Each week, an elite group of bookmakers and professional bettors provide Pregame.com with their private power rankings. These numbers literally influence the worldwide sports betting market and together form the Vegas Rankings. Four categories convey what the “experts in the desert” truthfully think about the teams:TRUE POWER: How good Vegas thinks a team really is.
HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: The value of each team’s home field.
BETTOR BIAS: How many points the public overvalues (positive numbers) or undervalues (negative numbers) a team.
POINT-SPREAD POWER: The combination of True Power and Bettor Bias.
To calculate the projected winner of any matchup:Take True Power (home team), ADD Home-Field Advantage and SUBTRACT True Power (away team).To calculate the projected point spread of any matchup:Replace the True Power with Point-Spread Power, which includes Bettor Bias, the same way the actual Vegas line does.
NFL Vegas Rankings – Week 3
Vegas Rankings voters include Steve Fezzik (the only two-time Hilton SuperContest champion), Chris Andrews (with over 30 years of Nevada bookmaking experience), and “Vegas Runner” (featured by ESPN and CNBC for his professional betting success).
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Raw Numbers from Chris Andrews:
Raw numbers from Vegas Runner:
Does this mean that if week 3, 49ers were at home vs Browns they would be favoured by 18.5 points?
Will you be posting the Week 4 Power Rankings? Thanks. Love the website, and love listening to your spot on The Herd.
RJ. I 've been a member since the Johnny Detroit days, and feel these power rankings have been the most helpful handicapping tool to date. Please consider posting for an old timer. Thanks.
Would be great to have Week 4 up I agree.. But obviously the guys at Pregame are under no obligation to do so...
I still wanna see them tho!!