PlayUSA NFL Bets Navigator Week 15: Cardinals Aim To Bounce Back Against Struggling Lions

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on December 19, 2021 - Last Updated on June 8, 2022
NFL Online Sports Betting Week 15 PlayUSA

Welcome back to the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!

Last week was devastating for Bengals fans, Bills fans, and Cardinals fans, with each team taking a loss. Although all three have playoff aspirations, Cincinnati is holding on by a tread.

Already Week-15 is causing headaches for teams but off-field reasons. Teams across the league have been hit with a string of Covid-19 cases drastically impacting player availability.

Luckily, the staff here at PlayUSA has you coved with our Covid-19 Live Updates page detailing every player that will be out this week.

For those needing a refresher, each week, PlayUSA will gather three bets we are watching throughout the NFL betting season.

You should know, were are not professional oddsmakers in any way, shape, or form. Although we follow the legal US betting market and NFL odds, this content is strictly from a personal perspective. In short, we want to have a little fun with it.

Now, let’s dive into NFL Week 15.

Bets we are watching: NFL Week 15

Sports betting is not for the weak. Another week of 0-3 is a hard pill to swallow but, this is for entertainment purposes. Thus, we roll right into the following week.

Cincinnati was on the cusp of beating the 49ers and lost the game in OT. There was a slight moment when Bears fans thought they could take down Green Bay. But in the end, it was the same old story.

We won’t even dive into the three-leg parlay. It was terrible.

This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook. More odds below:

Season record: 5-16

Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions

  • Point Spread: Arizona -12.5

With the exception of Monday night’s game against the Rams and a hiccup against Carolina, the Cardinals have put together an impressive resume of wins.

They have managed to score over 30 points in eight games this season, and Arizona is 9-4 against the spread. Also, the team is an impressive 7-0 against the spread when on the road, according to ESPN stats.

Arizona is a heavy favorite against the struggling Lions. Even without star wideout DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona has more than enough firepower to get the job done.

Remember, this is a point spread bet. The Cardinals need to win by 13 points to win the bet.

Cincinnati Bengals over Denver Broncos

  • Moneyline: Bengals +135

This might be a trap game for Cincinnati. Last week, the team took a step back against the 49ers losing in OT 23-26 to the 49ers. They have now dropped two in a row, but I’m almost sure they don’t want to make it three.

Afternoon games in Denver are always challenging. Both teams come in at 7-6. However, Cincinnati has a better chance of winning the playoffs.

This is a classic moneyline bet. Thus, the Bengals have to win the game to win the bet.

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 Jonathan Taylor + Dawson Knox + Chris Godwin are all to score anytime

  • 3-Leg Parlay: +687

The string of COVID-related absences has depleted the roster of choices for this week’s parlay bet. Thus, we have to go with favorites.

Taylor has been a machine all season, rushing for 1,348 yards and 16 touchdowns. He will aim to continue his dominance against a pretty good Patriots defense.

Knox has been one of Josh Allen’s favorite targets all season, recording eight touchdowns in 2021.

Lastly, we have Godwin. Although he hasn’t scored a TD since week 11 against the Giants, he has hauled in an impressive 25 catches for 248 yards over the last two games. He’s due for an endzone dance.

Since this is a parlay bet, all three players listed above need to score a TD (anytime) for the bet to win.

If you enjoyed the above selections, be sure and follow the PlayUSA Picks Navigator each week for more exciting content. Be sure also to check out how I’m tracking future odds for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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