2016 NFL Point Spread Picks - Wildcard Playoffs

Pick 1: Detroit +8 incorrect NFL point spread pick
Pick 2: Green Bay -4.5 correct NFL point spread pick

Historically we've done well in the playoffs and specifically the wild card round. Given this year's troublesome record, I'm definitely not as confident as I have been in the past. It doesn't help either that two starting QBs (Oakland and Miami) aren't playing this weekend. The models point to Green Bay, Detroit and Houston (but staying away from this game). We are betting big on Detroit and Green Bay but staying away from the Steelers' massacre of the Dolphins and Houston's bigger upset.

GameVegas LineEstimatePrediction-VegasConfidence
DETROIT @ SEATTLE -8 -5.3 2.7 59.8%
NY GIANTS @ GREEN BAY -4.5 -9.5 -5.0 59.0%
OAKLAND @ HOUSTON -3 -6.0 -3.0 NA
MIAMI @ PITTSBURGH -10 -3.0 7.0 NA

How to read the table:
  • Vegas Line: A NEGATIVE number implies the point spread favors the HOME team
  • Estimate: NFL Pickles' point spread prediction
  • Pred-Vegas: Subtraction: POSITIVE implies VISITING team will cover point spread.
  • Confidence: The probability that the point spread pick is on the correct side.


Anonymous said…
Happy 2017 and Happy NFL Playoffs, everyone!

The fiftytwopointfour model sees these two games as the best bets, although both are reliant on a backup quarterback scoring some points so I might just sit this week out and hope for more expected value in the Divisional round.

Dolphins (+10)
Texans/Raiders (Over 37)

Good luck to us all!
Unknown said…
You forgot to update your win/loss record and current balance from your 0-2 week 17, Jaime