Teams are scrambling to make the playoffs as we enter mid-December play. NFL Week 15 odds show plenty of tight point spreads including the Steelers +2.5 at Panthers -2.5, Lions +1.5 at Jets -1.5, Patriots +2 at Raiders -2, Cardinals +2 at Broncos -2 and the Bengals -3.5 at Buccaneers +3.5. Here we will dish out a full betting guide for the fifteenth week of the season where bettors can compare lines from top sportsbooks.
NFL Week 15 odds
View NFL Week 15 odds from the top sportsbooks in the US below. Compare point spread prices as well as moneylines and totals.
NFL Week 15 betting lines
Early NFL Week 15 odds have been released, setting up plenty of opportunities for sharp bettors to grab what could prove to be different lines by kickoff. Here are betting previews of all the games with the best NFL Week 15 odds available listed next to each team name.
49ers -3 at Seahawks
The 49ers covered the -3 spread as they beat the Seahawks, 21-13.
Colts +3.5 at Vikings
The Vikings pulled off the greatest comeback in the NFL history but for betting purposes, the Colts covered +3.5 in a wild 39-36 overtime game.
Ravens at Browns -3
Baltimore was only able to muster 3 points in a 13-3 loss at the Browns. Cleveland covered the -3 spread. The total went under the 39 point projected number.
Dolphins +7 at Bills
The Bills edged the Dolphins, 32-29, but Miami was able to cover the +7 spread. This game went well over the 45-point total.
Falcons at Saints
The Falcons were off in Week 14 and used the idle week to make a switch at quarterback from veteran Marcus Mariota to rookie Desmond Ridder. The Saints were also on bye in Week 14 following a heartbreaking last-second loss to the Buccaneers to close out Week 13.
How much of the playbook Ridder immediately gains access to remains to be seen, and it’s worth noting the Falcons were passing at the league’s second-lowest rate (43.97%) under Mariota. Atlanta narrowly lost to New Orleans back in Week 1 when Jameis Winston authored a miracle comeback for the Saints, and Ridder will have to contend with a tough secondary that could have Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) back in action and that allows only 195 passing yards per home game.
The Saints will continue with Andy Dalton under center in Week 15 despite their 4-9 record. New Orleans is actually still in play for the NFC South crown with that unsightly mark, as the division has been a wasteland this season. The Saints should also be about as healthy as they can be on the offensive side of the ball at this point of the year in terms of their major skill-position players, and they’ll enjoy a great matchup against a Falcons team surrendering the third-most total yards per game (393.5).
With Ridder on tap for his first pro start, the Falcons are four-point underdogs when looking at NFL Week 15 odds.
Eagles at Bears
The Eagles continued rolling along Sunday, handing the Giants a 48-22 walloping for their NFL-best 12th win. The Bears were idle in Week 14 following a 28-19 home loss to the Packers in Week 13.
Philadelphia continues to look bulletproof on offense, where Jalen Hurts can hurt teams with both his arm and legs and where Miles Sanders offers an explosive alternative on the ground when called upon. Even the loss of Dallas Goedert (knee) for the time being hasn’t served to slow down Philly, and they’ll now face a Bears squad that’s yielding 367.7 total yards per game over the last three and that’s been highly susceptible on the ground all season.
On the other side, Justin Fields’ previously ailing shoulder should be in a lot better shape with the week off, but he’ll have a stingy matchup through the air versus an Eagles defense that’s shut down opposing passing attacks all season. However, he could certainly make inroads with his elite rushing ability, considering Philly has surrendered nearly seven yards per rush attempt to quarterbacks and 130.3 rushing yards per road game overall.
Even with the potentially tough Soldier Field late-season environment factoring in, Philly is up to a nine-point road favorite when looking at NFL Week 15 odds.
Lions at Jets
The Lions continued their remarkable ascent Sunday with a 34-23 win over the division-rival Vikings. The Jets, a surprise squad in their own right, fought hard but came up short on the road to the Bills, 20-12.
