Sat, 3 September 2011
2011 Pro Football Las Vegas Linemaker VI $29.95
By Mike Hillin Author/Handicapper
The Las Vegas Linemaker VI is designed to pick winners in pro football using power ratings and spread range charts. The degree of difficulty is equivalent to junior high math and is simple enough for new or experienced handicappers to use. The book takes about 20 minutes of your time to update weekly.
One of the basic fundamentals of football gambling is to determine if the point spread accurately represents the difference in relative strength of the two teams, or if it is a number to create balanced betting action. The power ratings will determine the relative strength between two teams. A comparison with the point spread will show you which team is getting value.
The spread range chart is used to track how teams are doing against the point spread. The rationale behind it is that odds makers are so closely in tune with how teams are doing against the spread. Odds makers tend to make teams that are doing well more expensive, and teams doing poorly more attractive. Power ratings will point out how much odds makers are compensating.
2011 College Stat Tracker $19.95 By Mike Hillin Author/Handicapper
The College Stat Tracker was created with a yardage per point system. The book has every NCAA division 1 college team with two stat pages each, to record statistical data for every game played. The yards per point system is easy to use and requires simple addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
A short exercise was added on page 9 to make sure the reader understands the calculations to achieve a theoretical score. The stat columns include team and opponent rankings, offensive and defensive points for and points against, first downs, rushing yards, passing yards, total yards, and offensive and defensive yards per point.
The second page lets you total those figures so you won’t have to go back and calculate them later in the season. The College Stat Tracker gives you the room other publications don’t.
About the Author:
Mike Hillin has been handicapping college and pro football for over 30 years and uses the material that has been the most successful for him. He has arranged this material in two solid handicapping books so that the reader has the best chance to succeed against the odds makers.