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NFL Week 15 Preview: Odds and Betting Trends

The New Orleans Saints (10-3) may have slipped up last week in losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, but they will try to bounce back as 3-point home underdogs on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday in the biggest game of Week 15.

The Saints fell to the Eagles 24-21 as 7.5-point road favorites last Sunday, surrendering the top seed in the NFC to the Green Bay Packers (10-3). Meanwhile, the Chiefs kept rolling with a 33-27 win over the Miami Dolphins (8-5), falling short of covering as seven-point road chalk.

Kansas City is in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the AFC after the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) lost 26-15 to the Buffalo Bills (10-3) in the Week 14 Sunday night game. However, the Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in five straight games despite riding an eight-game winning streak straight up. Kansas City also brings a nine-game road winning streak into this matchup while New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last five as a home underdog, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. The Saints have covered six of seven as a home dog as well.

The Packers will host the Carolina Panthers (4-9) on Saturday night as 8.5-point home favorites after the Bills visit the Denver Broncos (5-8) earlier in the day as 6.5-point road chalk. Green Bay would retain status as the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a victory by virtue of a tiebreaker or a loss by New Orleans while the Los Angeles Rams (9-4) and Seattle Seahawks (9-4) continue to battle it out for the NFC West title and No. 3 seed.

The Rams are the biggest favorites in Week 15 at -17 at online betting sites hosting the winless New York Jets (0-13), and the Seahawks are -5.5 visiting the Washington Football Team (6-7). It is worth noting that Los Angeles is just 1-7 ATS in its last eight home games versus East Coast teams, and Seattle is 11-1 SU in its past 12 when playing in that part of the country. The Rams and Seahawks will square off for the second time this year in Week 16 at SoFi Stadium, making this Sunday’s games possible look-ahead spots that could work in favor of their opponents.

The Washington Football Team currently holds a one-game lead over the New York Giants (5-8) atop the NFC East after winning four in a row both SU and ATS. The Giants host the Cleveland Browns (9-4) as 4-point home underdogs on Sunday night this week in a huge game for each team. The Browns are looking to stay ahead of the Baltimore Ravens (8-5) in the AFC North and move closer to clinching their first playoff berth since 2002 following a 47-42 loss to them as 3-point home dogs on Monday night. The Steelers still lead the division by two games and have already clinched a playoff spot, as they visit the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10-1) in the Week 15 MNF matchup as 13-point chalk to close out the betting action.

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