How to Beat the Pro Football Pointspread: A Comprehensive, No-Nonsense Guide to Picking NFL Winners

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2008 - Games & Activities - 153 pages
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How to Beat the Pro Football Pointspread will set bettors on a confidence-building path lined with high-priority realities which for decades have flown under the typical football bettor's radar. Smith emphasizes that pure football knowledge must be absorbed, then applied to the world of pointspreads. He teaches his readers to look at the game with the bettor's eye instead of the fan's, and explains his theories on reasonable statistical expectations and how to challenge the oddsmakers. He also discusses the implications of coaching styles, stadium locations, and even the weather on each bet made throughout the season. With years of football betting under his belt, Smith has written a key resource for anyone wagering on America's most popular sport.
 

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Contents

NFL Infrastructure
11
Challenging the General Football Media
31
Challenging the Oddsmakers and Bookmakers
47
Understanding Schedules
67
Identifying Team Styles Strengths and Weaknesses
77
Sniffing for Blowouts
83
Predicting Turnovers
91
Positioning for Upsets
99
Let the Games Come to You
111
The Coaching Network
117
Totals The Universe is Out of Alignment
123
Weather and Surface
131
Money Management
139
College Football and the Future
145
Acknowledgments
155
About the Author
157

The Great Value Debate
105
The Tactical
109

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Bobby Smith was born in Forest Hills, New York, and attended St. John's University. Bobby is the chief writer and editor of Sports Reporter's Zone Blitz, an annual college and NFL football forecasting almanac. He currently lives with his wife, Theresa, and daughter, Celine, in Long Island, New York.

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