Frequently Asked Questions
We have created the 'Frequently Asked Questions Guide' below to answer many of the typical questions visitors request prior to joining IntelligentBettingTips.com.
1. How much does it cost, and what do I get?
See our member packages and pricing here. You'll find our pricing structure offers tremendous value. We encourage new members to compare our model and pricing to others offer $30 a pick, $90 a week, and $500 to $800 a season.
2. What makes IBT (IntelligentBettingTips.com) sports predictions ‘intelligent’?
Our model combines the resources of traditional industry expert handicappers, sports analysts and syndicates (over 18 of them), combined and graded against a global audience of sports experts and fans, then graded again in a proprietary mathematical model. All of this together is labeled 'collective intelligence', coined from scholar research from Havard University and MIT. Learn more about this intelligent sports prediction model.
The traditional model handicappers utilize two methods for sport predictions.
Bottom Line: We utilize a combination of industry leading expert handicappers, sport analysts and syndicates (+18 of them) with a range of 10-30 years experience each, then overlay the sports analysis, opinions and predictions of a mass global audience (a global crowd), including analysis of those who’ve produced substantial accuracy of their predictions, and strength in specific sport leagues.
This 'collective' model in determining decisions, outcomes and predictions, is utilized by some of the most successful Fortune 500 companies (Google, Dell, American Idol, Goldcorp, etc.) and governments (US government, US army, NASA, etc.) to make the strongest decision outcomes.
Both the experts and the global masses are then graded and combined together to determine high value, high confidence, units for each game prediction in a variety of sports and leagues across the globe.
As a final and third layer to our prediction model, a proprietary mathematical computer algorithm analyzes both the experts and the mass opinions. Numerous criteria is evaluated to determine the confidence and units being offered. All together it utilizes the collective whole to achieve a 360-degree view of the decision, or prediction, vs one proclaimed expert or individual. This model reduces error and offers a more confident and authoritative decision process.
Together, all three produce the most "intelligent" and confident sports predictions available. Learn more about the Intelligent sport predictions model using collective intelligence.
3. What sports are covered?
We cover a global range of sports ranging North American sports as NFL, NBA, college football and basketball, MLB, NHL, MMA, Boxing, NASCAR, CFL, a variety of European and International soccer leagues as Barclay's premier league and UEFA Champions leage, Serie, Ligue, La Liga, cricket, rugby / footy, tennis and more.
4. What are Ratings / Units?
Each Expert handicapper and sports analyst will rate their plays, and these ratings are used also in the determining the 'Intelligent' tips plays. Plays are graded and rated by units, with ’1’ being the smallest wager you should make and ’5’ being the highest or most confident.
While winning percentage may be the first statics most bettor and punters will see when evaluating sports a bet, “Units Won” is considered the most important metric when evaluating a betting system or handicapper’s true worth. With IntelligentBettingTips.com, as only part of the 'Intelligent' model in determining 'Intelligent' tips is derived from the Expert handicappers and sports analysts, other sources considered in the 'Intelligent' models algorithms do not offer ratings. However as a pool of Experts are used, we can offer a strong indicator of an Intelligent tip rating.
“Units Won” is the amount of money a group of plays won or lost after factoring in juice. It is a simple way to compare a group of plays regardless of a player’s bankroll.
To determine the units won, you can use the formula below (where x = odds.)
If the LA Lakers is a 3-point favorite over Miami Heat, with the juice at -115, then use -115 for x in the in the second formula.
(-100/-115) = 0.8696
If the LA Lakers covered the spread, you win +0.87 “units” for that play. If the LA Lakers don't cover, you lose one unit or -1 “units”.
5. What do members receive as part of the subscription services?
Members will decide on 1 of 3 member packages. These member packages offer different packages of sports offered, while our World member package offers all sports.
In addition to the intelligent sport predictions, we offer members a variety of communication methods to deliver the plays to their computer, mobile phone as iPhone, Blackberry, Android and others, and the Apple iPad and Blackberry Playbook.
Members also have full access to our predictions history track record where they can filter and sort a variety of sports data.
Lastly, members get rewarded through our Rewards Points program where they earn reward points for a variety of activities and events. Included in the Reward Points program is a cash-back program where members earn cash-back on their monthly and annual subscriptions.
6. What times are play selections posted?
All plays are posted in real-time as they complete the grading process, and as it applies to global sporting events.
7. What is handicapping?
Handicapping is the various methods by which sport analysts attempt to predict and qualify the results of a sporting match. Our sporst prediction model doesn't stop there. We combine the expert opinion with a global crowed opinion and predictions, then grade them to determine what the experts and the crowd deem as the most intelligent prediction for the game.
8. What is the term “Money Line”?
A money line takes the place of a point spread. Money line betting is simply wagering on a game or match based on a given price rather than a point spread. The team wagered on has to win the game outright, regardless of the score. The minus sign (e.g.-130) always indicates the favorite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The line without the minus sign (e.g.120) always indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Example: an individual bets $130 to win $100 on the favorite, while for the underdog you would bet $100 to win $120.
9. What is a “Total” or “Over/Under” wager?
The over/under is the number of points odds-makers expect will be the total score for the contest (both teams combined, overtime included). You bet on whether the total points scored will be more or less than this number. As with point-spread bets, you must generally wager $110 to win $100. Betting the over/under is referred to as betting "totals".
10. What is a Point Spread?
The point spread - also called "the line" or "the spread" - is used as a margin to handicap the favorite team. For betting purposes, the oddsmaker predicts that the favored team will win by a certain number of points. This number of points is the point spread. The favorite is always indicated by a minus sign (e.g. -5.5) and the underdog without (e.g.5.5). If you bet on the favorite, you win your bet if the favorite wins AND their margin of victory is greater than the point spread. If you bet on the underdog, you win if the underdog wins, ties, or if the favored team wins but fails to exceed the point spread. It is standard for point spread bets in most sports that you wager $110 to win $100.
11. Where can I place a sports bet?
While Intelligent Betting Tips sports predictions are for entertainment purposes only, members can open an account at a variety of online sports books. We have our recommended lists of sports books that have portrayed exceptional quality of customer service, fast payouts, and have met or exceeded our level expectations our clients expect from us. IntelligentBettingTips.com is not a sports book. It is an informational site for entertainment purposeds only.
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How it Works
Watch the video: Inspired by Harvard and MIT research, and an active practice of Fortune 500 companies as Google, the behavioral economics of ‘collective-intelligence’ is used in our sports prediction model to produces the greatest confidence in sport predictions today.