If you didn’t see something that should have been obvious for all the right reasons that dictated a National Football League result how much credit can you afford yourself for talking about it after the game?
It’s not about credit. It is about knowledge.
When the St. Louis Rams blow away the Houston Texans by a 38-13 margin while listed as a 9 point underdog and plus 300 on the moneyline, it should have been the Top Pick of the Week. Instead it was eliminated from the final selections delivered on a game day last fall.
All the teams in the NFL have the ability to win and when certain factors align results consistently occur in pro football. The Houston Texans were favored by more than a touchdown even while saddled with a three game losing streak straight-up and an 0 for 5 point spread record when they hosted St. Louis last October.
The Rams came into that contest off a home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, their second victory of the season and first point spread conquest. When two teams are slumping a clear advantage goes to the underdog, particularly when getting more than a touchdown on the spread. The logic behind this pattern is that the stress of a long losing streak can be lessened with the hope provided by playing a team you clearly can beat.