Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos)

These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, 5% based on points RPI, 2.5% based on power ranking, and 2.5% based on winning percentage over the last five games.

NOTE: All percentages are rounded to the hundredths place.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET

OAK #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) have a 54.23% chance to defeat the HOU #4 Houston Texans, (9-7)


Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET

SEA #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) have a 61.91% chance to defeat the DET #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7)


Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET

PIT #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (11-5) have a 61.15% chance to defeat the MIA #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6)


Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET

GB #4 Green Bay Packers, (10-6) have a 55.42% chance to defeat the NYG #5 New York Giants, (11-5)


Bye: NE #1 New England Patriots (14-2), DAL #1 Dallas Cowboys (13-3), KC #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), ATL #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)


-Asher Fair


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