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The Profitability of Wagering on NFL Games

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  • P. Tryfos

    (York University)

  • S. Casey

    (York University)

  • S. Cook

    (York University)

  • G. Leger

    (York University)

  • B. Pylypiak

    (York University)

Abstract

A reappraisal of previously suggested strategies for betting on football games using results of the period 1975--1981 casts considerable doubt on the profitability of relying on the past history of games for guidance in placing bets.

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  • P. Tryfos & S. Casey & S. Cook & G. Leger & B. Pylypiak, 1984. "The Profitability of Wagering on NFL Games," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 30(1), pages 123-132, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:30:y:1984:i:1:p:123-132
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    1. Hofer, Vera & Leitner, Johannes, 2017. "Relative pricing of binary options in live soccer betting markets," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 66-85.
    2. Mark Burkey, 2005. "On "Arbitage" and Market Efficiency: An Examination of NFL Wagering," New York Economic Review, New York State Economics Association (NYSEA), vol. 36(1), pages 13-28.
    3. Miller, Thomas W. & Rapach, David E., 2013. "An intra-week efficiency analysis of bookie-quoted NFL betting lines in NYC," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 10-23.

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