2006 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 31, 2006
This pick was released to clients on July 30, 2012 at 8:03PM ET.
Buffalo at Detroit
Thursday 08/31 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 35 -110 (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
Buffalo games are averaging 46.3 points per game this preseason. Detroit's are much lower at 31.0. That figure was dragged down last week as they put up just 3 points vs. Oakland. Three takeaways from that: 1. This total is posted extra low due to the recency of that low scoring game. 2. Detroit scored 20 and 16 in their two prior games. And 3. They still allowed 21 points to the Raiders. The bottom line is that Detroit should score closer to their games 1+2 average of 18 this week. Buffalo should also get 20+ against Detroit. Buffalo will be trying here as they enter 0-3. Detroit would like to put forth a better offensive showing leading into the season. Dick Juron-coached teams are 9-0 OVER in the final two weeks of the preseason. The line here should be a few points higher and as such, we'll jump on the OVER.