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Our Week 17 NFL Selections

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Below you will find some instructions that will help you locate where on our site we display any comments we may have regarding sides and totals that we like.

For all the Sunday games we will have posted our comments by the preceding Saturday.  For games played on any other day we will post our thoughts no later than a few hours prior to kickoff.

There will be times when we change our suggestions to a “NO-PLAY” prior to kickoff due to things such as weather or injury.  When that occurs, in addition to updating the “NOTES” section of our site we will make sure to Tweet the change as well.

For those of you familiar with our site, there is a section title “Select and Print Games” found in the drop down menus for each League.  This section, which allows you to select and print the Current Card Of Games, essentially creates an form from which you can print any and all games selected.  Part of the form is an area labeled, “User Notes”.

For both College Football and the NFL, the User Notes area is be pre-slugged with consensus betting data in cases we are able to calculate such.  Above the Estimated Public Consensus Data is where we will be posting any game selections, ML side, ATS side, or Total that we may have.

In cases where we are posting a selection, you will see directly beneath where it says “User Notes” either *** ML SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** or *** ATS SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** OR TOTAL – OVER/UNDER, followed immediately by some brief thoughts on the selection.

Please note the following:

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  • If you chose to print the form as a report, click the Print Preview Button at the top left – you may need to enable popups for this window to open correctly in your browser
  • Once you have click Print Preview and the display has switched from form to report view, you can simply press the PRINT button to output the report.
  • Please note that one you open the report window you can enter CNTL-A, to select all, then CNTL-C, to copy, then paste the entire report pre-formatted for you into excel using CNTL-V. 

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If you have any questions, problems, or just want to comment please reach out to us via Twitter @GreyMatterStats .

Thanks and best of luck to everyone.

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Our Week 16 NFL Selections

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Below you will find some instructions that will help you locate where on our site we display any comments we may have regarding sides and totals that we like.

For all the Sunday games we will have posted our comments by the preceding Saturday.  For games played on any other day we will post our thoughts no later than a few hours prior to kickoff.

There will be times when we change our suggestions to a “NO-PLAY” prior to kickoff due to things such as weather or injury.  When that occurs, in addition to updating the “NOTES” section of our site we will make sure to Tweet the change as well.

For those of you familiar with our site, there is a section title “Select and Print Games” found in the drop down menus for each League.  This section, which allows you to select and print the Current Card Of Games, essentially creates an form from which you can print any and all games selected.  Part of the form is an area labeled, “User Notes”.

For both College Football and the NFL, the User Notes area is be pre-slugged with consensus betting data in cases we are able to calculate such.  Above the Estimated Public Consensus Data is where we will be posting any game selections, ML side, ATS side, or Total that we may have.

In cases where we are posting a selection, you will see directly beneath where it says “User Notes” either *** ML SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** or *** ATS SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** OR TOTAL – OVER/UNDER, followed immediately by some brief thoughts on the selection.

Please note the following:

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  • If you chose to print the form as a report, click the Print Preview Button at the top left – you may need to enable popups for this window to open correctly in your browser
  • Once you have click Print Preview and the display has switched from form to report view, you can simply press the PRINT button to output the report.
  • Please note that one you open the report window you can enter CNTL-A, to select all, then CNTL-C, to copy, then paste the entire report pre-formatted for you into excel using CNTL-V. 

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If you have any questions, problems, or just want to comment please reach out to us via Twitter @GreyMatterStats .

Thanks and best of luck to everyone.

What Happens When Favorites Flip In Football – 2012/2013 – Through 12/19/2012

December 19, 2012 1 comment

We have been asked several times to re-visit this niche trend we followed with success last season.

While this situation does not occur frequently, what we have found is that certain trends have held up over time, and interestingly the trends are very different for College Football versus the NFL.

For those of you not familiar, we use the term “Favorite Flip” to define when a team that opened up as the Favorite, closed as the Underdog.

