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SPORTS DATA BASE FILES

The key to successful sports handicapping and to making winning selections is information. Statistical information that shows what has happened in the past is vital if you are to be successful. Unfortunately, there are very few, if any, sources of the kind of information needed to do proper analysis and handicapping. Although much of this Past Performance data and information is available, it is usually in a format that does not allow for convenient use. And the time it would take to convert that data into a format that makes it easy to use would run into literally hundreds of man hours.

Fortunately at Logical Approach we've been compiling such information in useable form for many years. We have an extensive data base for the major sports that has enabled us to easily analyze past performances, compile Power Ratings, draw comparisons and do many other things that are vital to handicapping and wagering success.

And now we are able to offer this information to you in ready-to-use data files. All you need is a Spreadsheet or Data Base program that can read these data files, such as Excel, Access, 1-2-3, dBASE and many other programs that are in wide use.

The sports available are College and Pro Football, College and Pro Basketball (including a special file on the NCAA Tournament) and Major League Baseball.

With these data files you can do virtually all the research you've dreamed of. Confirm trends you've always felt were true. Repudiate old wives tales. Learn the facts. Uncover new factors that point to wagering success. With these data files you are in control of the information and can pick apart a team, game by game, season by season. With this powerful information you will have a huge edge on most of your competitors. The ones you won't have an edge on? They are already using this data and have the edge on YOU. Negate that edge. Information is Power!!!

For those of you interested in these data files we have sample files with descriptions of the contents available on this website and you can look at these samples. We think you will agree that the information is extremely valuable and will help anyone who is serious about handicapping and picking winners.

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NFL Data Base File - Version 1


SAMPLE PRO FOOTBALL DATA BASE FILE -- VERSION 1

1997 Season --- New England Patriots --- Games 1 through 6

DATE GAME TEAM DIVISION DAY OPPONENT OPPONDIV WHERE SURFACE SURFSWITCH ROLE LINE TOTAL RESULT SPREAD OVERUNDER PFOR PAGST FDF FDA RUSHF RUSHA RYDSF RYDSA PASSF PASSA PASSCF PASSCA PYDSF PYDSA INTF INTA FUMBLEF FUMBLEA FUMF FUMA LASTGAME LASTSPREAD LASTTOT LASTFOE LASTOPPDIV LASTLINE LASTTOTAL LASTPF LASTPA LASTROLE LASTSITE LASTSURF LASTDAY
08/31/97 1 N E A-E SU S D A-W H G N F -8.0 43.0 W C O 41 7 22 14 26 20 84 85 39 38 26 18 340 142 0 1 0 3 0 2
09/07/97 2 N E A-E SU IND A-E R T Y F -5.0 41.5 W C U 31 6 15 19 26 21 122 41 25 38 15 30 260 214 0 0 1 1 0 1 W C O S D A-W -8.0 43.0 41 7 F H G SU
09/14/97 3 N E A-E SN NYJ A-E H G N F -10.0 45.0 W N O 27 24 23 22 46 21 213 130 34 50 16 30 162 225 2 0 1 3 1 3 W C U IND A-E -5.0 41.5 31 6 F R T SU
09/21/97 4 N E A-E SU CHI N-C H G N F -12.5 43.5 W C U 31 3 23 9 21 24 87 79 40 25 27 17 315 120 1 2 2 1 2 1 W N O NYJ A-E -10.0 45.0 27 24 F H G SN
10/06/97 5 N E A-E MO DENV A-W R G N U 5.5 45.0 L N O 13 34 13 25 19 38 51 192 41 27 20 13 211 188 1 2 2 3 1 0 W C U CHI N-C -12.5 43.5 31 3 F H G SU
10/12/97 6 N E A-E SU BUFF A-E H G N F -8.0 42.5 W C U 33 6 19 13 39 18 139 94 27 41 14 21 171 148 1 4 1 2 0 0 L N O DENV A-W 5.5 45.0 13 24 U R G MO

Data Base File Notes and Data Field Descriptions

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with 1988 and include Regular season and all Playoff games, including the Super Bowl.

Each game is entered twice in the data base as we use TEAM and OPPONENT to identify the participants in the game.

There are approximately 450-540 records in each data base file.

DATA BASE FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

DATE is the Date the game was played

GAME is the game number for the TEAM.

TEAM is the Team whose data is being reflected in this record

DIVISION is the TEAM's Division affiliation (i.e. A-E is the AFC East, N-C is the NFC Central, etc.).

DAY is the Day on which the game is played (SU is Sunday during the day, SN indicates Sunday Night game)

OPPONENT is the opposing team.

OPPONDIV is the OPPONENT's Division affiliation.

WHERE indicates whether the TEAM is playing at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL site ("N").

SURFACE indicates whether the game is on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("A").

