How to Handicap Sports?
I'm just a casual sports bettor, pretty selective though (couple games per weekend). I have no statistics or tracking but I feel like I've done pretty decent with some of these go-to's you could consider.
1. Vegas knows what they're doing. Unranked teams favored over ranked teams are pretty much an automatic bet for me. And even not so much have to be ranked but think..."teams that should be perceived as inferior" being favored over "teams that should be perceived as superior."
1. Anytime a team gets the chance to rally around a new leader. Most often it's a back-up QB making his first start.
2. Facing a team bouncing off a huge win. I can't even count the amount of times in any sport I've seen a team upset #1 in the country only to lose to an unranked the next game.
Also, I'll add...
If Team A beat Team B and Team B beat Team C...then Team A should beat Team C, right? Nope, doesn't work that way in horse racing, doesn't work that way in Sports, either.
At the end of the day, sports are about match-ups in a way that horse racing can be (pace scenario, form cycle, trips, etc).