Week 17 NFL Odds: Examining Early Line Movement

As we approach the final week of the NFL season many teams have already locked up their spot in the playoffs, however numerous teams are still fighting for their postseason lives while others are simply jockeying for position. The Washington Redskins (-3) will host the Dallas Cowboys with the NFC East crown on the line….

How Do Blowouts Affect NFL Point Spread Perception?

“You know how big it is, biggest game in the history of this franchise. It’ll be a big test for us and we’ll be ready to go.” Those were the comments from Texans’ star receiver Andre Johnson prior to last night’s much anticipated Monday Night Football match up with the New England Patriots. With a potential first-round…

Give Thanks for NFL Favorites this Thanksgiving Holiday

Starting this season, the NFL schedule included Thursday Night Football games every week for the first time in league history. In reaction, we analyzed the history of games played on Thursday night in order to find profitable trends that we could apply going forward. Our hypothesis was that short weeks of preparation gave home teams…

Stroke of Luck: Indy Wins and Sportsbooks Profit

In just the fourth game of his NFL career, Andrew Luck showed fans why he was considered the best draft prospect since the legendary John Elway. On Sunday, the Stanford product threw for 362 yards and two touchdowns while adding another score on the ground in a shocking 30-27 upset of the Packers. While most…

Early Line Movement: Week 1 Edition

After months and months of anticipation, the NFL season will kick off tomorrow evening with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting their longtime NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. While the game itself should make for entertaining television, it’s difficult to find value in such an evenly bet game as the host Giants…