2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 09, 2012
St. Louis at Detroit
Sunday 09/09 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER PICK (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
When an NFL total is posted on the high side, as this one is at 46, often the matchup involves a pair of potent offensive teams. That certainly is the case on one side here as the Lions can find the end-zone. But, St. Louis has been offensively starved for years and averaged just 12.1 points per game a year ago. Dating back to the 2010-11 season, the Rams’ road offense has been even worse, scoring a grand total of 84 points in their last 10 road games, for 8.4 per contest. The highest output of any offense against them on the road a year ago was 34, so if you look at the numbers here this total just doesn't add up and is highly inflated. The Lions may be a scoring offense, but five of their last seven at home have fallen shy of the total. A,nd the Rams’ meager road offense has left them with a 35-16-1 mark to the UNDER in their last 52 games. Play on the UNDER.