This is where the big money is made.
Wild Card Weekend
This is really what we call Week 18 (or the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!) and it’s time to cash in. In 1990, NFL expanded the playoffs to 12 teams. The 1st and 2nd seeded teams from each conference are given a week off and the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th seeded teams play each other. This presents an opportunity for profit because, within these 4 games, there are always one or two teams that have no business playing football this weekend. They’re not as good as the top teams who got in and deserve to be in the playoffs. This is where your mismatch and situation lie.
This is the week where the four top seeded teams in the league play the four Wild Card winners. The number 1 seed will play the lowest surviving seed from the first round (seed 4, 5 or 6) while the number 2 seed will play the other team (seed 3, 4 or 5). This week we can see very easily who the better team is because several additional factors come into play such as who’s hot and who’s not, injuries, home field advantage, the weather, the benefit of a bye week and the strength of the regular season schedule, to mention just a few of the long list of factors we look at before we take a position.
The Conference Championships, or as we call it, Week 25 of a long season. We have watched the teams since the Hall of Fame game, through 4 boring weeks of preseason, 17 weeks of the regular season, throw in the wild card and the divisional playoffs and we are now finally ready to watch two great games that will determine who goes to the Super Bowl and who does not. The Final Four! Best of the Best! The winners get all the publicity for two weeks. They become gods to their family, friends and neighbors. Every player and coach gets calls from their family tree going back to Adam and Eve asking for tickets. The loser gets the Pro Bowl and a chance to play football one more week. We see it as one more week to get paid.
The Big Kahuna is finally here. Week 26. Last call for the alcohol and one final chance to cash in for the 2020 / 2021. This week is all about making the right choice. What we have learned still applies. Bet with your head and not over it. Unless there is a clear cut better team, don’t get greedy! Do not get crazy with proposition bets and don’t get caught up in all the hype. This game is about ending the season with a win and getting the gold.