Illinois vs. Indiana College Football Odds, Predictions: Data Since 2005 Shows This Spread Pick Has 12% ROI
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Illinois vs. Indiana Odds
|Date||Friday, September 2|
|Time||8 p.m. ET|
*Odds via FanDuel as of Friday morning
The Action Network has developed a betting system with data dating back to 2005 that fits a spread pick on tonight's game between Illinois and Indiana.
This pick has a 12% return on investment since the Bush administration for a record of 281-208-9. The specific parameters of this algorithm only apply to roughly 25 games per year — including tonight's contest.
If you had bet $100 on each game that has fit that betting trend since 2005, you'd be up about $6,000. That's roughly $350 per year.
And this is over a substantial sample size: 500 or so games over the past 17 seasons.
The proprietary betting system incorporates public tracking data also proprietary to the Action Network. The philosophy behind the algorithm is simple: Fade retail bettors.
We don't recommend using this betting algorithm as an alternative to investing — variance is a much sturdier constraint in sports gambling compared to the financial markets — but similar principles apply in regard to gains over a long time horizon.
For instance, this system has a 12% annual return on investment. The S&P 500 — the approximate value of the American stock market — has risen an average of 8% over that same timeframe.