NFL Predictions: Week 13 Computer Picks Favor Road Teams ColumnistNovember 28, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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New England's streak of nine straight OVERs will continue and Dallas's streak of eight straight failures at home will continue.

Jacksonville will make it 7-0 ATS as a road team and the Buccaneers will make it 6-0 ATS as a road team.

This is all according to the NFL predictions computer at, which has been both hot and cold so far in 2012.

"The computer hates home teams in Week 13 as it has roadies going 12-2 ATS," explained football analyst Jack Randall at (Two games remained off the board as of press time, so the computer did not have a prediction on the Steelers-Ravens game or the Raiders-Browns game, although both games featured significant Week 13 trends.)

Ironically, with all the road teams picked to win, the week opens Thursday with the Falcons covering the home spread against the Saints.

After that, Houston will win 36-16 at Tennessee and New England will pummel the Dolphins 40-23 in two early games featuring big road spreads (-5.5 and -6.5 respectively as of press time).

The week ends Sunday night with the Cowboys winning 20-13, but not enough to cover the 10.5-point spread against the free-falling Eagles.

And Monday Night Football sees the other two NFC East teams battling in Washington. The Giants are favored and will win 32-26, according to the computer.

Check out the Week 13 predictions below. The computer was 8-4 SU last week, but just 4-7-1 ATS, so buyer beware.

New Orleans      25.9        Atlanta                 32.6        -3            ATL         55.5        O            

Houston               35.8        Tennessee          16.4        +5.5       HOU      48           O            

Indianapolis        20           Detroit                  22.7        -3.5        IND        51           U            

Jacksonville        13.1        Buffalo                 17.1        -7            JAC         45           U            

Carolina                16.7        Kansas City         8.7          +2.5       CAR        40.5        U            

New England     39.5        Miami                   23.4        +6.5       NE          51           O            

Minnesota          23           Green Bay           25.6        -9            MIN       47           O            

San Francisco     31.2        St. Louis               15.8        +6.5       SF           41           O            

Seattle                  22.5        Chicago               28.7        -3            CHI         38           O            

Arizona                 16.6        NY Jets                 14.6        -3            ARI         37.5        U            

Tampa Bay          30.2        Denver                 33.9        -7            TB           51.5        O            

Pittsburgh           23.3        Baltimore            27.2        OFF                                        P            

Cleveland            19.9        Oakland               10.9        OFF                                        P            

Cincinnati            26.2        San Diego            23.7        -2            CIN         47.5        O            

Philadelphia       13.1         Dallas                  20.2        -10.5      PHI         43           U            

NY Giants            32.4        Washington        26.2        +2.5       NYG       51           O    

All odds, stats, quotes and trends mentioned courtesy of Mike Pickett is an Analyst to Bleacher Report and contributes to the Twitter feed.       


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