2015 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 27, 2015
This pick was released to clients on September 24, 2015 at 11:22AM ET.
Tampa Bay at Houston
Sunday 09/27 01:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Tampa Bay +7 (-115) (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: LOSS
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their biggest win last week since 2009 at New Orleans as a +10-point road dog. This is a franchise that has struggled for a long time, and own just five double-digit dog wins since 1989. The difference could be a stout defense, and the growing presence of rookie QB Jameis Winston. Winston will make youthful mistakes, but as we saw last week, he can make the throws through small windows that hasn't been seen in Tampa Bay for quite awhile. At 0-2, Houston has some issues. They are already without their top running back Arian Foster, and at 0-2 their season could be getting away from them. They have shown very little on either side of the ball to this point. QB Ryan Mallet has been brutal, completing less than 50% of his passes, with a QB rating that is hovering around the 70 mark, and Brian Hoyer has been no better. The running game has generated a woeful 159 yards on 44 attempts at about 3.5 yards per tote. Tampa Bay is underrated at this point, and the TD margin set for this one is going to be a tall order for this Houston team to get over. Take the points on Tampa Bay.
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