NFL Week 4 odds, predictions, picks: Advanced computer model loves Patriots, Cowboys

The NFL’s fourth weekend will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors.

The
Dallas Cowboys
are six-point favorites over the
Los Angeles Rams
, the
New England Patriots
are favored by nine at home against the
Carolina Panthers
in a game that has already seen plenty of line movement, and the
Kansas City Chiefs
are touchdown favorites against the
Washington Redskins
on “Monday Night Football.”

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

SportsLine’s Projection Model went an amazing 174-80-2 on straight-up NFL picks last season — better than all 98 experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.

Every single one.

SportsLine computer picks also would have won over 96 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool Manager leagues that made straight-up picks last season. It’s fresh off a week in which it called the
Indianapolis Colts
‘ upset of the
Cleveland Browns
and the
Minnesota Vikings
‘ stunning victory over the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
. It also called the Packers easily covering a seven-point spread on Thursday night against the Bears.

With Week 4 already here, the computer simulated every matchup 10,000 times and came up with some surprising results.

One team the model loves: the New England Patriots. Don’t let last week’s letdown fool you.
Tom Brady
won’t need a game-winning drive to put away a struggling Carolina Panthers team Sunday. The model has the Patriots winning 73 percent of simulations and covering the nine-point spread, 28-18.

Another team the model loves: the Dallas Cowboys. They’re favored by six at home against the Rams, but SportsLine’s model has…

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