Pro Football Handicapping Data
On this page you will see the list of tables containing football handicapping
data included in Dan Gordon's NFL Handicapping Companion. This
tool is a new combination of handicapping data and software available
at NFL Football Handicapping Software.
Football Handicappping Data Screen
You can reach this screen by clicking on Tables on the main screen. Here,
you can create new handicap tables and switch between tables. This allows
you to set up different sets of football handicapping data affecting calculations
in differing manners and provides enormous flexibility. For example, you
can set up different sets of Rule Adjustment values and switch between
them causing the season to be completely recalculated with a different
theory of rule effects. It also provides the ability to experiment without
changing any of the default tables. Important: If you are using your own
tables, they will not be automatically updated each week. But, the default
tables will be and you can still switch back to them.
Pro Football Handicapping Tables
The default football handicapping data is downloaded automatically each
week. But you can create any number of your own tables as follows:
- Spread Decimal Table - This is the Spread Decimal Table displayed
on the main screen and is used to calculate winning percentages based
on projected lines. Click the Spreads button on the main screen to display
or edit the table.
- Power Adjustment Table - This is the Power Adjustment Table
displayed on the main screen. Each week, Number Power Ratings are updated
using this table and the amount by which the football team covered last
week's spread. This is a part of the calculation of overall power numbers.
Click the Power button on the main screen to display or edit the table.
- Grade Edge Table - The Grade/Edge Table is displayed on the
main screen. This table is used to create the more subjective letter
power ratings from NFL team rankings updated each week. These numbers
also go into calculation of overall power numbers. Click the Grades
button on the main screen to display or edit the table.
- Rate Adjustment Table - The Adjustment Values Table displayed
by clicking on Adjust and then Defaults. This provides the ability to
change the effect of the Rules on the Adjust screen.There are 12 built
in pro football handicapping rules from Beat the Sports Books.
- Home Advantage Table - The Home Advantage table is displayed
by clicking Home on the Data screen and is used to calculate home advantages.
You can create your own table but it will not be updated each week.
The default table will continue to be updated and you can switch back.
Different numbers can be added for every combination of week and team
and can change during the season.
- Team Grade Table - The Team Grade table is displayed by clicking
Grades on the Data screen and is used to calculate Letter Power Ratings
of rpro football teams. Again, these will change during the season and
be automatically downloaded.
- Starting Power Numbers - The Starting Power Numbers Table is
displayed by clicking on Numbers on the Data screen. It is used as the
first set of Number Power Ratings from which all later ratings are calculated.
Change the starting numbers and the entire season is recalculated. This
is also used in calculating the overall football hadicapping power numbers.
If you wish you can leave these tables alone and let the program make
all handicap calculations based on the weekly download of handicap data.
Or experiment all you like and develop your own rules.
NFL Football Handicapping Software