Published on: 19th December, 2009
NFL Betting – Week 15 Picks
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Sports Betting Odds: Patriots -7
The New England Patriots have been under a storm of criticism this week with most of it being directed at star wide receiver Randy Moss. Moss had a bad game against the Carolina Panthers last week and there has been no shortage of pundits, fans and players ready to pile on.
Last week, members of the Panthers defense took shots. This week, former receivers Cris Carter and Jerry Rice took their turn. The truth of the matter is that Moss might actually be hurt right now, which would explain some of the lazy play.
Nonetheless, Moss’ play probably won’t come in question this week as the Patriots face the Buffalo Bills. The Bills lead the NFL with 25 interceptions but they have the league’s worst run defense, so it’s very likely that the Patriots plan their attack via the ground game initially.
The Bills offense has been better with Ryan Fitzpatrick running the show but realistically, this is not one of the better units in the NFL. Fitzpatrick has just 186 total passing yards in his last two games combined. If the Patriots are at all on their game, they’ll win this contest fairly easily.
Bet Jamaica Review Pick: Patriots -7
Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos
NFL Betting Line: Broncos -14
The Oakland Raiders will be without starting quarterback Bruce Gradkowski this week and they’ve opted for No. 3 quarterback, Charlie Frye instead of JaMarcus Russell as their starter.
Russell came into the game last week and played just over a two quarters worth of action and still found enough time to throw an interception, fumble and get sacked six times. While Frye may not be much of a better option than Russell, he also can’t be much worse.
The Broncos are the biggest favorite on the board this week and considering they are playing the Raiders, it’s easy to see why. The Raiders only path to victory is to have a really good effort on the ground from their stable of running backs but the Broncos defense won’t allow it – especially at home.
Look for Kyle Orton and company to play smart football and let the Raiders make mistakes. The Broncos will move the ball down the field, take the easy points and play defense.
NFL Prediction: Broncos -14