NFL Week 14 was a bit of a letdown after recent weeks for dog-or-pass bettors. But it was still an OK weekend here in the Tuley’s Takes home office, as we went 4-0 ATS on the VSiN CFB Best Bets page. And even though NFL favorites went 10-6 ATS on the weekend, we still didn’t do badly as we managed to go 3-2 or 2-3 with most of our contest entries and 3-5 ATS with our picks in this column. With favorites faring so well overall, we’ll take that.
Let’s get to NFL Week 15, with a full slate of 16 games starting with a Thursday nighter and adding two Saturday games for good measure. I’m afraid of jinxing myself, but Week 15 has been very good to me over the years. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I’d like to think it’s because this seems to be the time of year when oddsmakers and bettors have totally dismissed some teams while overrating others. So we often see point spreads out of whack — and we could have five double-digit spreads this week, especially if the public continues to bet some of these higher. Per usual, I’ll give my takes on each game. Even if I don’t have an opinion I think warrants a bet, I’ll include my pool plays, giving my level of confidence for SU and ATS contests, especially for those of us who have pools in which we have to make picks on every game.