Marc Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio produces his Black Book
(108 pages, paperbound, $29.95) and players (including many who
enter football contests) who love what are known as "100 percent
trends" use it throughout the season to handicap. This book,
along with a first-timer titled Stop Making Those Dumb Bets and
Start Making The Tough Ones (107 pages, paperbound, $29.95) have
arrived at Gambler's Book Shop), as the 2002 football season gets
up a head of steam.
A Guide to Picking College and Pro Football Winners, the
Black Book (no relation to the books by the same title which either
bar cheats or criminals or identify blackjack counters) gives the
player betting systems that are totally for or totally against a
team. For example, Dallas in the NFL: They are 11-0 against the
spread when they are coming off a straight-up loss as a favorite
when allowing 35 or more points. Also, looking at Atlanta, the Falcons
are 0-6 against the spread after a straight-up win against the 49ers.
addition, one can see the entire NFL schedule for each team, game
by game and isolate angles for each contest. From page 46 on, the
book concentrates on the colleges, from Air Force to Wyoming, with
similar angles. The trends for colleges are particularly useful
because there are so many of them that a handicapper has trouble
keeping tables on each one. So for the player who wants to do a
minimum amount of work, wants the research done and easy to use,
and hopes history repeats itself, this book is a delight.
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