2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 14, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Minnesota at Indianapolis
Friday 08/14 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Indianapolis +3 (-105) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: LOSS
With the departure of Tony Dungy, longtime assistant Jim Caldwell takes over the Colts. Dungy never liked the preseason games and as a result, his Colts teams went just 10-20 under his tenure. This line indicates that the books expect more of the same, but don't bet on it. Caldwell is likely to want to get out of the gate and create a winning feeling as new director of this club. Brad Childress is a lot like Tony Dungy, and in his three years at Minnesota he has never won a preseason opener. We have a known quantity in Minnesota that has shown the lack of desire to be concerned with the outcome of game one. Meanwhile we have an unknown in Caldwell that the oddsmakers are unjustly treating like his predecessor. The result is a rare preseason home dog. I’m going to go with the Colts as the dog here.