Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Monday 8:30pm
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV: ESPN
Line: NO -3
Bears Home vs Spread: 3-3 (Streak W3)
Saints Road vs Spread: 3-3 (Streak W3)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

New Orleans Saints  NO @ Chicago Bears  CHI
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Numberfire Numberfire 71% 43% 100% CHI 1 Teamrankings Teamrankings 56% 83% 29% CHI
2 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 90% 100% 80% CHI 2 Vic Tafur SFGate 49% 83% 14% CHI
3 Vic Tafur SFGate 76% 86% 67% CHI 3 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 62% 67% 57% CHI
4 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 55% 43% 67% NO 4 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 55% 67% 43% NO
5 John Boell Newsday 73% 86% 60% NO 5 Josh Katzowitz CBS 55% 67% 43% CHI
6 Teamrankings Teamrankings 68% 86% 50% CHI 6 David Moore DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% NO
7 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 61% 71% 50% NO 7 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 55% 67% 43% NO
8 Ben Volin Boston Globe 54% 57% 50% CHI 8 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 55% 67% 43% NO
9 John Breech CBS 46% 43% 50% NO 9 Sam Farmer LA Times 40% 67% 14% NO
10 Josh Katzowitz CBS 46% 43% 50% CHI 10 Numberfire Numberfire 68% 50% 86% CHI
11 Pickwatch Pickwatch 46% 43% 50% NO 11 John Boell Newsday 61% 50% 71% NO
12 Jason La Canfora CBS 39% 29% 50% CHI 12 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 61% 50% 71% NO
13 Will Brinson CBS 39% 29% 50% CHI 13 Jason La Canfora CBS 54% 50% 57% CHI
14 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 39% 29% 50% NO 14 Ben Volin Boston Globe 46% 50% 43% CHI
15 Walterfootball Walterfootball 39% 29% 50% NO 15 Pete Prisco CBS 46% 50% 43% CHI
16 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 49% 57% 40% CHI 16 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% NO
17 Bill Simmons Grantland 27% 14% 40% NO 17 Bill Simmons Grantland 46% 50% 43% NO
18 Pete Prisco CBS 52% 71% 33% CHI 18 John Breech CBS 39% 50% 29% NO
19 David Moore DallasNews.com 52% 71% 33% NO 19 Frank Schwab Yahoo 39% 50% 29% CHI
20 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 45% 57% 33% NO 20 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 70% 40% 100%
21 Dave Tuley ESPN 42% 50% 33% 21 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 41% 40% 43% NO
22 Shalise Young Boston Globe 38% 43% 33% CHI 22 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 60% 33% 86% CHI
23 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 38% 43% 33% CHI 23 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 60% 33% 86% CHI
24 Jim McBride Boston Globe 31% 29% 33% NO 24 Brandon George DallasNews.com 52% 33% 71% NO
25 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 31% 29% 33% CHI 25 Dave Richard CBS 45% 33% 57% CHI
26 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 31% 29% 33% NO 26 Will Brinson CBS 45% 33% 57% CHI
27 Dave Richard CBS 51% 86% 17% CHI 27 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 45% 33% 57% CHI
28 Frank Schwab Yahoo 51% 86% 17% CHI 28 Walterfootball Walterfootball 45% 33% 57% NO
29 Sam Farmer LA Times 44% 71% 17% NO 29 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 45% 33% 57% NO
30 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 44% 71% 17% NO 30 Jim McBride Boston Globe 38% 33% 43% NO
31 Ryan Wilson CBS 37% 57% 17% NO 31 Shalise Young Boston Globe 38% 33% 43% CHI
32 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 30% 43% 17% NO 32 Ryan Wilson CBS 38% 33% 43% NO
33 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 30% 43% 17% NO 33 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 31% 33% 29% NO
34 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 23% 29% 17% CHI 34 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 44% 17% 71% NO
35 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 23% 29% 17% CHI 35 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 37% 17% 57% CHI
36 Tom Rock Newsday 17% 17% 17% NO 36 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 37% 17% 57% CHI
37 Brandon George DallasNews.com 43% 86% 0% NO 37 Bob Glauber Newsday 37% 17% 57% NO
38 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 21% 43% 0% CHI 38 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 23% 17% 29% CHI
39 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 17% 33% 0% 39 Tom Rock Newsday 43% 0% 86% NO
40 Bob Glauber Newsday 17% 33% 0% NO 40 Dave Tuley ESPN 33% 0% 67%
41 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 0% 0% 0% NO 41 Pickwatch Pickwatch 30% 0% 60% NO
Average Home Road Average Home Road
42% 50% 35% 47% 41% 53%