The OddsShark Super Computer is coming off its worst stretch of the season, going 3-6-1 over the past two weeks. The past few weeks have seen the Computer become overly reliant on big faves, but that changes this week with the Computer officially backing two underdogs.
Titans (+5.5) Against Undefeated Panthers
The Tennessee Titans are coming off a huge overtime win over the New Orleans Saints last week in a game that saw quarterback Marcus Mariota complete 71.8 percent of his passes for four touchdowns.
The Panthers secondary will offer a bigger challenge for Mariota this week than the previously torched Saints, but Carolina has struggled to cover tight ends all season. In their past two games, the Panthers have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends.
The Titans leading receiver is tight end Delanie Walker, who is coming off a two touchdown performance last week.
Broncos (-6) Hosting the Chiefs
Coming off their first loss of the season, the Broncos will look to get back on the winning track, and who better to do it against than a team they’ve won seven in a row against, the Kansas City Chiefs. The disappointing Chiefs enter the game with a 1-3 ATS record on the road and have gone 3-7 ATS in their last ten vs the Broncos.
Expect the offensively challenged Chiefs to struggle against a Broncos defense that’s only allowing a league best 17.4 points per game. Denver’s D has been especially strong at home, allowing just 14.3 points per game.
Patriots (-7) Visiting the Giants
The New England Patriots are healthy favorites for their Week 10 contest with the New York Giants, but there’s one reason to be confident in the Pats’ ability to cover the spread: Tom Brady.
With the Deflategate drama in the rear-view mirror, the 38-year-old has been carving up opposing defenses en route to becoming the MVP frontrunner and the signal caller should be licking his lips ahead of this one. The Giants have been giving up the second-most passing yards in the NFL, as opposing quarterbacks are averaging 308 yards per game.
The Giants are an inconsistent team, which means it’s hard to predict what you’re going to get from this team week in and week out. If the G-Men go down early in this game, the reigning Super Bowl champs could easily cruise to yet another win and cover.
Jaguars (+5.5) Travelling to Ravens
The Ravens secondary is an absolutely mess this season. Baltimore ranks in the bottom five in the league in passing yards per game, interceptions and opposing quarterback completion percentage.
Things will not be easy for a Ravens secondary facing a Jaguars offense that has Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, who both have over 600 yards receiving and averaged over 17.5 yards per reception.
Raiders (-3) Hosting the Vikings
This game could quietly be the toughest one of the season for quarterback Derek Carr. The Vikings secondary are in the top 10 in every passing statistic, but starting cornerback Terrance Newman has been going through concussion protocol all week.
If Newman does not start, that would thrust rookie Trae Waynes into the lineup to either faceoff against Amari Cooper or Michael Crabtree. In a combined 152 targets to either Crabtree or Cooper, Carr has only thrown one interception.