Where to find data?
By - Pierness
I do not know about a specific site you are looking for, but I recommend doing more research on what is predictive and what is not before diving into this. It will save you a lot of time and effort because the vast majority of backwards looking trends are not predictive going forward.
> ~~the vast majority of~~ **ALL** backwards looking trends are not predictive going forward.
Sure that makes sense but can;t be predictive without working with some historical data!
Sure, but what he’s saying is before you spend your valuable time digging into “How many road teams on a Thursday beat UNC when the humidity is x”, use that time to do some research on what can truly be predictive.
Trends dating back to 2004 for example rarely matter because it’s an entirely different team and likely a different coaching staff, even rules.
Best I can do for ya is tell you how many times an SEC team has won on a second Wednesday on an odd month when the weather is above 55 degrees. Its once.\*
\*give or take a few games.
I think I can build a model around this.
Try Sportsdatabase. It takes a bit to learn the query syntax but you can find interesting stuff with it. I agree with /u/degeneratesrus though, trends aren't forward predicting in most cases.
[https://www.optasports.com](https://www.optasports.com/) has good sports data, but it is not free. Do you bet on football or other sports?
College basketball, NFL football, European Soccer
i dont know of any websites have all of that info at once.. but websites like covers.com / thespread.com / vegasinsider.com have decent databases of information
i also use flashscore.com, click the individial game, and click the H2H tab for more information about past matchups.
hope this helps, good luck :)
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Haha awesome, I didn't want to know those actual details, but good to know it's available!
For CBB, the best affordable statistics site is still KenPom IMO. It's $20 a year. Sports Reference can also be helpful if you want something free.
Keep in mind, no stats site is going to let you type in "*How often do teams that avg. over 80pts a game beat teams that average 60pts a game?"* and just give you an answer. It takes digging to look these things up (for a question like that, a lot of digging).
Second this. KenPom is great
> Keep in mind, no stats site is going to let you type in "*How often do teams that avg. over 80pts a game beat teams that average 60pts a game?"* and just give you an answer. It takes digging to look these things up (for a question like that, a lot of digging).
Sure, I would hope a full SQL database would be available so I can make the pulls and type of the code myself, that's kind of what I'm hoping for.
KenPom is great but nothing in it will ever give you an edge over the market. Everyone knows to factor in KP in this age
Btw, what betting site do you use?