Archive for the ‘Gambling Blog’

  • NHL total number of goals in playoffs, an increasing trend
    Traditionally, the NHL playoffs have seen less goals scored per game than in the regular season. This obviously effects totals markets and bookmakers generally set lower totals lines to accommodate this. The average goals scored for each season for regular and playoffs for each game is shown below in the graph. But what is interesting, is that ever since the abandoned...
    by at April 12th, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • Tennis Tanking – players losing on purpose
    In Andre Agassi’s most recent autobiography, Agassi mentions that in the Australian Open semi-final of 1996, he lost on purpose to Michael Chang so that he wouldn’t have to meet up with Boris Becker in the final. He admits that he held a grudge against Becker who he said had once blew kisses to his former wife Brooke Shields. Michael Chang, naturally, disregards the...
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Cricket world cup 2011 – who will win?
    The world cup of cricket is about to start. With 14 nations being represented in India, Sri Lana and Bangladesh, it should be a cracker of a tournament. Sportpunter are predicting every single match and we have them for free on the website at the moment. In the season opener we have India a strong 87% chance to defeat Bangladesh, whilst the following day we predict that...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • 2010 Triple J Hottest 100 – who will be this years winner? Predictions and odds
    The 2011 predictions and odds article is here If your looking to place a bet on the Triple J Hottest 100, then sign up at sportingbet. The triple J hottest 100 is on again for Australian music fans, and hopefully this year we wont get the result before the result is played. Triple j crew got a major slap on the wrist last year when they accidently posted on their website,...
    by at December 21st, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • Hedging your bets: evidence that it is a bad gambling strategy
    To hedge or not to hedge, that is the question. One of the decisions that a gambler has to make is if given a winning bet on an outsider, is there an advantage to hedge your bet and take a guaranteed return? Basically hedging means that if you make a pre-match bet, usually on an outsider, and if that player or team plays particularly well, then the odds for that bet will...
    by at December 10th, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • World cup – Russia and Qatar hosting win
    I bet no one saw that coming. I mean seriously, how can Australia get 1 vote, one solitary vote in the first round (which was most probably Oceania), and England get 2 votes. Australia was beaten by a nation that hosted the thing 8 years ago…. I am going to leave one of my European friends to give us the answers with regards to the 2018 bid that went to Russia, as I...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 10:12 am
  • Happy Birthday Sportpunter
    Sportpunter is turning 9! That’s nine years of successful predictions and great sports betting profits. We’ve come a long way since the early days of tennis and cricket on the Swinburne website, and are now giving predictions for more sports than ever. It may be tough for new people to keep up with all the predictions that we give, so we are going to give away a tip...
    by at November 30th, 2010 at 02:11 pm
  • NBL Unders – always underrated, now almost sure things
    NBL has started for the season 2010/2011 and we have seen amazing results with the Sportpunter model. We’ve hit 7 from 8 winners, for a massive start to the season including big head to head wins at 3.12 and 2.51. But it isn’t the massive head to head wins that have a lot of people talking, but rather the totals. Every game has been low scoring. In fact, all 5 games...
    by at October 18th, 2010 at 11:10 am
  • Using Pre Season data to evaluate Season average scores in NHL
    NHL is fast approaching, and Sportpunter are giving predictions for the NHL season again. You can sign up by clicking here. However, a lot of people ask about preseason. How good is it and what point is there in analysing it? Does the preseason have a lot of impact on the main season? Or is there nothing much to be gained by analysing the pre season play? Well when looking...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 04:10 pm
  • Sportpunter Soccer Model: One Year On
    Sportpunter’s soccer model has been going live now for just over one year, and we thought it might be good to have a look at the results. Since the 14/9/09 which is the date that we started going live, the 12 month year resulted in 9624 bets for 3050 winners at 31.7% success rate. That’s a lot of betting, at an average of 26 bets a day. Some people might be turned...
    by at October 5th, 2010 at 02:10 pm