NFL picks, Week 10: Beware of the favorites

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Odds Shark computer is hitting its stride with consecutive winning weeks and a dire prediction for sportsbooks - the favorites will clean up again in Week 10.

The Odds Shark NFL Prediction Computer did not foretell the end of the world in Week 9, but it did prophesize that favorites would dominate betting.

Little did we know that the computer was closer to the former than anyone knew with its Week 9 prognostication, as the betting public slaughtered sportsbooks with profits like never before.

One oddsmaker called it the worst week in his 25 years in the business. Another, with 18 years under his belt, said he could not remember a week when everything went so well for bettors and went so wrong for sportsbooks.

Everyone expects the betting public to come back in droves in Week 10 and to pound those favorites again. But in an announcement that excites bettors and frightens oddsmakers, the computer is picking another big week for the favorites.

Worse yet for oddsmakers are predictions that the three teams facing double-digit spreads (San Francisco, New England and Pittsburgh) will all cover the spread.

So after an 8-6 ATS last week (10-4 SU), the computer is predicting a 9-3 ATS week for chalk (ignoring the two games that opened as PK at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark.com).

The computer picks several streaks to continue. The Colts and Bucs will continue their surprising, winning ways and the Falcons will sneak out of New Orleans at 9-0. The slumping Eagles and Jets will continue losing and the Chiefs won't put up much of a fight in Pittsburgh on Monday night.

Check out all the Week 10 NFL picks below.

Indianapolis 17.4 Jacksonville 8.7 PK IND 42.5 U

NY Giants 32.6 Cincinnati 21.3 6 NYG 48.5 O

Detroit 23.5 Minnesota 23.8 -2.5 DET 47 O

Tennessee 9.6 Miami 26.2 -4.5 MIA 44 U

San Diego 27 Tampa Bay 28.7 -2.5 SD 48 O

Buffalo 18.4 New England 38.4 -9.5 NE 51 O

Denver 30.6 Carolina 19.2 3 DEN 48.5 O

Atlanta 34.9 New Orleans 23.9 +1 ATL 53.5 O

Oakland 17 Baltimore 27.1 -7.5 BAL 46 U

NY Jets 16.5 Seattle 22.3 -5.5 SEA 38.5 O

St. Louis 13.1 San Francisco 30 -11 SF 38 O

Dallas 16.3 Philadelphia 14 -1 DAL 45 U

Houston 35.3 Chicago 37.3 PK CHI 43 O

Monday Night Football Betting

Kansas City 9.4 Pittsburgh 26.1 -11.5 PIT 43 U

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