Week 15 is here and, once again, it’s time to make some money. There are a lot of good games this week. Again, I will only be doing teaser and prop bets this week. Personally, I don’t like betting on the normal spreads.
1.) Raiders +9 and Bengals + 7.5
The Raiders are playing the Browns this week and COVID has struck their locker room. Jarvis Landry, Wyatt Teller, Jedrick Wills, and Austin Hooper are already on COVID the list. Additionally, Baker Mayfield tested positive too, so Cleveland’s COVID list will only get longer before the game Saturday. The Raiders might not win this game, but they will keep it close at a one score game.
The Bengals had a tough loss last week to the 49ers. They travel to Denver this week to play the Broncos. The Bengals have a good defensive line and always seem to be in games at the end. Last week, they mounted a comeback and took it to overtime after scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. They are able to work their way back into games (when behind) and can run the ball to chew the clock (if leading). I don’t know if the Bengals win this game, but I bet they won’t lose by more than a touchdown.
2.) Cardinals -7.5 and Dolphins -2.5
The Cardinals play the Lions in Detroit. The Cardinals are 7-0 on the road this year and 9-4 against the spread. The Lions have major injury/COVID issues and the Cardinals are getting healthier by the week. They need this win this week to stay in the race for the one seed.
The Dolphins are on a five game win streak and have been playing good football. Their defense has allowed just 11 points a game during that stretch. And, given they’re playing a Jets team that struggles on offense, this trend should continue.
3.) Packers +1.5 and Vikings +2.5
The Packers play the Ravens this week and, as of right now, it is unknown if Lamar Jackson is going to play. Even if he does play, I still really like the Packers. The Packers have been great against the spread, going 11-2 this year. With the actual spread being -4.5, the Packers win this game and obviously cover +1.5.
The Vikings are playing the Bears in prime time and hopefully will have Adam Thielen back. In their last five games, the Vikings are averaging around 30 points per game. Even though they just did it Sunday night, I don’t see the Bears being able to score that many points again this week. The Vikings offense continues to roll and they will beat the Bears this week.
- Kyler Murray TD: Murray should be able to run all over the Lions. He will use his legs in the redzone and score.
- Cooper Kupp TD: He has 12 touchdowns in 13 games this season and is Matt Stafford’s favorite target. He should score again against the Seahawks.
- Texans-Jaguars over 3.5 field goals: Both offense aren’t great, but can move the ball a little bit. They will kick at least four field goals in this game.
- Deebo Samuel TD: Samuel has been taking a lot of snaps at running back and scored multiple rushing TDs this year. With him having a shot at a rushing and/or receiving scores, this is a great bet.