Tag Archives: NFL

Inside Edge: Finding the value in the wildcard round

Inside Edge: Finding the value in the wildcard round

As the congested festive football period draws to a close in Europe, Nick Haynes from Form Labs looks to North America where the NFL post-season is just getting underway for his weekly Inside Edge analysis. With the expansion of the playoffs from 12 teams to 14, only two sides will avoid the wildcard round this season with the Kansas City Chiefs seeded …

Read More »

Inside Edge: Is the Champions League taking its toll on domestic football?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interviewed by BT Sports Des Kelly before the UEFA Champions League Group D match at Anfield, Liverpool.

With the UEFA Champions League now well underway, Nick Haynes from Form Labs takes a look at whether the condensed fixture list is having an effect on the performance of top flight English football teams. The norm throughout a league season is that there tends to be increasing disparity between the top and bottom of the table as the campaign wears on, …

Read More »

Inside Edge: Goals drying up as ‘Big Five’ leagues start to take more normal shape

Normal Football - Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shakes hands after the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Nick Haynes from Form Labs suggests PSG’s response to a slow start in Ligue 1 may be a sign of normal things to come for the big teams across Europe and questions whether the bookies have been slow to react to a slowing of the goals, before highlighting four ‘Impact Players’ to keep an eye on in the Premier League. …

Read More »

Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel

Sky Sports has enhanced its American football content after securing a new five-year partnership with the NFL. Under the agreement, the broadcaster will launch Sky Sports NFL, a dedicated channel to the competition, which will provide a minimum of five live games each week of the campaign. Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK & Europe, commented: “We are …

Read More »

All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world

All-in Global, the number one language service provider in the gaming industry, has gathered the most relevant data to highlight hot fantasy markets for SBC News readers, and advise interested companies on how to prepare “local” fantasy content. In 2019, it was estimated that almost 46 million adults (18+) played fantasy sports in the US. In comparison, the Fantasy Premier …

Read More »

Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis

weather

For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we take a look at the weather. Yes, you read that right. The weather is one of the ‘nerdy’ aspects of the sports analysis on RotoGrinders.com, which helps its community to identify the right fantasy sports picks and place winning sports bets. RotoGrinders.com is known for presenting a wealth of information to both die-hard and …

Read More »

NFL on top for half-time betting turnover finds Kambi report

NFL

The percentage of betting turnover at half time for NFL games was almost double that of the Premier League (UK soccer) and NBA, according to data released by Kambi as part of its NFL 2019/20 Season Report.  Data taken between 9 May and 31 December 2019 found that 25% of NFL turnover on Kambi’s global network came from bets placed …

Read More »

Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: Playing a fair game keeps us coming back

Sportradar

Carsten Koerl, CEO at Sportradar, explains why “working with the utmost integrity” to safeguard businesses from corruption remains at the foundation of its operations, before highlighting some of the company’s “standout moments” for 2019. This included becoming the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues, hiring former Interwetten CEO Werner …

Read More »

Miami Dolphins Ross takes firm bet on The Action Network

US gambling media publisher The Action Network has secured the enterprise backing of US real estate billionaire Stephen Ross – owner of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. Ross’ private equity vehicle RSE Ventures confirmed this morning that it had undertaken a $17.5 million investment in The Action Network, an enterprise seeking to dominate all US wagering media disciplines in …

Read More »

US drive helps Kambi record ‘successful’ Q3

Kambi

Publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September), Kambi Group has detailed strong progress on its regulated market agenda combined with the strengthening of its US commercial pipeline. Despite trading on a ‘quiet sporting calendar’ competing against World Cup 2018 comparatives, Kambi has recorded a 12% increase in Q3 2019 revenues to €23.million, up from €20.5m in Q3 2018, and …

Read More »