Microsoft's Cortana engine is just predicting winners and not results against the spread.
Here are Cortana's picks for Week 3 (with the Vegas betting lines as of Tuesday afternoon in parentheses):Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons — Falcons win, 71.6% chance (Falcons -6.5)San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills — Chargers win, 51.5% chance (Bills -2.5)Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams — Cowboys win, 55% chance (Cowboys -1)Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Eagles win, 72.9% chance (Eagles -6.5)Houston Texans vs. New York Giants — Texans win, 58.2% chance (Texans -2.5)Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints — Saints win, 74.2% chance (Saints -9.5)Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals — Bengals win, 71.6% chance (Bengals -7)Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns — Browns win, 58.2% chance (Ravens -1.5)Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions — Lions win, 58.2% chance (Lions -1.5)Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — Colts win, 64.4% chance (Colts -6.5)Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots — Patriots win, 82% chance (Patriots -14)San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals — 49ers win, 58.2% chance (49ers -2.5)Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks — Seahawks win, 58.2% chance (Seahawks -5)Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins — Dolphins win, 53.3% chance (Dolphins -4.5)Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers — Panthers win, 67.4% chance (Panthers -3.5)Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets — Jets win, 58.2% chance (Jets -2.5)
49ers -3 with the hook.
Key = Colin Kaepernick, How well he can play against the Raven's defense which is the best D he has faced in the playoffs.
Angle = Vic Fangio San Francisco defensive coordinator was a Ravens assistant during Flacco’s first two seasons. Yeah, I know it didn't help Falcon's D coordinator Nolan former 49ers head coach, Vic is at a higher level then Nolan.
No real convictions in this game as in 49ers spread win vs Packers & Falcons or Raven's win vs Pats. Both (49ers/Ravens) teams really look & playing great.
Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17
W 29-26 x