Importance of Sport Stats
Sport stats are a collection of important, relevant statistics for sports matches, both for individual and collective sports. By collecting and analyzing this data, sports analytics are providing information to head managers, coaches, players, and other relevant persons to make some important decisions. There are numerous scouts in all popular sports, with their key role being collecting information about other players, clubs or organizations. People have started to realize how powerful tool this can be, and it simply exploded after the release of a cult movie Moneyball back in 2011.
It depicted a sports expert who is heavily relying on stats, rather than form, injury news or such. It is much easier to reach the relevant data nowadays with all improvements in modern technology, leading to big growth in sports data industry overall. There are some ridiculous changes when it comes to soccer matches in particular, with the recent introduction of Virtual Assistant Referee, or tracking how many meters every player has covered in a soccer match. There are similar examples in other sports too. If you are a fan of sports betting, you will need a reliable, daily source of solid sports stats. There are numerous free websites out there, and we recommend even considering the paid ones.
What betting sites in Canada are offering sports stats?
There are no many sportsbooks offering sports stats section for Canadian players. Betway is sitting at the top of the list when it comes to horse racing, that’s for sure! They always provide form, recent stats, the odds, predictions of their experts and most wagered bets for a particular horse racing event. It would be a mad thing to say that punters don’t have many benefits from these. It’s one hell of a feature and we wish more bookies had this option for other sports.
There is a similar thing introduced to Intertops, and it covers some of the most popular sports in North America. If you are a big fan of ice hockey betting, you will definitely need an account with this sportsbook. Intertops have a special section for NHL tips, with the latest news and predictions. On top of everything, they have many experts talking about upcoming games on live radio. Everyone with an account can join.
How can you use sports stats to improve your betting?
In around 90% of the cases, punters tend to place bets on the sports they are familiar with. The reason behind this is simple – they have important information about it. It doesn’t even matter if you are an inexperienced punter who just heard of online betting. Knowing leagues, teams, stats, and the news is of crucial importance in increasing chances to beat the bookies. Ice hockey fan who knows nothing about football is highly unlikely to successfully predict winners in the long run. Overvaluing the knowledge though can also be a mistake. It would be too easy to become a betting professional just by knowing teams and news.
This is where the stats jump in! Did you know that a big majority of sportsbooks are creating their odds based on statistics, not sports experts? We believe that a combination of these two can bring some really good results overall. Stats are important, as well as the updates. If the head to head stats say that Toronto Maple Leafs scored 10 goals against Vancouver Canucks in the last five meetings, the current form doesn’t have to be the deciding factor when placing a wager. Let’s assume that Toronto is in one hell of a form going against their fellow Canadian team. The line on Maple Leafs to score Over 4.5 goals in a match are at 1.85. Previous stats say they struggle a lot against Canucks, and the difference is obvious. Backing the Under option in this situation is the good call, and here you can see how important stats could be.
How to find reliable sources
A lot of players spend a lot of time on research, which is not a great thing in the long run. Why would you spend days on doing google researches and hope to find the info you need? It doesn’t matter if you are betting for fun or trying to make a living out of this (we don’t recommend this option). The point is players don’t have to do this. There are so many ways to significantly reduce the research time on a daily basis, and we are happy to share a couple of suggestions with you.
Never use low-quality sources is number one. Having a bad piece of information is the worst thing that can happen, have an influence on your thoughts and eventually wrong wagering. Good information is the key. Make sure to check what sources you are using, especially when there are so many good ones out there for free. Following mainstream media, social media verified accounts with a lot of followers, popular sports forums, blogs of successful punters and stats websites are the first thing to do. As we already mentioned above, stats can have a massive impact on making betting decisions. Of course, the sources where you find the information will depend on the sport of your choice, as well as strategies and some other factors. We also get a question if watching sports on TV counts as research a lot. The answer is yes, it does count because you are passively gaining information about players, their habits, trends, stats, etc.