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Did “Betting for Dummies” actually work?

UL-Monroe (42-43)

Kentucky +27 1/2 vs. So yes, someone who knows nothing about betting or football can make money simply by betting the trends.

Colorado +40 1/2 at USC (6-50)

Kent State -3 1/2 vs. Georgia (24-29)

South Florida +6 1/2 at Louisville (25-27)

Vanderbilt -7 vs. In monetary terms, if $10 was bet on every game, a bettor would have turned a profit of $33 for the day. Auburn (17-13)

Games Lost:

UNLV +28 at Boise State (7-32)

South Alabama -3 1/2 vs. I listed 18 games according the biggest trends and percentages simply to see if anyone could make money, regardless of their knowledge of football or betting in general. Here are the results of our experiment:

Games Won:

Western Kentucky -3 1/2 vs. For this weekend, the experiment was a success, in that a profit was made with the final of 11 wins and 7 losses. Wake Forest (10-16)

Tulane +14 1/2 at UTEP (20-24)

Florida International +6 1/2 at Troy (37-38)

Michigan State +9 1/2 at Michigan (10-12)

New Mexico State +30 1/2 at Utah State (7-41)

Northwestern +6 1/2 vs. Virginia -3 1/2 vs. Western Michigan (41-24)

Prior to the weekend, I proposed an experiment in college football betting that consisted of simply betting based on trends and nothing else. South Carolina (44-11)

Idaho +30 1/2 at Louisiana Tech (28-70)

San Diego State +6 1/2 at Nevada (31-37). What prevented a maximum return was that underdogs getting 27 1/2 points or more usually hit at 73%, but went 2-4 against the spread on Saturday. Florida Atlantic (37-34)

Toledo +6 1/2 at Cincinnati (29-23)

Florida -3 1/2 vs. Nebraska (28-29)

In conclusion, while the experiment projected that the overall winning percentage should have been 75%, the actual conclusion was 61%, which is still above the 54% margin needed to turn a profit

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