Join us as we sift through all the games on week 15's NFL odds board and determine our predictions for the totals, complete with the latest NFL odds.
Week 14 NFL Betting Recap
At the close of week 14 NFL betting, we went 7-9 overall in our over-under NFL picks. Not a bad turnout, but certainly not as good as the previous week's 11.5 turnout. In any event, we are 93-66-1 over the last eleven weeks of predicting total bets. We aim to continue our top form in this coming week's round of NFL betting. So here we go.
Cardinals vs. Rams O/U 39.0
Given the fact that the Rams have blown opponents off the field 76-0 in the last two games, which is an average of 38-points per game over the last two games, this NFL betting total does seem rather low all of a sudden. Granted both teams have tough defenses that could keep this a low-scoring game. You could do no worse than hanging your hat on that aspect of both teams and back the UNDER. But this is really a low total, all things being considered. Rams are 7-6 in over-under betting this season and 4-2 in over-under. They've dictated play over the last few weeks and if they continue on that rich vein of form, they could do the same here. Public money is leaning towards the UNDER but we're going against the grain and taking the OVER.
NFL Picks: Over 39.0
Bengals vs. Browns O/U 44.0
Now that Browns have announced Johnny Manziel is going to be their starter, their offense should be more dynamic than it was under Brian Hoyer. As such, the tendency is to look at the OVER 44.0 for this game. We have yet to see Manziel in action for all four quarters, so it remains to be seen which trend hold true. Both sides are 5-8 in over-under betting this season.
NFL Picks: Under 44.0
Packers vs. Bills O/U 50.5
This matchup features teams with contrasting performances in total betting this season. The Packers are 10-3 in over-under betting while the Bills are 2-11 in over-under betting. It's a clash between a consistent OVER performer and UNDER performer. Which team's trends dictates this game is anybody's guess. For our money, we're backing the OVER. Packers are 4-2 over-under on the away this season, 2-2 in over-under in road games set to totals of 50-plus points.
NFL Picks: Over 50.5
Texans vs. Colts O/U 49.0
Texans and Colts played to a 33-28 score earlier this season. Colts are 9-4 in over-under betting this season while the Texans are 7-6 in over-under betting this season. The last two games have seen the Texans put up an average of 36-points. Colts defense isn't the strongest aspect of their game so the Texans should continue their high-scoring ways. We know the Colts can score in abundance. Their fast clicking offense can put up points in a hurry. They are averaging 31.30 points per game and at home they are averaging 30-points per game.
NFL Picks: Over 49.0
Jaguars vs. Ravens O/U 45.5
Baltimore Ravens are averaging 27.4-points per game while conceding just 19.6-points per game. Jaguars, meanwhile, are barely putting up points. They score 15.3-points per game and concede 27.4 points per game. Jaguars offense is going to struggle against the Ravens defense on Sunday, so it's hard to see them putting up many points. Jaguars defense is definitely going to struggle against the Ravens offense, so it's hard to see them putting the brakes on Joe Flacco and Company. Will that be enough to push the 45.5-point total? Perhaps. but we're banking on a big win by the Ravens that comes just under the total set by sportsbooks.
NFL Picks: Under 45.5
Dolphins vs. Patriots O/U 48.0
The Patriots score in abundance at the Foxboro. They are 8-5 in over-under betting this season, which includes a 4-2 over-under record at home. Miami's offense has stuttered in recent weeks, which is concerning for Dolphins fans. That said this is an important-divisional clash both teams will be getting up for to play. Three weeks ago, the Dolphins were mired in a shootout with Peyton Manning and the Broncos on the road. This could be another such shootout as Ryan Tannehill attempts to keep pace with Tom Brady and Company.
NFL Picks: Over 48.0
Raiders vs. Chiefs O/U 41.5
Raiders are 7-6 in over-under betting this season, mostly down to opponents hanging many points on them. To date they've scored 200 points (15.3 PPG) and conceded 350 points (27 PPG). Chiefs have seen their offense fizzle out over the last few weeks as well. It never was a high-scoring offense to begin with but in the last three weeks, on the heels of three straight defeats, it's whittled down to a season low of 16.7 points per game.
