Friday, January 1, 2010
Matthew Lesko Pick of the Week: Take the Points
Perusing oddsmaker Danny Sheridan's numbers for the week, one comes upon what could be the closest thing to free money out there: the New Orleans Saints are a Two Point FAVORITE over the Carolina Panthers. That's right, the same Saints team that could not finish off the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers AND the same Panthers team that crushed both the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. Actually, that's not totally accurate, it won't be the same Saints team since quarterback Drew Brees is not expected to play much and long-in-the-tooth back up Mark Brunell is going to start. Also a number of Saints starters have been declared out, including running back Pierre Thomas and wide receiver Lance "Put him on IR already" Moore. I'd almost be more disappointed if the Panthers did not cover the spread than I was when the Saints lost to the Bucs. Mortgage your home (or homes if you're Cindy McCain) and hit a sportsbook for this Matthew Lesko "Free Money" Play of the Week.