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Confirmation Bias

by John Ewing • January 23, 2017

Where do your opinions come from? Most people believe they are formed as a result of years of experience. The truth, that’s not always the case as we are all susceptible to confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is the tendency to remember or seek data that supports a hypothesis we already have while ignoring facts that […]

The Importance of Sample Size

by John Ewing • December 12, 2016

There is an incredible amount of data that exists in sports. Data comes from individual player performance, coaching, in-game events, betting lines, officiating and weather. We can extract useful information from that data to make predictions about future outcomes. However, one of the most common mistakes made by bettors is making definitive claims from small […]

NFL Trends Week 1

by John Ewing • September 7, 2016

There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive database of proprietary sports betting information you can easily build and explore data-driven betting systems. Each week we will provide a betting trend for every NFL team. Some trends will be team specific and […]

Nobody Believes in Us

by John Ewing • September 2, 2016

We have already given you college football trends for Week 1, taught you how to bet against the public and added more college football Pro Systems to the Think Tank. Still, we want to do more. That is why we are giving you three more plays based on a trend we are calling “Nobody Believes […]

Trend of the Week: Opening Game Buying High

by John Ewing • August 30, 2016

Trend Bet Week 1 home teams (or neutral site) that went to a bowl game last season. Context This is one of the most profitable Week 1 college football Pro Systems. Last year’s bowl teams have proven to be consistent winners when they play at home (or neutral site) in the season opener. This Pro […]

Rookie Quarterbacks are Underrated

by John Ewing • August 30, 2016

It is rare for a rookie quarterback to start Week 1 in the NFL. If they do it is likely because they are top picks, hopeful future franchise quarterbacks. Since 2003, only 19 signal-callers have started Week 1 as a rookie and all but one were drafted in the first three rounds. This season we […]

Trend of the Week: Cubs Run-Line

by John Ewing • August 26, 2016

Trend Bet the Cubs run-line Context Chicago has the best record in baseball and the Cubbies have absolutely destroyed the month of August going 18-4. In that same time frame the Loveable Losers are 16-6 on the run-line (best in the big leagues).   Results The Cubs have been run-line favorites in 116 of 126 games […]

Cal vs. Hawaii Preview

by John Ewing • August 25, 2016

The 2016 college football season kicks off in Australia this Friday when Hawaii takes on California. Here is everything you need to know from a betting perspective about the first game of the season. Line Information Cal -20 Over/Under: 64 Where’s the Money Going? Nearly 60% of the tickets and 70% of the money bet […]

Trend of the Week: Contrarian Unders

by John Ewing • August 19, 2016

Trend Betting the under for winning teams has gone 96-69 (59.3%) this season. Context The public likes betting favorites and the over. This Pro System takes advantage of that tendency by recommending the under in games where both teams have winning records and most bettors are on the over. Results This system, which can be […]

Top Performing Systems – College Football

by John Ewing • August 17, 2016

It is almost tailgate season. The college football season kicks off in less than ten days. Time to review the most profitable college football betting systems. Here are three of the top performing Pro Systems, plus a pick for Week 1. To get access to all the picks and systems sign-up with Bet Labs Football […]