This week Sportspickr released a couple changes that you will surely notice. First, the scoreboard and standings page on mobile now shows more data on default view. You no longer have to view in landscape mode to see opponents, points risked, and sport. Standings, now, also shows points along with wins/losses/ties in portrait mode. These changes will make your mobile experience much better.
Another change we made this week is that we no longer have min/max number of picks to make each week. Limits are now just based on points to risk each week. Combining min/max points with min/max picks was too complicated and min/max picks wasn’t a feature widely used.
Today’s release added a feature that allows Premium Individual users to filter standings by types of picks in head-to-head leagues. To use, first select “Advanced” link in Standings for Picks.
Once expanded, you can filter by “vs. team” and type of pick. If you select a team name in the vs. dropdown, you will see all results of how all teams have done versus that particular team. This is interesting if you want to see who you have won and lost most points to in your league.
In pick type drop down you have three options: single, parlay, and teaser. This will show you how many wins/points you have won/lost by those pick types. If you select “single” you will get even more options.
When you select single, you can filter by line type (moneyline, point spread, total points). duration (game, first half, etc), sport (nfl, nba, nhl, etc), and even team.
These advanced filters are not available for teasers and parlays because there can be multiple of each of these these options in these pick types so the results won’t make sense and not reconcile with unfiltered points.
With advanced filtering, you can now slice and dice your past picks and zero in on your historic strengths and weaknesses.
Injuries move lines and Sportspickr now has injury reports for all NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, and most NCAAF and NCAAB teams for Premium Individual users. When you click on team details icon on Picks tab, you will see an injuries section on the top if there are injuries for that team. This information is updated throughout the day so you can be more informed when making picks.
If your Sportspickr league hides opponent matches until start time in the scoreboard, you will appreciate tonight’s update. Your parlay and teasers will now be blurred out for games that haven’t started when your opponent looks at the scoreboard. Prior to this release, when first game of the parlay or teaser started, all games were shown. By hiding future games, it will remove the ability for your opponent to hedge your future picks. Your opponent will also not see the “Potential Points” in game Summary until last game starts.
Today we released a much anticipated feature for head-to-head leagues. There is now a second tab on Standings page that show weekly won/loss records by matchup. When you expand a team you will see their weekly matchup results. Now, head-to-head leagues have the option to decide winner by using point totals from picks (Picks tab) or weekly matchup results (Head-to-Head tab) or a combination of both.
The data in the Head-to-Head tab will get re-generated (usually within one our of change) whenever any of the following events occur:
- Admin changes start date of league
- Admin changes end date of league
- Admin deletes a pick
- Schedule is generated on Tuesday mornings.
Data is only shown for completed weeks. Current week result will show up Tuesday am after schedule is generated for upcoming week.
Any teams that are removed from league by Admin will not show up in Standings but their historical matchup data will still show for active users.
Like all other Sportspickr pages, the Head-to-Head standings uses a responsive design so when looking at on mobile device, you will see more details when you turn to landscape mode.
Today we updated the team history page to show the total score for past games along with how many points went over and under each game.
Also, for point spread histories, we now show how many points the team covered ATS or missed ATS.
If you’re like me, this will save you from having to do a lot of 2nd grade math in your head to figure out how teams do against their numbers.
Math is hard. If you’re like me, moneyline pick payouts are guesses because I can’t do this formula in my head:
Payout = risk * (odds/100) for positive lines
Payout = risk / (odds/100) for negative lines
Sportpickr now makes that easier. Today we added a new feature that shows “Potential Win” for picks. Now, when you select a side you will see exactly what you will win. This has been available for parlays and teasers and is now available for single picks.
Potential Win next to pick:
Potential Win in confirmation:
Potential Win in Scoreboard:
Today we released a feature that allows head-to-head matchups to have their own custom settings that are different from the standard league settings.
An example use case is when two teams, who play each other, want to increase the existing league pick limit from 30/week to 50/week. They also want to allow up to 5 units per pick from the league max of 2 units. This can now be allowed by the league administrator.
1.) League Admin user, go to Admin->Schedule
2.) Find the matchup you want to update and expand it. Each matchup inherits settings from the league settings but they can be overridden here. This shows all the settings that can be customized by matchup.
3.) After saving settings, when teams view “Matchup Settings” on League page, they will see the updates.
4.) The rest of the league teams still have the standard league settings.
Customized matchup settings last as long as the current schedule lasts. So, if you have schedule locked, these settings will continue until schedule is unlocked and regenerated or manually changed by admin.
Today we added a few new features to Sportspickr. Check these out and look for more coming soon.
Save Pick Confirmation
When saving picks, you now get a confirmation. If you prefer the old way and want to bypass this step, go to your preferences and turn off “Validate Pick Save” under Preferences->League Settings in the menu.
Scoreboard Line Movement Icons
In the scoreboard, premium users will now see the current line for games not yet started and a thumbs up or down to show you if the current line is better, the same, or worse than when you picked it.
In the example below, I picked Gasquet/Blaz under of 11.5 (-112). The over under line is currently 11 so I have a favorable line relative to current offering so it’s green.
In the Ashleigh/Sabelenka match, I picked the under at 9.5 (-103). I could of gotten 10.5 (-112) so I have a unfavorable line relative to what I picked so it’s red.
If you see a yellow/orange icon, the line hasn’t changed. See Bucks/Wizards example below.
Additional Scoreboard Filtering
In the scoreboard dropdown for date range, you can now select”IN PROGRESS” and “FUTURE” to filter games in action and games yet to start.
You can now share your current Sportspickr standings and scoreboard with anyone who wants to follow your team or league.
To enable sharing, league admins must turn on “Is public?” setting in league settings.
Once league is public, you will see a copy link icon below standings. Click this and it will copy a url into your clipboard that you can share.
When your friends navigate to the copied URL they will see your league standings and scoreboard and be able to filter by team and date. Note, they will not have access to any other league functionality like picks, preferences, etc.
Note: If admin stops sharing by turning off the “is public?” setting, the url shared will no longer work.