Week 15 NFL Point Spread Winning Picks: Tricky Weeks Coming

Thomas MorelandSenior Writer IDecember 17, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16:  Defensive tackle Marcus Stroud #99 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates after the Jags sacked quarterback Joey Harrington #13 of the Atlanta Falcons at Alltel Stadium on September 16, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars defeated the Falcons 13-7.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Indy has clinched the division and home field through the playoffs. Coupled with a short week and travel, expect a small mental letdown.

The Jags must keep winning or crack the barn door open, for other teams to slip in, and ruin a nice comeback season from the previous year. I took the Jags in a small upset in this one. You get 6.5 points. This was  the right pick, as Indy wins 35-31.

Those Vegas guys are good.  But I 'M BETTER. LOL The line was 6.5 and Indy wins by four. Now I really like the next pick with New Orleans bashing Dallas and giving that division to a deserving Eagle team.

New Orleans will keep Dallas skidding out of control in December, like a car on black ice, cliffs on both sides. Seven is the number and New Orleans shows the team in control in 2009/2010.

New England has Buffalo and is favored by seven. Brady should outscore this team by a couple of touchdowns.

Arizona will handle Detroit easily and win by the required 12 points.

Tennessee has a chance to put a dent in Miami's post season hopes, and will win this game at home.

Kansas City will have enough offense to overcome the one good player Cleveland has and will cover two at home in a game you can probably nap to.

Houston has pride and not much else to play for this season, as they host the Rams. Matt Schaub should score enough by halftime to put this game away. Houston by a couple touchdowns.

The Jets must beat a talented, but injury depleted Atlanta team to stay in playoff talks. The Jets can win this one with defense and very few turnovers. Heavy doses of Thomas Jones. Jets by six.

Philadelphia will be a tough out in December at home. Sorry San Francisco, You won.t win this one. Nine points seems like it might be a high number, but fear not.

The Ravens handle Chicago by the 11 points, and must win out to make the playoffs.

Denver is favored against Oakland by 14. Huh?  The Raiders will keep in this game. What's up with 14?  I got to take the Raiders and the points in this one.

San Diego has a rough situation trying to hammer a team, who lost Chris Henry suddenly in a tragic death, plus all the struggle after another death this season to another close friend of the team.

Cincinnati will have to travel, and the emotion of a team dedication to Henry for the rest of the season, will maybe carry them through the first half of this game.

San Diego will pull away quickly in the second half and get the Bengals back home. San Diego wins by around 10.

I have Pittsburgh to shock everyone with a win this week over the Packers. Despite the Steelers losing five in a row. All they have to do is win, baby. One point is the number.

Seattle will handle Tampa Bay at home. The spread is seven. Seattle could reach 6-8 with a win at home.

Minnesota plays an injury ridden Carolina team, that will tiptoe around in an effort to not get hurt in a meaningless game for them. The Vikings are simply tuning up for the playoffs at this point. Nine is reasonable with the way Carolina has played this season.

The Giants are clinging to playoff hope and will handle Washington, who has looked a bit better lately. The shine, however is worn dull in this rivalry, with a lack of talent to compete at a high level on the Redskin teams of late.

Good luck to all in this weeks games. I am 112-94 against the line this season. Not the best of seasons, but not a losing season, as far as if you were betting on these games.

A good finish would help, in these last three weeks. At a bet of 100 dollars per game, you would be ahead this season 860 dollars. At 1000 per game, you'd be up 8600 dollars, and at 10 dollars per game, a whopping 86 bucks.

Betting on as many games as possible is more fun, and your odds, as you make intelligent picks, are much safer with multiple single game bets then trying a big bet on a sure thing, that  messes up quite often.

Have a great week.

Thomas [NFL Mikee ]Moreland