2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks
January 03, 2010
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Tennessee at Seattle
Sunday 01/03 04:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Seattle +7 (-135) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The Tennessee Titans were a miserable football team through the first six weeks of the season, starting 0-6. They left themselves with no margin for error. To their credit, they didn't cash in their chips, but ran off five straight wins and seven of eight. They nonetheless paid the price for the horrible start. So what is left for this team? They have had to bring it every single week for nine straight weeks, and the playoff dream came to a screeching halt in a 42-17 debacle against San Diego. That game exposed the truth about the Titans - they really are a sub. 500 team. They are just 2-5 on the road this season, scoring 16 points per game and losing by 5 points on average! Meanwhile, Seattle is a winning team at home, allowing just 16.1 points per game. Which team should really be favored? You could sense the quit in this Titans team as San Diego pulled away last week, and I would expect this team will have absolutely nothing left here. The Seahawks have been murdered the last three weeks, dropping three straight to a combined score of 126-24, so how can they win here? I think there is enough pride to give it all they have in the home finale to build on a good feeling for next year. Under Jeff Fisher, Tennesse is 25-37 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points and 4-12 ATS on the road after back-to-back ATS losses. I think this one is more about the Titans losing their edge that they had to maintain for nine straight games. I wouldn't be surprised to see a team completely unfocused here. I like the Seahawks at home with the points.