What is a good win percentage for betting on NFL games?

Anyone who handicaps and bets on NFL games on a regular basis wants to be over 50 percent for obvious reasons. If you’re under 50 percent you’re going to lose a lot of money. The actual break-even figure, because of the “vig’’ (having to wager $110 to win $100 on a regular bet) is around 53 percent. While you may read in advertisements that some handicappers win at a 70 percent rate, tread carefully, very carefully. That’s a very high number and almost unachievable over the course of a long season. Most honest handicappers shoot for around 55 percent, which is very good and would allow them to turn a profit for the season. The very good ones will hit 60 percent for the season.

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