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2015 NFL Winning Stats Predictor Picks: Week 15

Each week we'll predict each game using the Winning Stats, as well as make picks as if we're competing in the Las Vegas SuperContest.

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Last week was a tough week for the Predictor, as there were five different games that were within one point of the Vegas spread, so they were real coin-flips, and they all went against us, as we finished 7-9 overall for the week, dropping our Against the Spread record to 103-99-6 (51%). Picking winners was a little better, going 10-6, bringing our season record to 123-85 (59.1%).

Despite our below .500 record overall picking against the spread, our SuperContest picks were a solid 4-1, only missing the Bengals after Andy Dalton got hurt. Can't do much when that happens. Season record now is 41-29.

  • Jets -3.5 at Cowboys
    This game is on-going right now, with the Cowboys winning, so I'm guessing this isn't going to win. Cowboys Offense shouldn't be able to move at will against this Jets Defense, but somehow it is. Hopefully it gets home but I'm not optimistic.
  • Bears +5.5 at Vikings
    The Vikings played well last week in Arizona, and they're in the driver's seat for the #6 seed in the Playoffs, so I think they struggle in a division game against a team that's actually playing better than their record indicates.
  • Panthers -4.5 at Giants
    This looks like a really good spot for the Giants, as they're known as the "giant killers", beating several unbeaten teams late in the year before. There has been several "really good spots" against the Panthers this year, and they get through almost every one of them covering the spread. Norman vs. Beckham will be great to watch.
  • Broncos +6.5 at Steelers
    I'm taking Defense over Offense here and hoping for the best. Also think the Denver Offense gets back on track a bit here against a Steelers Defense that's feasted on some bad Offenses as of late. 
  • Cardinals -3.5 at Eagles
    This is a bad match-up for the Eagles Defense, who should get torched with all the downfield passing of the Cardinals. Think this one gets ugly early and Arizona cruises.

Here are the rest of your Week 15 picks:

Home Score Away Score Probability
Rams 21 Buccaneers 22 51.6%
Cowboys 19 Jets 26 67.6%
Giants 18 Panthers 27 72.8%
Patriots 29 Titans 19 75.4%
Ravens 20 Chiefs 25 61.9%
Jaguars 26 Falcons 25 50.4%
Vikings 23 Bears 24 51.3%
Colts 21 Texans 24 59.6%
Eagles 20 Cardinals 27 69.2%
Redskins 23 Bills 25 55.4%
Seahawks 30 Browns 19 76.5%
Raiders 25 Packers 27 54.2%
Steelers 21 Broncos 20 52.5%
Chargers 26 Dolphins 25 50.4%
49ers 19 Bengals 28 71.4%
Saints 27 Lions 28 50.9%