NFL Week 15: Texans, Titans Fight for AFC South

The AFC is finally up for grabs – or so it would appear. The New England Patriots lost again last week, falling 23-16 to the Kansas City Chiefs as 3-point home favorites; that means the Patriots have been beaten by each of the other three division leaders in the AFC over the past five weeks. And they aren’t doing themselves any favors with their latest Spygate scandal, either.

With the Patriots clearing the most difficult part of their schedule, the focus for the Week 15 NFL lines at Bovada Sportsbook turns to Nashville, where the AFC South leaders could end up in second place once the dust has cleared.

2019 NFL Week 15 Best Odds and Matchups

1. Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, 1 PM ET, CBS)

The Texans (8-5 SU, 6-7 ATS) are hanging onto first place by a thread, and they’re 3-point road dogs against the Titans (8-5 SU, 7-5-1 ATS), who are now 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS since Ryan Tannehill took over as starting quarterback from Marcus Mariota.

2. Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 1 PM ET, FOX)

They haven’t done too well against the NFL betting odds, but Mitch Trubisky and the Bears (7-6 SU, 4-9 ATS) are back in the Wild Card hunt. They’re 4.5-point underdogs to the Packers (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) on what should be a rather chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field.

3. Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Somehow, the Cowboys (6-7 SU, 7-6 ATS) are still first in the NFC West. They’ll try to halt their three-game losing streak as 1-point home dogs versus the improving Rams (8-5 SU, 9-4 ATS), who have won five of their last seven.

4. Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

The lowest total on the Week 15 NFL betting board will be at Heinz Field, where the surprising Steelers (8-5 SU, 9-4 ATS) are 1.5-point home favorites against the Bills (9-4 SU, 8-4-1 ATS) in a battle of AFC Wild Card hopefuls; the over/under is 36.5 points with game-time temperatures dipping below the freezing mark.

5. Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints (Monday, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN)

The Saints (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) are no longer the top seed in the NFC, but they’re 9-point home favorites over the Colts (6-7 SU, 6-5-2 ATS), who desperately need a win to remain relevant in the playoff race.

6. New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday, 1 PM ET, CBS)

It’s always more fun to bet on the NFL when there’s some controversy attached. This would be an unremarkable game with New England (10-3 SU, 7-6 ATS) laying 10 points to the last-place Bengals (1-12 SU, 5-8 ATS), except the Patriots’ video team was caught filming the Cincinnati sideline in Week 14 – innocently, say the Pats.

7. Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (Sunday, 1 PM ET, FOX)

After a brief stay atop the NFC West, the Seahawks (10-3 SU, 7-6 ATS) hope to at least improve their Wild Card chances when they visit the Panthers (5-8 SU, 6-7 ATS), who are getting 6.5 points after firing head coach Ron Rivera on December 3.

8. New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, 8:20 PM ET, FOX)

The Ravens (11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS) are +220 favorites to win Super Bowl LIV, and the biggest favorites on the Week 15 NFL odds board at –15 versus the Jets (5-8 SU and ATS), who have won four of their last five at 3-2 ATS.

9. Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

After their amazing win over the Saints last week, the 49ers (11-2 SU, 8-4-1 ATS) are back on top of the NFC, and they have the shortest odds on NFL Sunday as 11-point home favorites against the Falcons (4-9 SU, 5-8 ATS), who never did get off the ground this year.

10. Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 1 PM ET, CBS)

Is Drew Lock the real Rookie of the Year? The Broncos (5-8 SU, 8-5 ATS) have won both their games with their third-string quarterback at the controls, but they’re 9.5-point road favorites against the Chiefs (9-4 SU, 8-5 ATS) in this AFC West matchup. At least Denver should be comfortable with the cold conditions in the forecast for Arrowhead Stadium.