This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 15 games for Winners and Whiners between:
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
The picks will be updated in stages, with Sunday’s picks coming either Saturday or Sunday morning, and then the picks for Monday night’s game coming late Monday morning or early afternoon.
Week 14 Review:
In some ways, I am not surprised I had a sub-.500 week given that I did not write any previews and felt I was on the fence for so many selections. One of the keys down the stretch is being more picky about which picks are the better picks and how to winnow out games for the “average” selections for whatever reason (i.e., changes at quarterback, coaches’ firings, injuries, etc.).
There were not many picks to be proud about, though removing the stress of watching the second half of the Chiefs-Ravens game by taking the Chiefs less than a touchdown in the first half gave me a small sense of satisfaction.
And on Monday, I hope to return to the “Bank the Bet” podcast with Scott Steehn, which is always a good time as we break down the Monday night matchup between the Saints and Panthers. Scott usually finds a third to join us, and it is always a good time, and more times than not, one of us is making money from our picks, so why don’t you give a listen and get some money too!
For the individual games that have six picks, remember the 5/5 is simply the best pick of that individual game, not the entire week. There will be two other four and five-star picks among the rest of the Week 15 selections.
That said… ONTO THE GAMES!
Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs — Over 27.5 points 1st Half (3/5): LOSS!
Saturday, December 15
Houston Texans at New York Jets — Over 44 points (4/5) — WIN!
Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos — Over 22.5 points 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Sunday, December 16
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Full Game — Seahawks -3.5 (5/5) — LOSS!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Full Total — UNDER 44.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Full Prop — Seahawks OVER 24.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 1st Half — Seahawks -3 (4/5) — LOSS!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 1st Half Total — UNDER 22 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 1st Half Prop — Seahawks OVER 12.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons — Falcons OVER 13.5 points 1st Half (3/5) — WIN!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens — UNDER 46.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills — Bills -2.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears — UNDER 22.5 points 1st half (4/5) — WIN!
Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals — Raiders +3 (3/5) — LOSS!
Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts — UNDER 47 points (5/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars — UNDER 17.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings — Dolphins OVER 8.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Tennessee Titans at New York Giants — OVER 43.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers — UNDER 54.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams — Rams -13 (3/5)
This Week’s Record: 9-10 (.474)
Season Record: 164-150-1 (.522)
1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000) Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000) Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 5-8 (.385) Season (119-105-1, .531)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667) Season (21-26, .447)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667) Season (24-19, .558)