The NFL season consists of training camp, exhibition games, a full 17 weeks of regular season action and then the playoffs but the game that stands above the rest is the one that means the most in the Super Bowl.
There can only be one Super Bowl champion every year and with so many factors involved it isn’t always the case that the best team wins. That brings us to the system that has done an excellent job when it comes to picking winners over the years. It's the Super Bowl betting system but does the math add up to wins?
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What’s The System?
The Super Bowl system or some variation of it has been around for years and there are some people that swear by it. The statistics used for the system are from the regular season only and the breakdown for the numbers goes as follows:
1. Give 10 points if a team has won a Super Bowl in the last three years.
2. Give 8.0 points to any team whose opponent is playing in their very first Super Bowl in franchise history.
3. Give 8.0 points to the team that has allowed the fewer defensive rushes.
4. Give 7.0 points to the team with the best straight up win/loss record including playoffs.
5. Give 7.0 points to the team with the most offensive rushes.
6. Give 5.0 points to the team with the lower defensive rush average per carry.
7. Give 4.0 points to the team that has the best net kick-punt touchdown returns.
8. Give 4.0 points to the team the team with the better record against the point spread.
9. Give 4.0 points to the team that has the superior net penalty yards.
10. Give 3.5 points to the team that has the best yards per pass attempt.
11. Give 3.5 points to the team that has given up the fewest points.
12. Give 3.5 points to the team that has allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns.
13. Give 3.0 points to the team that has the most sacks.
14. Give 2.5 points to the team with the fewest offensive pass attempts.
15. Give 2.0 points to the team that had the best net punts (total) on the year.
16. Give 1.5 points to the team with the best average per offensive rush.
17. Give 1.0 points to the team with the best completion percentage.
At the end of tallying up all of these numbers you should arrive at a layout breaking down the top contenders in order with your projected Super Bowl winner.
What Are The Numbers?
The biggest reason why this system became so popular in the first place is because the numbers supported that it produced winners as it went 32-13-2 against the point spread in the first 37 years of its existence. There are so many factors involved in the game now that it is that much harder to predict who'll cash on the Super Bowl odds but the foundation is there for a strong system.
The system hasn’t been as accurate of late as it was for the first three decades. At any rate, consider it an excellent way to create a power ranking when it comes to predicting a Super Bowl winner. If you're new to it and wondering how to bet on football, this is a good starting point to use for the big game.
A smart player can use this system to break down the top contenders and depending on the information they gather can still make a very informed pick while at the same time not necessarily blindly locking in the system’s top pick.