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Thursday, May 24, 2018

NFL Picks Against the Spread Week 15 – Del’s Selections

Week 14 was a decent week for Del, as he finished with a 9-7 record.  While any week above the .500 mark is a win, it will have to get better with only three weeks remaining.  Del will be looking to kill these last three weeks while still maintaining success in the top-3, which slipped a bit last week but is still well over the 50-percent mark on the season.  As for the overall picks against the spread, three monster weeks will be needed to get that up to par.  Anything’s possible.  Here are Del’s Week 15 NFL Picks, with top-3 analysis after the chart.  Remember to check back in a couple days for Doc Brown’s selections.

(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

Although the Bengals have slipped lately, the Rams are one of the worst teams in the NFL. Cincinnati has lost back-to-back games to AFC opponents and is in desperate need of a win. Winning on the road in the NFL is never easy, but against a horrible team like St. Louis it should be. Andy Dalton needs to get back to playing consistent football and the Bengals defense has to feast on a struggling Rams offense. I expect they will and envision a blowout for the Bengals on the road.

The second team I decided to lock in this week was the Lions laying a point on the road. I’m not really a believer in Carson Palmer in the Raiders offense. Both teams desperately need a win and the game is in Oakland, but being that there is essentially no spread I feel confident in picking Detroit. They are the better team and Stafford looks like he’s back to his early-season form. It should be a big road win for the Lions that will get them a step closer to earning a wild card berth.

Finally, I’m going with the Cardinals laying 7 at home against the Browns. Arizona is the better team to begin with, let alone facing a struggling Cleveland team that will be without Colt McCoy. Beanie Wells should set the tone early and neither team is very good. The Browns should go from bad to worse without McCoy, which won’t be pretty for them traveling west.

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