College Football Week 16 Expert Picks + Week 15 NFL Picks

Week 15 NFL Picks

Last Week: 10-6 Straight Up (SU), 10-6 Against the Spread (ATS)
Overall: 129-78-1 SU, 95-113 ATS
(Picks against the spread in parentheses; HOME TEAMS IN CAPS)

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 27, Los Angeles Chargers 24 (ATS: Chargers +3.5)
Buffalo Bills 24, DENVER BRONCOS 17 (ATS: Bills -6.5)
GREEN BAY PACKERS 31, Carolina Panthers 26 (ATS: Panthers +8.5)
TENNESSEE TITANS 33, Detroit Lions 21 (ATS: Titans -8.5)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 31, Houston Texans 24 (ATS: Texans +7.5)
MIAMI DOLPHINS 23, New England Patriots 16 (ATS: Dolphins -2.5)
Seattle Seahawks 26, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM 23

(ATS: Washington +5.5)
Chicago Bears 24, MINNESOTA VIKINGS 23 (ATS: Bears +3.5)
BALTIMORE RAVENS 33, Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (ATS: Ravens -13.5)
San Francisco 49ers 26, DALLAS COWBOYS 20 (ATS: 49ers -2.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29, ATLANTA FALCONS 21 (ATS: Bucs -5.5)
LOS ANGELES RAMS 34, New York Jets 10 (ATS: Rams -17.5)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 27, Kansas City Chiefs 26 (ATS: Saints +3.5)
ARIZONA CARDINALS 27, Philadelphia Eagles 24 (ATS: Eagles +6.5)
NEW YORK GIANTS 23, Cleveland Browns 20 (ATS: Giants +3.5)
Pittsburgh Steelers 24, CINCINNATI BENGALS 13 (ATS: Bengals +12.5)

5 Quick Thoughts on Week 15
1. I’m picking a lot of underdogs ATS this week…which generally goes against my nature. But hey I went 10-6 in Week 14…don’t think I’ve come close to that level of success all season. One of those underdogs is the Washington Football Team…who I think frustrates Russell Wilson quite a bit and possibly steals a victory. No way they should be getting nearly a touchdown at home the way they’re playing right now.

2. In typical Bears fashion, they’ll win another game on the road to give their fans unnecessary playoff hope, meanwhile further hurting their 2021 draft pick. So much for getting another QB of the future via the draft (without giving up too much compensation!)

3. I’ll make this one quick…I would hardly be shocked to see the Eagles, with Jalen Hurts at the helm, beat the Cardinals in Glendale. I love the fact that they’re getting 6.5 points either way…

4. Another one of my upset picks is the Saints…who I believe are too talented to lose two in a row, even against the NFL’s best team, the Chiefs. Taysom Hill cements his status as New Orleans’ QB of the future with a dramatic 4th quarter drive to steal the win from Patrick Mahomes’ KC squad.

5. Call me crazy but I don’t care who’s playing QB for the Giants this weekend…the Browns are due for a letdown after a crushing last second home defeat to their arch rivals, the Ravens on Monday night.

Week 15 Betting Locks
(Last Week’s Result, Season Record in Parentheses)
Favorite (WIN, 7-7): Ravens -13.5 vs. Jaguars
Underdog (WIN, 8-6): Eagles +6.5 vs. Cardinals
Bet the Over (LOSS 6-8): Packers / Panthers Over 51.5
Bet the Under (WIN, 9-5): Broncos / Bills Under 50

EC’s Week 15 Pick 5 Selections:
Last Week: 4-1
Season: 35-35
Louisiana +3.5 vs. Coastal Carolina
Missouri -1 at Mississippi State
San Jose State +6.5 vs. Boise State
Stanford +7 vs. UCLA
Tulsa +14 vs. Cincinnati

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2 thoughts on “College Football Week 16 Expert Picks + Week 15 NFL Picks

  1. How great it was for me seeing all the experts picking my SOONERS to win this week. That must have been tough for you Eric. I also noticed Eric had to throw in my 2nd team (LSU), to show me he was picking against them. Overall college picks look good; can’t wait to see who wins the SU picks this season.
    For NFL, great job on your ATS picks last week; 10-6 is a good money making week.
    I haven’t made my picks yet but after looking at your picks, I know I’ll be looking closer at the Bears & Saints than you did and I’m definitely not picking the Giants over Baker Baker The Touchdown Maker. Sorry, I know that probably just made you a little nauseous.

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    1. I had to go with one of your teams via the revenge angle, Papa Mike! The other one I feel is in a potential letdown spot at home after last week’s stunning win. In the NFL, who knows with my picks these days…just trying to inch closer to .500 ATS at this rate!


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