*** -- Represents the absolute best odds-on value. A conservative approach would be to follow only our 3-star projections.
** -- Represents a moderate degree of value, worth playing if one wishes to be aggressive, or you already like a certain play on the basis of your own insights, and LA’s 2-star assessment therefore backs that up.
* -- Represents a minimal level of theoretical value, too little to be worth the risk. Better to look for better opportunities.
No Value – Represents exactly that, a line which we believe is essentially either (a) priced close to its fair odds value, or (b) does not conform to our level 2 betting logic. These are generally left blank on our Projections & Picks tables.
At all times our projections are rated on an absolute basis…not a relative basis among the games for that day. So for example, there may be no 3-star bets at all on a given day, or perhaps none at all for a certain sport. This is because we have pre-determined criteria for what constitutes ‘value.’ So for example, a 2-star value on a certain day is not evaluated in relation to the other games that day. Rather it’s a 2-star value because it meets a certain standard in and of itself. As a result, one may sometimes see that LA doesn’t feel strongly about ANY games in a given sport on a given day. Or the opposite could be the case, with lots of play recommendations.