Friday, August 13, 2010

August 14, 2010

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Miami Dolphins - MIA -3.5
 TB is a young and hungry team.   They are another team wanting to change their culture of losing.   MIA have some injuries on the offensive line.  This is not good news when depth is the name of the game.    However, Sparano has a solid record in the preseason and they have more depth at QB.   Lay the extra point with confidence. Prediction: Bank MIA -3.5.

  • Houston Texans vs Arizona Cardinals - ARI +1.5
HOU are banged up and missing notable players.  Adding insult to injury is the lack of a quality backup behind Schaub.  Coach Wisenhunt is traditionally bad in preseason with a pathetic 2-10 record, but good handicapping is knowing when to ride a trend and when not to.  Things are not the status quo in ARI with a lot of major changes.   Quality starters are gone and this will be the first building block towards what they hope is a successful year.  Anderson may not be a starter, but he's a capable backup.  Fly with the Cardinals in this one.     Prediction: Bank ARI +1.5.

  • Tennessee Titans vs Seattle Seahawks - TEN +3.5
Despite Vince Young's recent idiotic comments, I really like a preseason team with quarterback depth - especially in the first game.   In this sense, Collins has a nice edge over Losman.   Underdogs getting more than 3 points win at a 65+% in week 1, and this is another solid bet.   SEA have a lot of moving parts with a new coach and a new philosophy.   There will be growing pains and they will start on Saturday.   Hasselbeck won't likely play more than a quarter given his injury history, because behind him there isn't a whole lot to write home about.   Prediction: Bank TEN +3.5