NFL Computer Picks: Conf. Championships


The Seattle Seahawks have been hovering around a touchdown favorite for the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon, but the OddsShark Computer thinks they will have a hard time covering that posted spread.

As of Tuesday morning the Seahawks were being listed as 7.5-point home favorites against the Packers with a berth in the Super Bowl on the line on Sunday, but the OddsShark Computer had them winning SU by a score of only 35.9 to 31.8 – which would provide an ATS win for Green Bay supporters.

[ Check out the full picks breakdown on the OddsShark NFL Computer Picks page ]

Seattle won SU but had to settle for a PUSH on the NFL betting lines in its 31-17 win over Carolina as a 14-point favorite in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Green Bay beat Detroit 30-20 and covered an 8-point spread on Wild Card Weekend before getting past Dallas 26-21 in the Divisional Round but failing to cover a 5.5-point spread.

Over in the AFC Championship Game the New England Patriots were sitting as 6.5-point home favorites against the Indianapolis Colts as of Tuesday morning, and the OddsShark Computer thinks the ATS result for that contest will be a close one – predicting a 36.8 to 29.5 win for Tom Brady and company at Gillette Stadium.

New England topped Baltimore 35-31 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs but didn’t manage to cover a 7-point spread at home in that game. Indianapolis is 2-0 both SU and ATS so far in the playoffs, beating Cincinnati 26-10 as a 4-point favorite and Denver 24-13 as a 9.5-point underdog.

Conference Championships NFL Computer Picks (Season Archive)

Indianapolis at New England Jan 18 @ 6:40 PM
Predicted Score: IND 29.5 – NE 36.8

Green Bay at Seattle Jan 18 @ 3:05 PM
Predicted Score: GB 31.8 – SEA 35.9

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