Jared Goff continues to play the best football of his career and at a critical time of year to boot, with the veteran now having put together back-to-back 300-yard multi-touchdown efforts. In contrast, Detroit’s running game continues to be difficult to figure out from game to game, but the ground attack may indeed be the best route for the Lions to take in this matchup. The Jets’ Sauce Gardner-helmed secondary has given up only 189.8 passing yards per home game at a 59.3 percent completion rate.
New York will continue to move forward with Mike White provided he’s able to overcome the rib injuries he suffered in Sunday’s loss on a pair of especially hard hits. White even was hospitalized briefly postgame but is expected to be ready for this interconference showdown, one in which he could certainly find some success versus a Lions secondary that’s giving up 263.4 passing yards per contest after allowing over 400 to Kirk Cousins on Sunday. New York’s talented three-headed backfield of Zonovan Knight, Michael Carter and Ty Johnson could be in for a stiffer challenge, as Detroit’s run defense has made significant improvement in recent weeks.
This line is one of the most intriguing of the slate, sitting at anywhere from Lions +1 to -1 as the week begins.
Steelers at Panthers
The Steelers played competitively yet again in Week 14 before falling to the Ravens, 16-14, in a game that saw Kenny Pickett enter concussion protocol. The Panthers continued their recent surge under interim coach Steve Wilks with an impressive 30-24 win in Seattle.
The Steelers will likely have to turn to Mitchell Trubisky if Pickett can’t go Sunday, and the veteran quarterback threw for 276 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions versus Baltimore on Sunday. Whoever is under center will have to contend with an improving Carolina defense in this matchup, however, as the Panthers have surrendered the fourth-lowest total yards per game (280.3) in the last three contests.
The Panthers continued to get it done with an effective mix of a strong running game and defense, and this matchup therefore sets up well by the numbers. The Steelers are allowing 128.9 rushing yards per road contest, and Carolina finished with 223 rushing yards at 4.8 yards per carry against Seattle. Sam Darnold is being managed carefully over his first two games back in the starting role, but the matchup against a Pittsburgh defense yielding 261 passing yards per contest is also favorable.
With both teams very evenly matched, the Panthers are just 2.5-point home favorites when looking at NFL Week 15 odds.
Cowboys at Jaguars
The Cowboys had way more trouble than expected with the Texans before prevailing with a last-minute score Sunday, 27-23. The Jaguars surprised the Titans on the road, toppling Tennessee with a 36-22 score.
The Cowboys’ difficulties Sunday notwithstanding, Dallas naturally remains a very talented team that just added veteran T.Y. Hilton to its ranks on Monday in an apparent sign there will be no signing of Odell Beckham. The matchup against the Jaguars is always tougher when playing at their place, as Jacksonville is giving up just under 67 total yards per game fewer at home (327.6) than on the road (394.4). The Cowboys have actually been a bit more productive offensively when traveling, however, recording 364.8 total yards per road contest.
Trevor Lawrence has undoubtedly grown by leaps and bounds in the second season, and that was clearly evident in Sunday’s win when he threw for a career-high 368 yards and three touchdowns while adding a fourth score on the ground. Lawrence now gets a big boost in competition, however, as Trevon Diggs and company are surrendering the second-fewest passing yards per road game (180.8) and have picked off 11 passes overall.
Despite the tough road environment, the Cowboys are 4.5-to-5.5-point favorites as the week begins.
Chiefs at Texans
The Chiefs went into Denver and had to fight their way to a 34-28 road victory in Week 14. The Texans gave the Cowboys all they could handle on the road before succumbing, 27-23.
Patrick Mahomes threw three interceptions to help keep the Broncos in the game, but he also generated his eighth 300-yard effort of the season. KC’s preferred method of attack – through Mahomes’ prolific arm – isn’t the best way to get after the Texans, but Isiah Pacheco has now quietly logged double-digit carries in five consecutive games and put together an 80-394-4 line on the ground in the process. The rookie also got the game-clinching first down with some very tough running Sunday, and he’ll now take aim at a Texans defense allowing an NFL-high 173.7 rushing yards per home contest.
