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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Friday, December 10, 2010

Marc Lawrence NFL Upset December 12

CHICAGO over New England by 3

Yes, we saw Branch, Welker, Woodhead and Green-Ellis run over, through and around the Jets all Monday night. We also saw the Pats’ defense allow a meager three points. And yes, we realize
that Tom Terrific hasn’t thrown an INT in seven games while Jay Cutler has the makings of a Sara Lee turnover machine. We even checked our database twice (in honor of Santa) and found out that Cutler is 10-20-2 ATS versus AFC opposition while HC Lovie Smith is 0-7 ATS off back-to-back straight up wins during the final our games of the season. We’re even aware that the Patriots own a better road record (26-11 SU, 25-12 ATS) than the Bears home record (24-13 SU, 16-20-1 ATS) of late. But we also know that we are getting points at home with the better defense – much the better defense. And we’re certain there’s another thing very few realize: non-division road teams off a Monday Night division revenge win and cover are just 7-15 ATS since 1980, including 0-3 SU and ATS when off a win of 24 or more points. While most of the trends still favor the Pats, the scheduling dynamics favor the Bears. When in doubt, opt for the defensive home dog. ‘You’ll be glad you did’.

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Marc Lawrence can also be found at - One Click Handicapping
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Monday, December 06, 2010

Coaching Down The Stretch

With the NFL season approaching its stretch run for the 2010 season, let’s examine the strengths and weaknesses head coaches have displayed throughout their NFL career during the final four games of the season. By becoming aware of the good, bad and ugly roles we can put ourselves into position to make a key score or two between now and the start of the playoffs.

Listed below are each coach and their Best or Worst ATS situational record. All results are regular season ATS from Games 13-16 and are lifetime with current and former teams. Enjoy the run to the wire…

Belichick • 12-3 home opp off loss
Cable • 0-3 off division
Caldwell • 2-0 off DD win
Carroll • 0-6 favorite
Coughlin • 3-13 off win 7 >
Del Rio • 2-8 off SUATS loss
Fisher • 7-0 fav 9 >
Fox • 7-0 w/division revenge
Gailey • 0-4 vs non-division
Haley • visitor 4-0
Harbaugh • 5-1 vs non-division
Kubiak • 5-0 home off loss
Lewis • 1-7-1 fav 3 >
Mangini • 5-0 road dog
McCarthy • 5-0 dog
McDaniels • 0-3 fav or dog < 7
Morris • visitor 4-0
Payton • 1-5-1 opp off SUATS win
Reid • 1-6 fav 8 >
Ryan • 3-0 off win 14 <
Schwartz • 0-2-1 vs .500 <
Singletary • 3-0 dog < 7
Shanahan • 1-11 vs division
Smith L • 0-7 off BB wins
Smith M • 4-0 vs opp off win
Spagnuolo • 0-3 off loss 21 <
Sparano • visitor 8-0
Tomlin • 1-4 vs > .666
Turner • 10-2-1 off BB wins
Whisenhunt • 0-6 vs non-division

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Monday, November 29, 2010


Weekends are the reward for a job well done. The time to kick back, relax and let it all hang out. And if you're the kind who just can't make it to the weekend you'll be glad to know that in Jimmy Buffet's world its 5:00 o'clock somewhere and its Margaritaville. No stress. No strain. Just a cold one or two, to take the edge off.

For workaholics, however, chilling is just another word for the office air conditioner being set too low. Weekends are a time to button up all the loose ends and catch up on the work not quite completed. For college football teams, chillin' is a week off during the season. It's a time to heal battered bodies and take a breather from the physical pounding and pressure of knocking heads with the enemy.

When it comes to dealing with a week of rest in college football, one thing is absolutely for certain. Teams playing at home with the combination of rest and revenge are definitely the right side of the game. That confirmed by the fact that, since 1980, all teams in this role are 424-360-11 ATS - or a 54% winning proposition. Better yet, bring them in off a confidence-building win and they improve mightily to 215-157-7 (57.7%) ATS.

In case you missed it, last week found Minnesota taking the edge off in dramatic fashion in a stunning 27-24 win as 15-point home dogs against Iowa.

Knowing we had created a near-58% winning angle based on 379 results, I went in search of looking for a nice subset that could win in a breeze. What I found was simple. By using the same recipe I found that if I were to -

PLAY ON any college conference home dog or pick in its Last Home Game of the season that is playing off a win with rest and revenge

it would result in a cool 26-9 ATS wining situation. To that I say, hey bartender, set me up with another one! We can make it an ice-cold one simply by bringing the opponent in off a SU and ATS win as our angle zooms up to 20-3 ATS in this role. Now that's what I call a genuine thirst-quenching libation.

FYI: This week the Cougars of Washington State figure to be chillin’ when they host archrival Washington.

And as you might suspect there is a super-cool 20-0 ATS perfect twist to this season ending party. I’ll keep that to myself and share it with members of our PERFECT SYSTEM CLUB when the situation warrants.

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Marc Lawrence can also be found at - One Click Handicapping
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