The push for the NFL Playoffs is in full gear and this week’s slate is loaded with important showdowns. Eyes will be glued on key matchups between the Texans-Titans, Rams-Cowboys, and Bills-Steelers, while eight other contests also carry major postseason implications. As the pressure mounts, which teams will rise to the occasion? More importantly, which teams will cover the spread? Let’s get into it with our NFL picks for Week 15.
On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers are on the road taking on the Boston Celtics on national TV. This marks the second matchup between the teams on the season, their first since the Sixers 107-93 victory in their season opener at Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers enter this game in fourth place in the Eastern Conference at 18-7, while the Celtics are 17-6, which is good for third in the East. Both teams are just four games behind the Milwaukee Bucks, however Boston has the edge with two games in hand. The Sixers have won eight of their past ten games, while Boston has gone 6-4 over that same stretch.
With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Celtics betting preview.
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On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Denver Nuggets at Wells Fargo Center. This marks the second matchup between the teams on the season, though it’ll be the first time this season that Sixers point guard Ben Simmons will take the floor against Denver. At 17-7, the Sixers are in fourth place in a very tight race where second through fifth place are separated by just 1.5 games. As it stands, the Sixers are four games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are in fourth place in the West with a record of just 14-7 and are 5.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Sixers are undefeated at home this season and are looking to avenge a 100-97 loss they suffered on November 8 in Denver. In that game, they were without starting PG Ben Simmons, though they did have their projected starting shooting guard Josh Richardson in that game. Richardson, however, only contributed seven points in 32 minutes. The team has also learned to play without him throughout his absence. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are a fully-healthy squad, which will test the Sixers’ defensive depth. That said, this should be another SIxers home win.
With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Nuggets betting preview.
Tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup is one that only a sports bettor could love, so let’s break it down with our Eagles vs. Giants betting prediction and picks.
Eli Manning will make his first start since September when the free-falling Giants visit Lincoln Financial Field to face a scuffling Eagles squad that was utterly embarrassed last week in Miami. It’s appropriate that this is the season of giving as the Eagles have been gifted the present of a historically bad NFC East. Despite sporting an underwhelming 5-7 record thanks to a three-game losing streak, the Eagles, somehow, still control their own postseason destiny and can take the first step toward the NFC East crown with a win over the lowly Giants.
While trusting the Eagles to beat any team feels like a dicey proposition right now, it’s worth considering the following points:
- The Eagles have won their last five games over the Giants.
- Losers of eight in a row, the Giants are arguably the worst team in football.
- The Giants have lost six games this season by at least 14 points.
- Manning, who is seemingly finished, hasn’t played in 85 days.
- The Eagles have everything to play for, while the Giants are playing for absolutely nothing.
Surely, the Eagles should get it done tonight. Unless, of course, zombie Eli Manning rises to feast on the Eagles and kill their season. That seems unlikely, but those that have watched the Eagles this season know that anything is possible after losses to the 4-9 Falcons, 3-9-1 Lions, and 3-10 Dolphins.
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On Sunday night, the Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors at Wells Fargo Center. Revenge has to be on the mind of the Sixers, who dropped a 101-96 decision in the first rematch of these franchises since Kawhi Leonard dashed Philly’s hopes of winning last season’s NBA title. The Sixers rode a three-game win streak into Toronto on November 25, only to see their franchise center get shutout for the first time in his NBA career, getting utterly embarrassed by Marc Gasol. One has to imagine he’ll be out to prove himself tonight. With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Raptors betting preview.
At 16-7, the Sixers find themselves in a tie of sorts with Toronto at four games back of the Milwaukee Bucks, but the Raptors have two games in hand. As it stands, Toronto is technically ahead of the Sixers in the standings. The Raptors have been a pleasant surprise in the Eastern Conference, where many pundits believed the bottom would fall out with the departure of Leonard. Instead, the NBA’s reigning Most Improved Player Pascal Siakam is making a bid to win the award again. Practically every traditional counting stat is up, while guard Fred VanVleet has done an exceptional job at raising his game as well. If Siakam doesn’t win MOP this season, VanVleet has made his case for consideration.
On Saturday night, the Philadelphia 76ers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Wells Fargo Center. If you feel like you’re having déjà vu, you’re not alone. The Sixers and Cavs last met on November 17, just five days after their first encounter of the season. That 114-95 romping the Sixers put on Cleveland truly doesn’t feel that long ago. Don’t worry, things haven’t changed much. The Sixers are still jammed up in a tight race in the middle of the Eastern Conference, while the Cavs are in the midst of a five game losing streak, plummeting them further and further down the Eastern Conference standings. With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Cavaliers betting preview.
At 15-7, the Sixers find themselves in the all-too-familiar fifth place in the Eastern Conference, which puts them four and a half games back of the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs are an atrocious 5-16, which puts them in thirteenth place in the East, which is somehow still a game and a half ahead of the last place New York Knicks.
Week 14 in the NFL is upon us and there’s a full slate of action on the board–a true holiday gift for bettors everywhere. The schedule features some marquee matchups (49ers-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots) and some, well, not-so-marquee matchups (Bengals-Browns, Jets-Dolphins). But winners can be found anywhere, so let’s take a look around the league with a full complement of NFL Week 14 picks and predictions.