The Texans interestingly utilized a combination of Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel under center Sunday, and they nearly pulled off a win with the unique arrangement in place. Mills still handled the bulk of snaps and appears likely to do the same in this contest, but he may be without star rookie running back Dameon Pierce, who was forced out early against the Cowboys with an ankle issue.
Despite the fact they’re on the road and Houston showed plenty of fight Sunday, KC is still a two-touchdown favorite when examining NFL Week 15 odds.
Cardinals at Broncos
The Cardinals will be without Kyler Murray for the foreseeable future after the QB was injured in a 27-13 loss to the Patriots Monday night. The Broncos, meanwhile, fought valiantly at home against the Chiefs on Sunday before dropping a 30-24 decision.
Colt McCoy was serviceable in relief of Murray, throwing for 246 yards, but the veteran could not find the end zone and thew one pick. The Broncos will be hoping to build on what passes for a positive in Denver during this forgettable season, namely, a competitive game against a top-tier squad. In a fitting testament of what type of 2022 it’s been, Russell Wilson was playing his best game of the year – he’d thrown for 247 yards and three touchdowns – before suffering a concussion that knocked him out for the remainder of the game and naturally leaves him very questionable for this contest. Brett Rypien would step in for a spot start should Wilson have to sit out against a Cardinals squad that went into Monday night allowing only 201.7 passing yards per road game.
Patriots at Raiders
The Patriots snapped a two-game losing skid with a 27-13 win over the Cardinals. New England’s defense was stout against Arizona, shutting out the Colt McCoy-led offense in the second half. The Raiders opened the Week 14 slate with a shocking 17-16 loss to the debuting Baker Mayfield on the Rams on Thursday night, snapping their three-game winning streak in the process.
Pats QB Mac Jones was mediocre against the Cardinals, throwing for 235 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT. New England had 103 total yards rushing against Arizona despite losing top back Rhamondre Stevenson early in the game.
Derek Carr appears to finally be getting comfortable in new head coach Josh McDaniels’ offense, but the challenge in this matchup will be overcoming Bill Belichick’s intimate knowledge of McDaniels’ playcalling tendencies. New England has also been extremely difficult to run against on the road, and if the Pats can somehow manage to at least slow Josh Jacobs down to an appreciable extent, it could make life difficult on Carr and Davante Adams.
Titans at LA Chargers
The Titans continued a worrisome late-season slide Sunday, falling to the Jaguars by a 36-22 score. The Chargers surprisingly manhandled the high-octane Dolphins offense despite missing safety Derwin James on their way to a 23-17 win that wasn’t as close as the final score implies.
The Titans have already jettisoned their general manager, but there appear to be deeper problems, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Tennessee’s offense also looked to be somewhat short of hitting on all cylinders Sunday without rookie Treylon Burks (concussion), but the talented wideout should be able to clear protocol ahead of this game. The Bolts’ secondary continue its excellent play despite James’ absence Sunday night, however, so a healthy dose of Derrick Henry against a defense that gives up 147 rushing yards per game overall could definitely be in order.
Justin Herbert was in top form Sunday night versus the Dolphins, throwing for 367 yards and a touchdown. The matchup was favorable versus Miami, but it’s downright outstanding against the Titans. Tennessee has offset being one of the toughest teams to run against in the league on the road by allowing an NFL-high 303.3 passing yards per contest when traveling. With Mike Williams returning healthy on Sunday night, Herbert now has a full arsenal of weapons to work with offensively.
With both teams having had trouble with consistency at times, the Chargers are just 3-point home favorites when looking at NFL Week 15 odds.
