Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence has authored thousands of articles expounding on the three primary forms of sports handicapping: Fundamental, Statistical and Technical. To be a successful handicapper, blending all three forms of analysis into the handicapping equation. Marc relies heavily on a proprietary powerful database of scores, stats and results of games played since 1980, both College and Pro Football and College and Pro Basketball.

Marc has been handicapping sports professionally since 1975, having won more documented Top 10 Handicapping Achievement awards than any handicapper in the nation. He won the 2005 STARDUST FOOTBALL INVITATIONAL Contest and was a SEMI-FINALIST in the 2006 $100,000 LEROYS' MONEY TALKS Contest last season. He finished the 2006 season as the No. 1 handicapper in the NFL as documented by SPORTS WATCH in Las Vegas. Marc also finished No. 1 in the nation in College Football win percentage in 2005 as documented by both the SPORTS MONITOR in Oklahoma and SPORTS WATCH in Las Vegas. He was named HANDICAPPER OF THE YEAR in 2005 by FOOTBALL NEWS.

In 2008, he finished No. 1 in NFL win percentage according to SPORTS WATCH and also captured 1st place honors in the 2008 PLAYBOOK WISE GUYS CONTEST.

Marc has hosted a national radio show "MARC LAWRENCE AGAINST THE SPREAD" for each of the last 16 years on over 100 stations syndicated in the USA. He is a tireless handicapper who works a minimum 60-hour week during the football and basketball seasons. As a handicapper he firmly believes that three things can happen when you bet an underdog, and two of them are good. He enjoys helping others to become better informed.

Marc married his high school sweetheart 40 years ago and has one son, Marc Jr., who works with him in the industry. Aside from publishing the PLAYBOOK Football Yearbook magazine and Weekly Newsletters, Marc enjoys golf and horse racing.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Marc Lawrence NFL Best Bets Dec. 4


Miami by 6 over BALTIMORE

First off, let’s set the table: if the NFL Playoffs started this week it would be the 3rd seeded Ravens and the 6th seeded Dolphins all set to go. The Fish enter today’s fray as one of the hottest teams in the league, winners of six straight games following a disastrous 1-4 start to the season under 1st-year head coach Adam Gase. It’s no coincidence that Miami has committed only TWO turnovers during its 6-game win skein, while winning four of the games straight-up as underdogs. Meanwhile, Miami takes a 5-1 ATS record in its last six games played in Baltimore, while the Ravens are 0-5 ATS the
last five years in their seventh home game of the season. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco joins the party, going 3-13 ATS in his last 16 starts during the month of December, including 0-8 ATS as a favorite. The final icing in the cake comes from THE CLINCHER: NFL teams riding a 6-game-exact win streak into Game Twelve of the season are 9-2 ATS off a win of 21 or fewer points since 1980, including 7-0 ATS if they scored less than 35 points in their last game.



NEW ORLEANS over Detroit by 15

Let’s cut right to the chase… for the most part NFL teams generally suck in post-Thanksgiving day affairs, especially the Lions who are 3-17 SU (1-4 ATS the last five) following Thanksgiving Day games the last 20 years. That works like a charm into a red-hot Saints’ squad that is playing its best ball of the season, going 5-3 SU and 7-1 ATS, after starting the year 0-3. Along the way, the Who Dats have out-yarded all seven foes since their bye week. N’Awlins has also bagged the cash in five of the last six games in
this series. And did we mention the Saints are 7-0 ATS at home off a home game, which fits like a training bra at a Heidi Klum newbies runway show next to Detroit’s 1-7 ATS mark in road games following consecutive homers. And chew on this, if you would: if the NFL playoffs started this week the Lions would be in and the Saints would be out. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t call out THE CLINCHER: See this week’s AWESOME ANGLE on page 2.


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