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, February 16, 2011


With the 2010-11 College Hoops regular season one month away from the Big Dance, and the Academy Awards just around the corner, it’s important to get a pulse on how teams are performing at box office both home and on the road this campaign in the ever-popular ATS (Against The Spread) categories.

While there is no certainty that teams will continue over-or-under achieving in their best or worst roles, there is certainly no need to be hopping off the bandwagon at this stage of the season.

Let’s examine the Top Five best and the very worst results by teams in games played at home and on the road through Saturday, February 12 of this season. All results are ATS…


1. George Mason 10-1
2. Alabama 8-1
3. Purdue 6-1
4. Houston 5-1-1
5. Illinois 8-2

1. Ohio U 1-9
2. Loyola Cal 1-7
3. Central Florida 1-7
4. San Diego 1-7
5. UC Davis 1-6


1. Georgia 6-0-1
2. UAB 9-1
3. Wichita State 7-1
4. Duquesne 6-1
5. Texas 6-1

1. Kansas State 1-7
2. Georgia State 1-6
3. NC State 1-6
4. Arkansas 1-5
5. Missouri, Wyoming 1-5

There you have it, nominations for the best and worst ATS performances by teams in a starring role to date this season. While not maybe not yet Oscar worthy, it’s best to remember that forewarned is forearmed…

Written by Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence can also be found at - One Click Handicapping
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