NFL odds, picks Week 14: Advanced computer model loves Patriots, Cardinals – CBSSports.com

The 2017 NFL season’s 14th weekend will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors. The New England Patriots are 11-point favorites over the Miami Dolphins, the L.A. Rams are 2.5-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Minnesota Vikings are 2.5-point favorites over the Carolina Panthers in a must-see NFC showdown that has already seen plenty of line movement.

With so many eye-popping games and so many NFL odds on the move, you’ll want to know what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is picking.

SportsLine’s Projection Model went 174-80-2 on straight-up NFL picks last season, better than all 98 experts tracked by NFLPickWatch — every single one. It’s again threatening to be one of the top models in 2017.

SportsLine computer picks also would have won more than 96 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool Manager leagues that made straight-up NFL picks last season and would be leading many pools again this year.

It’s fresh off a week in which it went 13-3 on straight-up NFL picks, improving its record to 26-6 over the past two weeks. Last week, it nailed the exact margin of victory for the Steelers‘ win over the Bengals and It was also all over the Titans‘ win and cover over the Texans, nailing that margin of victory within a single point.

With Week 14 here, the computer simulated every matchup 10,000 times and came up with some surprising results.

One team SportsLine’s proven model is all-in on: the New England Patriots. The model loves Tom Brady and company to beat the Dolphins in an AFC East showdown and easily cover an 11-point spread in a 28-12 decision.

No matter how high the line, the Patriots continue to cover and burn Vegas in the process. Their cover of a double-digit spread against the Bills last week moved them

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