2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 25, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
New York at Las Vegas
Sunday 10/25 04:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Las Vegas +7 (-120) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The Jets head to the West Coast hoping to fare better this time. They made two trips to the West Coast last year and lost both, one to this same Raiders team. JaMarcus Russell finally put together a good game as did the entire Raiders team, shocking the Eagles last week in Oakland. They all-of-a-sudden have some confidence and even swagger after climbing to 2-4 for the year. The Jets have come back down to earth after starting the season 3-0. They have lost three in a row including back-to-back games as favorites. They lost nose tackle Kris Jenkins for the year, and that should mean more running room for Justin Fargas in this game. This game features two struggling QBs. JaMarcus Russell is off of his best game of the year has his Oakland teammates brimming with confidence. Mark Sanchez, in contrast, has thrown no TD passes in his last three games, while completing eight to the wrong team, and is personally responsible for two losses. Sanchez has just 429 passing yards in the last three games - just 5.3 yards per attempt. You can bet that the Raiders and Richard Seymour are going to tee-off on him as it is one thing the Raiders can do, having posted 15 sacks already on the season. Jets backers must lay a TD on the road with a rookie QB that has had his confidence shaken badly, and a team that is on a complete free-fall like the Jets are right now. This is a good matchup for Oakland because the Jets don't score a lot. The Raiders need to play good defense as they have most of the season, and keep mistakes to a minimum. New York has lost 12 of their last 15 games ATS vs. losing teams. I'm going with the Raiders in this one.
|New York JetsJets||14||10||7||7||38|
|Las Vegas RaidersRaiders||0||0||0||0||0|