2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 20, 2005
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Las Vegas at Houston
Saturday 08/20 08:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Las Vegas +1 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Norv Turner won 3 of 4 last year in the preseason while Dom Capers went 1-3. Capers is one of the worst coaches to back in the preseason as he's now 9-17 SU in that role. He simply does not play to win. That's especially important in week 2 as this is the game in which starters play the most and the team and coach that wants to win usually does. Teams off a couple of rough years like the Raiders have had have something to prove and are motivated to perform well in the preseason. As underdogs, they perform well, covering over 60% of the time. This is the game, if any during the preseason, that Moss will play a lot and shine. Against Capers, I'll take that. One star on the Raiders.