Bet Labs Mailbag: Is Contrarian NFL Betting Profitable in the 2nd Half of the Season?

Bet Labs Mailbag: Is Contrarian NFL Betting Profitable in the 2nd Half of the Season?

Every week, we ask our Twitter followers to Tweet betting system questions for us to run using our Bet Labs software. We’ve selected our favorite questions and posted answers below.

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Please note that some Tweets have been modified to spell out abbreviations or add sport type to original questions.

Matthew C. (via email): What is the ATS record for the Dog in NCAAF when there is reverse line movement between 1.5-3.5 points.?

@SportsInsights: When a dog is getting 40% of spread bets or less and sees a 1.5-3.5 reverse line move, they are 350-322 ATS.

@cr8onj: How does betting against the public in NFL hold up during the second half of the season?

@SportsInsights: In games played in November or later, teams receiving 20% or less of the bets are 51-30 (63%) ATS.

@jHoUsMePpFh : Wait till a top 8 team in the NBA is coming off a loss.

@SportsInsights: A team with a 64% winning percentage or better coming off of a loss is 424-417 (50.4%) ATS. 64% was used because that is the average win percentage of the 8th best team in the league.

Tom M. (via email): What is the record of a team against the spread that has either won 3 straight ATS or lost 3 straight ATS

@SportsInsights: Teams that have lost 3 straight games ATS are 108-103 in their next game.  Teams that have won 3 straight games ATS are 98-105 in their next game.

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1 Comment
  • Ron
    11/17/2012 at 10:43 am

    What is the record over the past 3, 5, and 10 years for college football teams in their last two games (games 11 and 12, or in some cases 12 and 13) when they have NO BYE WEEKS THE ENTIRE SEASON?

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