Denver hit the Thursday nighter riding an 0-11 ATS streak in one important category but the Odds Shark prediction computer said to bet against the trend.
And it was right. By predicting a 33-13 final in Oakland (it was actually 26-13), the Broncos covered as a big favorite for the first time in a dozen tries.
Now we'll see if the rest of the computer's Week 14 NFL picks are just as good or if it will fall down again (like last week's 6-7-1 ATS run in 14 games where it made selections).
Lions cover at Green Bay
Detroit hasn't won at Lambeau since 1991 (21 straight losses) but the computer's 28-23 prediction for Green Bay would allow the Lions to cover the 7-point spread. In this case, the computer is bucking a pair of pro-Packer trends. The Lions are just 2-8-1 ATS in their past 11 road games and even worse (0-8-1 ATS) in their past nine divisional games.
Jets win at Jacksonville
Hard to imagine picking the Jets after the Week 13 abomination against Arizona, but the computer fades one anti-Jets trend and predicts 17-11 win at Jacksonville. The Jets are 1-6 ATS in their past seven against the Jags, who are a money-losing 1-5 SU and ATS in the past six home games.
Bears win and cover at Minnesota
In this NFC North battle, the computer sides with a handful of key trends in its 29-20 prediction. First, the Bears 6-0 SU and ATS in their past 6 games vs the Vikings, a team that is just 2-13 SU iin its past 15 within the division. The Bears have also won and covered 4 straight games as a road fave.