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BetUS Market and NFL Betting Watch for NFL Week 15

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The NFL Week 15 schedule has been thrown in chaos by COVID-19. More than 150 players have tested positive for the virus this week and that has led to the league shuffling the deck and moving three games.

The Las Vegas Raiders’ game at the Cleveland Browns was moved from Saturday to Monday because of the issues the AFC North team is facing.

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And a pair of Sunday tilts went tilt because of COVID-19.

The Washington Football Team is plagued by the virus, as many as 20 players testing positive.

Because of that, the NFL moved the WFT’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles to Tuesday with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff.

At that same time on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams, also beset by COVID-19 issues, will play host to the Seattle Seahawks.

What we will look at in this exercise is where BetUS clients are placing their wagers in Week 15 of the NFL season for Sunday games. One that will be played already has a significant audible.

The New Orleans Saints have not escaped the menace of COVID-19.

They found out Friday head coach Sean Payton will miss Sunday’s game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after testing positive for COVID-19.

Don’t forget that Payton, who is fully vaccinated, had COVID-19 last year after making a trip to watch horse racing at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

We’ll get to Tom Brady and the Bucs against the Saints in an NFC South matchup in time. That’s the Sunday Night Football marquee matchup.

But let’s start with the day games.

Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills, (FOX, 1 p.m. ET, Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Sara Walsh)

Line: Bills -13, Total: 41

Struggling teams get together in Western New York. Sam Darnold has been brought back to the active roster by Carolina, which should not faze the Bills. They have seen the former USC star on multiple occasions when he was a New York Jets.

The wagers are coming in heavy on Buffalo, like a winter storm. The Bills are taking nearly 80% of the wagers against the spread by both bet counts and volume. The only category below 70% for Buffalo is money volume and that is ticking North of 67%.

The double-digit spread is a huge number but bettors are expecting the Bills to take out their frustrations of Matt Rhule and his NFL South squad.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (CBS, 1 p.m. ET, Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross)

Line: Dolphins -10, Total: 44

The Dolphins are sizzling and the New York Jets are fizzling. So, bettors sense South Beach is a great time to go fishing despite the big number. More than 7 out of 10 bets on the spread are coming in on Miami. That translates into better than 87% of the volume against the spread. Think people have faded interest in Gang Green?

With a heavy favorite, the money line is no bargain but BetUS clients are still pushing dollars through to the better than 60% by money and volume. There are few believers in Robert Saleh’s Jets and many who like the turnaround Brian Flores has accomplished with Miami.

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (FOX, 1 p.m. ET, Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake)

Line: Cowboys -11, Total: 44 1/2

There is no insurance company that would sell a policy to the teams that call MetLife home in 2021. The Jets have been awful and the Giants are as putrid. That is evident by Big Blue being a double-digit underdog at home to the hated Dallas Cowboys.

Despite the huge number, bettors have faith in Mike McCarthy’s team as they are sending bets in to the tune of better than 70% and more in total volume. There isn’t much difference on the money line, either. America’s Team is expected to light up the New York Giants.

It will be intriguing to see which team winds up with the better pair of first-round picks, the Jets or the Giants.

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS, 1 p.m. Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, & Tracy Wolfson)

Line: Steelers -1 Total: 43

Intriguing game between teams with playoff hopes in the AFC. The Steelers and Titans each need to win to keep pace in the postseason race. The volume of bets is balanced. However, the Steelers are taking the bulk of the bets on the money line when it comes to wagers. The other categories are balanced, which tells you how even and tight this contest figures to be.

Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions (FOX, 1 p.m. ET, Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib, Megan Olivi)

Line: Cardinals -13, Total: 47½

The Cardinals were the last team to lose a game in 2021. The Lions were the last team to win a game this season. That is the explanation for why this is another double-digit home underdog.

As charming as the Lions’ win was a couple weeks ago, reality set in against Denver, Arizona needs to win to stay in charge in the AFC West and the BetUS wagering public understands that. Close to two-thirds of the wagers and money on the spread are in favor of Arizona. One interesting category that is going against the favorite grain is money what has been wagered by volume on the money line. How about people are hitting the Lions to the tune of better than 80%. The chance to see a long shot hit is always so enticing.

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS, 1 p.m. ET, Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss)

Line: Jaguar -5, Total: 39 ½

For anyone who put their dollars behind their belief Urban Meyer would not last the year as Jaguars coach, congratulations. Winner!

Now, in what is the most awful of matchups – and sometimes they become wonderful to watch and wager on – the AFC South doormats meet.

The Texans downed the Jaguars in the season opener. Sweep, anyone? The public has a split personality on this game. Better than half the wagers against the spread are coming in on Houston. However, more people are taking the points.

When it comes to the money line, lopsided would be an understatement from BetUS’ Universe. Nine-tenths of the bets and dollars are coming in fast and furious on … the 2-win Houston Texans.

Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos (CBS, 4:05 p.m. ET: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn)

Line: Denver -3 Total: 44

A couple of 7-6 teams meet in what is a game with all sorts of AFC playoff implications. Don’t think anyone would have believed that when the season was getting underway. It doesn’t appear as if many bettors are sold on the home team. When it comes to the money line between 80-90% is landing on Cincinnati. The wager count sees 70% on the Bengals when it comes to the spread. Would anyone be shocked if the Broncos rise up and down the Bengals? When is an upset not an upset?

Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (CBS, 4:05 ET, Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins)

Line: San Francisco -10, Total: 46½

The line is deceptive here because these teams are within a game of each other when it comes to overall record. However, everyone thinks the Niners at 7-6 are far better than the Falcons at 6-7. This is one that bettors appear to think is a trap of sorts because the Falcons are taking slightly more wagers than the Niners on the spread and when it comes to volume the total is more than 2-1 in favor of Atlanta. Have sharp eyes seen more in Arthur Smith and the Falcons than a mediocre mark presents? Trends and intrigue are all over this contest.

Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens (FOX, 4:25 p.m. ET, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi)

Line: Packers -7 Total: 43.5

Huge matchup, especially for the home team. The Packers are lengths ahead in the NFC North but the Ravens are in a dogfight in the difficult AFC North. That’s why FOX has all the big guns at the game. The action heading into Sunday was all on Green Bay. Probably because there is a big question whether Lamar Jackson will play. Keep an eye on this line as the QB’s status will determine how things swing.

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

Line: Buccaneers -11.5 Total: 43.5

How about a team that has won its last three matchups in the regular season against a team being a double-digit underdog? That is what we have here as the Saints, sans head coach Sean Payton, are big, big dogs. The Bucs, of course, downed New Orleans in the game that mattered in last season’s playoffs. The volume on the moneyline is leaning toward New Orleans. However, the bulk of the spread action is going in the other direction. What are people thinking in this NFC South game?

Keep an eye peeled on BetUS.com.pa to make sure you know of all the changes and updated lines on the NFL and every other sport.


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