Slumping New England Patriots among favourites on NFL Week 15 odds

Tom Brady was a four-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time league MVP during his time with the New England Patriots.(Mark Tenally/AP)

The New England Patriots will be trying to avoid recording their first three-game straight-up losing streak in regular season action since 2002 when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday as 10-point favourites on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

New England's late-season woes continued with a 23-16 loss to Kansas City last weekend that extended its current SU slide to two games, and marked the team's third outright loss in five outings going into Saturday afternoon's matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Patriots have also been a betting disappointment during their current swoon, failing to cover in four of five outings including outright road losses as betting chalk to Baltimore and Houston.

Despite their recent woes, the Patriots continue to sit near the top of the Super Bowl odds. Pegged as a +450 co-second favourite alongside the San Francisco 49ers, New England trails only the Ravens, who enter Week 15 perched as +220 favourites on those futures.

The Bengals enter Sunday's matchup aiming to record consecutive SU home wins for the first time since October 2018. Cincinnati is coming off a 27-19 loss in Cleveland as a 6.5-point underdog last weekend, but earned its lone win of the season a week earlier with a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets as a 2.5-point home underdog. The Bengals also shocked the Patriots in their last visit to Cincinnati, a 13-6 win as 1-point underdogs back in 2013.

While the Patriots look to rebound, the Buffalo Bills aim to pull even with them in the AFC East standings when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football as 1.5-point underdogs at online betting sites. The Bills dropped a 24-17 decision to Baltimore last weekend to remain one game back of New England in the divisional standings, but have emerged as a +550 wager to win the division.

The Steelers have won seven of eight to move into possession of the second AFC wild card, but have struggled against opponents currently in the playoff picture, going 0-4 SU and 1-2-1 ATS in those contests.

Elsewhere on the NFL Week 15 odds, the Ravens look to extend their franchise-record SU win streak to 10 games when they host the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football as heavy 15.5-point favourites.

As well, the 49ers will try to widen their lead atop both the NFC West and NFC conference standings when they host the revitalized Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon as 11-point chalk, while the Seahawks try to keep pace in their road date with the Carolina Panthers as 6.5-point betting favourites.

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