Not many punters predicted the New England Patriots losing to the Miami Dolphins last round, but that’s the beauty of the NFL.
Every team is capable of pulling off an upset each week and NFL punters are loving the value offered by bookmakers.
This week features the blockbuster Patriots vs. Steelers game on Monday and that’s likely going to be the game of the season so far.
There are 16 games to bet on in round 15 as we head into the festive season.
12:25pm Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos
The Colts were a little unlucky to not win in the snow last week, but that game could take its toll on the franchise.
It was a grueling affair against Buffalo and had Adam Vinateri kicked the game-winning field goal this might have been a different story, but Denver look to have the measure of the Colts.
Having not scored an away win this season, the Broncos will be desperate to win in Indiana and the bookmakers believe they will.
Betting tip: Broncos to win @ $1.77 (BET NOW)
Broncos by 3
8:30am Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
The Lions kept themselves in the playoff race with a win last week, but they’re coming up against an inconsistent and sometimes impressive Bears side.
The Bears caused an upset when thrashing the Bengals last week, but playing the Lions at this time of the year is always hard.
Both teams possess good and bad qualities, but we’ll stick with the home side on this occasion.
Betting tip: Lions –5.5 @ $1.85 (BET NOW)
Lions by 7
12:25pm Kansas City Chiefs vs. L.A. Chargers
The Chiefs scored a much-needed win last week to save their season.
After starting 5-0 on the season, the Chiefs fell to 6-6, but their win against the Raiders last week potentially saved themselves from being eliminated from the playoff race.
The Chargers, on the other hand, are carrying a four-game winning streak into this game having beaten the Redskins comfortably last week.
Momentum is key in the NFL and the Chargers are looking like a side with playoff potential and the Chiefs are barely hanging on.
Betting tip: Chargers –1 @ $1.88 (BET NOW)
Chargers by 6
5:00am Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
This game might be tough for some punters to pick, given that the Miami Dolphins defeated the Patriots nicely last week, but this should be one-way traffic.
It’s snowing in Buffalo and Miami has a historic record of playing poorly in the cold conditions. Having Jay Cutler at quarterback should help, given that he used to play in Chicago, but Buffalo should be too good with their superior running game.
The odds for this game are currently off the board.
Betting tip: Bills to win (BET NOW)
Bills by 10
5:00am Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
This should be another easy win for punters as the Browns shouldn’t post any threat to the Ravens.
The Browns looked all but home against the Packers last week, but somehow couldn’t manage to score their first win of the season.
Coming up against the Ravens isn’t going to help. They are hurting after losing the game late against the Steelers, but the Ravens are playoff bound and a loss against the Browns just shouldn’t happen.
Bookmakers think it could be close.
Betting tip: Ravens -7 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Ravens by 14
5:00am Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Vikings continue to win in the NFL after improving to 10-3.
With a 5-1 record at home and the recent form of the Bengals, it’s tough to see the Vikings lose an important game this Monday.
This is one of the biggest points spread lines of the round and it’s highly unlikely that the Bengals will improve enough to beat one of the form teams in the competition.
Betting tip: Vikings -10.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Vikings by 19
5:00am New Orleans Saints vs. New York Jets
Not much went right for the Saints against the Falcons last Thursday, but they still managed to have a chance to win the game.
That game might have put a little dent in the confidence of the Saints, but life should be much easier against the Jets this week.
The Jets are 5-8 on the season and have won only one game away from New York. That’s not a good record to take into New Orleans and it’s no wonder the bookmakers have the line set at 15.
Do the Saints have enough firepower to cover that line? Yes, they do.
Betting tip: Saints -15 @ $2 (BET NOW)
Saints by 24
5:00am New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles were mightily impressive against the Rams last week, but the win came at a huge loss for the franchise.
MVP candidate Carson Wentz suffered a serious knee injury and it’s unlikely that he will be playing any time soon.
