Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Week 15 NFL Preview

The full predictions each week are at http://sites.google.com/site/computerratings/nfl-football/nfl-predictions but below is a discussion of some of the interesting games.  These games all picked by the current computer ratings located here.

The computer is coming off 2 great weeks going 11-5 then 12-4 against the spread making the season total 123-80-5.  It also went 11-5 picking winners last week beating Vegas at 9-6.  See full records by week here and if you are interested in additional details on picks against the spread, best picks, locks, performance charts, and more, see this where you can subscribe to a weekly newsletter.

The computer already picked the Indy game correct but missed on the Saints last night when they had a slow start, a few turnovers, and a drop in the end zone.

Today, the 49ers visit Philly with the Eagles favored by 9 but the computer picking them by 5.7.  You have to think the 49ers won't do well in the snow/cold but at least the game has been moved to the late game as the early game is usually the downfall of the west coast teams.

Green Bay visits Pittsburgh and even with the Steelers headed south and Green Bay improving, the Steelers are favored by 2.5 due to the game being in Pittsburgh.  The computer does give them a 0.4 edge but 2.5 is too many points it says.  The charts for the two teams are very telling.







And Cincinnati visits San Diego in what could be a playoff matchup preview.  Vegas likes the Chargers by 7 and the computer likes them by 5.8.  The Chargers have been improving and the Bengals faltering a bit (subscribe to see charts), so this game will really depend on if the Bengals get it back together or not.

Enjoy the games.