The oddsmakers often set traps for handicappers when setting the line on an every-week basis. However, if the wise bettor recognizes that a trap has been set, he or she can actually benefit from it. Instead of falling into the trap, the player has been given a gift.
Let's take a look at the Green Bay-Minnesota game in Week 6, with the former coming off a thrilling, come-from-behind road victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The Packers have been considered one of the top NFC contenders since the start of the season, and they proved it when they defeated the Cowboys 35-31.