Best NFL Bets for Saturday Week 15 (Dolphins, Colts Both Live As Underdogs)

Dec 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates
Dec 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve reached the part of the NFL season that has football on Saturdays as well. There’s three NFL games today. 

We’ll start in Minnesota, then head over to Cleveland and finish the night off in snowy Buffalo. There’s a lot on the line in all three games today, with playoff spots and seeding on the line. 

BetSided has you covered for today’s slate with our best bets for each game. Let’s jump right into the picks. 

Colts vs. Vikings Prediction and Pick

Remember when Jeff Saturday started as the interim head coach in Indy and beat the Raiders in his first week? Yeah, he’s lost three straight since that game and the Colts have looked pretty terrible. Matt Ryan hasn’t been able to generate any sort of a passing attack and that’s the best way to beat this Minnesota defense. The Vikings are the worst team in the NFL at defending the pass, allowing 287.3 passing yards a game. 

If the Colts try to exploit this weakness, they’ll get themselves into big trouble with Ryan dropping back 30+ times. He has thrown 13 touchdowns to 13 interceptions and fumbles 14 this season. If you give him enough chances, he’s going to turn the ball over. Minnesota is +6 in the turnover department this season, and if they’re in the positive this weekend, then they’ll be able to win this one against Indy. 

It’s scary betting against Saturday on a Saturday, but I’m going to have to do it because the Vikings might be frauds, but the Colts are just bad. – Josh Yourish

Ravens vs. Browns Prediction and Pick

Tyler Huntley didn’t turn any heads last week before getting knocked out of the game with a concussion. Yet, the Ravens would much rather have him at quarterback than Anthony Brown who they only trusted to attempt five passes. He completed three passes for 16 yards, but their passing game would be severely limited. It just might not matter against Cleveland because the Browns are a disaster against the run. 

Cleveland is allowing 4.8 yards a carry this season and their opponents have scored 17 rushing touchdowns this year. They’re only giving up 128.1 rushing yards a game which is middle of the pack in the league, but they haven’t really gotten any stops when it matters. The Steelers have a much better run defense and the Ravens ran for 215 yards a week ago, even shoving it down Pittsburgh’s throat when everyone in the entire city knew they were going to run it at the end of the game. 

Watson is playing terribly since coming back from suspension, and the Ravens have maybe the best rush defense in the league. So, much more will fall on Watson's shoulders than on Huntley's or Brown's until he proves he's back to his vintage form. – Josh Yourish

Dolphins vs. Bills Prediction and Best Bet

Everyone continues to talk about how the Dolphins are figured out and how Tua Tagovailoa has been exposed. However, I don’t think the Bills are a trustworthy option on Saturday. 

The Bills are 2-5 ATS since their win over the Chiefs and were 0.5 points away from letting the Browns backdoor cover. Buffalo is 1-3 ATS in divisional games, and wasn’t able to cover against Mike White and Joe Flacco. 

Miami has elite speed on the outside and I’m going to back Mike McDaniel to figure out a counter for the Bills’ incoming pressure. 

Also, five of Buffalo’s last six games have been decided by one score. Even if you disagree with me and think the Bills are going to win this game, backing Miami as a touchdown underdog is the only play to make. – Donnavan Smoot

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