If you are getting a different line than our projection or you are interested in teaser plays or other exotics that use different lines, we've got you covered. Simply access the Customizable Predictalator or the Play Analyzer, which allows you to run actual, future or totally hypothetical games while being able to input your own against-the-spread and over/under lines. Also, to know who we project to be OUT of each game, check out our injuries information.
In sports wagering, money management is critical. Knowing the likelihood of success of any play you make (SU, RL, O/U, or even Futures, Parlays, Teasers or other exotics) is of utmost importance – not just for deciding what to wager on, but how much. By playing the game 50,000 times before it's actually played, all of our picks come with a specified level of confidence (no dimes, no stars – just the facts) and a Play Value Key, Play Value Calculator and Parlay Calculator (explained below) to decipher exactly what that means to you. Please note that money-line picks are ordered by value, which is based on the relationship between the Predictalator's projected Straight-Up winning percentage and the Straight-Up winning percentage needed to justify a pick. Since when wagering on a favorite, it costs more to win less and vice versa with underdogs, determining the SU% needed for a favorite can be calculated by taking the absolute value of the odds divided by 100 + the absolute value of the odds. For underdogs, the necessary percentage is 100 divided by odds. For instance, if the Texas Rangers are -156 favorites over the Seattle Mariners who are at +145, Texas must win more than 60.9% (or 156/256) to justify a play on the Rangers. If Seattle wins more than 40.8% (or 100/245), the Mariners have value. If neither wins at those rates or higher, it is a “no pick” because neither team has value. The gap between the projected SU% and the necessary SU% dictates our confidence in that pick and is used in the Play Value Calculator to determine the optimal wager amount for that pick. If the wager amount for a normal $50 player (the default setting) is $1-$49, this is a “weak” pick. If it is between $50-$99, it is considered a "normal" pick. Between $100-$149 is 2X normal pick and anything stronger than that is considered 3X normal pick.