The St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and covered the spread in the first game of Week 15. St. Louis went from 1.5 to 2.5-point favorites by kickoff, and a few other games have seen significant shifts in the betting line, as well.
The undefeated Carolina Panthers had been 5.5-point road favorites just a few days ago, but the betting public seems to think the New York Giants have a chance to keep the contest close. The betting line has moved to 4.5 points, and it could be even smaller by the time the game kicks off on Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bengals were just 4.5-point favorites in their visit to San Francisco because they will start AJ McCarron at quarterback. The betting line moved to 5.5 points on Friday morning, even though Cincinnati lost just their third game of the season when McCarron was forced to replace the injured Andy Dalton.
The Seattle Seahawks began Week 15 as the biggest favorites of 2015, and the betting line has moved even higher. They have gone from 14.5 to 15-point favorites over the visiting Cleveland Browns. Cleveland is coming off their first win since Week 5, and they have lost six games by at least 14 points.
The Washington Redskins opened as one-point favorites over the visiting Buffalo Bills, but the betting public is backing Rex Ryan’s team. The Bills are up to 1.5-point favorites, even though they’ve lost three of their last four games.
There has been no betting line for the game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts for much of the week, but Brian Hoyer and Andrew Luck have now both been ruled out. The contest is listed as a pick’em, though some sportsbooks have the Colts favored by one point at home.
Below are updated betting lines for all the Week 15 games ahead of the weekend. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
New York Jets (-3) at Dallas Cowboys, 41.5
Chicago Bears (+6) at Minnesota Vikings, 43
Atlanta Falcons (+3) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 49
Houston Texans (PK) at Indianapolis Colts, 41
Kansas City Chiefs (-7) at Baltimore Ravens, 41
Buffalo Bills (-1.5) at Washington Redskins, 44
Tennessee Titans (+14) at New England Patriots, 47
Arizona Cardinals (-3.5) at Philadelphia Eagles, 51
Carolina Panthers (-4.5) at New York Giants, 48
Cleveland Browns (+15) at Seattle Seahawks, 43
Green Bay Packers (-3) at Oakland Raiders, 47.5
Miami Dolphins (+1.5) at San Diego Chargers, 45.5
Denver Broncos (+6.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 44.5
Cincinnati Bengals (-5.5) at San Francisco 49ers, 40.5
Detroit Lions (+3) at New Orleans Saints, 51