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College Football Trend Notebook
by Bob Frederick
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When it comes to trends and angles that have been profitable in the past, Bob Fredericks is one of the best at compiling them. (He's been doing this almost 20 years.) In this book he's compiled 278 winning trends, which have succeeded at a 70 percent rate or better. The book is unique in that you can see the workout of every angle, game by game since originated rather than just have a quick summary. You see each game, the line, the year and the result.145 pages, 8/11 paperbound format, 2007.
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NFL Notebook Trends Sides and Totals
by Bob Frederick
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Contains 156 trends for the pros, all showing at least 70% efficiency in the past. Includes pointspread record for three years at Home, Away, Favorite, Underdog, Over, Under, on Grass and on Artificial Turf. Each trend is explained and comes with statistics to support the trend and shows if and when there is a play this year. 75 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 paperbound, 2008.

College, Pro Football Trend Strategy Notebooks Make Handicapping Fun

For more than 20 years Bob Frederick has provided football bettors with an easy, fun way to handicap hundreds of games annually. His books are excellent for that occasional "need a winner quick"Howard SchwartzHoward Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," is the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he has held since 1979. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.  Howard's website is www.gamblersbook.com  maven or for those who need guidance and shortcuts to enter a weekly contest.
 

The College Football Trend Notebook (145 pages, 8x11 paperbound, $34.95) contains 303 winning trends hitting at least 70% efficiency and the NFL Football Trend Notebook Sides and Totals (80 pages, 8x11 paperbound, $34.95) has 185 winning trends with a minimum of 70% efficiency).

A unique feature of both books is showing you what would be categorized as a "workout" of past seasons simply a guide to indicate if a trend has begun to break down after being hot or has begun to be "choppy" in consistency or maintains a red hot, consistent pattern in recent years.

Looking at the college version, the bettor can salivate over the fact that Michigan is 8-0 as a dog against Notre Dame since 1978. The books shows the score and line of each game and quickly alerts you to the next matchup, which is Sept. 12 with Michigan hosting Notre Dame, with a reminder to check the line. On Sept.19, Penn State hosts Temple. Since 1988, Penn State is 10-3 against the visitors against the spread.

The NFL version of the book shows performance against the spread and totals angles. For example, the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons have gone under the total six straight times since 1993 and the NY Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gone under seven straight times since 1993.

True, it takes more than past history to pick winners over the long run. Rosters change as do coaches, along with smart recruiting, and a change in coaching philosophies (more emphasis on defense or a "grind it out" plan of attack). 

No matter, these books are easy to use and offer handicapping shortcuts to those who just want action without extra research.

 

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