Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

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Having graduated with a degree in chemistry, Mark embarked on a career with a major UK brewery. However, his love for sports and numbers was always at the back of his mind. He has been writing about the statistical side of sports, mainly soccer and NFL, for over 20 years and has a particular interest in the randomness and uncertainty inherent in the numbers.

Recent articles by Mark Taylor

NFC Championship Game: Will the Packers make it to the Super Bowl?

The Falcons are hosting the Packers for the NFC Championship game to determine who will face either New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers for the Lombradi Trophy. Is Atlanta's offense too hot to stop? Read on to find out.

AFC Championship game: Who will advance?

When the Steelers visit the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship game, it is much more than Tom Brady and Big Ben. Do the Steelers have what it takes for success against the Patriots and a ticket to Super Bowl 51? Read on to find out.

Which EPL team is most affected by the Africa Cup of Nations?

The 2017 African Cup of Nations that began on January 14th, with the group stages concluding on the 25th and the final taking place on February 5th, includes 16 sides with 36 players from the Premier League and Football League in their squads. Which EPL teams are most affected by Africa's biennial soccer competition and what does that mean for your betting? Read on to find out.

What do Leipzig and Leicester have in common?

The low scoring nature of football means that while quality tends to be rewarded in the long term, shocks and upsets do occur. That was the case with Leicester City in the past season and Leipzig seems to be following the same steps this year in the Bundesliga. Is Leipzig the next Leicester City? Read on to find out.

AFC Divisional playoff betting preview

New England host the below average Houston Texans and enjoy a two touchdown advantage over their opponents in the first of the AFC Divisional matches, with the most competitive encounter seeing the 11-5 regular season Pittsburgh Steelers travel to the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs. Can the Steelers upset the odds? Read on to find out.

NFC Divisional playoff betting preview

A rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons is opening the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. Who will advance to the NFC title game? Read on to find out.

Calculating the strength of the NFL playoff teams

Seventeen weeks of bruising NFL regular season action has whittled the 32 teams down to just 12, six seeded sides from each of the two conferences and the wild card round that takes place over this coming weekend. Read on to find out what are the real chances of each team to win the Super Bowl 2017.

Will the Patriots cover the 10 point spread?

The final week of the regular season has arrived and the 10-5 Miami Dolphins welcome divisional rivals and current number one seed in the AFC, the 13-2 New England Patriots. Will the Pats cover the 10 point spread? Read on to find out.

Will the Bengals cover the one point spread?

The Cincinnati Bengals are back on the field on Christmas Eve when they head down to Houston to take on the Texans in the highlight match of week 16. Can they cover the one point spread? Read on to find out.

Will the Giants cover the 4 point spread?

This Sunday sees the 9-4 New York Giants hosting the 9-4 Detroit Lions in a match that can be seen as a playoff preview. With just three weeks until the postseason and with both sides coming off divisional home wins last week, who will win?

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