SURFSWITCH indicates if the TEAM is playing on a surface other than its home field (i.e. "Y" for a natural grass team playing a road game on artificial turf, or vice versa). If the TEAM is at home, or playing on the road on a surface the same as its home field, "N" is indicated.

ROLE indicates if the TEAM was a FAVORITE ("F"), UNDERDOG ("U") or a PICK EM ("E").

LINE indicates the Stardust Closing line from the standpoint of the TEAM

TOTAL indicates the Stardust Closing OVER/UNDER for the game.

RESULT indicates if the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") the game.

SPREAD indicates if the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") vs. the Pointspread.

OVERUNDER indicates if the game went OVER ("O"), UNDER ("U") or PUSHED ("P") vs. the Total.

PFOR and PAGST indicates the POINTS SCORED and POINTS ALLOWED by the TEAM.

FDF and FDA indicates the FIRST DOWNS FOR and FIRST DOWNS AGAINST the TEAM.

RUSHF and RUSHA indicates the RUSHING ATTEMPTS FOR and RUSHING ATTEMPTS AGAINST the TEAM.

RYDSF and RYDSA indicates the RUSHING YARDS FOR and RUSHING YARDS AGAINST the TEAM.

PASSF and PASSA indicates the PASS ATTEMPTS FOR and PASS ATTEMPTS AGAINST the TEAM.

PASSCF and PASSCA indicates the PASS COMPLETIONS FOR and PASS COMPLETIONS AGAINST the TEAM.

PYDSF and PYDSA indicates the PASSING YARDS FOR and PASSING YARDS AGAINST the TEAM.

INTF and INTA indicates the INTERCEPTIONS Thrown by the TEAM's Offense (INTF) and INTERCEPTIONS Recovered by the TEAM's Defense (INTA).

FUMBLEF and FUMBLEA indicates the TOTAL FUMBLES COMMITTED by the TEAM's Offense (FUMBLEF) and TOTAL FUMBLES FORCED by the TEAM's Defense (FUMBLEA).

FUMF and FUMA indicates the TOTAL FUMBLES LOST by the TEAM's Offense (FUMF) and TOTAL FUMBLES RECOVERED by the TEAM's Defense (FUMA).

LASTGAME indicates whether the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") its last game straight up.

LASTSPREAD indicates whether the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") its last game vs. the Pointspread.

LASTTOT indicates whether the TEAM went OVER ("O"), UNDER ("U") or PUSHED ("P") vs. the Total in its last game.

LASTFOE indicates the TEAM's Opponent in its last game.

LASTOPPDIV indicates the TEAM's last game Opponent's Division affiliation.

LASTLINE indicates the Pointspread from the standpoint of the TEAM in its last game.

LASTTOTAL indicates the OVER/UNDER line in the TEAM's last game.

LASTPF and LASTPA indicates the TEAM's POINTS FOR and POINTS AGAINST in its last game.

LASTROLE indicates whether the TEAM was a Favorite ("F"), Underdog ("U") or Pick Em ("E") in its last game.

LASTSITE indicates whether the TEAM was at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL SITE ("N") in its last game.

LASTSURF indicates whether the TEAM's last game was on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("T").

LASTDAY indicates the day of the week the team played its last game (with "SN" indicating a Sunday night game).


