2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 15, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Chicago at Buffalo
Saturday 08/15 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +3 (-115) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The Bills Dick Juaron has never placed any emphasis on these exhibition games whatsoever and his won/lost record certainly offers proof to that. Juaron is 12-20 in his preseason coaching career. It certainly makes it difficult to back the Bills in this spot as a favorite since they are only cashing 37.5% of the time straight up. Lovie Smith of the Bears has a winning record in his tenure in these games, so getting points here certainly looks to be the way to go. Preseason favorites coming off back-to-back average years (number of wins), like the Bills, have covered the spread at a rate of just 38%. In recent years it's gotten even worse as these teams are just 10-20 ATS over the past three seasons including 1-5 last year. I will grab the points and go with the Bears here.