Prior to every upcoming game, NFL coaches are doing the exact same thing through the course of each week in preparation for their upcoming opponent.
What do they do? Simple. Watch game film... miles & miles of game film.
They observe, notate, and examine each participating player's skill set and attempt to create match-ups that will give them a distinct advantage to score, and deter scoring of their opponents, and put their team in the greatest possible situation to win the overall battle.
The key here is that they utilize information regarding the skill sets of their players, not statistics, in their attempt to successfully predict a positive outcome.
Maybe handicappers are not achieving their full potential because the statistics are not the entire story.
Perhaps including the additional facet of reviewing games from the viewpoint of the coaching staff would enhance ones’ ability to predict future outcomes. Just a thought.
Edited 9/16/12 at 10:25AM by Timothy Wynn - No reason listed.