NFL Week 4: Computer Predictions
Fresh off back-to-back winning weeks, the OddsShark NFL Computer is revved up for another money-making performance. Heading into Week 4, the Computer is 23-22-2 against the spread and an impressive 29-17-2 on the totals.
This week, the Computer is rolling with the red-hot Seattle Seahawks against the Houston Texans in a battle of the top two defenses in the league. The Seahawks, who have covered the spread in 16 of their last 20 games, are 3-point road favorites. The Computer believes Pete Carroll’s team will have little trouble covering that number in a 39-17 drubbing of the Texans. Remember, though, Seattle is extremely banged-up on the offensive line and could be starting a pair of backups at the tackle positions. That could pose problems against a Houston pass rush, featuring J.J. Watt.
The Computer also likes the road teams in the Sunday and Monday primetime games. New England is projected to roll into Atlanta and hand the Falcons their second straight loss on Sunday night in the Georgia Dome. Be careful, though, as the Falcons have been deadly at home and have had a knack at covering the spread after a loss. But who’s to argue with the Computer?
In the Monday night showdown of unbeatens in New Orleans, the Computer sees the Miami Dolphins hanging with the New Orleans Saints in a closer-than-experts-believe loss. The Saints are 6-point home favorites. Both teams are 3-0 and have looked impressive early on. The Dolphins own a win at Indianapolis. The Saints’ best win came against the Falcons in Week 1. They’ve also beaten Arizona and Tampa Bay. Those two teams are a combined 1-5.
Speaking of the Cardinals and Bucs, those two stalwarts will collide in Tampa Bay in what the Computer expects will be the lowest-scoring game of the week. The Computer has the underdog Cardinals covering, with each team scoring around 10 points. Rookie Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback for the Bucs.
The highest-scoring game, the Computer projects, will be in Denver, where the unbeaten Broncos host the Philadelphia Eagles. The Computer believes Peyton Manning will continue his prolific start and light up the Eagles’ defense for more than 40 points. The total on this game is set in the high 50s, one of the largest in NFL history.
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