is much more impressive than that of the Jets. Adam Gase has gotten his team to five wins on the season but hasn’t looked all that impressive in the process. Baltimore is currently getting over 80% of the money and this spread will likely grow to three scores before it kicks off next weekend.
Week 15 will also showcase two teams heading in completely opposite directions, the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are coming off an impressive win over the Seattle Seahawks and the Cowboys lost another primetime game against the Chicago Bears. Dak Prescott has had an impressive season so far, but his team currently leads the NFC East with a losing 6-7 record. The Eagles are right behind them and are looking forward to a crucial matchup in Week 16. Somehow Jason Garrett is still the Cowboys head coach and he will be desperate for a win this week. The Rams have reinserted themselves into the playoff discussion with some big wins and are currently aiming for a wildcard position. The NFC West might have three playoff teams this year!
In what could be the least important game on the card, the Miami Dolphins will be heading to New York to take on the Giants. The Giants opened as 3.5 points favorites at home, even though we don’t know if it will be Eli Manning or Daniel Jones playing the quarterback position. Can Fitzmagic continue to impress? Or will the magic finally run out?
After their record of 21 straight wins at Gillette Stadium was broken by the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots will look to bounce back as ten-point favorites in Cincinnati. Tom Brady will look to get his offense back on track against this Bengals offense, who is last in nearly all defensive metrics. Look for a huge game for both Julian Edelman and maybe even Sony Michel.
Here are some of the other NFL Week 15 opening lines and odds.
New York Jets @ Baltimore Ravens (-14.5, 44.5)
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (-5.5, 41)
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs (-10.5, 46.5)
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans (-2.5, 47.5)
Miami Dolphins @ New York Giants (-3.5, 47.5)
New England Patriots @ Cincinnati Bengals (+10, 39.5)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington (+6, 47.5)
Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers (+6.5, 48.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions (+4, 47.5)
Cleveland Browns @ Arizona Cardinals (+2.5, 47)
Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Chargers (+2.5, 46)
Atlanta Falcons @ San Francisco 49ers (-11, 45.5)
Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys (-3, 47)
Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-1, 37)
Indianapolis Colts @ New Orleans Saints (-8, 45)