Bengals at Buccaneers
The Bengals continued to impressively overcome injuries to key players in a divisional clash Sunday, as they toppled the Browns by a 23-10 score despite Tee Higgins injuring his hamstring in pregame warmups and Tyler Body suffering a dislocated finger on the first pass thrown his way. The Buccaneers looked like a team just going through the motions in a visit to the 49ers, taking a 35-7 thumping.
The statuses of Higgins and Boyd will naturally be important to monitor this week, but Joe Burrow impressively managed to make do without both, with a healthy Joe Mixon and Ja’Marr Chase certainly lending a hand. If the Buccaneers are still down starting safeties Antoine Winfield and Mike Edwards for this game, it will certainly go a long way toward making Burrow’s life easier irrespective of who he has available to him.
The Bucs are probably about at their wit’s end when it comes to their offense, which just can’t seem to fully click regardless of opponent. Tom Brady is still putting up solid numbers most weeks, but he predictably took his share of hits against the Niners’ relentless pass rush and while playing without his standout right tackle Tristan Wirfs (ankle). Cincinnati isn’t anywhere near as adept at getting to the quarterback and the Bengals have allowed a so-so 231.6 passing yards per road game, so perhaps the future Hall of Fame quarterback will have a better opportunity for success in this critical home game.
Given the different directions both teams are headed in, the Bengals are unsurprisingly 3.5-point road favorites.
Giants at Commanders
The Giants got a home humbling at the hands of the best team in the league Sunday, as they fell to the Eagles by a 48-22 score. The Commanders were off in Week 14 after playing to a 20-20 tie against the Giants in Week 13.
New York fell behind by a 21-0 score before even looking like they’d shown up for the game Sunday, perhaps a worrisome sign for Brian Daboll’s squad. Only the Week 13 tie for the Commanders, one in which the G-Men blew a second-half lead, is preventing New York from coming into this primetime matchup with a four-game losing streak. However, the Giants remain very much in the mix of the NFC wild-card picture and have an identical 7-5-1 mark to Washington, so this game is one where recent performances may well be thrown out the window.
The Commanders will proceed with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback coming out of the bye as coach Ron Rivera had promised, despite Carson Wentz being healthy enough following his finger surgery to be activated from injured reserve Monday. Wentz will serve as Heinicke’s backup for the time being, but the biggest key to this matchup may well be rookie running back Brian Robinson, and to a lesser extent, backfield mate Antonio Gibson. New York was gashed by Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders on Sunday and is now allowing 195.7 rushing yards per game in the last three contests.
The Commanders are up to 4.5-point home favorites when looking at NFL Week 15 odds.
LA Rams at Packers
The Rams opened the Week 14 slate with a rare positive in what has been a forgettable title-defense season, with new arrival Baker Mayfield leading Los Angeles to a wild comeback win over the Raiders two days after arriving in town. The Packers had a much-needed week off in Week 14 following a 28-19 win over the Bears at Soldier Field in Week 13.
It remains to be seen whether Mayfield can carry over the momentum from Thursday’s win into this second straight primetime contest, but at least he’ll have had a solid amount of time to acclimate to his new team’s playbook. Mayfield showed some instant chemistry with Ben Skowronek and Tutu Atwell in particular on Thursday, and he threw the game-winning touchdown to Van Jefferson. The matchup through the air versus Green Bay will be a lot tougher than that against Vegas, but Mayfield could have the benefit of some balance if Cam Akers and Kyren Williams can exploit a Green Bay defense that has yielded a whopping 202 rushing yards per game in the last three.
Aaron Rodgers will hope he can also stay hot after a strong showing in his last game. The legendary signal-caller helped to secure the win over the Bears with a fourth-quarter touchdown to Christian Watson, and he’ll now face a Rams defense that’s been a sieve against the pass on the road despite the presence of Jalen Ramsey (272.2 PYPG allowed). L.A. could have Aaron Donald back from his sprained ankle for this game, which would certainly help in the pass-rush department and also possibly help bring down the 124 rushing yards per game the Rams have allowed in the last three contests.
