Part 7 – Fast Facts

  • Only 1,643 out of the last 9,078 NFL games (18%) resulted in the final score falling within 2.5 points of the pointspread.
  • Only 3,691 out of the last 18,295 NBA games (20%) resulted in the final score falling within 2.5 points of the pointspread.
  • Summary: Only 18% to 20% of all NFL and NBA final scores fall within a 5 point range (+/- 2.5) of the pointspread.
  • Summary: Thus, the pointspread is not an accurate predictor of the final score differential.

Consider these facts the next time you consider placing a teaser bet.