Potential Picks in 2015 NFL Lines (Weeks 1 to Week 8)

Posted by D.Zamzack on Sunday,June 21, 2015 6:49, EST in

CG Technologies, previously known as Cantor Gaming, became the first oddmakers to release the NFL lines & point spreads for the upcoming NFL season. For quite a while, the NFL lines for the first week of the 2015 season have been around, but there’s not been much betting information about the remaining weeks. In the section below, we share with you the NFL betting point spreads for Week 1 to Week 8, with the rest of the odds set to be given later:

Week 1

  • Steelers at Patriots -6.5
  • Packers -4 at Bears
  • Chiefs at Texans -1
  • Browns at Jets -2
  • Colts -1.5 at Bills
  • Dolphins at Redskins
  • Panthers -4 at Jaguars
  • Seahawks -3.5 at Rams
  • Saints at Cardinals -3
  • Lions at Chargers -1.5
  • Titans at Buccaneers -3
  • Bengals -3.5 at Raiders
  • Ravens at Broncos -4
  • Giants at Cowboys -5.5
  • Eagles -1 at Falcons
  • Vikings at 49ers -4.5

Week 2

  • Broncos -1 at Chiefs
  • Texans at Panthers -2.5
  • Buccaneers at Saints -6.5
  • Dolphins -4 at Jaguars
  • Ravens -5 at Raiders
  • Patriots -1 at Bills
  • Chargers at Bengals -3
  • Titans at Browns -4.5
  • 49ers at Steelers -2.5
  • Falcons at Giants -3.5
  • Cowboys at Eagles -2
  • Rams -2 at Redskins
  • Cardinals -1 at Bears
  • Seahawks at Packers -1
  • Lions at Vikings EVEN
  • Jets at Colts -7.5

Week 3

  • Redskins at Giants -2
  • 49ers at Cardinals -2.5
  • Bears at Seahawks -9
  • Steelers at Rams -1
  • Buccaneers at Texans -6.5
  • Colts -5 at Titans
  • Bills at Dolphins -2
  • Jaguars at Patriots -11.5
  • Eagles -2.5 at Jets
  • Bengals at Ravens -3
  • Raiders at Browns -4.5
  • Falcons at Cowboys -5.5
  • Broncos at Lions EVEN
  • Chargers at Vikings EVEN
  • Chiefs at Packers -5.5

Week 4

  • Ravens at Steelers -2.5
  • Texans at Falcons -1
  • Cowboys at Saints EVEN
  • Panthers -2.5 at Buccaneers
  • Rams at Cardinals -3.5
  • Packers at 49ers EVEN
  • Jaguars at Colts -10.5
  • Vikings at Broncos -7
  • Browns at Chargers -6
  • Raiders at Bears -6
  • Giants at Bills -3
  • Chiefs at Bengals -3
  • Jets vs. Dolphins – 5 (London)
  • Eagles -2.5 at Redskins
  • Lions at Seahawks -6

Week 5

  • Colts at Texans EVEN
  • Redskins at Falcons -3.5
  • Jaguars at Buccaneers -3.5
  • Bills -3 at Titans
  • Bears at Chiefs -4
  • Broncos -6.5 at Raiders
  • Browns at Ravens -7
  • Seahawks -2 at Bengals
  • Patriots at Cowboys EVEN
  • 49ers at Giants EVEN
  • Saints at Eagles -4
  • Cardinals at Lions -1.5
  • Rams at Packers -5.5
  • Steelers at Chargers -1

Week 6

  • Falcons at Saints -3.5
  • Ravens at 49ers -2
  • Panthers at Seahawks -8
  • Patriots at Colts -1
  • Texans -3.5 at Jaguars
  • Dolphins -3 at Titans
  • Bengals at Bills -1
  • Redskins at Jets -2
  • Broncos -4.5 at Browns
  • Cardinals at Steelers -2.5
  • Bears at Lions -5
  • Chargers at Packers -5.5
  • Chiefs at Vikings -1
  • Giants at Eagles -4

