NFL playoffs 2013: Divisional round predictions

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The NFL prediction computer was perfect on Wild Card weekend, but far from perfect against the spread. The Odds Shark computer says underdogs will beat the divisional playoff odds in all four games this week.

Normally, being right and wrong at the same time is reserved for married couples - the man is right and the woman believes he is wrong.

But making NFL predictions can put you in the same situation and that's where the Odds Shark computer found itself after Wild Card weekend.

It successfully predicted that all four favorites would win, good for a 4-0 mark. But it also predicted that three of the underdogs would cover the spread, which was good for just a 1-3 ATS mark.

So heading for the divisional playoff weekend, the computer fired up again and came back with almost identical picks. Except this time, it is picking underdogs to cover the spread in all four games.

If the computer is right, San Francisco will beat Green Bay 30-29. The 49ers were 3-point favorites, with a ton of money coming in on the Packers, who would cover if the game ends 30-29. A word of caution to 49ers bettors - the Packers are 6-0-1 ATS in their past seven visits to San Francisco.

Denver will win 36-27, which would cover at the present -8.5 point spread, but not at the opening number of -9.5. The Broncos have dominated at home and as a favorite.

Seattle will win 32-29 at Atlanta as a 2.5-point underdog. A week ago, the Seahawks beat Washington as road favorites. Bet against Seattle as an underdog at your peril. The last 19 games where they were underdogs, they covered at a 15-3-1 ATS clip!

New England will win a high-scoring battle at Foxboro, besting Houston 40-31. This is another borderline bet where you will win or lose depending on the spread you get. At the opening number of -9.5, you would lose by betting on the Pats. If the line moves down to -8.5, this final score would be a New England cover.

Computer picks for Divisional Playoff games. [ See NFL playoff trends as well ]

Baltimore

27

Denver

35.6

-9.5

BAL

44.5

O

GreenBay

28.5

SanFrancisco

30.2

-3

GB

45

O

Seattle

31.9

Atlanta

29

-3

SEA

45

O

Houston

30.9

NewEngland

39.7

-9.5

HOU

48

O

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