Minty Bets, Jared Quay, and Pamela Maldonado give their best bets for Week 15 of the NFL season.
MINTY BETS: It's week 15 of the NFL, everyone. I'm Minty Bets joined by Pam Maldonado and Jared Quay, and we are here like we are every week to give you our best bets. And I'm gonna go first because I'm breaking two of my rules-- making a double digit favorite my best bet and betting on the Cowboys.
That's right, everyone. I'm betting on the Cowboys minus 10 and 1/2 over the Giants. Mike Glennon is starting for the Giants. And not to be mean, but he doesn't stand a chance against Dallas here. Now that team is way too talented, and the Cowboys are 7 and 2 against the spread versus the Giants in their last nine match-ups. So let's go, Cowboys. Pam, what do you have for us?
PAMELA MALDONADO: I'm taking also a big favorite, rolling with the home favorite 49ers minus 9 and 1/2 at home to the Falcons. Last week, the 49ers were up 20 to 6 to Cincinnati. Joe Burrow in just two drives got the Bengals downfield in six and seven plays to tie the game and take it into overtime.
If need be, ask yourself, can Matt Ryan produce the same type of offense in a need-to situation? I'm gonna go with no. Atlanta is pretty still inefficient on that offensive side of the ball. Ryan has the most passing attempts in the league on non first downs, still needing 7 yards or more to gain.
And the Falcons? They can beat bad teams in the Panthers, the Jags, and the Jets. But when they actually face teams that are pretty good, they lose by double digits to the Bucs, the Patriots, the Cowboys, and the Eagles.
The 49ers? I'm saying that they are pretty good. Jimmy Garoppolo-- he's playing some of his best football as of late, throwing for two passing touchdowns in four of his past five games, now facing an Atlanta defense that is last in pressure rate and sacks. And looking at that San Francisco offense, they are first in red zone scoring percentage, converting a league-high of 73% of red zone possessions into touchdowns. If Matt Ryan's playing from behind, I don't think they can catch up. I'll take San Francisco minus 9 and 1/2 at home.
MINTY BETS: Ooh, I like it. Jared, are you on another big favorite as well?
JARED QUAY: I didn't want to be, but the line keeps moving, OK? I like the Eagles immediately. I was like, 4 and 1/2? They're gonna cover that. But apparently everybody thinks that, so the line is currently 7. By the time you watch it, it might be 15. Who knows?
I do still love the Eagles here though. Obviously, the line's moving because the football team has been plagued with COVID. Recently, Kyle Allen has joined the list, who is maybe the starting quarterback if Heinicke can't come back. He's still on the fence.
With that being a question, you're taking on an Eagles team off of bye at home, and this Eagles team blows out bad teams. They lose to good teams. But against the Lions they won by 30. Against the Broncos they won by 27. Against the Saints they won by 13. Against the Jets they won by 15.
And so against this football team, they should win by more than 7. I love them here. They're gonna be able to run the ball. They're gonna play good defense, and they should be able to walk out with a comfortable W. And I should be able to walk out with some money in my pocket.
PAMELA MALDONADO: Cowboys, Niners, and Eagles. Oh, my.
MINTY BETS: And to recap our best bets, I'm on the Cowboys to cover. Pam has the 49ers to cover, and Jared has the Eagles to cover. Bet $1.00 on any game, and win $100 free. Sign up now at betmgm.com/yahoospecial.