This is a tough game to predict because the Eagles are the much better side in general, not just at the quarterback position, but it will surely take the steam out of the engine.
The Giants are due a big performance and they could make a game of out this.
Betting tip: Giants +7.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Eagles by 3
5:00am Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals
It’s tough to decide which team is better, but we can’t look past the injuries for the Redskins.
After starting the season with plenty of confidence, the Redskins have been decimated in the injury department and they have been treading water since.
The Cardinals haven’t been much better, but Larry Fitzgerald is nearing 1000 yards this season and he could be in for a big game here.
Betting tip: Cardinals +4 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Cardinals by 1
5:00am Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers
Every time we think the Panthers will lose they seem to pull a win out of the bag, but this should be a tough test for the Super Bowl contenders.
Aaron Rogers is set to return for the Packers and this game will surely attract the biggest viewership of the week.
Rogers has been out for most of the season, but fill-in QB Billy Hundley has been playing better with more experience. With Rogers slotting back into the team, we think Green Bay will flourish.
Will that be enough to get past Cam Newton and the Panthers?
Betting tip: Panthers -3 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Panthers by 6
5:00am Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
The Jaguars look like a top team this year and it all starts at the running back position.
Leonard Fournette has been a star at that position in his rookie year and along with the play from quarterback Blake Bortles, the Jaguars have been able to reach a record of 9-4.
They face the Texans this week which have won only one game away from home and without Deshaun Watson at the helm, we can’t see them winning many more games to end the season.
Betting tip: Jaguars –10.5 @ $1.88 (BET NOW)
Jaguars by 17
8:05am Seattle Seahawks vs. L.A. Rams
This game should be a classic contest between two sides destined for the playoffs.
Seattle have been a touch inconsistent this season, but they are a much harder team to play at home.
With a 4-2 home record, the Seahawks have defeated some of the NFL’s best teams on their home turf this season and despite the Rams entering this with a 9-4 record, they could struggle to go back to L.A with the victory.
Conditions in Seattle suit the home side and there’s a reason why the Seahawks are favoured to win this game. They will need to slow down the offense from the Rams, but we’re liking their chances.
Betting tip: Seahawks –2 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Seahawks by 3
8:25am Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
It didn’t look like the Steelers were going to beat the Ravens last round, but they pulled off the comeback win.
Improving to 11-2 this season, the Steelers are still one of the most underrated teams in the NFL and they’re not even favourites at home this week.
That’s because they’re playing the New England Patriots, which are 10-3, after suffering a shock loss to the Dolphins.
MVP leader Tom Brady threw for two interceptions in a rare poor game, but most punters are expecting a bounce-back performance.
We’re not and we think the value is with the Steelers.
Betting tip: Steelers +3 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Steelers by 1
8:25am San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans
The 49ers have been impressive since securing Jimmy Garappolo as the quarterback.
The former Patriots understudy has been the shot in the arm the 49ers needed and they are now good enough to be considered the favourites against the Titans.
Sitting at 8-5 on the season, the Titans have been solid throughout the year and don’t really deserve to be the underdogs.
We think the bookmakers might have this market around the wrong way.
Betting tip: Titans +2 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Titans by 3
12:30pm Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys took care of business to improve to 7-6 last week and the Raiders aren’t posing as much of a threat at the moment.
Despite a late comeback last week, the Raiders were significantly outplayed and they just haven’t clicked this season.
Dallas is holding on to hope of making the playoffs and with the Raiders all but out of contention, the more desperate team should prevail.
Betting tip: Cowboys -3 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Cowboys by 7
12:30pm Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Not much has gone right for the Buccaneers this season on what was meant to be a successful campaign.
There has been troubles at numerous positions and the Falcons are the superior team in most aspects this Tuesday.
After going on a losing streak, the Falcons have responded like a team which went to the Super Bowl last season and there’s plenty to like about their chances here.
Betting tip: Falcons -6.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Falcons by 10