NFL Week 15 ATS PicksJosh Bailey
The best NFL Week 15 ATS Picks includes games with NYJ and Jacksonville. NYJ takes on Tennessee on the road while Jacksonville travels to battle Baltimore. In the other game, Cleveland takes on Cincinnati in a key AFC North matchup.
AFC North Standings Bengals: 8-4-1 Ravens: 8-5 Steelers: 8-5 Browns: 7-6 Wow
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) December 7, 2014
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens
When: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 pm ET
Betting Line: Baltimore -14
Analysis: The Ravens defense showed why it can be one of the best in the NFL in Baltimore’s 28 to 13 road victory over Miami this past Sunday. In that game, Baltimore’s defense held the Dolphins to 63 rushing yards and a ridiculous 186 passing yards.
The Ravens’ offense wasn’t too shabby, either. It rushed for 183 yards against the Fins’ less than stellar rush defense. The Jaguars give up an average of 132.8 yards per game on the ground, ranking the Jags twenty-eighth against the rush. Jacksonville’s offense is averaging only 15 points per game.
Quarterback Blake Bortles, whose QB rating is sitting at 71.4 could have a terrible time against a Ravens’ defense that made Miami QB Ryan Tannehill look flat out silly. Bortles doesn’t have a rushing attack to lean on, meaning that Baltimore, who is excellent against the rush anyhow, could send the house in passing situations.
Baltimore should blow out Jacksonville in this matchup.
NFL Week 15 ATS Pick: Baltimore -14
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
When: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1:00 pm ET
Betting Line: Cincinnati -1
Analysis: The "dance with the one you brought" mentality in Cleveland is killing the Browns. It makes no sense why head coach Mike Pettine insisted on starting Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel against Indianapolis in the Browns’ 24 to 25 loss to the Colts. Hoyer was dreadful again with a 14 from 31 attempts for 140 yards and 2 interception performance.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 9, 2014
With their playoff dreams all but dashed they need to look at Manziel to find out if he can lead the team next year. They face a division rival this week and will hope to play spoiler against a Cincinnati team that will be looking to bounce back after a terrible 21 to 42 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland beat the Bengals 24 to 3 when these two teams met earlier in the season.
Hoyer was playing well back then. He isn’t now. If Cleveland doesn’t start Johnny Football, they’ll most likely lose this game. The guess here, though, is that making it to the playoffs is more important than being right, which means Manziel should get the nod and do enough to lead the Browns to a victory.
NFL Week 15 ATS Pick: Cleveland +1
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans
When: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4:05 pm ET
Betting Line: NYJ -1
Analysis: It makes no sense why the Jets aren’t rushing Chris Johnson on almost every single play. Chris Ivory is a good back, but Johnson has shown flashes of himself in the Jets’ last 2 games, both tough, close, losses to Miami and Minnesota.
NYJ plays against yet another doormat this Sunday in Tennessee. The Titans have the worst rush defense in the league. So, Johnson and the Jets should do very well. Tennessee’s offense isn’t very good either while the 2 and 11 straight up Jets’ defense, surprisingly, is ranked fifth against the rush and seventh overall in the NFL.
Jake Locker will start if Mettenberger is unable to play. #Titans
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) December 8, 2014
The Jets have no business losing this game. They should rock the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.