As winter approaches, it's time to start making a plan to handicap NFL games that will be played in really lousy weather.
Wind, rain and snow can have a huge impact on the outcome of an NFL game.
With that here are a few things for sports bettors to keep in mind when considering the weather in their NFL handicapping. Each week the oddsmakers create data driven nfl odds with the direct intention of evening out the outcome of the game with a handicap. Every little detail is included in this especially the affects of the weather.
The first thing handicappers need to determine is how comfortable the teams playing are with the weather at game time. And while it seems obvious that the Packers are probably much more used to playing in frigid temperatures than the Dolphins, handicappers need to be cautious here, as the betting public will lock onto to this and bet accordingly. In turn the oddsmakers will adjust the lines, creating little value in these situations.
That's when smart handicappers may want to wait to see if there are any line movements, as there is nothing more frustrating than making a bet based assumptions, which may change by game time. And weather is something that is constantly changing.Read more... Join the Conversation...