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   by Tom Stryker - 08/17/2004

Holy Moley! The home teams dominated week one of the Pre-Season posting an 11-5 SU and 11-4-1 ATS record. Even more amazing, three of the four home losers (St. Louis, San Diego and Washington) all had chances to cover late in the fourth quarter! Green Bay was the only host that was out of the money from start-to-finish.

Historically speaking, exhibition Game 1 home teams had performed poorly. In fact, from 1983 to 2003, Game 1 hosts were a wallet-breaking 104-141 for 42.4 percent! Who said this stuff was easy?

Thanks to all of that home cookin, last week's Pre-Season systems were a bust. We'll get some of that dough back with this week's powerful situation.
Check this out:

Play ON any NFL Pre-Season team coming off a shutout loss. Since 1990, this technical situation is a profitable 21-11-1 ATS for 65.6 percent. The rationale behind this angle is simple. After posting a goose-egg and getting embarrassed, NFL exhibition teams bust their behinds to look better the next week.

Two teams fit this situation this weekend: Atlanta and Dallas.

There is one tightener to this system that makes it pop even better.
If our play on team got drilled and lost by 21 points or more, this situation improves to a blistering 10-1-1 ATS for 90.9 percent! Atlanta is the only side that fits the tightener this week! Good luck, as always, Tom Stryker.

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