2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 13, 2009
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
St. Louis at Seattle
Sunday 09/13 04:15 PM Eastern
4 units on St. Louis +7.5 (-115) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: LOSS
The Rams were horrible on both sides of the ball a year ago. It's hard for anyone to back them this year with the taste of that 2-14 season still fresh in their mouth. But we aren't afraid to back the ugly ducklings because we know, it's the road to riches in the NFL! The truth of the matter is, the Seahawks weren't much better in 2008, boasting just four wins the entire season. So, although they should be an improved team with a healthy Hasselback at QB, I wouldn't expect to see that showing up in week one. To make a four win team from a year ago almost a double-digit favorite is just too much, especially one that is dealing with some offensive line issues. This Seahawks team, remember, is one that did not win a single game in the NFC outside of their division. And their history in home openers isn't exactly a confidence-builder as they are 4-9-1 ATS the last 14 years. St. Louis should be able to run the ball with a healthy line and a healthy Steven Jackson and get enough out of Bulger to score enough to hang around a big number in week one. There is always the opportunity for a back door here as well. Finally, the Seahawks are on a dismal 5-10 straight-up run at home in the first two weekso of the season. I like St. Louis in this one as this line is set way to high.
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