How Did the Top NFL Picks of Week 18 Do?

With week 18 done and dusted, the NFL season is fast approaching its peak, and proposition betting is hotter than ever. Matchup similarities helps you to spot potential winners, losers, and over-bets in the line-up. But NFL is unpredictable, which is part of its charm.

That said we saw several tops picks for week 18. Those of you following the predictions should read on!

What Were the Predictions for Week 18?

The predictions with 100% matchup similarity for week 18 favoured Patriots to lose to Bills +7, The Texans-Colts game to top 38.5 total points, and Giants to lose to Eagles +14.

Predictions with lower similarity to past matchups made the cut too. Raiders were expected to lose +9.5 to Chiefs, and the same game was expected to total under 52 points. Titans looked to lose +6.5 to Jaguars with a total over 40.  Ravens looked to lose +7 at Bengals and Bears +7.5 to Vikings.

So, let’s see what happened in reality.

Patriots vs. Bills – Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY

Predictions hit home with this game, and the Bills came out on top by 12 points, 35-23, at Highmark Stadium, NY. Results like these helped computer predictions for week 18 hit 61% accuracy. Those of you wagering on this result chose well here!

Texans vs. Colts – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Right once again. This heated game was neck-and-neck till the end, with Texans edging a 1-point win, 32-31. Easily one of the tightest matches of week 18, over-betters chose well with an over 38.5 wager. The game ended with 63 total points.

Giants vs. Eagles – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Another 100% similarity matchup, this one fell short of the Giants +14 prediction. Giants made a comeback in the 4th quarter, gaining 13 points, but it wasn’t enough. Gaining points steadily game-long, Eagles finished with 22 and Giants 16. Well, you can’t win everything in NFL!

Chiefs vs. Raiders – Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, NV

Predictions came true at Allegiant Stadium, with Chiefs clinching an 18-point victory over Raiders. The expected +9.5 loss was well-surpassed with Chiefs gaining 17 points in the 2nd quarter alone, although Raiders found the strength for a 7-7 tie in the final quarter.

Those of you betting on the under-52 proposition chose well. The game totalled 44 points, 31-13.

Titans vs. Jaguars – TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL

Predicted for Titans to lose +6.5, this one fell short, but Jaguars still came out with a 20-16 lead. The closest quarter was the 2nd, with 17 total points scored, 10-7 Titans. They scored 10 points to 0 in the final quarter to put Titans down for good.

Those hoping for an over 40 final score were rewarded. The total score was 44.

Ravens vs. Bengals – Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Ravens lost by 11 points, with a final score of 27-16 to Bengals. Those backing the +7 loss for Ravens chose well. No points were scored in the first quarter, but the second saw Bengals scramble ahead 14-7. They held this lead till the end.

Vikings vs. Bears – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Vikings smashed this one, claiming a 29-13 victory over Bears. The +7.5 expected loss came true by quite a margin, and although Bears did manage to tie 7-7 in the 2nd quarter, Vikings dominated for much of the game.

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