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Do-it-yourself football handicappers have a wealth of free information at their fingertips in the form of the OddsShark NFL Database, with over 30 years of NFL point spread data available for those looking to gain an edge while researching the week's pro pigskin lines.

Sports Databases Overview

Interest in historical data and odds archives continues to grow as sports handicappers and historians look to the past to try to help them predict the future. When it comes to a searchable archive of NFL odds, few resources in the world can come close to the OddsShark NFL Database.

Starting in 1980, every NFL point spread, over under, and score is stored here in our data bank. From 1990 forward, every boxscore and stat joined the archive to forge this mammoth database.

The database was established primarily for betting and contest purposes to give handicappers a huge archive that they could sort through. This allows everyone to search their own angles and find their own trends and not rely on websites that simply display matchup reports and trends without any context.

What line do we use in the database? We have always taken what we call a ‘consensus closing line’, which is the average of several Vegas and online sportsbooks. It is intended as a fair, representative line of what bettors would have gotten before game time. It does not track opening lines or line moves, so if you bet the Patriots at -7 on a Tuesday and the line closed at -5.5, the database will show -5.5.

The OddsShark NFL Database

OddsShark offers the best sports databases on the web, including the popular OddsShark NFL Database which allows you to search for head-to-head matchup data between any two teams, in any month, at any location, and with any point spread - for regular season, preseason, and postseason games.

So if you want to know how the New England Patriots have performed against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in the month of October over the last 10 games, you can find all that out with a few quick keystrokes - and heading into the 2015 season you will find the Patriots are 6-3 SU but 3-6 ATS in their last 10 games at home against the Jets in October dating all the way back to 1984.

Database searches can also be team vs. division or team vs. conference, so you can see how the Green Bay Packers have fared vs. the AFC East in the past 10, 20, or 30 games, or vs. the entire AFC in those same time periods - at home, on the road, or at any location.

As well, the database also allows you to search for results by teams before or after their bye week. How do the Philadelphia Eagles perform after a week of rest? How do the Dallas Cowboys perform in their final game before going off on a one-week break?

Pick and choose what NFL stats and trends you want to see. You are in control of the data, and don't forget it's free!

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