2006 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 31, 2006
This pick was released to clients on July 30, 2012 at 8:05PM ET.
Las Vegas at Seattle
Thursday 08/31 10:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Las Vegas -1 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Well, Art Shell has shown us he is playing for keeps. The Raiders are 4-0 so far this preseason as their defense has held opponents to just 8 points per game. Shell is no dummy and he seems to be trying hard to get this team in the habit of winning. I see no reason for him to let up here in the final game. That would only serve to undermine the momentum he has built up thus far. That momentum should serve us well here as teams near pick'em off 2+ wins hit at a 78% ATS in the NFL preseason. Two Seattle starters were injured last week - Tight End Itula Mili and Safety Mike Green. Head coach Mike Holmgren said "It doesn't look too good." It's only human nature after that happens to back off and reduce the risk of further injuries. Seattle has nothing to prove and I expect them to give a weak effort here while risking their starters very little if at all.