2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 26, 2005
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Baltimore at New Orleans
Friday 08/26 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Baltimore +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 38 -110 (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: win
New Orleans has allowed 34 and 27 points in their first two games. Baltimore has allowed an average of 18. It's the Raven's offense that's been held down as they've scored 3 and 14, respectively. You can bet the Baltimore players and coaches have put forth a concerted effort this week to find a way to untrack the offense. They should find a way to have success against New Orleans. Small road underdogs that have scored two touchdowns or less in two consecutive weeks do extremely well in the presason for this reason. Brian Billick was 14-5 in the preseason leading into this year including 3-1 last year. I can't see him losing a third straight here. Baltimore will score enough to win and their defense will shut down the New Orleans offense. The total is set too high based on New Orlean's recent games, especially last game in which 64 points were scored. Two stars on Baltimore plus the points and one star on the under.