StatFox Super Situations ™ is a situational analysis that uncovers conditions and patterns where teams have consistently outperformed or underperformed their normal levels relative to the money line or spread. These systems are tabulated for ALL teams in the league and are not team specific. The principle is that teams fall into patterns regardless of personnel. Good passing teams, teams seeking revenge, cold teams on a losing streak, etc. Over time, these performance patterns tend to repeat themselves. The situations and teams favored may vary depending on whether you are looking at the ATS, Teaser, Halftime, or Money Line FoxSheets. In addition, these situations will either compliment or oppose an individual team's situational trends.
How do I use this?
The Situations are one of the most popular sections on the FoxSheets and there are many ways to utilize them. They are really like betting systems in that the best way to use them is to play the odds and pick every game in which a given system is applied. So in essence, one popular and often successful way of using the Situations is to identify one or more systems that a.) Have a good star rating (3* is usually a good starting point) b.)Maintain a good winning percentage and c.) Makes sense. Point 'C' is all-too-often overlooked. You need to believe that the system is what it is because of sound wagering principles and not due to random chance.
Another method used by many members is to add the total rating stars or count the number of situations that apply to each team. The theory is that more situations means there are more positive indicators that favor one side or total over another. Using this method, members look for games which have the greatest disparty of situations favoring one side. You will sometimes hear this being referred to in the StatFox world as the 'Star System'.
Finally, some members subscribe to the simple method of playing on the highest rated system(s) of the day. For example, if they see a 4 or 5 star situation, they play it - no questions asked. The theory is that if a situation has performed this well over a given period of time, your best odds of winning is to continue playing the same situation over and over.
Other ways members have used the situations include picking the situations with the highest winning percentage over the past 3 seasons or over the current season. Others choose to only play situations whose records qualify over a recent time period like the last 5 years. These members believe that these are the 'hottest systems' whose success is most likely to continue.
No matter which strategy you use to play the Super Situations, they are one of the most powerful handicapping angles on the FoxSheets.