Cleveland/ Washington over 42.5. 150.
Bills/Chargers. Over 44. +150.
Many people have emailed us asking our secrete in picking football games. A few years ago, almost in an epiphany, we realized that a few simple football statistics when measured against each other gave an almost unprecedented insight into any particular match up. This year, we have been experimenting with this proposition: most teams deviate towards the average of 8-8. Thus a team that has an amazing win one week, should have a less dominating performance the following week- all things being equal. Of course all things are never equal and that is why some teams finish 14-2. But most don't. So we have added a new matrix to our equations to help us identify the vast majority of mediocre teams and pick against them as they are pulled by the ghost of Pete Rozelle towards 8-8.
Herewith are our two picks based on our new matrix:
Green Bay +1 at home over Indy. +25
Carolina -3 at home over the Saints. +25.
We'll go light on these picks until we fine tune the matrix.
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Coming Monday: "When Character was King."