NFL Football - Computer Predictions

Humans are biased and their opinions color their decisions. Machines don’t care if you have a man-crush on Adrian Peterson. If the stats say the Minnesota Vikings will lose, then the computer will tell you – the Vikings will lose. This is why advanced stats have grown in popularity for fantasy leagues, pro sports teams, agents, and even the general stats geek. And it's why NFL computer predictions are coming to be relied upon more than the screaming, angle-quoting handicapper. See the NFL picks results to check out the machine's accuracy for the 2014 season.

Atlanta at NY Giants Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: ATL 24.5 - NYG 22.6
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS ATL (+4.5) 65% ATL (+4.5)
Total Under 50 (47.1) 97% Over 50
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Cincinnati at New England Oct 5 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: CIN 36.2 - NE 28.2
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS CIN (Ev) 64% CIN (Ev)
Total Over 45.5 (64.4) 53% Over 45.5
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Pittsburgh at Jacksonville Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: PIT 27.2 - JAC 12.9
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS PIT (-6.5) 62% PIT (-6.5)
Total Under 46.5 (40.1) 99% Over 46.5
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Chicago at Carolina Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: CHI 18.6 - CAR 24.1
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS CAR (-3) 60% CHI (+3)
Total Under 45.5 (42.7) 55% Over 45.5
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Houston at Dallas Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: HOU 18.3 - DAL 25.2
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS DAL (-6) 59% DAL (-6)
Total Under 46 (43.5) 94% Over 46
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NY Jets at San Diego Oct 5 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: NYJ 18.6 - SD 29.6
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS SD (-6) 59% SD (-6)
Total Over 43 (48.2) 96% Over 43
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St. Louis at Philadelphia Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: STL 24.4 - PHI 31.9
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS PHI (-7) 56% PHI (-7)
Total Over 47.5 (56.3) Split Decision
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Kansas City at San Francisco Oct 5 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: KC 29.8 - SF 30.8
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS KC (+7) 54% KC (+7)
Total Over 44.5 (60.6) 97% Over 44.5
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Tampa Bay at New Orleans Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: TB 12.6 - NO 21.4
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS TB (+11) 53% TB (+11)
Total Under 48 (34) 63% Over 48
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Seattle at Washington Oct 6 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: SEA 33.9 - WAS 12.6
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS SEA (-7) 52% SEA (-7)
Total Over 45 (46.5) 51% Over 45
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Arizona at Denver Oct 5 @ 4:05 PM
Predicted Score: ARI 32.9 - DEN 32.4
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS ARI (+8) 51% ARI (+8)
Total Over 49.5 (65.3) 55% Under 49.5
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Minnesota at Green Bay Oct 2 @ 8:25 PM
Predicted Score: MIN 25.4 - GB 22.2
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS MIN (+9) 51% GB (-9)
Total Over 47 (47.6) 64% Over 47
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Buffalo at Detroit Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BUF 22.1 - DET 23.6
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS BUF (+7) Split Decision
Total Over 44 (45.7) 56% Over 44
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Baltimore at Indianapolis Oct 5 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BAL 24 - IND 28.9
Computer Pick Public Consensus Bet Now
ATS IND (-3) Split Decision
Total Over 48 (52.9) 98% Over 48
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Picking NFL winners against the spread is one of the toughest tasks in sports betting. Professional handicappers can try to sell you their information and you can try to figure it out yourself, searching through stats, trends, weather reports and studying line moves. Increasingly, bettors are relying on computers to do the work, to come up with unbiased, stats-focused predictions on NFL games. Of course, the output is only as good as the input. If the stats are accurate and significant handicapping measurements and if the formulas or algorthyms are solid, then the resulting NFL computer selections can be reliable.

Depending on how complex (does it include player data, weather variations, depth chart consideration?) the formula is, you could have success with picking more NFL winners at the sportsbook. Of course, naysayers will always argue that a coin toss or some zoo animal will be able to do just as well, but those are true flukes. Computer picks have a basis in fact and stats. It’s just a question of finding the right mix of data and math, weighing the handicapping factors that you believe are relevant and important. If you find that perfect mix, you should be able to find edges and advantages that you can exploit at the sportsbook window each Sunday (or Monday).

So bookmark the Odds Shark NFL computer picks page. We will update it weekly and we’ll write articles describing how well or poorly it performed in the preceding week. Good luck.