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Gold Star: Top 10 CrowdScore, Top 10 O/U, Top 10 W/L
Story Posted:7/6/2011 9:46:05 PM
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BY: SportsGuroo
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Tags: SOCCER

Guys,

It was nice to know when the NCAA BB (college baseball) started a few weeks ago you guys printed for us what each category was worth in %'s. A W was 90%,the ATS was 5%, and the O/U was 5%.

Is there any way you can give us the breakdown for the other sports (no PGA or NASCAR) ??

Thanks
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Yeah, we did post it in your blog request on 6/25 but here it is again...

• NFL: W/L–25%, Spread (ATS)-50%, O/U-15%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• NCAAFB: W/L–25%, Spread (ATS)-50%, O/U-15%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• NBA: W/L–25%, Spread (ATS)-45%, O/U-15%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• NCAA Basketball: W/L–25%, Spread (ATS)-45%, O/U-15%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• NCAA Baseball: W/L–90%, Spread (ATS)-5%, O/U-5%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• MLB: W/L–60%, Money Line (ML)-20%, O/U-15%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• NHL: W/L–65%, Money Line (ML)-25%, O/U-20%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
• Soccer: W/L–65%, Money Line (ML)-20%, O/U-20%, Pick Accuray-5%, Games Picked-10%, Rare Win Bonus-2%
Posted By:
Cas002
7/6/2011 11:24 PM ET

Cas,

Thanks for posting them again.

Can you explain why almost all of the sport % totals are different ?? Shouldn't the categories that we can pick add up to 100% Not looking to cause a problem, just trying to figure out which areas are more important to get correct.

Thanks
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Gold Star: Top 10 CrowdScore, Top 10 O/U, Top 10 W/L
SportsGuroo
7/7/2011 11:05 PM ET

Over time we have found that these values generate the right range of CrowdScores but we continue to tweak them slightly from season to season. Note that although "Games Picked" isn't labeled as a bonus it essentially is but you are right - most add up to a little over 100% with the bonuses. But that's OK because we use "Lower & Upper Thresholds" for each category that allows us to grade each on a curve, like tests in college. Hope that helps.
Posted By:
Cas002
7/8/2011 7:57 AM ET

Cas,

Thanks for the answer, I can't say I agree 100% but its a start.
OK the next question. Take a look at the soccer Home page and the category for the last 7 days. Since I complained and you guys lowered the Bonus for "Games Picked" there has been nobody above 50% for picks in the last 7 days. With you lowering the % for Games Picked, is this having that drastic a result for this category ??
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Gold Star: Top 10 CrowdScore, Top 10 O/U, Top 10 W/L
SportsGuroo
7/8/2011 10:42 AM ET

It will have an effect but it shouldn't be drastic. As of now it looks like most of the picks have been way off since the changes but I'll keep an eye on the boards to make sure there isn't something else negatively impacting scores.
Posted By:
Cas002
7/9/2011 8:05 AM ET

Cas,

Thanks and I can tell you this that since July 1st I was the only person above 50% and I was at 53.7%.

I was at 102.3% on July 1st, granted my picks have not been great but something still seems off. Usually when you look at the Last 7 days you see 3 or 4 members above 100% and since July 1st not a single member above 50%

I know it seems like I complain alot, I am just trying to help. Since July 1st the 5's have dropped and yes I would say at a drastic rate.

Thanks
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Gold Star: Top 10 CrowdScore, Top 10 O/U, Top 10 W/L
SportsGuroo
7/9/2011 9:22 AM ET

Cas,

Look at all the other sports on the site, soccer is the only one with Last 7 days below 50%. Yes it may be that the members are picking bad in soccer but it seems to me that at least 1 member would be above 50%
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Gold Star: Top 10 CrowdScore, Top 10 O/U, Top 10 W/L
SportsGuroo
7/9/2011 9:25 AM ET


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