So Easy A Caveman Can Beat the Football Betting Market

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An alleged relationship between winning football games and beating the point spread is investigated. Results from the 2003-2012 seasons of the National Football League connected the highest wins-to-bets ratio and the lowest ratio with the teams earning the highest winning percentage and the second-lowest percentage, respectively. Wagers on New England and against Oakland produced a significantly profitable W/B ratio of 61.4 percent. Beating the market by betting on perennial NFL winners and against perennial NFL losers seems so easy a caveman can do it. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]