Q: Why should I try your service?
A: For people who keep their own stats, you know how time intensive it is to collect and verify all these numbers. Take a weekend when college football, college basketball, NFL, NHL, and the NBA are all in season. It can take more time running down all the numbers than it does to study them. You take a day off and you are that much further behind. For people who cap without keeping their own stats or use a site which lists basic stats, you can improve your own game. Having your own numbers in front of you that you can manipulate your way, research your way, as well as having median lines and moneyline instead of closing lines from one book only, will put you ahead of the curve.
Q: How long do you keep the daily stats on site?
A: We keep two weeks on the site at all times. It gives customers plenty of time to download them in case they are unable to do so on a regular basis. If you ever have a problem and miss days you are eligible to download, drop us a line and we will help you out.
Q: Where do your lines come from?
A: Our lines are the median lines at all the major books. If there is ever a question, we default to CRIS/Bookmaker.
Q: What book do you use for the opening line?
A: We use CRIS/Bookmaker for the opening line in every spot but baseball because they are a 20 cent book. For baseball, we take the major 10 cent line books as our group and use their overnight consensus as the opening line.
Q: How do you compile your stats?
A: We use the official boxscore for each sport as well as the play by play. If you use ESPN or other comparable sports site for stats, they are almost always wrong. We use the following sources for our stats:
Coll Basketball - Team web sites. They post the official NCAA game box. Most other sites post incorrect rebound totals which can affect you if you calculate possessions or tempo. We do not compile stats for games involving non-Div 1 teams. We list team and score for the record but do not list stats for those games.
Coll Football - Teams web sites. We do not compile stats for games involving non-FBS(Div 1-AA) team. We list team and score for the record but do not list stats for those games.
NBA - NBA.COM
NHL - NHL.COM
MLB - MLB.COM. 95% of all MLB boxscores are wrong to some degree, even at MLB.COM. Going through the play by play fixes the problems. We have safeguards to flag all inaccurate boxscores to alert us to go through the play by play.
NFL - NFL.COM
We put flags in our entry system to mark games with questionable stats. For example in college basketball, 1st half + 2nd half + OT has to equal the team score. FGM*2 + 3pt FGM + FTM has to equal the team score. Teams FGA have to be greater then FGM. If any shooting percentages are above or below certain ranges, it is flagged to make sure it is correct. In the possibility that an incorrect stat makes it through the checks and is found later, all subscribers will be notified and given the correct stat.
Q: What are the rules to buying an archived databases?
A: We only have a couple rules we ask you to follow as well as a couple bonuses.
1. You can't reproduce and sell the data.
2. Anything you discover researching the data can be used anyway you like. We wouldn't mind you mentioning that you got your data from us if you make anything public.
If you buy an archived database, you will get the following:
1. If you buy a database of a sport currently in season, you will have access to the daily updates for the rest of that season and a file for any games not still accessible,
2. If you buy a database of a sport currently not in season, you will have access to the daily updates for the next season.
3. You will have access to any scheduled future additions to a database you purchase. Those scheduled additions will be in a sticky post on our forum.