Week 7

  • Seahawks -1.5 at 49ers
  • Eagles at Panthers EVEN
  • Browns at Rams -6
  • Saints at Colts -5
  • Falcons -1 at Titans
  • Steelers at Chiefs -1
  • Raiders at Chargers -8
  • Texans at Dolphins -3
  • Jets at Patriots -8.5
  • *Bills -6 vs. Jaguars (London)
  • Cowboys at Giants EVEN
  • Buccaneers at Redskins -4
  • Vikings at Lions -5
  • Ravens at Cardinals -2

Week 8

  • Dolphins at Patriots -5.5
  • Buccaneers at Falcons -5.5
  • Giants at Saints -2
  • 49ers at Rams -1
  • Titans at Texans -7
  • Packers at Broncos -1.5
  • Jets at Raiders EVEN
  • Chargers at Ravens -3.5
  • Cardinals -3 at Browns
  • Bengals at Steelers -3
  • Lions -1 vs. Chiefs (London)
  • Seahawks -1.5 at Cowboys
  • Vikings at Bears -2
  • Colts -1 at Panthers

Takeaways and Underlying Picks from the 2015 NFL Point Spreads

Interestingly, only two teams have been favored to win their games by double digits—the New England Patriots at -11.5 odds (vs. the Jaguars in Week 3) and the Indianapolis Colts at -10.5 (vs. the Jaguars in Week 4). Does that mean the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be the weakest teams in 2015, while the Pats and Colts will be two of the best teams in the league? Well, about the Jaguars, losing their first round pick Dante Fowler will certainly be a big blow to the earlier predictions about them finishing the season with 5-or-more wins. Still, going by the other offseason additions made to the team, I don’t think they’ll be the dead-last team in the league. A second-last or third-last finish would probably be fairer for the Jags.

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About the Colts and Patriots, it totally makes sense that they are considered among the best teams in the league, mainly because of the Tom Brady and Andrew Luck factors. Speaking for myself, I’d go with the Colts being slightly stronger than the Pats at the moment, hence being destined for a better season than New England. In fact, if Brady misses the first four games due to his suspension, then the Colts should be a lock to finish with the best regular-season record in the AFC, and probably even in the entire league.

Another interesting note is that 11 games have been penned for EVEN odds. Now, whereas it makes sense to have games such as the Lions at Vikings, Patriots at Cowboys, Cowboys at Saints, 49ers at Giants, and Jets at Raiders at EVEN odds, I don’t think that games like Broncos at Lions, Packers at 49ers, Cowboys at Giants, Eagles at Panthers, Colts at Texans, and Chargers at Vikings deserve to be on the EVEN list. For example, the Packers should be able to take care of the 49ers easily even if the game will be on the road, just in the same way it looks highly likely for the Broncos to beat the Lions on the road, Colts to beat the Texans on the road, and Cowboys to handle the Giants on the road.

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Finally, there are teams that have either been favored too highly or underrated in the spread, while others should not have been favored at all. For example, the Colts -1 at Panthers and the Rams at Packers -5.5 is simply too low, as both teams should be favored by more points. Meanwhile, in the Week 1 Steelers at Patriots -6.5 spread and the Week 7 Jets at Patriots -8.5 lines, the Patriots have been excessively favored, with both teams likely to be closer than projected. And as an example of a team that has been wrongly favored, the Steelers at Rams -1 in Week makes a good case, as the Steelers are the better team here, even if they are on the road.

In due time, we will dig through the NFL point spreads, making a case for the best picks you should be going for. But based on the few takeaways given above, together with the NFL betting previews we’ve been giving in the past, you probably have a few betting-worthy ideas about the best NFL point spread picks to consider in the upcoming season, don’t you? Cool! See you next time when we delve deeper with more sumptuous NFL picks.

Sources
NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/dante-fowler,%20jr.?id=2552437)
ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2330/tom-brady)