2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 11, 2005
This pick was released to clients on July 12, 2012 at 7:48PM ET.
St. Louis at San Francisco
Sunday 09/11 04:15 PM Eastern
1 unit on San Francisco +6 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: WIN
Here we get the public's whipping boy against one of the most overrated teams in the league. Offensively, the Rams will be as good as always. But, their defense remains suspect and their coach is horrible play caller and clock manager. The Rams will do some damage this year but mostly at home. Martz and company are a completely different team on the road than at home. Away from the speed-friendly home turf, they are 25-46 ATS on grass since 1993. They were just 2-6 ATS on the road last season. New San Francisco head coach Mike Nolan has shown a desire to start things off on the right foot. His team played hard for him in the preseason, going 4-0 against the spread. He also made a statement by starting Tim Rattay over Alex Smith. This team isn't giving up on 2005 and rebuilding. They are playing to win. San Francisco keeps this close. One star on the 49ers.