NFL Data Base File - Version 2


SAMPLE PRO FOOTBALL DATA BASE FILE -- VERSION 2

1997 Season --- New England Patriots --- Regular Season Games 1 through 16

SEASON GAME TEAM OPPONENT DAY HOMEROAD SURFACE LINE TOTAL PFOR PAGST OVERTIME WLTGAME WLPLINE OUPTOTAL ROLE FOETYPE SECOND PLAYOFF OVER500 SCORE30 ALLOW30 SCORE10 ALLOW10 SANDWICH REVERSE LASTSURF LASTOPPON LASTGAME LASTLINE LASTSITE LASTROLE LASTTOTAL LASTPTSF LASTPTSA LASTFOE LASTDAY LASTOT LASTSPREAD LASTOVER LASTPLAYOF LAST500 LASTSAND LASTREV
97 1 N E S D SU H G -8.0 43.0 41 7 W C O F C 0.0
97 2 N E IND SU R T -5.0 41.5 31 6 W C U F D Y Y Y G S D W C H F O 41 7 C SU -8.0 43.0
97 3 N E NYJ SN H G -10.0 45.0 27 24 Y W N O F D Y Y T IND W C R F U 31 6 D SU -5.0 41.5 Y
97 4 N E CHI SU H G -12.5 43.5 31 3 W C U F I G NYJ W N H F O 27 24 D SN Y -10.0 45.0
97 5 N E DENV MO R G 5.5 45.0 13 34 L N O U C Y Y Y Y G CHI W C H F U 31 3 I SU -12.5 43.5
97 6 N E BUFF SU H G -8.0 42.5 33 6 W C U F D Y Y Y G DENV L N R U O 13 34 C MO 5.5 45.0 Y Y
97 7 N E NYJ SU R T -3.5 45.5 19 24 L N U F D Y Y Y Y G BUFF W C H F U 33 6 D SU -8.0 42.5 Y Y
97 8 N E G B MO H G -1.5 45.0 10 28 L N U F I Y Y T NYJ L N R F U 19 24 D SU -3.5 45.5 Y
97 9 N E MINN SU R T -1.0 45.0 18 23 L N U F I Y Y G G B L N H F U 10 28 I MO -1.5 45.0 Y Y
97 10 N E BUFF SU R T -3.0 38.5 31 10 W C O F D Y Y Y Y T MINN L N R F U 18 23 I SU -1.0 45.0 Y Y
97 11 N E T B SU R G -1.5 38.0 7 27 L N U F I Y Y Y T BUFF W C R F O 31 10 D SU -3.0 38.5 Y Y Y
97 12 N E MIA SU H G -6.0 39.0 27 24 W N O F D Y Y G T B L N R F U 7 27 I SU -1.5 38.0 Y Y
97 13 N E IND SU H G -11.0 42.0 20 17 W N U F D Y Y G MIA W N H F O 27 24 D SU -6.0 39.0 Y
97 14 N E JAX SU R G 6.5 44.5 26 20 W C O U C Y Y G IND W N H F U 20 17 D SU -11.0 42.0 Y
97 15 N E PITT SA H G -1.0 42.0 21 24 Y L N O F C Y Y G JAX W C R U O 26 20 C SU 6.5 44.5 Y Y
97 16 N E MIA MO R G 3.0 44.0 14 12 W C U U D Y Y G PITT L N H F O 21 24 C SA Y -1.0 42.0 Y Y

Data Base File Notes and Data Field Descriptions

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with 1982 and include Regular season games only.

Each game is entered twice in the data base as we use TEAM and OPPONENT to identify the participants in the game.

There are in excess of 420 records in each full season data base file. The 1982 strike-shortened season had only 9 games played for each team. The 1987 strike-interrupted season consisted of 15 games, with three games using Replacement players. Only the 12 games using regular roster players are included in the 1987 data base file.

DATA BASE FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

SEASON indicates the season the game was played

GAME is the game number for the TEAM.

TEAM is the Team whose data is being reflected in this record

OPPONENT is the opposing team.

DAY is the Day on which the game is played (SU is Sunday during the day, SN indicates Sunday Night game)

HOMEROAD indicates whether the TEAM is playing at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL site ("N").

SURFACE indicates whether the game is on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("A").

LINE indicates the Stardust Closing line from the standpoint of the TEAM

TOTAL indicates the Stardust Closing OVER/UNDER for the game.

PFOR and PAGST indicates the POINTS SCORED and POINTS ALLOWED by the TEAM.

OVERTIME indicates a game that went into Overtime ("Y").

WLTGAME indicates if the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") the game.

WLPLINE indicates if the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") vs. the Pointspread.

OUPTOTAL indicates if the game went OVER ("O"), UNDER ("U") or PUSHED ("P") vs. the Total.

ROLE indicates if the TEAM was a FAVORITE ("F"), UNDERDOG ("U") or a PICK EM ("E").

FOETYPE indicates whether the Opponent is a Divisional ("D"), Conference ("C") or Interconference ("I") foe.

SECOND indicates if these teams are meeting for a SECOND time during the current season ("Y").

PLAYOFF indicates if the OPPONENT was a team that made the Playoffs the previous season ("Y").

OVER500 indicates if the OPPONENT currently has a straight up record of over .500 ("Y"). This category is charted beginning with week 5 so that an Opponent that is 4-0 or 3-1 would have this field checked..

SCORE30 indicates if the TEAM SCORED OVER 30 points in its last game ("Y").

ALLOW30 indicates if the TEAM ALLOWED OVER 30 points in its last game ("Y").

SCORE10 indicates if the TEAM SCORED UNDER 10 points in its last game ("Y").

ALLOW10 indicates if the TEAM ALLOWED UNDER 10 points in its last game ("Y").

SANDWICH indicates if this is a SANDWICH game for the TEAM ("Y"). A SANDWICH GAME is a game against a Non-Divisional foe (C or I) that is immediately preceded and immediately followed by a Divisional (D) game.

REVERSE indicates if this is a REVERSE SANDWICH game for the TEAM ("Y"). A REVERSE SANDWICH GAME is a game against a Divisional foe (D) that is immediately preceded and immediately followed by a Non-Divisional (C or I) game.

LASTSURF indicates whether the TEAM's last game was on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("T").

