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Super Computer Week 14 Super Contest Picks

For the first time in almost a month and a half, the OddsShark Super Computer posted a losing week by going 2-3 in Week 13. There’s a logjam in the middle of the Team OddsShark standings, as the Computer is only a half-point behind Dan Katz, Mike Cole, Rob Pizzola and Jon Anik.

Without further ado, here are the OddsShark Super Computer’s picks for Week 13 of the NFL season:

Redskins (-1) over Eagles

Despite coming off a tough straight-up and ATS loss at the Cardinals last week, Washington has been a money-making machine of late. The ’Skins have cashed betting slips in eight of their past 10 matchups and visit the Eagles as small 1-point faves.

And oh how they have had Philly’s number.

Washington has covered the spread in five straight meetings with its NFC East foe and has won four in a row straight up. Furthermore, the Redskins have gone 7-2 ATS in the last nine, with Philly only able to cover each meeting back in 2013.

The ’Skins are still looking to play postseason football and a win in Philly will help their cause in a massive way.

Cowboys (-3) over Giants

Though the Giants have been ascending the NFL standings, there is still a major hole they have yet to improve from their 2-3 start. The Giants can’t defend the pass. New York is surrendering 265 passing yards per game and has been middling at pressuring the quarterback, something that is an even greater concern now that Jason Pierre-Paul is out.

Things could be bleak for the Giants on Sunday, as they will be facing Dak Prescott, a quarterback who leads the NFL in efficiency and has completed 67.9 percent of his passes. The Cowboys offensive line has also done a great job protecting Prescott, surrendering only 18 sacks all season. The Giants won't be able to generate turnovers or pressure Prescott, which means the extremely efficient QB can pick apart the G-Men.

Bengals (-5.5) over Browns

Here’s how pathetic the Browns are — they’re 0-9 ATS in their last nine games as a home underdog with seven of those ATS losses coming by 14 points or more. Cleveland is 0-6 ATS at home this season and the Bengals have beaten the snot out of them in the last four games between the teams, going 4-0 SU and ATS, outscoring them 129-30!

The fact that RG3 is starting for the Browns will probably only confuse things more for Cleveland. It’s been almost two years since he’s led a team to a win and the Browns will have their hands full vs a Bengals team that’s coming off its best win of the season, a 32-14 win over the Eagles. The 32 points was the most the Eagles have given up all season and the Bengals did it without A.J. Green.

Quite simply, Bengals at -5.5 looks like one of the best bargains of the holiday season.

Colts (-6) over Texans

The Indianapolis Colts are in a dogfight for the AFC South crown and after their 41-10 rout of the New York Jets, they’ll be confident heading into their pivotal matchup with the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Houston has lost three straight games and will enter this game as the six-point dog. The computer is forecasting a 31-13.8 win for Indy – a score that would easily cover the touchdown-minus-an-extra-point spread.

A healthy Andrew Luck is a scary thing for Houston and minus the sack he took on Monday, he was hardly touched. Scott Tolzien played the majority of the fourth quarter in place of Luck so not only is he healthy – he’s rested. The Texans may be heading back to Houston with their tail between their legs.

Falcons (-6) over Rams

This pick isn't as much about believing in the Atlanta Falcons, it's about fading the floundering Los Angeles Rams. The Rams, who have lost seven of their last eight outright and are 1-6-1 ATS in that span, should be bigger than +6 underdogs in the Computer's eyes.

While the Falcons have cooled off a bit after a hot start, they're the much better team in this scenario. Matt Ryan and company are in a brutal fight for the NFC South in the wake of Tampa Bay's recent run, so they won't be lacking any motivation to re-establish the division lead.

The Rams are last in the NFL in total yards per game (284) and points scored (15). The Falcons are third in yards (412) and first in points scored (32.2). There's your angle.

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