Bookies Battle Consensus Picks Stumble; NFL Week 15 Contest Lines Posted

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After an impressive multi-week run, Bookies Battle 2022 consensus picks hit the skids in Week 14, with just three winners on the 13-game slate.

The 3-10 record is the worst of the season for the popular selections and drops the season-long tally to 105-96. A $100 bettor following the plays would be down $60 for the year.

Craig Steppach from Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, rose above the fray as one of three competitors to pick nine winners last week. Craig’s consistency has him on top of the season-long Bookies Battle standings, with a 120-79 record on the year.

Kenny Martin (Caesars Sportsbook – Horseshoe Tunica) and Nick Smith (Snoqualmie Casino) also went 9-4 in Week 14.

Kyle Wainscott (Rivers Casino Des Plaines), who won the second-quarter mini-contest, is in second place for the season with 118 winners, and there’s a tie for third between first-quarter winner Casey Degnon (Westgate Las Vegas) and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino).

Week 15 Contest Lines

The lines are up for Week 15 of our contest. Here’s the rundown for the full 16-game card, which features three contests on Saturday, highlighted by the Bills laying a touchdown plus the hook at home against the Dolphins in a key AFC East tussle.

NFL Week 15 contest lines, Bookies Battle 2022
SF 49ers (-3.5) @ SEA Seahawks
IND Colts @ MIN Vikings (-4)
BAL Ravens @ CLE Browns (-3)
MIA Dolphins @ BUF Bills (-7.5)
ATL Falcons @ NO Saints (-4.5)
PIT Steelers @ CAR Panthers (-2.5)
PHI Eagles (-8.5) @ CHI Bears
DAL Cowboys (-5) @ JAX Jaguars
DET Lions @ NY Jets (-1)
KC Chiefs (-14) @ HOU Texans
ARI Cardinals (-2.5) @ DEN Broncos
NE Patriots @ LV Raiders (-1)
CIN Bengals (-3.5) @ TB Buccaneers
TEN Titans @ LA Chargers (-2.5)
NY Giants @ WAS Commanders (-4.5)
LA Rams @ GB Packers (-7)

Jeff Sherman in the Bookmaker Spotlight

In his recent trip to Las Vegas, Gaming Today’s Kris Johnson sat down with oddsmaking veteran Jeff Sherman in the early morning hours at the Westgate SuperBook.

Jeff talks about working the Westgate’s drive-through betting window while studying for his MBA at UNLV, certain misconceptions about a bookmaker’s job, and Super Bowl liabilities facing his shop.

Read the full Q&A here.

More Bookmaker Spotlight Q&AsBaldini’s Robert Kowalski | South Point’s Chris Andrews | BetMGM’s Jason Scott | Bally Bet’s Jay Rood  | Station’s Jason McCormick | Westgate Young Gun Casey Degnon | Golden Nugget’s Tony Miller | Rivers’ Kyle Wainscott

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