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, January 31, 2019

Supe LIII: ThisClose

Super Bowl 53: Rams over Patriots by 1

As you can see, the edges in this contest are pretty much split right down the middle. And with both teams arriving off overtime victories, this game certainly has the look of whomever scores last wins written all over it. But if you believe in destiny, then your heart has to be with the upstart Rams, a team that was 4-12 when Sean McVay took them over two seasons ago.

The fact of the matter is Los Angeles is a team that, for all intents and purposes, should not even be here (read: blown call by the zebras in the late stages of last week’s game against New Orleans). But then again if Kansas City’s DE Dee Ford doesn’t line up offside, the Pats wouldn’t be here, either.

With the Rams wearing their classic blue-and-yellow throwbacks in which they are 5-1 this season, and underdogs on a blistering 16-4-1 ATS winning run in the postseason the past two seasons, the final edge is theirs. Fear the crypto.

Written by John Pricci

Marc Lawrence can also be found at - One Click Handicapping
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Who Dat? The Rams

RAMS over Saints by 3

Whew. Thanks to the slippery hands of Philadelphia WR Alshon Jeffrey, the Saints survived a huge scare from the Eagles to advance to the title game at home where New Orleans stands 6-0 all-time in the postseason behind QB Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton. On the other hand, though, N’Awlins owns disparate stats similar to those outlined in the Chiefs/Pats game as the Saints are surrendering 24.3 PPG at home as opposed to only 18.5 PPG away this season.

On the flip side, the Rams coughed up 27.4 PPG in the Coliseum this season, but only 19.9 PPG away. Those are some noticeable home-road scoring dichotomies. Furthermore, Los Angeles is back on the come, riding a 3-0 SUATS win skein into this contest, which is good news for the Rams considering that away teams in championship games on a 3-0 ATS win streak are 4-0 SUATS when facing foes that scored 20 or fewer points in their last game. We realize the Saints have the identical look (teams wins, playoff seed, common opponent wins – Eagles and Rams – and losses) of the 2009 team that won the Super Bowl, but Sean McVay was not on the opposing sideline back then. With L.A. a stellar 14-3 SU away from the Coliseum under McVay, we point out the fact that there have been a total of 13 upset underdog winners in Championship Round games since 2000. Is this another?

Written by Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence can also be found at - One Click Handicapping
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Feeling Lucky?

Indianapolis over KANSAS CITY by 1

If this were a canine contest, Indy would win best in show, hands down. It starts with the Colts’ eye-opening 14-3 ITS (In The Stats) record this season – including 13-1 ITS in its last fourteen games. Meanwhile, after booting star RB Kareem Hunt off the squad in December, going just 3-2 SU and ITS while burning the money in 4 of the five contests, the Chiefs performed as if they were on a drunk down the stretch. For a team that is 0-8 ATS in its last eight playoff games at Arrowhead, including 6 straight up losses in a row, they now look instead more like a team in need of recovery rather than one with its sights set on a Super Bowl. That’s not good news when one considers that the host team in KC/AFC South games has gone 3-14 SUATS the last eight years, with the Chiefs just 1-7 SUATS at home against the Colts dating back to 1996. The bottom line is Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck is playing the best ball of his career and has never lost a game at Arrowhead (2-0 SUATS). And while the Chiefs are one of only 9 teams in NFL history to score 540 points in a season, NONE of them won the Super Bowl. The blue ribbon goes to Indianapolis.

Written by Marc Lawrence

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