I was very close to going 2-0 with my picks in week 14. The Colts were up 35-21 in the 3rd quarter, but Jameis Winston and the Bucs woke up and came back for a 38-35 win, which resulted in a push on the Colts +3 pick. The Steelers came through for us though, winning by 6 to cover the 3 point spread and put us in the profit for the week.
I’m now 15-10-1 with my NFL spread betting picks on the season. I will be using SportsInteraction.com for all of the spreads and picks below. You can see our full SIA review here. I’m going with just 2 picks again in week 15.
New England Patriots @ Cincinnati Bengals
- New England -9.5
- Cincinnati +9.5
The Patriots have now lost two in a row and have not scored more than 22 points in 5 straight weeks. Yes, the two losses came to quality teams, which the Bengals are not, but the offense struggles is definitely something to consider in this game, especially when they are going to have to score points to cover this large spread.
The Bengals, on the flip side, are playing half decent football of late. They got into the win column vs the Jets two weeks ago, and they haven’t lost by more than 8 points in the last four weeks.
The Bengals defense is starting to play better, and with Dalton at QB the offense isn’t completely awful either.
The Patriots could come out and take advantage of this match up, but I don’t expect their offense to suddenly click. Look for the Bengals to have a solid game at home and keep the Pats to around 20 points, which should be enough to allow Cincy to beat the spread.
Play: Bengals +9.5
Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers
- Seattle -6
- Carolina +6
The Seahawks offence was stifled in LA on Sunday night with Wilson and company failing to find the endzone in a 28-12 loss. I do still believe in this Seahawks offense and they should be able to get back on track against a Panthers team that has lost 5 in a row and given up 29+ in their last 4 games, which included 2 games against the Falcons and 1 vs the abysmal Redskins offense.
I expect Seattle to take advantage of this match-up to get the offense back in rhythm as they pile up the points. I’m expecting Lockett to get back in the groove, and for Seattle to score 30+ which will allow them to easily cover this 6 point spread.
Play: Seahawks -6