UA-59049186-1 NFL Picks: 2020 Week 15 - Good if it Goes

NFL Picks: 2020 Week 15

San Jose Mercury News

Last week: 10-6 straight up, 6-10 against the spread, 1-2 best bets, 0-1 lock of the week
Season: 132-73-1 straight up, 96-104 against the spread, 20-24-2 best bets, 7-7 lock of the week

Lines for this week’s NFL games come from DraftKings, except for lines marked with an asterisk, which are consensus lines because the game is not on the board at DraftKings at the time of writing. Bold indicates a best bet. Bold and italic indicates the lock of the week.

Away

Line

Home

Straight Up

Against the Spread

Los Angeles Chargers

+3.5

Las Vegas Las Vegas Los Angeles Chargers
Carolina

+8.5

Green Bay Green Bay Carolina
Buffalo

-6

Denver Buffalo Buffalo
Houston

+7.5

Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis
Detroit

+11

Tennessee Tennessee Detroit
New York Jets

+17.5

Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams
Tampa Bay

-6

Atlanta Tampa Bay Tampa Bay
New England

+1

Miami Miami Miami
Seattle

-5.5

Washington Seattle Seattle
Chicago

+3

Minnesota Chicago Chicago
Jacksonville

+12.5

Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Cleveland

-5

New York Giants Cleveland Cleveland
Philadelphia

+6

Arizona Arizona Philadelphia
Kansas City

-3

New Orleans Kansas City Kansas City
San Francisco

-3

Dallas Dallas Dallas
Pittsburgh

-12.5

Cincinnati Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

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Three best bets this week. New Orleans is going into this week with either Taysom Hill or Drew Brees coming off of broken ribs. Far from an ideal situation when you’re facing the best team in the NFL. I have no idea why this line’s only 3. Chiefs roll. Hammer this one.

Buffalo looked excellent against a Pittsburgh team that was undefeated until a couple weeks ago; I like them to beat Denver by more than 6.

On the flip side, Houston looked absolutely dreadful against a Bears team that has been finding ways to lose. They can’t move the ball, they can’t protect Deshaun Watson, they can’t stop anything on defense. This could have been 17.5 and I’m still taking the Colts.

One last note – speaking of 17.5-point lines, I’m done giving the Jets any credit. I don’t care who they’re playing or what the line is going forward, I’m picking against them. They are the worst NFL team I’ve ever seen (congratulations, Qwan, the ’08 lions are off the hook) and at this point, it’s abundantly clear that they’re just trying to not screw up that #1 overall draft position.

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