The NFL regular season has come to a close. Here are the final results of our inaugural season of handicapper grading (Overall Leaderboard). The ActionNetwork took the top spot on the season with PJ Walsh coming in with the best winning percentage (71.4%) and Stuckey coming up with the highest units won (+19.4). Others that finished near the top included Sportsline’s Stephen Oh, Mike Tierney and the Sportsline Computer along with Jason Logan from Covers.
Our Consensus best bets finished over 50% for the season with a 57-54-4 mark (50.9%) but not quite good enough for a positive units tally. However, the Consensus Against the Spread picks did finish above break-even (+1.5 units) with a 51-45-4 mark (53.1%). It was the Totals that let down the Consensus and the handicappers as a whole this season.
We will post consensus picks during the playoffs but will not count them against the final grading. Also, we will conduct a deeper analysis of the handicapper’s picks and trends to see if we can develop an improved methodology for the Consensus best bets heading into next year’s NFL season.
Consensus Picks Recap
The Consensus picks finished Week 17 with a 3-3-1 (50%) record with 2-2-1 ATS and 1-1 on Totals.
Week 17 Picks
Here are the Year-to-Date results for the Consensus picks:
- Overall: 57-54-4 (50.9% / -3.5 units / -2.8% ROI)
- Sides: 51-45-4 (53.1% / +1.5 units / +1.4% ROI)
- Totals: 6-10 (37.5% / -5.0 units / -28.4% ROI)
Top Handicappers – Week 17
The collective picks from all handicappers finished with a winning overall record this week at 101-92-3 (52.3%). They were on the plus side ATS with a 92-80-3 mark (53.5%) but got took a loss on Totals with a 9-12 (42.9%) record.
Top Handicappers of the Week (multiple picks)
- ActionNetwork (BlackJack Fletcher): 3-0
- ActionNetwork (PJ Wash): 3-0
- SportsChatPlace (Chris Ruffalo): 5-1
- Sportsline (Mike Tierney): 5-2
- ActionNetwork (John Ewing): 9-4
- BettingPros (Zach Brunner): 9-4
- DailyOverlay (Brad Richter): 9-4
Top Handicappers of the Week (single pick)
- Covers (Marc Lawrence)
- Covers (Teddy Covers)
Top Handicappers – Season
Check out the Overall Leaderboard to see how all of the handicappers we track are performing. Need at least 12 picks to qualify.
Top Handicappers – Win %
Top Handicappers – Units
Top Handicappers – ROI
Disclaimer: Picks are recorded as of the Saturday prior to the NFL games for the week so that we can provide our Consensus Picks. The handicapper records shown may not reflect all of the recommended wagers by that handicapper and does not take into account any variation of units recommended by the handicapper.
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