NFL Point Spread Picks - Conference Playoffs

Pick 1: Minnesota -3 incorrect NFL point spread pick
Pick 2: New England -9 incorrect NFL point spread pick

Coming off a perfect week! New England was a good wise pick that was secure early on (except they didn't score first) and covered 13.5 with a dominating 35-14 win. Minnesota should have cleared that game easier than with a last second TD win and cover 3.5. They are a gooood team and that defense is legit (unlike Jacksonville's). Philly's defense is also legit, but their offense bleeds bad QB blood. "Homedog" sometimes is attractive, but not when your captain is Nick Foles. Yes, he had 1 game with 4 TD but the other 5 or 6 were pretty terrible. I ran the numbers as usual and from week 14 onwards (only Foles), Vikings is the bet here as they cover on both situations with good confidence. Keenum is 3rd in DBOA, holds the record for most NCAA yards (love that) and is pumped after that game winning TD!

As for the second game, JAC @ NE home favorite by 9 we are basically placing the same bet. There is a huge difference in QB talent between the two teams. This position is extremely important and cannot have such gaps I'm sorry it's over. The numbers are close but so they were for Tennessee. Close but slightly for the home team when the home team is favorite performs well with my algorithm. Go Patriots, do it again!

These are the two top teams in ATS Standings this season. Minnesota went 11-4-1 and Patriots 11-5-0. You'd think that Vegas would have caught on but not yet.

With a current backroll of about $17.7K, we keep the betting pool at 30%. That means that we'll bet $2,650 for each game this week. Lets win!

GameVegas LineEstimatePrediction-VegasConfidence
MINNESOTA @ PHILADELPHIA 3.0 9.60 6.69 60.56
JACKSONVILLE @ NEW ENGLAND -9.0 -10.00 -1.00 55.56

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.