For example, if Team X opened as a 1.5 point Underdog then closed as a 1 point Favorite, it would fit the “Favorite Flip” situation.  In this example, the Line Movement would be -2.5 point, meaning the Line went down 2.5 points from where it opened.

Just so our users know, as you page through the games on our detail screen, “Favorite Flips” are easy to spot.  In the header for each game, we show the Open and Current Favorite by Away or Home team.  Whenever the Opening Favorite is not equal to the Current Favorite, we highlight this important piece of information as shown below.

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Our Week 15 NFL Selections

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Below you will find some instructions that will help you locate where on our site we display any comments we may have regarding sides and totals that we like.

For all the Sunday games we will have posted our comments by the preceding Saturday.  For games played on any other day we will post our thoughts no later than a few hours prior to kickoff.

There will be times when we change our suggestions to a “NO-PLAY” prior to kickoff due to things such as weather or injury.  When that occurs, in addition to updating the “NOTES” section of our site we will make sure to Tweet the change as well.

For those of you familiar with our site, there is a section title “Select and Print Games” found in the drop down menus for each League.  This section, which allows you to select and print the Current Card Of Games, essentially creates an form from which you can print any and all games selected.  Part of the form is an area labeled, “User Notes”.

For both College Football and the NFL, the User Notes area is be pre-slugged with consensus betting data in cases we are able to calculate such.  Above the Estimated Public Consensus Data is where we will be posting any game selections, ML side, ATS side, or Total that we may have.

In cases where we are posting a selection, you will see directly beneath where it says “User Notes” either *** ML SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** or *** ATS SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** OR TOTAL – OVER/UNDER, followed immediately by some brief thoughts on the selection.

Please note the following:

SIDES_001

  • If you chose to print the form as a report, click the Print Preview Button at the top left – you may need to enable popups for this window to open correctly in your browser
  • Once you have click Print Preview and the display has switched from form to report view, you can simply press the PRINT button to output the report.
  • Please note that one you open the report window you can enter CNTL-A, to select all, then CNTL-C, to copy, then paste the entire report pre-formatted for you into excel using CNTL-V. 

SIDES_002

If you have any questions, problems, or just want to comment please reach out to us via Twitter @GreyMatterStats .

Thanks and best of luck to everyone.

Our Bowl Game Selections * Updated Through The Potato Bowl

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Throughout the Bowl Season we will be post any sides or totals that we like on our site as we have done all season.

Below you will find some instructions that will help you locate where on our site we display any comments we may have regarding sides and totals that we like.

There will be times when we change our suggestions to a “NO-PLAY” prior to kickoff due to things such as weather or injury.  When that occurs, in addition to updating the “NOTES” section of our site we will make sure to Tweet the change as well.

For those of you familiar with our site, there is a section title “Select and Print Games” found in the drop down menus for each League.  This section, which allows you to select and print the Current Card Of Games, essentially creates an form from which you can print any and all games selected.  Part of the form is an area labeled, “User Notes”.

For both College Football and the NFL, the User Notes area is be pre-slugged with consensus betting data in cases we are able to calculate such.  Above the Estimated Public Consensus Data is where we will be posting any game selections, ML side, ATS side, or Total that we may have.

In cases where we are posting a selection, you will see directly beneath where it says “User Notes” either *** ML SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** or *** ATS SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** OR TOTAL – OVER/UNDER, followed immediately by some brief thoughts on the selection.

Please note the following:

SIDES_001

  • If you chose to print the form as a report, click the Print Preview Button at the top left – you may need to enable popups for this window to open correctly in your browser
  • Once you have click Print Preview and the display has switched from form to report view, you can simply press the PRINT button to output the report.
  • Please note that one you open the report window you can enter CNTL-A, to select all, then CNTL-C, to copy, then paste the entire report pre-formatted for you into excel using CNTL-V. 

SIDES_002

If you have any questions, problems, or just want to comment please reach out to us via Twitter @GreyMatterStats .

Thanks and best of luck to everyone.

Our Week 14 NFL Selections

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Below you will find some instructions that will help you locate where on our site we display any comments we may have regarding sides and totals that we like.

