At Covers.com, we’re always trying to keep you one step ahead of the books.
That means constantly creating new and innovative handicapping tools so that you can quickly research and discuss your bets to get the best value for your buck.
In keeping pace with the rapidly-adjusting sports betting market, we’ve unveiled our re-engineered matchup page, putting everything you need to know about betting on a game at your fingertips.
Some of the features are familiar, while others have been given an upgrade. And there are plenty of new capping gadgets as well.
We reformatted the matchup page to a more modern Web 2.0 look, making it easier to highlight what you need, collapse what you don’t, and quickly navigate all this information so you can chase the best odds available. This new look also allows Covers.com
to efficiently add and drop tools as well as improve on current features.
The MLB and NHL features are active now, with NBA coming in early May. The NFL and college sports will follow soon.
Here’s a brief rundown of some of the improvements and innovations featured on our new matchup pages:Consensus Analysis
Wondering which side the betting market is leaning towards? Find out who the popular pick is and why with our expanded consensus analysis. We’ve beefed up the consensus info, showing sides and totals action, along with instant access to your Survivor Streak picks and the official game thread, so you can talk to fellow sports bettors and get their two cents on the game.Line History
Before, our line history options forced you to bounce back and forth between pages, wasting valuable time. Now, with our brand new line history graph, you can see where the numbers opened and where they’re going, along with inside action reports at each price.
Just hover over the marked spots on the graph and you instantly get a report on the percentage of action on both sides. If you’re looking for more in-depth line history, just click on the link at the bottom of the graph for minute-to-minute odds updates from some of the biggest books offshore and in Las Vegas.A Look Back
Anyone who has used Covers.com’s
matchup pages before recognizes this beauty, giving you past results between the two teams in action. While all that info still remains, we’ve added a look-ahead spot.
For baseball, bettors will be able to see the remaining games in the current series, along with projected pitchers, as well as glance at the next three series on the schedule. Pitchers/Umpires
Again, for those familiar with our matchup page, this baseball betting tool is an everyday option, displaying detailed records on starting pitchers and the projected umpire crew working that game.
In the older version, this required you to click away from the matchup page. But now, with the use of the easy tabs at the top of the section, MLB cappers can navigate swiftly between not only stats for the featured starters and umps, but also new breakdowns for bullpens and the entire rotation.
If you need a closer look at the starters, click on the in-depth link at the bottom to display current records, previous starts and recent meetings with the opposing team – all without leaving the matchup page.Statistical Analysis
For you puck heads, our revamped NHL matchup page features a new breakdown of stats, separating success by period, special teams, and goaltending, allowing you to compare those underlying figures to give you the edge. You can even split those statistics into home and away, favorites and underdogs, and over the last 10 games.Power Rankings
Trying to get a handle on a line before the odds are released? Check out the Covers.com
power rankings for estimated moneyline values for MLB and NHL.
We’ve added a slick new sidebar, highlighting both teams’ current standings, as ranked by Covers Experts’ pro handicappers. You can also go to the full power rankings by clicking the link at the bottom of the section.News
Perhaps one of the most exciting improvements to our matchup page is a retooled news feed, streaming breaking news from local papers, beat writers, and league insiders, giving you a unique look at your bets.
On top of that, we’ve added a direct line to each team’s official Twitter feed for instant info on player injuries, travel troubles and lineup moves. We’re also planning to add Twitter feeds from the most popular and useful beat writers and insiders, putting you right in the locker room as the news breaks.Old Favorites
You’ll find all your handicapping standbys on our new matchup page. Injury reports have been given a shot in the arm, displaying the player, their injury and updates, along with the team’s record and winnings without that player in the lineup.
Team trends are still a key component of our matchup page. You’ll find the hottest trends featured in that section, including head-to-head trends, as well as have the option to dig even deeper with our exclusive in-depth trends.
Weather remains a huge factor when handicapping baseball and football. Our instant weather report is still available, giving you up-to-the-minute forecast for game day as well as the extended five-day forecast.
The Matchup Edge, a quick-hitting handicapping tool, remains a staple of the matchup page, breaking down the key components for both sides and giving the edge to one side or the other. Let us know how you like
Covers.com’s new matchup pages in the comment box below.