Ideas for adding different Variables to the Database

Updated on August 11, 2015 in Sports Betting Research
3 on July 18, 2015

Hi there,
I have some ideas if there are come kind of values or variables missing in the db which could be very useful in the future. First of all I think the data for lines is included manually. I don’t know if it is possible, but if there were some kind of xml feeds from main bookmakers like pinnacle, it could be very useful to monitor line and odds changes.
The theory behind that is to include a whole new angle in SDQL trend monitoring and combining it with actual line movement and public/market opinion. Beside from looking at actual trends depending on games before, we can now create a whole new trend set which includes line movement.
Whole new questions can be addressed: How do Home Fav perform when the line compared to the opening drops minimum 2 points. The main factor is to include Opening and Closing Lines to the DB.

Secondly some sport specific data could be very useful. I don’t know how Joe and Ed do their scrapping, but on ESPN team specific performance values can be included. Off Rating, Def Rating, Pace. Gagarin Stats for MLB etc. I don’t know if I am overthinking things, but esp. the Opening and Closing Line Comparison might be very useful.

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0 on July 24, 2015

I’m new to SDQL. I think that based on what I’m seeing, asking for improvement is a bit OCD; no offense! I’m sure once I get into SDQL more I’ll want more and more stats in the database, but as it is now….well I’m not sure if there exists anything that compares!

Fyi Cherry, databasing lines is such a difficult thing and one you need to always be conscious of: if you have any system ever base on market line, I immediately devalue it because it instantly brings into question integrity of data. The best thing to do is to consider previously static variables such as how many runs a team scored last game rather than something that could have changed throughout the day. Even if you’re just saying “dog” or “favorite” as a parameter, it is still dangerous because at some point in the day the dog could have became a fav and vis versa. 

Make sense?

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0 on August 11, 2015

There is an endless list of things that bettors will come up with to help improve any database and most of them a varying degree of merit. I don’t think any of them should be discounted but the bottom line is just that — a bottom line. Programming takes time and money, and I’m never going to be too picky about a DB that’s 100-percent free to use.

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It is not meant as a critique on what is offered with 100% quality and for free. Just some brainstorming on what is possible and the outline of that. I am very very grateful with what is offered as of right now.

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