For all the Sunday games we will have posted our comments by the preceding Saturday.  For games played on any other day we will post our thoughts no later than a few hours prior to kickoff.

There will be times when we change our suggestions to a “NO-PLAY” prior to kickoff due to things such as weather or injury.  When that occurs, in addition to updating the “NOTES” section of our site we will make sure to Tweet the change as well.

For those of you familiar with our site, there is a section title “Select and Print Games” found in the drop down menus for each League.  This section, which allows you to select and print the Current Card Of Games, essentially creates an form from which you can print any and all games selected.  Part of the form is an area labeled, “User Notes”.

For both College Football and the NFL, the User Notes area is be pre-slugged with consensus betting data in cases we are able to calculate such.  Above the Estimated Public Consensus Data is where we will be posting any game selections, ML side, ATS side, or Total that we may have.

In cases where we are posting a selection, you will see directly beneath where it says “User Notes” either *** ML SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** or *** ATS SIDE – FAV/DOG TEAM NAME *** OR TOTAL – OVER/UNDER, followed immediately by some brief thoughts on the selection.

Please note the following:

SIDES_001

  • If you chose to print the form as a report, click the Print Preview Button at the top left – you may need to enable popups for this window to open correctly in your browser
  • Once you have click Print Preview and the display has switched from form to report view, you can simply press the PRINT button to output the report.
  • Please note that one you open the report window you can enter CNTL-A, to select all, then CNTL-C, to copy, then paste the entire report pre-formatted for you into excel using CNTL-V. 

SIDES_002

If you have any questions, problems, or just want to comment please reach out to us via Twitter @GreyMatterStats .

Thanks and best of luck to everyone.

2012 Army vs Navy Game Preview

December 5, 2012 1 comment

The annual Army vs Navy game concludes the 2012/2013 College Football Regular Season this Saturday.

We have attended a few Army/Navy games, and they are just a tremendous experience.  If you ever get the opportunity, do yourself a favor and go.

As much as we enjoy Army/Navy, the game always makes us a bit sad since it is a stark reminder that all we have left in College Football is a bunch of crappy Bowl Games, a few good Bowl games, and the National Championship.  Of course we are looking forward to Bama/Notre Dame, but it always takes us several weeks to get over our Tuesday/Wednesday Night MAC Conference GOW withdraw.

So in hopes of closing out the 2012/2013 College Football Regular Season with a winner, we offer a review of the current Army/Navy game along with some history of the the last five match ups.

The game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA the home of the Eagles(and those Temple Owls).

Straight up, Navy leads the overall series with a record of 56-49-7 , and have won the last ten in a row.

While Navy has steadily improved throughout the season, Army has been up and down, at times being in games and at times getting their doors blown off.

Both these teams have solid rushing games with Army leading College Football with 369.8 yards/game while Navy is 6th in the country at 285.5 yards/game.  Couple these running attacks with the fact that both Army and Navy have ranked 108 or higher all season in run defense and it should be a reasonable expectation that both teams will run the ball at will and chew clock.  Additionally, both teams have struggled to say the least with any kind of passing game, with Army ranked dead last and Navy not too far from them.

For the current season Air Force was their only common opponent, and both teams won their games outright as Dogs.  On 10/06/2012 Navy beat Air Force 28-21 as a 8.5 point Road Dog, and on 11/03/2012 Army beat Air Force 41-21 as a 7 point Home Dog.

Our internal Strength of Schedule Calculation moderately favors Navy for the Current Season.

Season to date, the Midshipmen are 6-4 straight up, and 3-7 ATS, and 3 Overs and 7 Unders in the Totals.

Season to date, Army is 2-8 straight up, 3-7 ATS, and 6 Overs and 4 Unders in the Totals.

Currently Navy is a 7 point Favorite and the Total is 56.5.

You can find our full Game Breakdown with Projection, here.

Below is a breakdown of the last five Army vs Navy games, including ML, ATS, and Total, and Projected Results.

 

 

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