Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Sep 2013

Premium Picks Against the Spread

Am I the only one who wishes that the picks against the spread showed the calculated predicted spread instead of just the "Confidence Order"? The problem with the latter is that the order may change if the spread changes. Many of us are in pools where the spread may be different than the one listed in the picks section and have no idea how that change might affect the confidence order (or even, in some cases, the side to pick). Also, in picking games it would be nice to be able to impart a minimum difference cutoff between the actual and predicted spread to pick playable games.

The above assumes that the result of the FO calculations is a predicted spread. Is this correct? If so, what would be the reason for not showing this number to your paying subscribers?

Posted by: asmarks on 05 Sep 2013

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