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Dubs' Pigskin Pick 'Em - Week 15

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Follow Dubs as he continues to chase the leaders in the weekly Pigskin Pick 'em contest.

Dubs' Pigskin Pick 'Em & Rams Game Preview returns for a third season. I'll be predicting the winners (both straight up and against the spread) for all 256 regular season games. In addition, each week I'll be featuring 3 games in my "Hot Picks Against The Spread".

Pickwatch is a site devoted to tracking weekly picks results from NFL experts, analysts, and media types. This year, they're tracking 136 experts on a weekly basis. I'm competing against them again this season, and will publish the weekly results! In each of the last two seasons, I've managed to tie for first place in the overall standings. Can Dubs make it three years in a row?

Week 13 Results

Week Wins Straight Up Wins vs Spread Hot Picks vs. Spread Rams Straight Up
Week 13 12  4 10  6 2  1 1  0
Season Record 125  67 119  69  4 27  11  1 6  6
Win Percentage 65.1 63.3 71.1 50.0

Week 14 Results

Week Wins Straight Up Wins vs Spread Hot Picks vs. Spread Rams Straight Up
Week 14 11  5 12  4 3  0 1  0
Season Record 136  72 131  73  4 30  11  1 7  6
Win Percentage 65.4 64.2 73.2 53.8

How did I fare against the experts the past couple of weeks? I'm currently on a hot streak. My record over the past two weeks was enough to vault into a 4th place tie in the overall standings, 4 behind leader Josh Katzowitz of Forbes. My overall record picking against the spread is currently in the top 5% among all prognosticator's. Let's see if I can stay hot the rest of the season and catch the leader!!

2015 NFL Team Records

NFL ATS RANKINGS
Straight-Up Against The Spread Over/Under
Team Total Home Away Total Home Away Total Home Away
Arizona Cardinals 11-2-0 5-1-0 6-1-0 7-6-0 2-4-0 5-2-0 8-5-0 4-2-0 4-3-0
Atlanta Falcons 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 4-9-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 2-11-0 1-5-0 1-6-0
Baltimore Ravens 4-9-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 3-8-2 0-5-1 3-3-1 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0
Buffalo Bills 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 6-6-1 3-3-0 3-3-1 7-6-0 4-2-0 3-4-0
Carolina Panthers 13-0-0 7-0-0 6-0-0 10-3-0 5-2-0 5-1-0 8-4-1 4-2-1 4-2-0
Chicago Bears 5-8-0 1-6-0 4-2-0 6-6-1 1-5-1 5-1-0 6-7-0 4-3-0 2-4-0
Cincinnati Bengals 10-3-0 5-2-0 5-1-0 10-2-1 4-2-1 6-0-0 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
Cleveland Browns 3-10-0 2-5-0 1-5-0 4-8-1 2-4-1 2-4-0 8-5-0 5-2-0 3-3-0
Dallas Cowboys 4-9-0 1-5-0 3-4-0 4-9-0 1-5-0 3-4-0 5-8-0 4-2-0 1-6-0
Denver Broncos 10-3-0 4-2-0 6-1-0 7-4-2 3-3-0 4-1-2 4-8-1 1-4-1 3-4-0
Detroit Lions 4-9-0 3-4-0 1-5-0 4-9-0 2-5-0 2-4-0 7-6-0 5-2-0 2-4-0
Green Bay Packers 9-4-0 5-2-0 4-2-0 8-5-0 4-3-0 4-2-0 4-9-0 1-6-0 3-3-0
Houston Texans 6-7-0 4-3-0 2-4-0 6-7-0 4-3-0 2-4-0 7-5-1 3-4-0 4-1-1
Indianapolis Colts 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 7-6-0 2-4-0 5-2-0
Jacksonville Jaguars 5-8-0 4-3-0 1-5-0 7-5-1 4-3-0 3-2-1 9-4-0 5-2-0 4-2-0
Kansas City Chiefs 8-5-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 7-5-1 3-3-0 4-2-1
Miami Dolphins 5-8-0 2-4-0 3-4-0 4-9-0 1-5-0 3-4-0 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0
Minnesota Vikings 8-5-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 10-3-0 4-2-0 6-1-0 2-10-1 1-5-0 1-5-1
New England Patriots 11-2-0 6-1-0 5-1-0 6-4-3 3-1-3 3-3-0 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
New Orleans Saints 5-8-0 3-3-0 2-5-0 6-6-1 3-2-1 3-4-0 7-6-0 3-3-0 4-3-0
New York Giants 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 7-5-1 3-3-0 4-2-1 8-5-0 4-2-0 4-3-0
New York Jets 8-5-0 5-2-0 3-3-0 7-5-1 4-3-0 3-2-1 7-6-0 4-3-0 3-3-0
Oakland Raiders 6-7-0 2-4-0 4-3-0 7-6-0 2-4-0 5-2-0 7-4-2 4-1-1 3-3-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 6-7-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 5-8-0 2-4-0 3-4-0
Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5-0 5-2-0 3-3-0 7-4-2 4-2-1 3-2-1 5-8-0 3-4-0 2-4-0
San Diego Chargers 3-10-0 2-5-0 1-5-0 5-8-0 1-6-0 4-2-0 5-8-0 3-4-0 2-4-0
San Francisco 49ers 4-9-0 3-3-0 1-6-0 6-7-0 4-2-0 2-5-0 6-7-0 1-5-0 5-2-0
Seattle Seahawks 8-5-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 6-6-1 3-3-0 3-3-1 7-6-0 4-2-0 3-4-0
St. Louis Rams 6-8-0 5-3-0 1-5-0 6-7-1 5-3-0 1-4-1 4-10-0 3-5-0 1-5-0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-8-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 7-7-0 3-4-0 4-3-0 7-7-0 4-3-0 3-4-0
Tennessee Titans 3-10-0 1-6-0 2-4-0 4-8-1 2-4-1 2-4-0 6-6-1 3-3-1 3-3-0
Washington Redskins 6-7-0 5-2-0 1-5-0 6-7-0 4-3-0 2-4-0 6-7-0 2-5-0 4-2-0

