could someone explain what are the key numers that are frequently mentioned on the site???
Not sure If you mean this as a beginner level question or you
just wanted to confirm what the key numbers are so lets do both.
Key numbers are the most common differentials we’re likely
to see in the final score.
You score points in the NFL via Field goals (3 points) or
Touchdowns (6 points + the extra point for 7). Thus you can imagine that games
have a higher probability of ending with a 3 (24-21, 30-27 ect) point differential
or a 7 point differential. If you have access to a database or search the
internet you’ll find a couple articles giving you what % a game lands on 3, 7
and some of the other key numbers. That % will be different depending on if you
use a 5 year sample size vs a 20 year sample size ect.
In recent years 6 has become more important of a number since
you don’t kick extra points in overtime and the extra point was moved from the
2 to the 15 creating more misses (6 points vs 7). I do agree with Walt that 6
is the 3rd most important number. Chuckster mentioned the rest
Hope this helps.