Even factoring in their own struggles this season, the Packers are up to eight-point home favorites in NFL Week 15 odds.
How point spreads are changing
Here we will look at how point spreads are changing from when they were initially released to where they most recently stand. Here are how the lines are changing throughout this week.
|Date||NFL Week 15 Odds: December 11||NFL Week 15 Odds: December 12||NFL Week 15 Odds: December 18|
|Thursday, December 15||49ers -3.5 at Seahawks +3.5||49ers -3.5 at Seahawks +3.5||OTB|
|Saturday, December 17||Colts +4.5 at Vikings -4.5||Colts +4.5 at Vikings -4.5||OTB|
|Saturday, December 17||Ravens +3 at Browns -3||Ravens +2.5 at Browns -2.5||OTB|
|Saturday, December 17||Cowboys -6 at Jaguars +6||Cowboys -6 at Jaguars +6||Cowboys -4 at Jaguars +4|
|Sunday, December 18||Steelers +2 at Panthers -2||Steelers +2 at Panthers -2||Steelers +2.5 at Panthers -2.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Chiefs -14 at Texans +14||Chiefs -14 at Texans +14||Chiefs -14.5 at Texans +14.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Lions +1 at Jets -1||Lions +1 at Jets -1||Lions +1.5 at Jets -1.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Falcons +4 at Saints -4||Falcons +4 at Saints -4||Falcons +4 at Saints -4|
|Sunday, December 18||Eagles -9 at Bears +9||Eagles -9 at Bears +9||Eagles -8.5 at Bears +8.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Patriots +1 at Raiders -1||Patriots +1 at Raiders -1||Patriots +2 at Raiders -2|
|Sunday, December 18||Bengals -3 at Buccaneers +3||Bengals -3 at Buccaneers +3||Bengals -3.5 at Buccaneers +3|
|Sunday, December 18||Giants +4 at Commanders -4||Giants +4 at Commanders -4||Giants +4.5 at Commanders -4.5|
|Monday, December 19||Rams +8 at Packers -8||Rams +8 at Packers -8||Rams +7 at Packers -7|
And here are the initial lines from last week.
|Date||NFL Week 15 Odds: Spreads||NFL Week 15 Odds: Moneylines||NFL Week 15 Odds: Totals|
|Thursday, December 15||49ers -1 at Seahawks +1||49ers -120 at Seahawks +100||41.5|
|Saturday, December 17||Colts +5.5 at Vikings -5.5||Colts +190 at Vikings -225||46.5|
|Saturday, December 17||Ravens +3 at Browns -3||Ravens +135 at Browns -155||42|
|Sunday, December 18||Dolphins +7.5 at Bills -7.5||Dolphins +280 at Bills -340||47.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Falcons +3 at Saints -3||Falcons +145 at Saints -170||42|
|Sunday, December 18||Cowboys -6 at Jaguars +6||Cowboys -255 at Jaguars +215||45.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Lions +3 at Jets -3||Lions +140 at Jets -165||50|
|Sunday, December 18||Eagles -7.5 at Bears +7.5||Eagles -350 at Bears +290||48|
|Sunday, December 18||Chiefs -14 at Texans +14||Chiefs -850 at Texans +600||46.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Steelers -2.5 at Panthers +2.5||Steelers -145 at Panthers +125||40|
|Sunday, December 18||Patriots +2 at Raiders -2||Patriots +110 at Raiders -130||45|
|Sunday, December 18||Cardinals +1 at Broncos -1||Cardinals +100 at Broncos -120||39|
|Sunday, December 18||Bengals -2.5 at Buccaneers +2.5||Bengals -135 at Buccaneers +115||42.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Titans +2 at Chargers -2||Titans +110 at Chargers -130||45.5|
|Sunday, December 18||Giants +4 at Commanders -4||Giants +170 at Commanders -200||40|
|Monday, December 19||Rams +9 at Packers -9||Rams +330 at Packers -410||41|