Greyhound Handicapping With Eb
By Eb Netr
Going over a greyhound program can take a lot of time. It’s tedious, nitpicking work and not everyone is cut out for it. Some of us just want to be able to look at a program, compare a few points and pick winners. But is that possible?
I know people who do it all the time. Some of them have been going to the dog track almost daily for 20 or 30 years. If their method didn’t work, they would have given up a long time ago. Although I enjoy handicapping, I’m always looking for new angles to pick winners. So I asked some of them how they do it.
A couple of people were kind enough to share their method with me and now I’m sharing it with you. It’s quick, easy and doesn’t take a lot of math. You can do it right before the race or go over your whole program at once.
Try it out at your track on paper or get some old programs from the Net and check it out on them. Here are the basics, although you can “tweak” it to make it better, of course. Just don’t rush off to the track and bet the farm on it, because that’s never a good idea.
For each race, look at the odds that each dog was at in its last two races. Add them up and divide by two. Circle the 3 dogs with the lowest odds average. You’ll be surprised at how often these three dogs are in the money in a race.
How you play them is up to you. You can play the one with the lowest odds average to win and place. Or you can play all three dogs in a quiniela or trifecta box. It’s up to you and you should go over a few programs to see what works at your track.
Of course, this little trick is no substitute for a good greyhound handicapping system, but it might make you a little bit of cash. The best thing about it is that it takes hardly any time and you don’t have to go over the whole program, just the odds column.