2015 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 13, 2015
Detroit at Los Angeles
Sunday 09/13 04:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Los Angeles -2.5 (-120) (risk 1 to return 1.83) RESULT: WIN
The Detroit Lions have an issue that has been haunting them for the last 15 years. They have a winning road record in just one of their last 15 seasons (5-4), and they simply have to do better than that to be a serious playoff contender. The overall mark is an ugly 24-90 SU. They have only been a road favorite 23 times since the start of the 1997 season, and stand at 8-15 and 4-19 ATS. If you think that has improved as they have recently gotten better, it hasn't been the case. They are 0-4 ATS, three of which came last year. San Diego looks like Dallas did last season. They may finally have a consistent running game to take the heat off Phillip Rivers, and he may have a season like Romo did last season. Playoff teams from a season ago, playing as a road dog are 7-15 ATS the last 16 years, while the Chargers are a perfect 7-0 ATS under Mike McCoy in September. Take San Diego to get off to another good start.