2013 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 11, 2013
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Buffalo at Indianapolis
Sunday 08/11 01:30 PM Eastern
0.5 unit on Buffalo +5.5 (-110) (risk 0.5 to return 0.5) RESULT: WIN
There has seemingly been an organizational wide policy to let these games go for Indianapolis. When they had Peyton Manning, they seemed to protect him through these games while the losses mounted knowing that when the bright lights went on it didn't matter. They now have another rising star at QB in Andrew Luck, and I would not be surprised to see a similar set of circumstances take place here. Buffalo is in need of a feel good, and nothing would feel better than coming out and winning their opener on the road. These games are meaningless, but in some cases they mean something to the psyche of the players, coaches and organizations. So after an 0-4 finish a year ago, another disappointing season followed, and the Bills may feel a need to change something here. Buffalo has just three wins in the last three years in the NFL preseasons, and one of those is against Indianapolis by 13 points, so I expect this one to take a similar course. Go with the visitors.