2002 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 30, 2002
This pick was released to clients on August 10, 2012 at 3:23AM ET.
Carolina at Cleveland
Friday 08/30 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Carolina +1 (-110) (risk 4 to return 7.64) RESULT: WIN
The Panthers are also coming off an embarrassing loss by 20 points. Teams in this situation, even in the preseason, usually bounce back to cover the following week. Visiting teams with less than 7 wins in the prior season fare well against teams with 7-9 wins to the tune of 79% (2-1 so far this year). Also, visiting teams that were poor offensively and defensively the prior-year (ranked in the bottom third of the league) do well against teams that were average (68% ATS). Cleveland limps into the game without starting QB Tim Couch. Shouldering the load will be Kelly Holcomb and rookie Josh Booty - not exactly a pair of QBs that strikes fear in opposing defenses. Carolina wins this one.
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