Week 16 NFL betting serves up many standout matchups. Join us as we breakdown all the games, complete with NFL odds, and serve up our NFL picks for your weekend wagering thrills.
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Week 15 NFL Betting Recap
Our SU NFL picks did really well last week. We went a stellar 11-5 overall with our predictions, improving to 92-55-1 through ten weeks of predicting winners and losers on the NFL 2014-2015 season. Here are our predictions for the coming week's slate.
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Titans vs. Jaguars
Colour the world shocked if the Titans come to Jacksonville to play. Riding an eight-game losing streak, one of the worst runs of form currently active in the league, the Titans are a huge disappointment to fans and NFL bettors. They can't seem to buy a win no matter how hard they try. Jacksonville Jaguars may boast a similar 2-12 SU record, but they are 2-5 SU at home and have recently been playing games a lot closer and better. Hands down the Jaguars have to be the better NFL pick in the clash of the 2-12 SU teams on Thursday Night Football betting.
NFL Picks: Jaguars -192
Eagles vs. Redskins
These two divisional opponents could be enjoying more contrasting fortunes. Eagles are 9-5 SU while the Redskins are 3-11 SU on the season, riding a six-game losing streak. What's more, RGIII is yet to lead his Redskins to a win this season. Eagles are coming off a disheartening 38-27 loss to the Cowboys, a defeat that saw them slip to second place in the NFC East and on the cusp of a playoff spot. Their desperate to get back into the win column and give Dallas a run for its money down the stretch. Eagles have to be the smart NFL pick here against a hapless Redskins team.
NFL Picks: Eagles -370
Chargers vs. Niners
Both the Chargers and Niners have disappointed down the stretch, buckling under the weight of expectation and pressure. Chargers have lost their last two games while the Niners have lost their last three to bow out of the playoff race. It's a coin toss between these two outfits in week 16 NFL betting because it's hard to discern which side will rise to the occasion. Now that Niners are out of the playoffs they can play freely. Plus they have home advantage. Chargers are still in with a slim shot, but they have to win out down the stretch.
NFL Picks: Niners -115
Falcons vs. Saints
New Orleans Saints got back into the winners circle with a convincing 31-15 win over the Chicago Bears in week 15 NFL betting. They also climbed back to the NFC South summit. If they win out down the stretch, they'll be sure to go through to the postseason. Atlanta Falcons have lost their last two games and slipped to a 5-9 SU record. This is a must-win game for them if they hope to revive their playoff aspirations with just two games left on the season. What the Falcons have going for them is a 4-0 SU record against divisional rivals; however, they are just 2-5 SU on the road and seem to be losing steam as the season winds down. The Superdome may not be the hallowed ground it once was, but if Monday's win over the Bears is an indication of a turnaround the Saints are poised to clinch their second straight win.
NFL Picks: Saints -260
Ravens vs. Texans
Without a viable quarterback, the chances Houston would win this game, even with home advantage, appear slim to none. They are trading as the significant home underdogs at +200 NFL odds in various sports betting exchanges against a team that has a better shot to reach the playoffs than they do. Ravens have won two in a row and with the experience and quality contained within their camp underscoring their -240 NFL odds to win outright, they'd appear to be the correct NFL pick.
NFL Picks: Ravens -240
Browns vs. Panthers
After last week's 30-0 thrashing by the Bengals, both Johnny Manziel and his supporters came crashing down to earth. Overhyped and overestimated Manziel proved the rookie he was. Not until he deposits a winning account in the NFL are the Browns worth grassing on your NFL picks. Take the Panthers to win SU at home.
NFL Picks: Panthers SU
Lions vs. Bears
After the lackadaisical account the Bears deposited on Monday Night against the Saints, who aren't exactly the heavyweights they once were, few NFL bettors are going to be shading the Bears on their NFL picks. It's not just that they lost, but the way they lost that has to worrisome to Bears' fans. It was just a pathetic, sad, disconcerted account that left much to be desired. Lions, meanwhile, are back at the top of the NFC North division, with a shot at sewing up the title down the stretch.
NFL Picks: Lions -300
Packers vs. Bucs
Green Bay Packers suffered a shock upset in Buffalo last week, a defeat that saw them slip into second place in the NFC North on the cusp of a playoff spot. This is a must-win game for them if they hope to see into the postseason. Fortunately, Bucs loom as threatening as cupcakes with a 2-12 SU record and, most crucially, a 0-6 SU record at home. This is a game for the Packers to win or lose, appropriately as the whopping -550 favourites on the NFL odds board.