NFL Crystal Ball

Dubs' Pigskin Picks - Week 15

Home Away Spread Straight Up Vs. Spread Score
St. Louis Tampa Bay StL 2 St. Louis St. Louis 20  17
Dallas NY Jets NYJ 3 NY Jets NY Jets 27  21
Indianapolis Houston Even Houston Houston 21  20
Minnesota Chicago Min 5.5 Minnesota Minnesota 24  17
New England Tennessee NE 15.5 New England New England 31  14
NY Giants Carolina Car 5.5 Carolina Carolina 31  24
Washington Buffalo Even Washington Washington 20  17
Jacksonville Atlanta Jac 3 Jacksonville Jacksonville 24  20
Baltimore Kansas City KC 7.5 Kansas City Kansas City 27  17
Oakland Green Bay GB 3 Green Bay Green Bay 27  20
Seattle Cleveland Sea 16 Seattle Seattle 31  10
Pittsburgh Denver Pit 7 Pittsburgh Denver 23  17
San Diego Miami SD 1 San Diego San Diego 20  17
San Francisco Cincinnati Cin 4.5 Cincinnati Cincinnati 28  17
Philadelphia Arizona Ari 3.5 Arizona Arizona 31  17
New Orleans Detroit NO 3 New Orleans New Orleans 24  20

Hot Picks Against The Spread

Carolina over NY Giants - The undefeated Panthers are 10-3 against the spread this season (5-1 ATS on the road). They should easily cover the 5.5 point spread in this game.

Seattle over Cleveland - A 16 point spread may be a lot to cover most weeks. Not this week. The Seahawks are kicking into high gear, are playing at home and are in the midst of a 4-game winning streak.

Arizona over Philadelphia - The oddsmakers consistently underestimate the Cardinals on the road and this week is no exception. Arizona should have little trouble covering the meagre 3.5 point spread against the Eagles.