Sleepy J's Top Week 15 Lookahead Line: Browns -3.5 at Giants
One of the great things about NFL football is the weather. A major snow storm is coming up the eastern seaboard, and the New York City area is scheduled to get slammed with snow. This will hurt the New York Football Giants more than any other team this weekend, and it's not even close. The Giants might only get two days of practice this entire week. It’s looking more and more likely that the Giants will not be able to practice after Wednesday afternoon, up until game day. If the Giants do practice, they might make up a practice on Saturday and that will throw a wrench into the team's routine. The Cleveland Browns, on the other hand, will be far enough away from the storm system to regroup after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The bettors will think highly of the Browns after putting up a ton of points and less of the Giants off a home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Don't look now, but Baker Mayfield and these Browns have scored 88 points in their past two games and the Giants weather/storm issues will have the bettors flocking to Cleveland at the betting window on Sunday before kickoff. I predict that this line closes at Browns -5, so make sure to get it at a better number now, before we lose any value.
Chris Dell's Top Week 15 Lookahead Line: Steelers -13 @ Bengals
I typically would never recommend betting a spread at -13 or higher for the favorite, but this is the perfect get right spot for the spiraling Pittsburgh Steelers after an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football. The Steelers get a road date with their AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals, a team that simply can't score points to keep up with any opponent these days. This is also a rematch of the teams' Week 9 contest that saw Pittsburgh demolish the Bengals 36-10 with a healthy Joe Burrow under center. Backup Brandon Allen appears day-to-day with a bone bruise, but even in a plus matchup against the Dallas Cowboys this past week, he could only help muster 7 total points. Pittsburgh's alpha wideout Diontae Johnson was benched for the first half of the Steelers' Week 14 game against the Bills due to an egregious amount of drops (he currently leads the league in that category), and the defense was equally embarrassed after allowing Buffalo to drain the clock and kneel the ball for a victory despite there being 7+ minutes remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter before the final drive. Look for the Steelers defense to tee off against the NFL's worst offensive line in this dream spot, as well as Diontae, Big Ben and company to bounce back in a major way offensively. Get this at -13 before it goes up to -13.5, -14 or higher. The Steelers might not be "for real," but they are still light years better than my lowly Cincinnati Bungals. This could be a similar "get right" spot to Seattle's 40-3 trouncing of the Jets in Week 14.