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.