As the NFL season chugs along, we are seeing the playoff pieces begin to fall in place. The Philadelphia Eagles became the first team to clinch a playoff spot after winning this past weekend, while the Denver Broncos were the latest to be eliminated from playoff contention. We are probably going to see more teams clinch this weekend, as well as a few more falling out of contention, but it really does look as though the races in both conferences are going to be going all the way down to the wire. With 4 weeks remaining, we are going to try and close out the regular season on a high, so let’s see if we can pick some winners in Week 15, starting with our ATS NFL Betting picks for the week.
Week 15 ATS Betting Picks | 2022 NFL Odds & Predictions
San Francisco 49ers (-3 ½) at Seattle Seahawks
Let’s get the ball rolling with the Thursday night game that has massive playoff implications. The 49ers come into this one knowing that they can clinch the West with a win over the Seahawks. Despite the fact that the 49ers are now down to their 3rd string QB, they are continually finding ways to win, including a blowout win over the Bucs this past weekend, with Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, outgunning Tom Brady. The 49ers have now won 6 in a row to get to 9-4, while the Seahawks have now sunk below the playoff line. I like the 49ers to continue rolling here with the win and the cover.
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings (-4)
Speaking of teams being officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Indianapolis Colts might be the next to join that list. They are at 4-8 on the season and have now lost each of their last 3 games. They have also struggled to cover the spread, going just 2-5 ATS over their last 7 games. This is another tough one, as they hit the road to face a Minnesota Vikings team who need just 1 win to clinch the NFC North. The Vikings have now covered in each of their last 7 games versus teams from the AFC, so there is a lot to like about them here. I like the Vikings to get the win and cover on Saturday.
Cincinnati Bengals (-3 ½) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In every player’s life, there comes a time when age take a toll. While you cannot place the current demise solely on the shoulders of Tom Brady, you do have to say that he has looked mortal at times this season. Tampa is 6-7 on the season, but they are feeling the Carolina Panthers breathing down their necks in the South. If they don’t win the division, there is a better than average chance that they will miss the playoffs. It’s another tough one this week, as they take on a Bengals team that is now rolling after winning 5 in a row. During that run, the Bengals have covered the spread in every game and are 10-2 ATS in their last 10 road outings.