NFL Picks: Under 41.5
Steelers vs. Falcons O/U 54.0
Despite their 5-8 SU season, the Falcons offense came to play last Sunday at Lambeau in a 43-37 loss to the Packers. In fact, they put up the more points against the Packers on their sacred home turf than any other team did this season. That augurs well for the Falcons when they host the Steelers in week 15 NFL betting. They'll have a tougher time against a steely defense but they'll have home edge going for them. Big Ben can light up at any given moment and reel off scores in bunches when he's in the mood. Steelers are 9-4 in over-under betting this season.
NFL Picks: Over 54.0
Bucs vs. Panthers O/U 41.0
The makeup of this game changed on the NFL odds board when news of Cam Newton's accident came out. Newton will be sidelined for Sunday's clash with the Bucs and Derek Anderson will take over the starting role. It's interesting to note, Anderson led the Panthers to their 20-14 win in week 1 NFL betting while Newton recovered from surgery he'd had in the offseason. This game could go either way with such a low total posted on the NFL odds board. For the season, the Panthers are 8-5 in over-under betting while the Bucs are 5-8 in over-under betting.
NFL Picks: Over 41.0
Redskins vs. Giants O/U 47.0
Giants raced to a 36-7 victory over the Titans last week, snapping a seven-game winning streak. This week they host the Redskins, a team in flux with another quarterback dilemma. Redskins were shutout 24-0 by the Rams last weekend. If the Redskins put up another lacklustre performance against the Giants, this game could go UNDER the set 47 total that is currently trading on the NFL odds board.
NFL Picks: Under 47.0
Broncos vs. Chargers O/U 50.5
The Broncos are one of the top scoring teams this season with 385 points scored, all while conceding 293 points. Offense has slowed down in recent weeks, coinciding with the dual-Thomas threat being hindered. If Peyton has his receivers healthy for this game we should offense revived for this game. Broncos are 8-5 in over-under betting. Chargers, meanwhile, are 6-7 in over-under betting this season, 3-4 in over-under betting at home. This game could go either way but if the Broncos get rolling, the Philip Rivers and Company are going to be forced to keep up.
NFL Picks: Over 50.5
Jets vs. Titans O/U 42.0
The Titans are 6-7 in over-under betting, largely down to opponents hanging bucket loads of points on them. Jets are 6-7 in over-under betting this season for the same reason. How will this game go is anybody's guess. Jets' defense could give the Titans a lot of trouble while their running
game could put up the points. Titans were a non-factor in a 36-7 loss to the Giants last week. More of the same is expected in this game.
NFL Picks: Under 42.0
Vikings vs. Lions O/U 42.5
Lions are riding a two-game winning streak which includes covers against the spread and cashing on the OVER at the NFL betting window. Both games featured the season's lightweights (underachievers for a better description) and the Lions easily beat up on them. Vikings are a modest team, a side in transition and rebuilding mode under Teddy Bridgewater. They've shown some initiative on offense this season, rising to the occasion when NFL bettors, perhaps, didn't expect them to. And their defense is pretty good too. Detroit Lions pose a challenge for the Vikings and the maturing Bridgewater, but something tells us he might be up for the task.
NFL Picks: Over 42.5
Niners vs. Seahawks O/U 38.0
This is the lowest total trading at sports betting exchanges this week. Niners have struggled on offense something huge of late and the last meeting between this pair resulted in a 19-3 score. Yet, for some reason the NFL betting public is shading the OVER on their NFL picks. It might be because this total is really low for a game that holds massive playoff implications for both teams and it's time for the Niners offense to wake up.
NFL Picks: Over 38.0
Cowboys vs. Eagles O/U 55.0
This is shaping up to be a shootout between the top two teams in the NFC East. Two weeks ago, the Eagles beat the Cowboys 33-10 on the road. At home, their offense can produce at an even higher rate. Eagles are 8-5 in over-under betting this season and 5-2 over-under at home. Dallas, meanwhile, are best on the road. They are 7-5-1 in over-under betting this season and 4-1 over-under on the road.
NFL Picks: Over 55.0
Saints vs. Bears O/U 54.0
This is one of the toughest games to call on the week's board in every aspect. It seems both teams are doing everything in their power to frustrate NFL bettors across the board. On the offensive side of the ball, both teams can score. On the defensive side of the ball, both teams can concede a lot of points. Put those two realities together and it should be an OVER game for your Monday Night NFL picks. But don't be surprised if this matchup delivers a curveball.
NFL Picks: Over 54.0