THE PUBLIC REMAINS CONSISTENT
It has often been posted in the financial markets the following disclaimer:
Future performances can not be based on past results.
In sports handicapping, throw that out the window when
the "PUBLIC" has an opinion. And to what do I refer?
All week long...on Fox Radio, ESPN Sports talk, on local
drive time radio, on internet blogs , numerous posting forums and
all the so-called Sports Talk Personalities, the same topic came up
OVER AND OVER. Everyone had the same pick as their "lock of the week".
They all were 100% certain that the Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions
game would go "under the total". After-all, Cleveland had just come off their
Monday night game with the big ZERO. In the past 4 games there
were teams that had scored more interceptions for points
than Cleveland had scored in touchdowns. Cleveland had
scored 0/6/3/14/6 the last 5 weeks and Detroit had managed about
the same as they scored 10/20/10/0 their last 4 weeks.
"Under the total" was the battle cry all across America as it
was the lock of all the masses. Bet the under for everything was all I heard.
The total posted by the Oddsmakers was 38.5.
The 1st quarter score was 24-10. The score at halftime was 27-24
and the final nail in the publics coffin was the 75 total points scored; 38-37.
I love it when I can count on the public. That's why I'm famous
as the HANDICAPPER that loves to go against the public.