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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence

Pass Efficiency Trumps Rush Efficiency.
SB Nation contends that the NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs should be a heady balance of run and pass – but the air attack will still rule. This despite the fact that two former MVP QBs are coming off an injury (Patrick Mahomes) or a recent slump (Aaron Rodgers). Yet two other signal callers figure to be a yet to be crowned MVP (Lamar Jackson) or a rising young player that went 13-3 this season (Jimmy Garoppolo). But seven of the eight remaining teams rank among the NFL’s top eleven teams in pass efficiency – sans Houston. Hence, this year’s playoff bracket is loaded with quarterbacks who can deliver. For more on this study click here.

Hoops History Book
Memphis: 12-4 $ home off win 7-plus points vs. the Spurs … Chicago: 1-9 SU vs. the Pacers … Utah: 12-0 SU and 10-2 $ home vs. the Hornets … Phoenix: 1-11-1 $ home vs. the Magic … Golden State: 11-1 SU away vs. the Clippers.

Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s Playbook Midweek Alert Playoff Football Newsletter: Teams who defeat the defending Super Bowl champion in the postseason are 1-13 SU and 2-12 ATS in the Divisional and/or Championship Rounds of the playoffs.
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