NFL Picks: Packers -550
Chiefs vs. Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers are after two straight wins, improving to 9-5 SU on the season. They are tied with the Ravens in second place in the AFC North. If the Steelers hope to clinch a playoff spot, they must win this game against the Chiefs. Of course, the Chiefs are chasing an AFC playoff spot too. They are second in the AFC West behind the Broncos with an 8-6 SU record after beating the Raiders at home last week. Chiefs won't be easy to beat but the Steelers have better form in recent weeks. They should capitalise on home advantage to come through for NFL bettors as the value NFL pick at -155 at home.
NFL Picks: Steelers -155
Vikings +240 vs. Dolphins -300
The 6-8 SU Vikings aren't rolling over even if they have little to play for with just two games on the season. Last week, they gave the Lions a run for their money in a 16-14 loss on the road, and the week prior they beat the Jets 30-24 in overtime. Overall, the Vikings are 2-2 SU in their last four games and a perfect 4-0 against the spread. Consider the Dolphins seem to have tapered off in recent weeks behind two consecutive defeats and slipped to a 7-7 SU record overall, they are in danger of being upset by the plucky Vikings.
NFL Picks: Vikings +240
Patriots vs. Jets
Patriots boast an 11-3 SU record, which includes a 7-0 SU record at home and a 4-3 SU record on the road. They've won nine of their last ten games and, most recently, are after two straight wins over the Chargers and Dolphins. Jets, by contrast, are 3-11 SU this season, struggling both on the road and at home. They have no quality to on their resume this season. Expecting them to beat the Patriots this week is a pipedream. Patriots have to be the only NFL pick in this game.
NFL Picks: Patriots -550
Giants +190 vs. Rams -230
To all intents and purposes, this game is a right tossup. Giants underachieved this season and are only 5-9 SU on the season, but behind two straight wins. Rams have struggled to overcome various injury woes to emerge 6-8 on the season, but they are after a 12-6 loss at home to the Cardinals. Rams have beaten the Broncos, Seahawks and Niners this season. So going on the strength of those wins, we're backing the Rams to win at -230 NFL odds. That being said we wouldn't be surprised if the Giants serve up the upset in week 16.
NFL Picks: Rams -230
Bills vs. Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have won their last two home games in a row, defying the NFL odds to beat the Chiefs and Niners. Next up are the Bills, flush off a big upset over the Packers in week 15 NFL betting. Bills defense is one of the most formidable in the NFL, overcoming them is going to be a tough ask for the Raiders even with home advantage and recent good form going for them. Bills are 8-6 SU on the season and still with a slim shot to advance into the knockouts. We fancy the Bills to win in Oakland on our week 16 NFL picks.
NFL Picks: Bills -245
Colts vs. Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts are riding the momentum of four straight wins and clinching the AFC South title. They are 10-4 SU on the season, 6-2 at home and 4-2 on the road. Cowboys, meanwhile, have bounced back with two straight wins to move into top spot in the NFC East. Where the Cowboys have enjoyed the most success this season, however, has been on the road. Curiously, they have a losing record at home this season and with the lethal Colts coming to town they are in danger of slipping to 3-5 SU at home in our opinion. Indeed, the Colts as the marginal +135 underdogs strike too tempting a pose on the NFL odds board to ignore.
NFL Picks: Colts +135
Seahawks vs. Cardinals
Now that the Cardinals are down to their fourth-string quarterback, the NFL odds are stacking against them. All season long pundits have deemed the Cardinals to be all smoke and mirrors. Somehow, through sheer grit and brilliant teamwork, they've managed to overcome various injury setbacks and carve an 11-3 SU record to move into top spot in the NFC West. With the legion of doom or boom or whatever they want to call themselves coming to town, it's hard to see how the Cardinals would keep it up. Seattle have won four games in a row to improve to 10-4. They are breathing down Arizona's neck in the standings and with two games left they are determined to usurp the Cardinals at the top of the divisional table.
NFL Picks: Seahawks -390
Broncos vs. Bengals
The Broncos have won four in a row to improve to 11-3 SU and clinch the AFC West title. Last week, even a hobbled Peyton Manning battling flu-symptoms was tough to beat by the Chargers on the road. Bengals will have their work cut out for them when they take on the Broncos at home. This is the time of the season when the Broncos step it up and get the job done. Home field advantage is on the line for the Broncos in the playoffs right now, to clinch it they'll need to win out the remaining schedule at the very least. Under such circumstances (or any really) betting against No.18 is never a good idea, so rarely do those bets cash. So we're sticking to what's tried, tested and true and going with the Broncos to win outright.
NFL Picks: Broncos -165