Top Value NFL Picks for Week 15 NFL Betting

Joe Catalano

Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:08 PM GMT

Some teams are feeling the pressure of making the playoffs, other teams are feeling the pressure of just winning games as their seasons have been a disappointment. Let's take a look at which teams that we think carry the greatest value coming into this week with our betting picks.

Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) vs. Cleveland Browns (7-6)
This game carries huge playoff implications as the AFC North is a division that's super-tight, especially for division-leading Cincinnati after losing to Pittsburgh last week. With LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown, other teams should be afraid. last week. With LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown, other teams should be afraid.

The big question in this game is how will Johnny Manziel fare as he gets the start for Cleveland as they hold onto their faint playoff hopes? Manziel has really been untested in the pros, but this kid is a winner and an innovator. With the Browns less than a field goal favorite at home, I'm inclined to take Johnny Football as Cincinnati has been an up and down team with quarterback Andy Dalton despite their 8-4 record.

NFL Pick- Cleveland -2 at 5 Dimes

 

San Francisco 49'ers (7-6) vs. Seattle Seahawks (9-4)
People have been questioning the defending champion Seattle Seahawks all season long, but after an easy win on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seahawks have proven that they're once again are a favorite to win the Super Bowl behind one of the best defenses of the league, the quarterbacking of Russell WIlson, and the running of Marshawn Lynch.

The only thing that I'm cautious of in this game are the NFL odds and the hate that the 49'ers possess for Seattle. If you remember, Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson were eating turkey on the 49'ers logo on Thanksgiving after a win.

It sounds ridiculous, but not to San Francisco, who still can make the playoff if they most likely run the table or get lucky while going 3-1 the rest of the regular season. The spread is too high here. Look for the 49'ers to surprise the fans and the betting public.

NFL Pick- San Francisco +9.5 at BookMaker

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Cowboys (9-4) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (9-4)
I'm not going to dare tell you who will win this game after Philly embarrassed the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Dallas. Dallas couldn't deal with the Eagles hurry-up offenses and proved to basically be physically unfit to compete. However, I think the Cowboys, who have had a wonderful season behind the running of DeMarco Murray, have made some adjustments.

Philadelphia can't be too confident coming into this game after Seattle pretty much shut down their offense and I'm still not a big believer in Mark Sanchez as a starting quarterback for a good team. The total appears to be way too high despite the hurry-up offense and I'm leaning towards the under as Dallas will make this a ball game.

NFL Pick- Philadelphia/Dallas Under 56 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) vs. Atlanta Falcons (5-8)
This is a huge game for both teams as the playoffs are at stake. Even at 5-8, the Dirty Birds have the tie-breaker over the New Orleans Saints in a division in which there's a possibility that the winner might be 6-10. Pittsburgh on the other hand, is looking to get into the playoffs as they're just 1/2 game behind Cincinnati in the AFC North Division.

The difference in this game is the excellence that Pittsburgh has shown all season behind the 3- headed monster of Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell, and Antonio Brown.

If somehow Pittsburgh even gets a wild card spot, this combination can take them to the Super Bowl under the right circumstances. Pitt is once again coming off of an offensive explosion against the Bengals as they defeated Cincinnati last week in a high scoring affair. Big Ben once again threw for over 300 yards and LeVeon Bell once again, had a monster game running the football. Bell also poses as a double threat as he's a running back that can catch the football out of the backfield. This game is a mismatch and Pittsburgh should be able to beat up Atlanta. Take Pittsburgh as the road favorites.

NFL Pick- Pittsburgh -3 at BetOnline