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  • Tennis Analysis 2009 – Part 6
    When looking at the ATP analysis for the favourites, the data is shown below with a brief discussion following: Overlay Prob 50-60%Overlay#Bets#Wins%Wins$Bet$Profit%ROI 00.0531016854.2% $8,354.41 -$116.16-1.4% 0.050.123611448.3% $18,503.13 -$789.72-4.3% 0.10.1520911856.5% $24,715.32 $3,785.48 15.3% 0.150.21828446.2% $27,730.66 -$257.90-0.9% 0.20.251215041.3%...
    by at December 24th, 2009 at 09:12 am
  • Bias in ATP Tennis Grass Odds – Tennis Analysis Part 5
    With only a small profit made over the past 5 years on grass for ATP tennis, we decided to take a closer look at the analysis. The table below shows the analysis of all our grass bets over the last five years for ATP, with a description to come GrassProb#Bets#Wins%Wins$Bet$Profit%ROI 00.100-$-$-- 0.10.200-$-$-- 0.20.300-$-$-- 0.30.4641320.3%...
    by at December 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  • Tennis Analysis 2009 – Part 4
    Last week we looked at the successful WTA 2009 season, however today we will look at how the tennis model went in the last five years since 2005 to give a better overall idea of how the model works. The data is shown below in the tables, and following this will be a good write up for discussion. Prob#Bets#Wins%Wins$Bet$Profit%ROI 00.119063.2% $3,728.07 -$1,543.09...
    by at December 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  • Tennis Analysis 2009 – Part 3
    We previously looked at the year 2009 for ATP tennis, but now we will look at how well the model has gone over the past 5 years (since 2005). Note that this is based on head to head betting only and not set betting. Results are found below with commentary under that. Prob#Bets#Wins%Wins$Bet$Profit%ROI 00.118942.1% $4,778.43 -$3,399.26 -71.1% 0.10.2786688.7%...
    by at December 21st, 2009 at 11:12 am
  • Australian Internet Censorship and Poker
    Last year, the Australian Labor party introduced an internet filtering system which it plans to implement to all Internet companies, thus making it illegal and impossible to view certain websites. The main idea of the internet filtering service, or Great Australian Firewall, as it has been called, is to restrict access to child pornography, bestiality and violent sexual...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  • Tennis Analysis 2009 – Part 2
    Here we have a brief look at the stats for the WTA betting for the year 2009. Sportpunter did very well betting on the women which is shown below with a return of 5.8%. It was higher mid year, but had a small down trend later in the year, which was unfortunate as this was the same time that ATP fell as well. Still, one can’t argue with a 5.8% ROI profit, and hopefully...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  • Tennis Analysis 2009 – Part 1
    Following the 2009 Tennis season, I’im going to have a look at how we did during the season. First up is the ATP, which started well, had a terrible mid to late season and then finished with a good couple of weeks at the end. The breakdown of all the bets that were made are shown below. This shows a couple of interesting things. Profits were not nearly as big as...
    by at December 15th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  • Soccer world cup draw: who has the hardest group
    Everyone has been talking about the new draw that has been released for the soccer world cup and who has the hardest group. Like every year, the Australians are complaining that we have the toughest group. Even the FIFA world cup website suggests that Germany and Brazil are in arguably the toughest two groups. Perhaps the other teams in those groups don’t have it tough...
    by at December 8th, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 1. Roger Federer
    The number one sportsperson of the last ten years is none other than Swiss champion Roger Federer. It’s taken a lot of research and heated discussion amongst friends, but sportpunter believes that the Fed is well deserved of the number one position. Let me tell you why. Roger Federer has won a record 15 Grand Slams, breaking the record of 14 held by Pete Sampras at Wimbledon...
    by at December 4th, 2009 at 11:12 am
  • Top 10 sportspeople of the 2000s: 2. Tiger Woods
    Coming in at number two in sportpunter’s Top 10 sportspeople of the last decade is American golfer Tiger Woods. Eldrick “Tiger” Woods has won in total 71 PGA Tour events, the third highest of all time, and 14 major golf tournaments, four behind legend Jack Nicklaus. Since 1986, when gold rankings appeared, he has accumulated the most number of weeks at number 1 position,...
    by at December 3rd, 2009 at 10:12 am