Jeff Reinebold's NFL Week 15 Betting Tips & Preview
Jeff Reinebold looks at some Saturday games before previewing a classic divisional rivalry.
What’s up, guys? Great to be talking ball as always! I brought you a $5 winning tip last week, I’ll try and do the same this time around!
I’m going to look at the two games that are Saturday night (US) – It’s a rare occurrence to get NFL games on a Saturday but with the college season wrapping up, you’ll be able to get games on both days of the weekend.
Houstan Texans @ New York Jets
Firstly, we have the Texans travelling to New York to take on the Jets. Sam Darnold has been questionable to play and in my mind, if he is, he needs to be out on that field.
It’s the only way that he’ll be able to develop and keep on developing as a QB and these reps early on in his career will teach him all the ins and outs of what it takes to have a long career in the NFL.
But at this stage, it plays into the Texans’ hands. They will be hurting from having their streak broken by the Colts last week and they could well take out all that frustration on the team in green.
The line is set at six points and I really like the look of the Texans on that spread.
Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos
Next up, we have the Browns going to Denver to take on the Broncos. By the way, just how fun is this Cleveland team to watch? They’re a young side with big plays in them, and the likes of Chubb and Mayfield make them always feature on the highlight reels right now.
For Denver, this is a huge game where you need to get the job done or see your season slip away. That goes double for Vance Joseph because if they don’t make the playoffs, I think he will be out of a job. Remember that this was a Super Bowl winning team three years ago, and the decline is noticeable.
Case Keenum will need to rally the troops but for me, he won’t be the man to lead the team going forward. He will put you close to glory but I don’t think he has enough to get the team to that next level. Having said that, I think the Denver team as a whole are better than the Browns, although the Broncos miss Emannuel Sanders terribly.
With Mile High a tough place to go and that crucial home field advantage, I say that the Broncos have just enough to beat the Browns in a close game.
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Finally, the Bears take on the Packers and this should be brutal, and special! Packers fans are still talking about running the table and making the playoffs – Well, if they do that then Joe Philbin may well be Head Coach permanently.
The one person would be happy about that in my mind is Aaron Rodgers, because there seems to be a great rapport between the two. The pair of them will know what a tough game lies ahead of them, but I think it will be one that is too much for them and the franchise to overcome.
The Bears have that emotional maturity right now – people like Khalil Mack are exuding confidence and letting the whole squad know what it takes to not only win but keep winning.
The Vikings are breathing down their necks, but Chicago is in the zone right now and their momentum gained by beating the Rams will see them through this one. Not only that, I think they will win on the six-point spread.