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NFL Week 15: How the Betting Sites See It

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This week it is all about Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. If the Cardinals want to make a push this is the week they have to start getting wins.

Only three weeks remain in the NFL regular season and there is still a lot to be decided before we head into the playoffs in 2021.

The Kansas City Chiefs clinched their fifth consecutive AFC West title by defeating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and the reigning Super Bowl champions are the 15/8 favorites to retain the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February.

Their opponents on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints, are also guaranteed to be playing football in January and are 8/1 to win the Super Bowl, just a slightly bigger price than the second-favorites, the Green Bay Packers.

The Saints have been given a three-point start in the point spread market against Kansas City, and there is still no word on when Drew Brees will return.

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field but despite back-to-back defeats, Mike Tomlin’s team is locked in to the postseason. 

Having been as short as 9/2 for the Super Bowl before their losses against the Washington Football Team and Buffalo Bills, the Steelers are now 12/1 to win their first championship since 2008.

Whether you are betting in Canada, the US, or elsewhere, you should shop around for the best odds to ensure you get the best value.

In the same price range are the Los Angeles Rams who are 16.5-point favorites versus the 0-13 New York Jets this weekend, and a Bills team that will play the Broncos in Denver on Saturday.

Momentum is with the Bills after their 26-15 triumph over the Steelers, and while Patrick Mahomes is odds-on to win the MVP award, Buffalo’s Josh Allen is third in the betting behind him and Aaron Rodgers.

Like the Steelers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drifted in the Super Bowl betting, and having been 5/1 last month, the consensus price on most betting sites is now 14/1.

Tom Brady and his team travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons this week and the Bucs are favored by six points as per the online sportsbooks.

One of the most interesting matchups on Sunday afternoon sees the Seattle Seahawks take on Washington at FedEx Field. The Seattle offense is one of the best in the league, but the same can be said about the Washington defense which has been given a lift by the outstanding rookie, Chase Young.

The 9-4 Seahawks, 14/1 for the Super Bowl, are on the cusp of securing their playoff berth but Washington is also very much in the mix and can take a step closer to the NFC East title with a win, which is priced at 2/1 on the money line.

It hasn’t quite been the season that the Baltimore Ravens wanted this year, but the victory over the Cleveland Browns on Monday night could be the catalyst they needed.

Last year’s MVP Lamar Jackson looked back to his best, and he’ll have another opportunity to strut his stuff as the Ravens face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and Baltimore is a 12.5-point favorite.

There is a 20/1 quote available on Baltimore to win the Super Bowl and given that it was less than half of that pre-season, that could be a value bet.

Many eyeballs will be on the Philadelphia Eagles vs Arizona Cardinals game as Philly’s rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts attempts to follow his win over the Saints with another impressive success.

Kyler Murray was a strong contender for MVP a matter of weeks ago, but their three losses in the last four games make it crucial that they beat the Eagles – which they are 2/5 to do – and stay in the playoff hunt.

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