NFL picks week 15 against the spread: Miami over New York Jets tonight good bet

Published 6:26 am Saturday, December 17, 2016

It’s NFL week 15 and that means it’s time for picks against the spread because you don’t want to end this season like the Rams — a loser.

Here are NFL week 15 picks against the spread (from AP writer Barry Wilner), and good luck.

KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIP: If anybody is still going in such a pool, we didn’t help last week with the Colts. Perhaps the TEXANS will be more successful.

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No. 8 Pittsburgh (minus 3) at No. 21 Cincinnati

Bengals advertising tickets available. Terrible Towel-wavers grab them.


No. 23 Carolina (plus 4) at No. 13 Washington, Monday night

Just a feeling the Panthers will fight until season’s end.


No. 17 Tennessee (plus 6) at No. 3 Kansas City

Thought about this for Upset Special, didn’t have the guts.

CHIEFS, 20-16

No. 4 Oakland (pick-em) at No. 25 San Diego

Thought about this for Best Bet, but uncertain about Derek Carr’s finger.

RAIDERS, 22-17

No. 5 Detroit (plus 5) at No. 6 New York Giants

Wish we could be sure about Matthew Stafford’s finger.

GIANTS, 17-16

No. 12 Tampa Bay (plus 9) at No. 2 Dallas

Like Titans, Bucs impressing with late run. But Cowboys rebound …

COWBOYS, 23-20

No. 15 Miami (minus 2) at No. 27 New York Jets, Saturday night

Tannehill injury could keep Dolphins out of playoffs. Jets won’t do it.


No. 26 Philadelphia (plus 6) at No. 14 Baltimore

Ravens absolutely need this one, Eagles playing out string.

RAVENS, 21-13

No. 12 Green Bay (minus 4 1-2) at No. 28 Chicago

Packers absolutely need this one, Bears playing out string.

PACKERS, 27-17

No. 1 New England (minus 3) at No. 10 Denver

Broncos absolutely need this one, Patriots hardly playing out string.


No. 19 Indianapolis (plus 4 1-2) at No. 16 Minnesota

Colts can’t beat Texans in Indy, won’t win this one either.

VIKINGS, 16-13

No. 30 Jacksonville (plus 6) at No. 18 Houston

Good chance for Texans to grab control of AFC South again.

TEXANS, 22-13

No. 31 San Francisco (plus 14) at No. 9 Atlanta

Good chance for Falcons to grab control of NFC South again.

FALCONS, 32-13

No. 24 New Orleans (plus 3 1-2) at No. 22 Arizona

What’s happened to the Saints’ prolific offense? Might surface here.


No. 32 Cleveland (plus 10 1-2) at No. 20 Buffalo

First win for Browns? Nope, but at least they will cover.

BILLS, 20-13


Last Week: Against spread (9-6-1). Straight up: (11-5)

Season Totals: Against spread (99-98-8). Straight up: (123-83-2)

Best Bet: 8-6 against spread, 9-5 straight up.

Upset special: 5-8-1 against spread, 5-9 straight up