Sports Investing Index: +8.1% in Dec

This is a flash report that shows that the Sports Investing Index was up +8.1% in December. A full report and article will be published shortly by Sports Insights. Sports Insights had an abstract accepted by the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and will be submitting a paper for the 2012 meetings shortly.  SportsInsights.com is…

Sports Investing Index: June 2011 = +4.1%

Sports Insights’ Sports Investing Index ended the month of June up moderately, +4.1%. Contrarian sports investing approaches gave back some of their gains near month-end, after being up more than 10% earlier in the month. Stay-tuned for our monthly update on the Sports Investing Index, an index that tracks the performance of a contrarian value…

Horses, Boxing & Favorite Bias

In one of our articles, we highlighted the long-standing longshot-favorite bias that exists in horse racing and boxing betting.  The sports betting research that SportsInsights.com performs for major US sports has uncovered biases that relate to betting against the public — and generally finds value on underdogs. Interestingly, the opposite is generally true for major…

Introducing… The Sports Investing Index

SportsInsights is pleased to announce that it will be publishing a Sports Investing Index. SportsInsights has always approached the sports betting world with a professional and academic mindset.  We often compare the sports marketplace to the financial markets and our core philosophy is based on investing concepts such as: contrarian approaches, seeking value, and looking…

Sunday Sports Marketplace

Happy Holidays and Happy Easter to you and your family — from the team at SportsInsights.com. In today’s sports marketplace, there is a lot of action: In the NBA, the Celtics are collecting just under 80% of the bets after their blowout win in New York the other night.  Fans forget quickly — how the…

Sports Analytics, Sports Investing & MIT

Recently, the MIT business school (Sloan) had a conference on Sports Analytics — which included a session on “Sports Gambling: The Source of Sports Innovation?” ESPN’s Chad Millman, one of SportsInsights’ contacts, talked about contrarian value and sports betting.  Here are some excerpts from the conference website. Gambling has been instrumental in the evolution and…