There are many ways to handicap football games when broken down to the basics. Here are 5 of the most important factors to share from 35 years of beating the Vegas number. In most match ups, a combination of all factors weighs into the final outcome. However, many handicappers choose to rely on one of the following methods more than another. It is the “identify” of that handicapper. As any CEO in the business world can do, handicapping "numbers" is very similar to crunching the numbers of a financial report. Let's review the 5 most popular methods I've used during my 35 year career as “America's Oddsmaker” and “The King of Vegas Sports Gambling.”
There are more "technical's" available for each game than any
other method. For example, when one hears that team A is 9-1 verses team B over
the last 10 years- that is a technical. There are teams
that are 9-2 at home and 2-9
on the road. Night games vs. day games and grass vs. turf are common
examples of "tech's". One has to consider how teams play within their
division, as opposed to outside their division. A team like the Oakland Raiders
was once labeled as "unbeatable" on
Monday Night Football. That technical trend is no longer applicable.
Trends must be updated often. One can go back into the history of numbers and
find all these "stats and trends". Many trends follow patterns that
don’t change for the way teams play. West coast teams traveling to play on the
east coast with that early 1:00 est
start had always favored the east coast teams. The time change and travel took
its toll. But the oddsmakers have offset that by adding more points to the east
coast team adjusting the spread. This is not an automatic bet any longer.
Another one (the NFL is trying to avoid) is playing three consecutive games on
the road. It used to be another automatic play going against the road team on
that third road game. The oddsmakers have adjusted their point spreads but the
average gambler has not. These are the type of technical points of reference to
One has to watch certain games where emotional factors are involved. This is especially true in college where emotions can run especially high (due to youth and bitter long-term rivalries). Revenge is good for "an emotional outlook" of playing a game. An embarrassing loss from the previous year also needs to be considered. There are certain rivalry games where all stats can be thrown out and the underdog will play like the World Champions. In the NFL, what you watched last week may be a huge change of play this week. A team that looked embarrassing and pathetic in week four might come out in week five and play completely opposite from the previous week. The oddsmakers are guaranteed to have made the line adjustments to trick the bettors. Beware and check with Wayne Root. There’s usually at least one game each week which this applies.
This is a combination of technical and emotional scenarios. There could be
a "key" injury that is "situational" to that game. The
weather could become a major factor in analyzing the game. Be careful of placing
too much emphasis on injuries, as the team with the injured star often rises to
the occasion for that situation. And when it comes to weather, wind is the
number 1 factor- far ahead of rain or snow. This factor and by me usually
betting live underdogs are the reasons to bet these games as close to kickoff
as you can. There’s rarely an instance where betting a Sunday game on Friday is
Handicapping by using "fundamentals" is simply looking at basic
fundamental “X and O” football stats. When team A is ranked number 1 in passing
verses the number 27 passing defense, one has to look at betting team A. There
are teams- due to age and lack of speed- that have trouble on turf. Make sure
the fundamentals are in place in terms of statistics when doing the analysis.
The playoff teams that rush the ball the most seem to win more often. Be sure
to check rushing stats verses "against the rush" stats before placing
a wager in this method of handicapping. And separate regular season versus Playoff
stats- it's a whole new season.
5) BETTING AGAINST THE PUBLIC
Wayne Allyn Root use to notice that most of his friends and fans lost
nonstop in sports wagering. So a light bulb went off in his head over 35 years
ago AND still applies to this day. Wayne began studying public opinion- and
betting against it. He simply calls it "going against the public.” Experts
might call it “Contrarian Betting Strategy.” His thinking is 90%
"contrarian" to the public. And he has been the most successful
handicapper in America for 35 years- starting with his days as co host with
Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder on Financial News Network (now CNBC). Wayne's track
record for over three (3) decades has been the source of the media declaring
him "America's Oddsmaker,” “The Face of Las Vegas
Gaming” and “The King of Vegas.” It is the reason that Wayne was
awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars- alongside Elvis, Liberace, Wayne
Newton, Bobby Darin and Siegfried & Roy. He is the only professional sports
handicapper ever honored (and the youngest recipient ever).
All these years later, Wayne's focus remains on betting against the public. The
public has a difficult time betting underdogs- so WAR bets on the underdogs.
That's where the point-spread value is found. When the point
spread is rapidly escalating because of a "key" injury, WAR bets on
the injured team. WAR loves to bet against popular “public teams” and wager on
what he calls “orphans” (teams the betting public ignores or believes has
virtually no chance of winning).
Wayne Root (WAR) has built a legendary career by going against the crowd and traveling “the road less traveled.” That's the reason why Wayne has been a superstar for 35 years in a business (sports handicapping) and a town (Las Vegas) where's stars come and go, rise and quickly burn out and fall. Handicapping champions boom, then they bust. Only Wayne Allyn Root has stayed at the top of his game for 35 years. Only Wayne Root has attracted several MILLION calls from America's sports fans and bettors. Only Wayne Root can attract the kind of accolades from the American media found below. This 2020 football season, it's time for you to experience the POWER and PROFIT of Wayne Allyn Root. It's time for you to go to W.A.R. against the bookmaker and emerge victorious. Let’s go to WAR together week after week. I promise you a very successful 2020 season.