NFL Computer Picks: Week 16 Bets
The Carolina Panthers will beat the New Orleans Saints and win the NFC South Division, but it will be close according to the OddsShark NFL Computer predictions.
The Computer sees the Panthers squeaking out a two-point victory over the visiting Saints, who have been atrocious all season away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints are 1-6 ATS on the road.
Two weeks ago, New Orleans hammered the Panthers 31-13 on a Monday night in the Superdome. This time, Carolina is the favorite; the Panthers were field-goal favorites at the sportsbooks heading into the end of the week. The Computer’s projections suggest that line is pretty tight, but if you are grabbing a side, take the points.
The OddsShark NFL Computer also likes the Dallas Cowboys to keep their NFC East division hopes alive with a win at Washington. The Redskins have covered the spread in six of their past seven games against the Cowboys, but will be starting backup quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III.
Dallas won the first meeting between these two teams this season, but a closer look at the box score shows that the Redskins were the better team statistically. Washington out-gained the Cowboys in total yards, rushing for more than 200 yards against the porous Dallas defense.
Weather forecasts are calling for rain and wind at FedExField. However, weather hasn’t seemed to be able to slow down this season’s NFL offenses.
Over in the AFC, the OddsShark NFL Computer is backing the underdog New England Patriots against the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of last season’s conference championship game. Heading into Friday, the Ravens were 2.5-point home favorites on the NFL odds over Tom Brady and the Patriots at most shops. The Computer believes the Patriots will get revenge and win straight-up.
Week 16 OddsShark Computer Picks
Denver (36.1) at Houston (17.3)
Pittsburgh (21.9) at Green Bay (22)
Dallas (25.6) at Washington (16.5)
Miami (21.7) at Buffalo (17.2)
Tennessee (19.6) at Jacksonville (9.7)
Atlanta (15.8) at San Francisco (29)
Minnesota (19.3) at Cincinnati (28.7)
Indianapolis (22.9) at Kansas City (31.2)
New England (24.5) at Baltimore (22)
Cleveland (16) at NY Jets (12.9)
New Orleans (25.1) at Carolina (27.2)
Oakland (15.7) at San Diego (24.3)
NY Giants (14.6) at Detroit (23.1)
Tampa Bay (15.8) at St. Louis (19.7)
Chicago (25.9) at Philadelphia (25.9)
Arizona (23.5) at Seattle (31.7)