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.

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Oct 26 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: IND 33.2 - PIT 27.4
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS IND (-3) 72% IND (-3)
Total Over 49 (60.6) 58% Over 49
Houston at Tennessee Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: HOU 16.2 - TEN 16.5
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS TEN (+1) 68% HOU (-1)
Total Under 42 (32.7) 100% Over 42
Green Bay at New Orleans Oct 26 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: GB 30.1 - NO 25.9
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS GB (+1) 65% GB (+1)
Total Over 55.5 (56) 70% Over 55.5
Miami at Jacksonville Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: MIA 20.1 - JAC 9.7
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS MIA (-6) 65% MIA (-6)
Total Under 42.5 (29.8) 51% Over 42.5
Seattle at Carolina Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: SEA 31.6 - CAR 18.6
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS SEA (-4.5) 64% SEA (-4.5)
Total Over 44.5 (50.2) 64% Over 44.5
St. Louis at Kansas City Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: STL 18.1 - KC 27.1
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS KC (-7) 62% KC (-7)
Total Over 44 (45.2) 67% Over 44
Detroit at Atlanta Oct 26 @ 9:30 AM
Predicted Score: DET 24.7 - ATL 18
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS DET (-3.5) 61% DET (-3.5)
Total Under 46.5 (42.7) 53% Over 46.5
Baltimore at Cincinnati Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BAL 26.5 - CIN 23.7
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS BAL (+1) 58% BAL (+1)
Total Over 45.5 (50.2) 53% Over 45.5
San Diego at Denver Oct 23 @ 8:25 PM
Predicted Score: SD 31.3 - DEN 30
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS SD (+9.5) 58% SD (+9.5)
Total Over 51 (61.3) 64% Over 51
Oakland at Cleveland Oct 26 @ 4:25 PM
Predicted Score: OAK 10.4 - CLE 20.7
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS CLE (-7.5) 56% OAK (+7.5)
Total Under 43 (31.1) 56% Over 43
Philadelphia at Arizona Oct 26 @ 4:05 PM
Predicted Score: PHI 32.5 - ARI 29.7
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS PHI (+3) 56% PHI (+3)
Total Over 48 (62.2) 62% Over 48
Washington at Dallas Oct 27 @ 8:30 PM
Predicted Score: WAS 19.4 - DAL 28.9
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS Push 55% DAL (-9.5)
Total Under 50 (48.3) 71% Under 50
Buffalo at NY Jets Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: BUF 20.9 - NYJ 15.4
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS BUF (+2.5) 55% NYJ (-2.5)
Total Under 41 (36.3) 55% Under 41
Chicago at New England Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: CHI 20.1 - NE 31.4
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS NE (-7) 53% CHI (+7)
Total Over 50.5 (51.5) 62% Over 50.5
Minnesota at Tampa Bay Oct 26 @ 1:00 PM
Predicted Score: MIN 18.6 - TB 11.8
Computer Pick Public Consensus
ATS MIN (+2.5) 51% TB (-2.5)
Total Under 41.5 (30.4) 58% Over 41.5

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.