Friday, December 15, 2006

The Wisdom of Crowds - NFL Week 15

Before I started elementary school, my mother had taught me the basics of blackjack and 5-card stud. When I was 10, my father let me participate in the weekly NFL pool at his office. By age 14, I was running it. My friend, who I've known since first grade and who shall remain anonymous until he chooses an appropriate pseudonym, is quite the avid sports fan.

For more than 10 years, we've picked against each other on every NFL game. The number of games we agree on varies from week to week, but we've found that when we agree, we're correct to a significant degree. For the 2006 season, we're at 76-57-1 on such games (.571). Published on Get Untracked, we're 23-20-1 (.535). Below are our Wisdom of Crowds picks for the week, using today's New York Post Bettor's Guide for our lines:

SEA -9.5 sf [as posted yesterday]

dal -3 ATL

phi +5.5 GIANTS

hou +11.5 NE

BUF -1 mia

TEN +3.5 jax

den - 2.5 ARIZ

kc +8.5 SD

OAK -2.5 stl

IND -3 cin

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