Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q:

How often are team ratings and predictions updated?

A:

Team ratings, rankings, and predictions are updated daily for all sports during the regular and post season. Game predictions for every scheduled game are offered via non-renewing subscription.

Q:

What factors are considered when computing team ratings and game predictions?

A:

The Versus Sports Simulator uses an advanced proprietary mathematical model to produce a variety of ratings estimates for individual teams. The algorithm takes into consideration the following factors:
  • Game scores
  • Margin of victory
  • Home field advantage
  • Strength of schedule
  • Strength of opponents, opponents' opponents, etc
  • Game recency (later games weighted higher)

Q:

What's the difference between Performance ranking and Power ranking?

A:

Performance ranking indicates how well a team has played against its unique set of opponents so far during the season. It is based on wins and losses and the quality of the opponents for each win/loss. A team's Power ranking depicts how well that team is expected to perform in future games, assuming a neutral venue and typical conditions. In general, a team with a higher Power ranking would be expected to win against a team with a lower Power ranking, assuming the venue is neutral.

Q:

What does the number of stars indicate on a team's Report Card?

A:

The number of stars indicates the team's Prestige. Prestige is a rolling caluclation of the team's performance over time, usually over the past four or more seasons. A team with five stars has consistently stayed in the top 20% of the league over that period of time. Similarly, a team with only one star has been a bottom dweller in the league over time.

Q:

Is it safe to use the predictions for betting?

A:

Many of our premium customers are handicappers or casual gamblers who find the Versus game predictions to be useful. However, we do not recommend using the raw predictions for wagering. They do not take into account player injuries, coaching changes, weather, or other external factors. The Simulator feature allows you to customize your game predictions based on factors you may know about. For example, if you know that a team's starting quarterback is injured, you can adjust that team's offensive rating to account for the injury. We compute the base prediction and then put the tools into your hands to adjust it based on factors the computer algorithm wouldn't know about.

Q:

Do you offer a free trial?

A:

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