As of the time of this blog post, the Sports Insights Sports Investing Index is down -10.3% for the month of September. With the start of the football season (both college and professional football), Index performance is now comprised of a more-balanced set of sports:
- Baseball continues to see public favorites punish the dogs, with Square Plays down -7 units for the month. MLB Square Plays remain positive for the year, even with the recent decline.
- The NFL got off to a good start on its opening weekend, with “betting against the Public” methods going 2-0.
- College football has been slow out of the gate, dropping about -5 units for its first two weekends. However, NCAAF has been one of Sports Insights’ most consistent sports in terms of contrarian methods.
In the long-run, contrarian value should add an edge to your handicapping, as the long-term performance of the Index indicates.