Makinen: Handicapping NFL Week 15 using previous trends


Since I’ve been with VSiN, I have followed a general routine when it comes to the NFL articles I have released. In Week 1, I analyze a collection of past opening week trends that have thrived when considering stats and records from the prior season. In Week 2, I break down the overreactions from the opening games from a trend perspective. In Week 3, I shared information based on my belief that it’s always the biggest trap week, with oddsmakers making early, but often wrong, presumptions about teams. From Week 4 on, I begin sharing the systems and concepts that I believe will carry bettors for the rest of the season.

I focus on a different subject matter each week, but in general, I feel that the handicapping strategies that I introduce should serve as a library of sorts for savvy bettors, and I always encourage them to keep the material around while updating and utilizing it the rest of the way, because that’s what I do. With that in mind, I thought I would take Week 15 to review most or all the stuff I have produced since the calendar flipped to October, fitting the best and most successful angles to this week’s matchups.


A quick review of all the articles I have written since Week 4 shows I have focused on these NFL subjects: