Super Computer Week 9 Contest Picks

Inconsistency continues to dog the OddsShark Super Computer after a 2-2-1 record in Week 8. Despite some struggles, the Super Computer has only posted two losing weeks through the first half of the season, which has it tied for fourth place in the Team OddsShark standings.

Raiders (+4) As Road Dogs Against the Steelers

The Oakland Raiders have provided one of the most consistent offenses in the NFL this season with the team taking massive strides in the passing game. Thanks to the growth of quarterback Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, the team is in the top 10 in passing yards per game and points per game.

The Steelers pass defense ranks 26th in the NFL, which could mean a big day for Carr and company. Pittsburgh also lost their best offensive player in running back Le’Veon Bell last week with DeAngelo Williams getting the start this week.

Saints (-7.5) Hosting the Titans

What’s not to like about the Saints at -7.5 vs the Titans this weekend? After six straight losses the Titans enter the game with a brand new head coach after firing Ken Whisenhunt at the start of the week. Tennessee has been awful on the road, going 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-9 SU in their last 10 road games.

The Saints, meanwhile, are coming off an explosive offensive performance, putting up 52 points at home vs the Giants. They’re on a serious roll after winning three in a row and four out of their last five, putting them at 4-1-1 ATS over their last six.

Some might shy away from a 7.5 point spread, but it looks like a safe play considering the Saints are averaging 26.6 points per game, while the Titans are second last in the league at 17.9 points per game.

Broncos (-5) Against the Hosting Colts

There are plenty of reasons to like the Denver Broncos as 5-point road favorites against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Denver ranks first in the league in multiple defensive categories while the Colts are a complete mess right now from the top of the organization down. Rumored front office issues with head coach Chuck Pagano and the underwhelming on-field play of starting QB Andrew Luck have been evident in the team’s 3-5 SU and ATS start.

The Colts can’t seem to get it together and are beyond lucky to play in the AFC South, AKA the weakest division in the NFL. The Broncos have historically performed well on the road in November by winning nine out of their last 12 games away from home in the month.

Falcons (-7) Visiting the 49ers

This is just as much a pick against the 49ers as it is for the Falcons. The 49ers are a complete mess with the team trading their starting tight end, benching their starting quarterback and will likely be starting a running back that was not on the team two weeks ago.

The Falcons secondary, which has already tallied eight interceptions this season, will be facing Blaine Gabbert, a quarterback with 24 interceptions in 29 career games.

Jets (-6.5) Welcoming the Jaguars

The Jets have lost two in a row, but are still a respectable 3-1 SU and ATS at home this season. The Jets last loss saw starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick get hurt early and was replaced by Geno Smith, but the bearded one is back to start in this game.

Jags quarterback Blake Bortles still has a bad tendency to throw picks with the second year player tossing five interceptions in the past three games. The Jets are third in the NFL in yards per game and have allowed a quarterback to toss for 200-plus yards just three times this season.


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