21.08.09 Release – PGA Head-to-Head Picks

This week Sportspickr introduced PGA head-to-head picks for premium leagues. Be sure to contact your admin to add it if you do not see it on your picks page.

Here are few rules to note when picking PGA matchups.

  • Both golfers must tee off for picks to have action. If one player withdraws before the tournament starts, the match is cancelled.
  • Player with lowest score in regulation for tournament wins moneyline picks. Any scoring in playoffs is not used unless both players go to playoffs and the player with highest position wins after playoffs.
  • Point spread picks subtract (+1.5) strokes from final score or adds (-1.5) them. Favorites, like other sports, are giving strokes with negative points but these are added, not subtracted, from their final score. For example, if Jordan Spieth is -1.5 and finishes with -4, his total when computing winner will be -2.5. His opponent will subtract 1.5 from his score.
  • Point spreads take score from last hole of round 4 so any scoring in a playoff is ignored.
  • If a player is cut and his opponent makes cut, the opponent wins.
  • If both players miss the cut, the player with the lower score wins.
  • If a player withdraws during the match, he will lose unless his opponent withdraws before he does or is cut before he withdraws.

Scores are updated in real-time and you can track what round and hole each player is on in expanded scoreboard.

Good luck and look for more new features in coming weeks.

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Top ATS Streaks – NFL and NCAAF

Going into week 15, these are the top NCAA and NFL ATS streaks. Tampa Bay leads with 8 straight 1Q point spread losses.

Week 15 Top ATS Streaks

Last week, top ATS streakers went 7-7. For second week in a row, the top streaker, Memphis, lost.

Week 14 ATS Streak Results

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Sunday NFL Line Movements

You hear a lot about shopping for the best numbers. That is usually good advice but this week it was wasted effort. There were no ATS line movements from opening line to line closing that impacted any games straight up (not including teasers) ATS on Sunday.

Sunday's Line Movements

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NFL Winning Pct by Point Spread

Ever wonder how often the -3 wins in NFL game point spreads? Below has all the game point spreads this year in NFL and their cover record. Columns are sortable to find best/worst percentages. Oh, and -3 hits 45.7% of the time.

NFL Covers by Point Spread

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NCAAF Biggest ATS O/U Achievers

Bill Connelly, @ESPN_BillC, wrote a great article Wednesday on ESPN+ that shared top 10 biggest underachievers and overachievers ATS since 11/1. I thought it would be interesting to get same data for over/unders with same criteria.

Below are top 10 and bottom 10 net covers since 11/1 for teams with minimum 3 games for over/unders. “Avg Net Cover” is the average margin per game the team has covered the over total.

Top Overachieving NCAAF Over/Unders

Top Underachieving NCAAF Over/Unders

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