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Monday, October 20, 2014

NFL picks Week 15 against the spread – Doc’s picks

Doc came roaring back on his NFL picks in Week 14 by going 11-5 against the spread and 14-2 straight up. Then again, most pickers had a strong week, which means the public was right for a change. So if the public was right about games one week, then that must mean they’ll be wrong the next. Isn’t that how it works in the NFL?

Well the Doc certainly believes that, so he has gone against the public for most of his picks in Week 15. You can see them below along with analysis of the top three selections.

NFL PICKS WEEK 15
(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)

Doc picks

The Doc isn’t concerned about Jay Cutler stepping in and screwing things up for the Chicago Bears. This is more about the Cleveland Browns being underrated and a tough team. Jason Campbell has some really good weapons to throw to and is taking advantage of them. Plus, the Browns have a good defense — particularly a good pass defense — which could actually neutralize the strength of Chicago’s offense. There’s a good reason why oddsmakers installed the Browns as favorites in this one. Chicago isn’t going against the Cowboys defense this week.

Could the Seattle Seahawks get caught slipping two weeks in a row? The Doc thinks it’s a possibility. The Giants looked like trash against San Diego last weekend, but they’ll be at home for an early kickoff that could present a problem for Seattle. Watch the Giants catch a couple of breaks in this one and jump out to an early lead. Maybe a special teams play or two goes their way to help make the difference.

Much like Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers are going out east for an early kickoff. They should win the game, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have turned it around this season and are looking decent with Mike Glennon at quarterback. They’ve won three home games in a row and four of their last five games overall. They should play well enough to keep it within the spread.



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