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Tom's Technical Play

   by Tom Stryker - 10/14/2008

Sometimes sports investors think too much. I can’t tell you the number of times I didn’t wager on a certain team because I “feltâ€쳌 the situation wasn’t right. Karma has a lot to do in the mindset of a gambler. I’m guilty. I admit it.

Thankfully, I have my college football database to keep things simple for me. Hey, why bother with technical reason? If the computer says a team is in a 65 percent or 85 percent winning situation who am I to disagree! This week’s College System of the Week is an excellent example of what I mean.

You’re on your way up to the window in Las Vegas with a winning ticket in hand. Your “play onâ€쳌 team just crushed its opponent and already you’re thinking in your head on why you shouldn’t invest on this same team in its next game. Why? Does it state somewhere in the book “Gambling for Dummiesâ€쳌 that a team coming off a blowout win can’t repeat its most recent performance in its next game? At times, your “gambling mindâ€쳌 tries to out think every possible situation and scenario in pursuit of its next victory. When you feel yourself going into this zone, try and remember the KISS philosophy – you know, Keep It Simple Stupid. You’ll see what I mean after you take a look at this incredible technical situation.

Since 1980, PLAY ON game two or later college football home dogs or home favorites of -26 or less provided they own a won/loss percentage of .500 or better, scored 55 points or more in its last game and enter off a victory of 21 points or more.

28 Year ATS Record = 188-103-7 ATS for 64.6 percent!


What’s so hard about that? All that amazing system has done is produce a 64.6 percent winning situation over 28 years!

There is one other area where this set improves dramatically. If our “play onâ€쳌 host is running with serious momentum and off back-to-back SU and ATS wins, this powerful college system improves to a mind-boggling 53-20-1 ATS for 72.6 percent! This mark can be tightened up to a sensational 44-12-1 ATS for 78.5 percent provided the team we are playing against does NOT enter off a straight up loss of seven points or more! Louisiana Lafayette applies to both situations.

Good luck with the Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday and be sure to check back next week for another college football technical gem. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.

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