NFL Week 15: Struggling Cowboys Face Next Test in Rams

The New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers set the NFL world on fire last week with a thrilling 48-46 finish in favour of San Fran. It’ll be hard to match the excitement of that game, but several teams feel they need that type of effort in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. At the top of that list are the Dallas Cowboys, who’ve lost three games in a row and are at risk of losing their grip on the NFC East. We’ll preview their matchup versus the LA Rams as well as the other top games for Week 15 to help you increase your odds of winning when you bet on the NFL.

NFL Week 15 Best Odds and Matchups

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

No team needs a win more than the Dallas Cowboys (6-7 SU, 7-6 ATS) entering Week 15. They remain in first place in the NFC East only due to a tie breaker with the Philadelphia Eagles, who won on Monday night. The Rams (8-5 SU, 9-4 ATS), meanwhile, are coming off of an impressive victory over the Seattle Seahawks, so it’ll be a real test for the Boys if they want to prove they’re a playoff team. The odds on NFL Sunday are razor-thin, with the Rams favoured by one point.

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

The Baltimore Ravens (11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS) extended their franchise-best winning streak to nine when they beat the Buffalo Bills last week. With that victory, the Ravens clinched the first seed in the AFC and improved their NFL betting odds in the process (+220). The Ravens are 16-point favourites on the NFL lines against the New York Jets (5-8 SU, ATS).

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

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off of an explosive game against the New Orleans Saints where both teams combined for 981 total yards. It was QB Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers who walked away with the win (48-46), but they lost CB Richard Sherman in the process. The Atlanta Falcons (4-9 SU, 5-8 ATS) are coming off of a win of their own last week, but do they have enough firepower to cover the 11-point NFL odds as underdogs?

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

Last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs ended New England’s 21-game win streak at Gillette Stadium. To make matters worse, Brady seemed to aggravate his ailing elbow after getting sacked three times. Now they play against Cincinnati (1-12 SU, 5-8 ATS), who’ve managed to beat only the New York Jets so far this season. New England is laying 10 points in what is likely the easiest NFL betting pick of the week.

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

The Bears’ playoff chances are fading fast, but beating the division-leading Packers (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) would go a long way in keeping their hopes alive. Chicago (7-6 SU, 4-9 ATS) has already lost to Green Bay in Week 1, but they’ve won three-straight games entering this one and are slim 4.5-point road underdogs as a result.

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

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-4 SU, 8-5 ATS) appear to be back on track after beating the defending champs on the road. That win goes a long way in solidifying the Chiefs as Super Bowl contenders, and they’ll have a chance to further pad their lead atop the AFC West with a victory over the Broncos (5-8 SU, 8-5 ATS).

Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

Despite a rollercoaster of a season, the Cleveland Browns (6-7 SU, 5-7-1 ATS) still have a chance of making the playoffs. They’ll be well positioned to pull closer to the final playoff spot in the AFC when they take on the Cardinals (3-9-1 SU, 7-5-1 ATS) this Sunday. Mayfield and the Browns are laying three points with a total of 48.

Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

A lot was expected from the Chargers (5-8 SU, 4-7-2 ATS) at the start of the season, but it appears as though the playoffs aren’t in their future. They’ll be up against the Vikings (9-4 SU, 7-6 ATS), who’re looking to keep pace with Green Bay in the NFC North. The Vikes are laying just three points.

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

In what could easily be an AFC playoff preview, the Buffalo Bills (9-4 SU, 8-4-1 ATS) will look to rebound after a hard-fought loss to the NFL’s best team last week. The Steelers (8-5 SU, 9-4 ATS) have won three games in a row and are 1.5-point home favourites for this Sunday nighter.

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

The Saints (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) are coming off of a loss to the best team in the conference last week, so they’ll be eager to get back on track against a Colts (6-7 SU, 6-5-2 ATS) squad that’s out of the playoff picture. New Orleans are 9-point favourites with a total of 46.