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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Thursday, December 06, 2018


Best NFL Upsets, DEC 8 Weekend


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Philly over Dallas by 7

Both teams picked up much needed wins last week and find themselves in a fierce chase for the playoffs with the winner of this contest assuming the top spot in the NFC East. With it we turn to our all-knowing database as it reminds us that defending Super Bowl champions are at their best as road dogs against opponents coming off consecutive SUATS wins, going 16-10-1 SU and 20-6-1 ATS, including 6-3 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in division games. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have been roped up and put away wet as home chalk during December behind head coach Jason Garrett going 2-8 ATS, including 0-4 ATS in division games. It ties in directly with Garrett’s god-awful 16-33 ATS career mark when laying points at home. If the Boys’ 3-13 ATS failure as hosts in this series in games where Philly does not sport a winning record – coupled with the AWESOME ANGLE on page 2– isn’t enough for you, we turn it over to THE CLINCHER: Garrett is 5-19 ATS in his career as a home favorite against foes coming off a win, including 0-15 ATS in games in which Dallas scored fewer than 30 points in its previous games.



Indianapolis over Houston 6

The scorching-hot Texans ride a 9-game win streak into this AFC South division dandy despite being outgained in four of those games (outstatted, 428-384 in win over the Browns last week). Nonetheless, the tall, tall Texans edged Indianapolis, 37-34, in overtime the final week of September – a win that started the current skein. However, they’ve struggled as a host in this series, going 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS the past fi ve seasons. Meanwhile, the Colts were blanked last week but ride a nice 8-1 ITS streak into this contest. QB Andrew Luck counters that, though, with a sterling 9-2 SUATS mark in games when Indy is coming off a SUATS loss as a favorite. Better yet, he is 16-2 SUATS in his NFL career when coming off a loss behind a team with a win percentage of more than .333.

Written by Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence can also be found at Playbook.com - One Click Handicapping
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