The NFL regular season is winding down, and with only a few weeks to go, every game is crucial. There are plenty of playoff and divisional races still in flux, and any underdog upsets would have severe impacts.
There are certain favorites that should not be crossed, as some teams have found a groove and should cruise to victories. However, every week there are plenty of underdogs who either cover or pull off the upsets on the moneyline. Here are the 5 best underdog picks of Week 15. Odds are provided by Bookmaker.eu.
Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5)
Our pick: Chargers +3.5 or +160
The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, but they are going up against a team this week that is just as impressive. The Chargers will be on the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs, who are in the driver’s seat to finish as the No. 1 seed in the AFC heading into the postseason. The Chiefs are banged up on offense, and that is a concern against such a good opponent. Kansas City is the home team but the 3.5 points it is favored by is too high. Take the Chargers to cover this spread and they are also an option as the +160 underdog on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Baltimore Raven (-8)
Our pick: Bucs +8
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled through a tough year, but they have at least shown the ability to stick close to their opponents. This is a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 15. Baltimore is a good team but the Bucs have enough firepower on offense to hang around. The Buccaneers are an 8-point underdog and that spread is too large. Take Tampa Bay to cover.
Tennessee Titans vs New York Giants (-2.5)
Our pick: Titans +125
The Tennessee Titans are on the road this week and are part of one of the most surprising lines of the week. The New York Giants have been surging lately and are actually 2.5-point favorites. The Titans might be on the road but they are the clearly superior team. Don’t even worry about the spread in this one. Tennessee pays off at +125 on the moneyline and it is a great moneyline choice as the underdog.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Los Angeles Rams (-9)
Our pick: Eagles +9
The Philadelphia Eagles have not resembled the Super Bowl team that they were one season ago but the oddsmakers have overreached in their matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. There is no doubt Los Angeles is one of the best teams in the NFL but the spread for this one looks high as it is set at nine points. Philly is on the road but should be able to keep this one close and cover the spread.
Miami Dolphins vs Minnesota Vikings
Our pick: Dolphins +7
While the previous underdogs are worthy of consideration, there is one that stands out the most in Week 15. The Miami Dolphins are coming off an improbable win over the New England Patriots but the oddsmakers still aren’t impressed. Miami is 7-6 on the season but is a 7-point road underdog this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota’s offense is having some issues, so much so that the team’s offensive coordinator was fired on Monday.
The Dolphins have a negative point-differential so they are not as talented as their record suggests, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill is playing well and should be able to keep his team in the game. It’s too much to ask for Miami to come away with the upset win, but it is a good choice to cover the spread. This one should come down to the final few minutes. Even if the Vikings pull out a close victory, the Dolphins are the easy pick to cover.
Check out the latest NFL Week 15 betting odds.