Week 15 NFL Picks: Best Total, Spread & Moneyline Bets

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

Here we discuss the best SU, ATS and Total picks respectively on week 15's NFL odds board. Find out which game we spot for each NFL betting scheme and what our final NFL pick is.

Best SU Pick: Ravens over Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens won a pivotal game in week 14 NFL betting in Miami to keep pace with Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North standings. The pair is tied for second with an 8-5 SU record while the Bengals continue to lead despite a loss to the Steelers with an 8-4-1 SU record. Ravens have the easiest matchup of the lot in week 15 NFL betting: a home date with the Jaguars. The Jaguars are 2-11 SU on the season, which includes an 0-6 SU record on the road. This is a gift-wrapped "W" that the Ravens would not want to pass up on. Take the Ravens SU on your NFL picks in what is a sure win, not to mention a must-win game.

Free NFL Pick: Ravens SU


 

Best ATS Pick: Steelers -1.5 vs. Falcons
Steelers defied the NFL odds to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 42-21 as the 3-point road underdogs in week 14 NFL betting. It was a pivotal win over their divisional rivals, heating up the AFC North race for the title and an AFC playoff spot. As it stands, the Steelers have what would appear to be a straightforward clash against the inconsistent Atlanta Falcons, still reeling from a loss at Lambeau on Monday Night Primetime football. Atlanta Falcons simply don't have the sort of defense to handle the likes of Big Ben and his power offense when it hits its stride. They could keep pace on offense if Julio Jones and Matt Ryan have a solid home account though.

Steelers may be 6-7 ATS on the season with a 3.3-point margin of victory, but as the mere 1.5-point road favourites its they are practically a steal NFL pick. Talk about Christmas coming early to NFL bettors.

Free NFL Pick: Steelers -1.5


 

Best Total Pick: Patriots vs. Dolphins to go Over 48.5
The Patriots are riding high in the AFC Conference behind a 10-3 SU mark, which includes a 6-0 SU record at home. Overall, they boast a 10.3-point margin of victory through 13 games and an incredible 18.3-point winning margin at home. Patriots have one of the highest scoring teams in the league, second only to the Green Bay Packers. They've scored 401 points (30.8 PPG) and conceded 267 points (20.5 PPG). Most importantly, the Patriots are 8-5 in over-under betting this season, highlighted by a 4-2 over-under record at home.

Since the 39-36 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Dolphins have cooled off a bit. While they've gone 1-1 SU since, their offense has struggled behind Ryan Tannehill. The Miami quarterback's passer rating has dropped significantly over the last two games and he's only managed one touchdown in both accounts combined. Still, this is a divisional showdown that both teams typically get up for. Earlier this season, the Dolphins beat the Patriots 33-20, masterminding one of the biggest upsets in the first week of NFL betting. Dolphins are 5-8 in over-under betting, which includes a run of back-to-back UNDERs in the last two weeks.

This game could go either way of the total line. Needless to say, the Dolphins postseason hopes are hanging by a thread. If they hope for a renaissance in the AFC Conference, they'll need to play up to their divisional opponents. Patriots are going to be fired up and ready to avenge that earlier loss in an offensive showdown, so take the OVER 48.5 on your NFL picks.

Free NFL Pick: Over 48.5