Time To Crank It Up A Notch

by Tom Stryker

It’s getting late in the NFL season and there are a number of teams that need to crank their game up a notch.  Each team in the league is playing their 14th game (out of a 17-game season) and those squads that are hovering around the .500 mark need to make a move.
With that thought in mind, I took a look at game 14 teams that held a 7-6 SU and 6-7 SU records.  With only four games remaining, those are the ones I felt really needed to put the pedal to the metal and pick up a victory.  The best of what I discovered can be found in the NFL system below. 
Since 1980, PLAY ON any NFL game 14 competitive underdog priced at +7 or less provided they take the field with a 6-7 SU record.

 41 Year ATS Record = 41-23-3 ATS for 64.1 percent
This Week’s Plays = WASHINGTON & LAS VEGAS

 At 6-7 SU and with four games left on their schedule, these teams understand that a loss puts them two games under the .500 mark with only four games left to play.  That means the best they could do if they dropped this contest would be to finish a game over the .500-mark at 9-8 SU.  More than likely, postseason play would be difficult with that record.
There are a couple of tighteners that can be added to this general system that really make it pop.  If our “play on” side is not off a blowout loss of 19 points or more and currently matched up against an opponent that takes the field off a tough division game, this system tightens up to a sensational 20-5-1 ATS for 80.0 percent.  Of the two teams that fit the general part of this system, only the Raiders apply to the tightener.
Good luck with Las Vegas on Monday.  

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