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Breaking down the betting splits for NFL Week 15

We take a look three games and discuss whether the bettors are make the right picks heading into Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) passes the ball in front of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 of the NFL regular season kicked off on Thursday night with an AFC West battle between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. After that exciting overtime in which the Chargers, we got two Saturday games, featuring two of the best teams in the NFL in the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills.

As we head into another NFL Sunday, we are going to highlight three games, looking at the spread, money line, or point total, and seeing if the bettors are on the right track or not.

1. Chicago Bears (+167) vs. Minnesota Vikings

Since the Bears put quarterback Mitchell Trubisky back into the starting lineup and let running back David Montgomery run the football, Chicago has started to play better. But that didn't equal out to wins until last week when they defeated the Houston Texans to snap their six-game winning streak.

That being said, the Bears are surprisingly receiving big 82% of the action on the moneyline and 63% of the bets against the Minnesota Vikings, who beat them 19-13 earlier this season. When you take a look at that the spread, the Vikings are favorited by three points. But most the bets and action are siding with the underdog Bears. Honestly, it’s hard to trust Chicago as a ML pick due to their 1-6 record straight up.

2. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (-1)

Despite the Miami Dolphins being the better team on paper, this game is a toss-up/pick’em between the two AFC East rivals. The Patriots are coming off a disappointing 24-3 last week to the Los Angeles Rams. Then to make matters worst, New England will be without starting running back Damien Harris.

When you hear those two things and knowing how inept the Pats’ offense is, it should be a no-brainer to pick the Dolphins. But not so fast, Miami is banged up offense too as starting tight end Mike Gesicki and running back Salvon Ahmed are both questionable with injuries.

That being said, if one or neither player can go, then that hinders Miami’s offense a ton with rookie Tua Tagovailoa under center. Also, let’s not forget what Bill Belicheck did a couple of weeks ago to rookie Justin Herbert. As of right now, the Dolphins are receiving 86% of the bets and 85% of the handle.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (+6) vs. Arizona Cardinals

After upsetting one of the hottest teams in the NFL last week, the Philadelphia Eagles are receiving a good deal of action heading into Sunday’s Week 15 game versus the Cardinals. The Eagles are getting 63% of the bets and 54% of the action.

This comes as a surprise because Philadelphia is going to be without three starting members of their secondary. Without Darius Slay defending or shadowing DeAndre Hopkins, it’s going to be a long day for Philly’s secondary. I guess bettors are riding the wave of the Eagles’ offensive explosion led by rookie Jalen hurts and believe he can keep this game close.

Regardless, it should be a fun game to watch between two former Oklahoma Sooner quarterbacks.

Week 15 NFL betting splits, Sunday slate

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
CHI Bears +3 51% 56% Over 46.5 61% 69% +147 82% 63%
MIN Vikings -3 49% 44% Under 46.5 39% 31% -167 18% 37%
DET Lions +11 23% 39% Over 51.5 50% 61% +440 6% 5%
TEN Titans -11 77% 61% Under 51.5 50% 39% -560 94% 95%
HOU Texans +7.5 25% 17% Over 51.0 29% 65% +280 9% 8%
IND Colts -7.5 75% 83% Under 51.0 71% 35% -335 91% 92%
JAX Jaguars +12.5 22% 24% Over 47.5 92% 78% +575 4% 5%
BAL Ravens -12.5 78% 76% Under 47.5 8% 22% -770 96% 95%
NE Patriots +1 15% 14% Over 41.5 25% 57% +102 34% 36%
MIA Dolphins -1 85% 86% Under 41.5 75% 43% -115 66% 64%
SF 49ers -3 82% 69% Over 45.0 68% 57% -155 58% 53%
DAL Cowboys +3 18% 31% Under 45.0 32% 43% +133 42% 47%
SEA Seahawks -6 64% 65% Over 44.5 65% 73% -265 79% 80%
WAS Football Team +6 36% 35% Under 44.5 35% 27% +225 21% 20%
TB Buccaneers -6 89% 84% Over 49.5 59% 80% -250 93% 91%
ATL Falcons +6 11% 16% Under 49.5 41% 20% +215 7% 9%
NY Jets +17.5 0% 0% Over 43.5 38% 46% +1000 14% 7%
LA Rams -17.5 100% 100% Under 43.5 62% 54% -1667 86% 93%
PHI Eagles +6 54% 63% Over 49.0 76% 80% +226 61% 40%
ARI Cardinals -6 46% 37% Under 49.0 24% 20% -265 39% 60%
KC Chiefs -3 88% 89% Over 51.5 82% 93% -175 92% 89%
NO Saints +3 12% 11% Under 51.5 18% 7% +149 8% 11%
CLE Browns -6 88% 89% Over 44.0 79% 77% -250 82% 92%
NY Giants +6 12% 11% Under 44.0 21% 23% +216 18% 8%

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