NFL Picks, Week 14: What Do The Oddsmakers Say?

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is congratulated by teammates Aaron Hernandez #81 and Julian Edelman #11 after Gronkowski scored a touchdown in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts on December 4, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NFL Picks Computer at OddsShark.com pegged the Browns to cover the Steelers in a low-scoring game Thursday and it has predictions on every other Week 14 game as well.

The victory Thursday (Cleveland lost 14-3 as 14.5-point underdogs) moved the picks engine to 49-28 ATS on the year. Sunday's plays point to the Packers covering the spread at home again against the Raiders and the Ravens covering the biggest spread of the week (16 points) at home to winless Indy.

The other big favorites on the week are also forecast to cover the spread, which would be bad news for sportsbooks if all the favorites are covering. The Patriots are favored by 9 at Washington and the Jets are favored by 10 at home to the Chiefs.

The Monday Nighter between the Rams and Seahawks remains off the board due to injury questions but the machine is picking an UNDER with a 16-6 final favoring the hometown Seahawks. Seattle is 12-1 SU in their past 13 games against the Rams.

The computer slumped to 8-8 ATS last week, the first time it has not shown a profit on the season.

OddsShark.com handicapper Mike Pickett disagrees strongly with two of the computer's predictions: Buffalo to cover 7.5 points at San Diego and Houston defeating Cincinnati.

"We think the Chargers will win out and do so in emphatic fashion and the Bills have been fading for a month so we see a blowout here," said Pickett.

"And no way does Houston hang with the Bengals on the road like the computer is suggesting. Too many injuries, not enough QBs in Texan jerseys and the Week 14 NFL Odds say the Bengals are ready to win here."

Week 14 NFL Picks:

Road   Score  Home   Score  Spread  ATS  Total  ATS

Cleveland  12.9  Pittsburgh  24.4  -13.5  CLE  39.5  U

New England  31.8  Washington  17.7  8.5  NE  48  O

Indianapolis  5.9  Baltimore  29.9  -16  BAL  41  U

New Orleans  34.1  Tennessee  25.4  4.5  NO  48  O

Philadelphia  20.3  Miami   23.4  -3  MIA  44  U

Tampa Bay  10.3  Jacksonville  12.4  1 JAC 39 U

Kansas City  11.7  NY Jets  22.9  -9.5  NYJ  37  U

Houston  31.2  Cincinnati  22.5  -3  HOU  37.5  O

Atlanta  25.6  Carolina  20.6  3  ATL  48.5  U

Minnesota  17.7  Detroit   29.4  -7  DET  46.5 O

San Francisco  30.4  Arizona  16.7  3.5  SF  40.5  O

Chicago  26.6  Denver  19.5  -4  CHI  36  O

Buffalo  22  San Diego  24  -7.5  BUF  47.5  U

Oakland  23.5  Green Bay  39.5  -12  GB  55  O

NY Giants  21.2  Dallas   26.8  -3.5  DAL  49.5  U

St. Louis  5.7  Seattle   16.2  OFF  -  OFF  -

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