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NFL Scores and Pointspreads

NFL Scores and Pointspreads

The datasets described in this article, created by Robin H. Lock of St. Lawrence University, contain information for all National Football League (NFL) regular season and playoff games played from 1993 to 1996. In addition to game scores, the data give oddsmakers' pointspreads and over/under values for each game. The article itself contains: an introduction, a primer on pointspreads, pedagogical uses, information on obtaining the data, and references. The sets are in .dat formats. This is a great lesson for anyone interested in the statistics of American football.


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