NFL Computer Picks: Week 15 Bets

Looking for a late playoff push, the OddsShark NFL Computer is backing a ton of favorites in Week 15, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs head to Oakland as growing favorites over the Raiders. After opening at Kansas City -3, that NFL betting line surged to as high as -5 at Bovada. According to the Computer, that’s not nearly enough.

The Chiefs appear to have righted the ship with a dominating performance in a 45-10 win over the collapsing Washington Redskins in Week 14. Kansas City had lost three straight games after opening the year with nine straight wins. The Computer still has faith that the Chiefs are indeed one of the AFC’s best teams and sees them cruising to a two-touchdown victory over the Raiders, who are improved but remain inconsistent.

Meanwhile, out east, the train has come off the tracks in Washington, D.C.

Head coach Mike Shanahan appears to be trying to get fired. He’s benched franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III, who will sit out the remaining three games. Washington has lost four straight games and was embarrassed by the Chiefs last week - with most of the stadium empty on a frigid Sunday in D.C. But things have definitely gone south in the Redskins’ camp, as they head to Atlanta to take on the equally porous Falcons.

The spread shot up a couple of points, rising to as high as Atlanta -7.5, after Shanahan’s announcement that RGIII was on the shelf. That NFL betting line was back under 7 by Thursday at most shops. The OddsShark NFL Computer spots value in promising backup Kirk Cousins, who will get the start in place of Griffin.

In addition to the Redskins, the Computer is also backing two other teams with QB issues. The Computer likes the Chicago Bears to cover in Cleveland, with Jay Cutler expected to return to the starting lineup against the Browns. The Computer also believes the Green Bay Packers will be competitive with the Dallas Cowboys, even though Aaron Rodgers is not expected to play.

Week 15 OddsShark Computer Picks

Chicago (23.9) at Cleveland (18.5)
New Orleans (28.2) at St. Louis (19.7)
Kansas City (29.2) at Oakland (15.6)
Philadelphia (26.3) at Minnesota (18.2)
Seattle (31.2) at NY Giants (14.5)
Arizona (24.3) at Tennessee (19)
Cincinnati (27.4) at Pittsburgh (19.5)
Houston (14.8), Indianapolis (21.7)
San Francisco (26.2) at Tampa Bay (15.6)
NY Jets (10.8) at Carolina (26.5)
Buffalo (16.7) at Jacksonville (8.8)
San Diego (27.9) at Denver (38.2)
New England (25.7) at Miami (22)
Baltimore (22.7) at Detroit (23.2)
Washington (14.6) at Atlanta (18)
Green Bay (23.3) at Dallas (24.6)