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Hall of Fame Honey

   by Tom Stryker - 08/09/2007

The Hall of Fame Game is usually one of the first battles played each NFLX season.

There is so much excitement that surrounds this contest. For football investors, it's the first crack we get at building our bankroll for the upcoming gridiron season. The fans involved enjoy a tremendous weekend with the Induction Ceremony and, of course, the Hall of Fame Game itself. Finally, the two teams that participate get an early start at honing their skills for the upcoming season.

With so much being put into one event, I wondered how each of these teams would do the following week after the emotion an intensity of this special weekend is over. The results I uncovered were quite profitable. Take a look.

Since the start of the 1983 season, Hall of Fame Game teams are a profitable 28-16-4 ATS for 63.6 percent battling in their second Pre-Season contest. Historically, teams with one game under their belt have done extremely well matched up against an opponent running in its first NFLX battle. This supports that theory.

There were a couple of situations where this Pre-Season system really improved. If our "play on" Hall of Fame squad comes priced as a favorite or an underdog of +2.5 or less, this situation tightens up to a beautiful 21-10-1 ATS for 67.7 percent. On Friday, New Orleans is currently priced at -5.5 over Buffalo. Also, on Saturday, Pittsburgh is favored by -6.5 over Green Bay. That means the Saints and Steelers fit this tightener perfectly.

With our 21-10-1 ATS in hand, there is one parameter that can be added to this system that brings it to perfection. If our "play on" Hall of Fame Honey enters off a momentum-building double-digit victory, this technical situations zips to a spotless 8-0 SU and 7-0-1 ATS. The Men of Steel fit this undefeated set!

Good luck with the Steelers on Saturday evening and be sure to check back next week for another inside look at Pre-Season handicapping! Thanks and best of luck…

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