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5 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

5 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

5 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 15

The NFL picks against the spread were a smooth 4-1 last week, with the only blemish being served up by Jalen Hurts in his starting debut for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New Orleans Saints. We won't be getting burned like that again this week.

The playoff picture is beginning to come into view as more teams are eliminated from the running and the top spots in division races are coming down the stretch. This week's slate of games features a variety of teams either looking to rebound from bad losses as they focus on playoff seeding or for ways to stay atop their respective divisions. We also have what could be a potential Super Bowl preview going on down in New Orleans this weekend.

And after a great week last week here's hoping we can hit it big for another week just before Christmas for some last-minute shopping!

Note: All times are ET and games are on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Indianapolis (-7) vs. Houston, 1 p.m.

While the Colts are vying for the top spot in the AFC South, the Texans have already been eliminated from postseason contention in a dismal season. Houston also was blown out by the Chicago Bears last weekend and looked every bit the part of a team ready for this season to be over. The Colts should continue to inflict similar pain on the Texans this week. Colts 32, Texans 20

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Miami (-2.5) vs. New England, 1 p.m.

Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins will have a chance to push the New England Patriots closer to a losing record this season. The times, they are a-changing! New England is just 2-5 away from Foxboro this season. If the Dolphins continue to score the way they have been, New England will fall to 2-6 on the road. Miami 25, New England 21

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Seattle (-6) at Washington, 1 p.m.

Washington is playing some good defense, with rookie Chase Young locking up the NFL's defensive rookie of the year honors in style. They'll manage to keep this one respectable against Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf and the Seahawks, but Seattle will muster a few more points to rely on out of its offense than Washington. Seahawks 29, Washington 16

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Baltimore (-13.5) vs. Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

As long as Lamar Jackson is on the field, this is an easy pick. Giving the Jaguars nearly two touchdowns may not be generous enough against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. After a wild shootout on Monday night, Baltimore keeps the scoring going in this one. Ravens 36, Jaguars 17

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Kansas City (-3) at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m.

The Saints had the NFL's top-ranked defense going into last week's game against Philadelphia, but the Eagles jumped all over them in the first half. The Chiefs won't slow down as the Eagles did. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will have it pretty easy in the Big Easy. Chiefs 27, Saints 23

NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs

Last Week: 4-1

Season: 35-34

— Written by Kevin McGuire, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Follow him on Patreon, on Twitter @KevinOnCFB, on Instagram, and Like him on Facebook.