2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 27, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
New York at Tampa Bay
Sunday 09/27 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Tampa Bay +7 (-110) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
This one should be easy for the Giants, right? Not so fast. The Giants have opened the season by laying it all on the line in two division games, looking impressive and going 2-0. It will be difficult for them to get revved up on the road and play against an 0-2 struggling Tampa team. The Giants' 2-0 record didn't come without a price. They have had to put perhaps their best DB on IR in Kenny Phillips, and they already have an ailing Aaron Ross, and a host of other nagging injuries to key players. Justin Tuck is also likely out for this game (why play him, really?). This could easily be a breather game for the Giants after two tough division games to open the season. The injuries result in lack of depth and that could be an issue in the heat and humidity in Tampa as gametime temperatures are projected to be in the low 90s. The Bucs are 10-2 ATS as a home dog from 3.5-10 in their last 12 games. This one has everyone piling on the Giants who have looked great in their first two against good teams, while Tampa has started 0-2. But the situation makes Bucs a desperate team, needing the game and playing at home for the first time. Everything on the surface points to an easy Giants victory but I see it differently. I'm going with Tampa Bay in this one.
|New York GiantsGiants||7||7||3||7||24|
|Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers||0||0||0||0||0|