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Does the winning team always covers the point spread? A study in professional basketball since 1990

@article{Mateos2019DoesTW,
  title={Does the winning team always covers the point spread? A study in professional basketball since 1990},
  author={Luis A. Mateos},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  year={2019}
}
In sports betting it is easier to predict the winner of a game match than the team that covers the bet. Since, a winner team might not cover a bet. This study focuses on the relation of the variable win to the betting variable cover the point spread. The study is performed with data from professional basketball (betting lines and scores) and tries to answer the question: Does the winning team always covers the point spread?. In order to answer this question, a regression analysis is performed… 

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