Good Lord - who was the author of that gem? I see someone took the advice and “wrote that down” for posterity’s sake.
It’s always best to wait for the product on the field. Predictions are just for fun. Nobody should ever take them too seriously. There’s so many variables, such as injuries, team chemistry, buying into the coaches’ teaching, etc. And all of that is on your team, much less what the other teams in the league are doing. Predictions are made to fill time on the radio sports shows and be fodder in newspapers and magazines. They are fun to hear and read, but should be taken with a grain of salt.