Bias Free Sports NFL Championship Weekend Computer Predictions

Below are our computer predictions for the NFL championship games for this weekend.  Remember that a positive number means the home team is favored, and three points is added to the home team’s number for home field advantage.  You can see the complete NFL and NBA ratings at

Home Rating Visitor  Rating  Diff
Atlanta 70.65 San Francisco 72.30  1.35
New England 76.13 Baltimore 67.76  11.37

Bias Free Sports NFL Division Playoff Computer Predictions

Below are Bias Free Sports computer predictions for the NFL Divisional Playoff Games.  A positive number means the home team is favored, while a negative number means the visiting team is favored.  To see the complete rankings for all NFL teams, go to

Home Rating Visitor  Rating  Diff
Atlanta 70.38 Seattle 74.73             (1.34)
Denver 75.29 Baltimore 67.30             10.99
New England 76.59 Houston 68.28             11.32
San Francisco 72.28 Green Bay 70.35               4.93

Bias Free Sports Final Top 25 NCAA Football Computer Rankings

Has Alabama stopped scoring yet?  That was pretty impressive, and showed why they deserved to be ranked number one in our final computer rankings.  Here are the top 25 of our rankings–you can see the rankings for all 124 teams by going to and also get the latest rankings for the NBA and NFL, as well as our projections for the NFL playoff games this weekend and every NBA game!

1 Alabama 93.95
2 Oregon 91.73
3 Texas A&M 89.11
4 Georgia 83.59
5 Florida State 82.98
6 Kansas State 81.97
7 Utah State 80.51
8 Notre Dame 80.35
9 Florida 80.13
10 South Carolina 79.93
11 Clemson 79.26
12 LSU 78.89
13 Ohio State 78.30
14 Northern Illinois 77.28
15 Stanford 77.20
16 Oklahoma St. 76.92
17 Oklahoma 76.85
18 Boise State 76.44
19 BYU 75.78
20 San Jose State 75.67
21 Wisconsin 75.12
22 Cincinnati 75.10
23 Fresno State 74.69
24 UCF 74.44
25 Michigan 74.14

Bias Free Sports computer predictions for opening playoff games

On now to the “second season” of the NFL, and we have run the computer projections for this weekend’s games. I am on the road, so I can’t post things the way I normally would, but you can get the full projections at  Here, though is a brief summary of our picks for this weekend’s games:

Cincinnati @ Houston:  Cincy by 9.9 (I will be at this game)
Minnesota @ Green Bay: Green Bay by 5.2
Indianapolis @ Baltimore: Baltimore by 6.6
Seattle @ Washington: Seattle by 11.8

I feel most confident in the Baltimore and Green Bay games. Seattle and Washington are both hot teams right now, and Washington hasn’t had a home playoff game in a long time, so that place will be rocking. I could see that one going either way despite the large computer edge. Similarly, Cincinnati is coming to Houston on a hot streak while Houston is in a major funk. Strangely is similar to what happened last year as Houston lost its last three games entering the playoffs and still won by 21 over the Bengals in front of a ramped up crowd. So we shall see.

Today’s sports trivia:
Minnesota and Green Bay have played against each other 103 times in the regular season, but this weekend marks only the second time they have played each other in the postseason. The first, an opening round game in 2004, was won by the Vikings 31-17.

New Year’s Day Computer Predictions from Bias Free Sports

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a safe and happy new year’s eve (and you’re not hurting too much this morning!).   I’ve taken a look at the games over the next few day, and disregarding what the computer says, here are the teams I like today:

Oklahoma State vs. Purdue — Oklahoma State by 20Northwestern vs. Mississippi State — Northwestern by 4
South Carolina vs. Michigan — South Carolina by 6
Georgia vs. Nebraska — Georgia by 13
Stanford vs. Wisconsin — Stanford by 3
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois — NIU in an upset by 1

We’ll publish all our updated computer ratings after today’s games.  Remember you can go to for all the ratings for the NCAA football teams, as well as ratings for the NBA and NFL.

Bias Free Sports’ NFL computer predictions for Week 17

At last, the end of the regular season, and with it, some teams (and their fans) can finally be put out of their misery, like Arizona, Jacksonville, Kansas City and Buffalo.  The best part of the year, the playoffs, begins next week, and we’ll continue our computer predictions right through to the Super Bowl.  You can get all our NBA, NFL and NCAA football predictions for free (it’s not a subscription service trying to have you buy Vegas picks!) at  Here is what our computer spit out for this weekend’s NFL games (remember a positive number in the difference column means the home team is favored, a negative number means the visiting team is favored, and the home field advantage of 3 points is added in already):

Home Rating Visitor  Rating  Diff  Line
Atlanta 71.11 Tampa Bay 53.32 20.79 5.0
Buffalo 55.01 NY Jets 56.04   1.97 3.0
Cincinnati 71.51 Baltimore 65.31   9.20 2.5
Denver 77.02 Kansas City 49.22 30.80 16.0
Detroit 52.38 Chicago 64.40 (9.01) (3.0)
Indianapolis 59.86 Houston 60.73  2.14 (6.5)
Minnesota 66.66 Green Bay 73.11 (3.44) (3.0)
New England 76.86 Miami 62.41 17.45 10.5
New Orleans 66.33 Carolina 66.71  2.62  4.5
NY Giants 63.15 Philadelphia 51.65 14.50  7.0
Pittsburgh 60.24 Cleveland 59.72  3.52 10.0
San Diego 60.17 Oakland 51.80 11.37 10.0
San Francisco 69.39 Arizona 51.43 20.96 16.5
Seattle 85.06 St. Louis 60.75 27.31 11.0
Tennessee 52.21 Jacksonville 48.30   6.91   4.0
Washington 69.46 Dallas 64.76  7.71   3.0

Tooting My Own Horn

I typically don’t try to shout my own praises, because those who do inevitably have to spend more time defending their own deficiencies, but I was the only prognosticator (out of more than 50) on The Prediction Tracker ( to have accurately predicted the Central Michigan outright win over Western Kentucky.  We’ve had a pretty good start to the bowl season, which probably means we’re due to lose the next 10 games.  You can keep track of all our predictions by going to our web site at, or go to The Prediction Tracker to see how our computer predictions stack up with everyone else’s!