NFL Week 15 Betting Preview, Best Bets, and Analysis
We have officially entered the home stretch of the NFL season as there are only four weeks of action left from now until January when the NFL Playoffs begin. Our Week 15 Betting Preview will highlight where you can find some of the early betting market value for plenty of sides as all 32 teams have completed their bye weeks and are active this coming weekend. We now have Saturday NFL action back once again with college football entering bowl season, therefore doubling down on many of your football-watching-intake coming up next weekend.
All three Saturday games in Week 15 of the NFL include some pivotal games for playoff seeding, with the Vikings heading into Cincinnati, the Steelers traveling to Indianapolis, and the Lions hosting the Broncos in Detroit. With plenty on the line, it will be interesting to see where these lines end up and how we can capitalize on early market movements now rather than miss out on the value later. We are on a roll currently, with the Early Best Bets article now hitting a 9-2-1 record over the last six weeks, and look to keep it rolling in Week 15. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Twitter @AndyHHSports for more NFL betting plays and discussion throughout the week. Without further ado, let’s get this show on the road!
Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals
Saturday, 1:00 PM EST
*Odds as of Sunday 10:00 PM EST
The Jake Browning show has officially arrived as the Josh Dobbs show departs from the marquee spot of which backup quarterback can fill in the best as their franchise continues to push on for a spot in the 2024 NFL Playoffs. Now the two backups face off in a matchup that holds big playoff implications for both sides. With how both teams are trending right now, I think there is clearly a side that might continue to be bet up throughout the week as we get closer to Saturday.
The Bengals are trending in the right direction as Jake Browning continues to show out in place of Joe Burrow who is out for the rest of the season. With Tee Higgins also back in the lineup, Browning has the best receiving core in the league at his disposal with Joe Mixon continuing to find his stride a bit better over the last couple of weeks as well. Browning is averaging 285 passing yards a game over his last three outings, paired with a 79.3% completion percentage that ranks him above Brock Purdy, Tua Tagovailoa, and Dak Prescott by almost 10%.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are trending in the opposite direction. The Vikings are now 3-2 in the Josh Dobbs era, but are 1-2 in their last three only averaging 10 points per game as a team. Dobbs was benched for Nick Mullens in their 3-0 victory this weekend against the Raiders, a defense that has looked better than the last couple of seasons but still leave some room for improvement. Justin Jefferson went down in his first game back in action and seems to be injured again, while Minnesota also cannot get the running game going which would be one way to take down a Cincy defense that ranks in the bottom quarter of the league in several defensive rushing categories.
I like the Bengals in this spot to cover the three points and the hook, and expect this spread to move to four or more as the week goes along. The Bengals offense has continued to look solid, and with quarterback once again coming into question for Minnesota, I am not sure they will have much time to sort through their issues on a short week.
The Play: Bengals -3.5 (-110) – 1 Unit
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