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The Vegas NFL Power Rankings

Updated: November 9, 2011, 2:29 PM ET
By R.J. Bell

All sports fans have opinions, but only bookmakers and professional bettors back their opinions with big money. Each week, the most famous names in Las Vegas sports betting provide Pregame.com with their private power rankings. These are the secret numbers that directly influence millions of dollars of action each week. The Vegas Rankings are calculated using a proprietary algorithm -- generating the final word on how good Vegas believes a team really is, plus insight into which teams are being incorrectly valued by the public's bias.

The Vegas Rankings are meant to show what the pros truly think of a team. They're broken down into four categories:

TRUE POWER tells how good Vegas thinks a team really is. This is based on a number from 1-100. True Power (home team) plus Home-Field Advantage minus True Power (away team) can be used to project the score of any game.
HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE gives how many points the pros think home-field advantage is actually worth for each team.
BETTOR BIAS tells you by how many points the public overvalues (positive numbers) or undervalues (negative numbers) a team based upon illogical biases.
POINT-SPREAD POWER is the combination of True Power and Bettor Bias. It includes Home-Field Advantage to project which team Vegas would favor in any game.

Here are the Vegas NFL Rankings:

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