LASTOPPON indicates the TEAM's Opponent in its last game.

LASTGAME indicates whether the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") its last game straight up.

LASTLINE indicates whether the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") its last game vs. the Pointspread.

LASTSITE indicates whether the TEAM was at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL SITE ("N") in its last game.

LASTROLE indicates whether the TEAM was a Favorite ("F"), Underdog ("U") or Pick Em ("E") in its last game.

LASTTOTAL indicates whether the TEAM went OVER ("O"), UNDER ("U") or PUSHED ("P") vs. the Total in its last game.

LASTPTSF and LASTPTSA indicates the TEAM's POINTS FOR and POINTS AGAINST in its last game.

LASTFOE indicates the if TEAM's last game Opponent was a Divisional ("D"), Conference ("C") or Interconference ("I") foe.

LASTDAY indicates the day of the week the team played its last game (with "SN" indicating a Sunday night game).

LASTOT indicates if the TEAM's last game went into Overtime ("Y").

LASTSPREAD indicates the Pointspread from the standpoint of the TEAM in its last game.

LASTOVER indicates the OVER/UNDER line in the TEAM's last game.

LASTPLAYOF indicates if the TEAM's last game was against an Opponent who made the Playoffs the preceding season ("Y"). (see PLAYOFF category for definition).

LAST500 indicates if the TEAM's last game was against an OVER .500 Opponent ("Y"). (see OVER500 category for definition and conditions).

LASTSAND indicates if the TEAM's last game was a SANDWICH game ("Y") (see SANDWICH category for definition).

LASTREV indicates if the TEAM's last game was a REVERSE SANDWICH game ("Y") (see REVERSE SANDWICH category for definition).


College Football Data Base File


SAMPLE COLLEGE FOOTBALL DATA BASE FILE

1998 Season --- Syracuse Orangemen

DATE TEAM CONF GAME OPPONENT OPPCONF OPPGAME WHERE SURFACE TIME ROLE OFFICIAL OPEN CLOSE CHANGE RESULT SPREAD PFOR PAGST FDF FDA RUSHF RUSHA RYDSF RYDSA PASSF PASSA PASSCF PASSCA PYDSF PYDSA INTF INTA FUMBLEF FUMBLEA FUMF FUMA LASTGAME LASTSPREAD LASTFOE LASTCONF LASTLINE LASTPF LASTPA LASTROLE LASTSITE LASTSURF
09/05/98 SYRACUSE BE 1 TENNESSEE U SEC 1 H T D U Y 0.0 1.0 1.0 L P 33 34 23 19 47 33 145 247 28 26 22 9 300 143 0 0 5 2 2 1 0.0 0 0
09/12/98 SYRACUSE BE 2 MICHIGAN U B10 2 R G D U Y 8.5 10.0 1.4 W C 38 28 27 16 54 28 190 154 28 44 22 20 243 196 0 1 4 0 1 0 L P TENNESSEE U SEC 1.0 33 34 U H T
09/19/98 SYRACUSE BE 3 RUTGERS BE 3 H T D F Y -40.0 -41.0 1.0 W C 70 14 23 18 47 49 346 55 15 23 11 11 164 174 0 1 1 3 0 2 W C MICHIGAN U B10 10.0 38 28 U R G
10/01/98 SYRACUSE BE 4 N CAROLINA ST ACC 4 R G N F Y -11.0 -12.5 1.5 L N 17 38 21 25 35 46 165 243 32 27 17 14 170 282 2 0 3 3 0 2 W C RUTGERS BE -41.0 70 14 F H T
10/10/98 SYRACUSE BE 5 CINCINNATI USA 6 H T N F Y -38.0 -42.5 4.5 W N 63 21 33 18 54 24 353 67 20 38 16 22 284 346 0 2 0 0 0 0 L N N CAROLINA ST ACC -12.5 17 38 F R G
10/17/98 SYRACUSE BE 6 BOSTON COLLEGE BE 6 R T D F Y -14.0 -13.5 0.5 W C 42 25 20 20 41 42 218 144 19 23 13 13 182 226 0 2 1 1 0 0 W N CINCINNATI USA -42.5 63 21 F H T
10/31/98 SYRACUSE BE 7 PITTSBURGH BE 7 H T D F Y -24.0 -24.0 0.0 W N 45 28 20 18 45 31 195 50 23 35 12 20 228 256 0 0 1 0 1 0 W C BOSTON COLLEGE BE -13.5 42 25 F R T
11/07/98 SYRACUSE BE 8 WEST VIRGINIA BE 8 R T N F Y -4.5 -3.0 1.5 L N 28 35 21 26 40 44 108 224 29 31 16 15 281 257 0 1 1 1 0 1 W N PITTSBURGH BE -24.0 45 28 F H T
11/14/98 SYRACUSE BE 9 VIRGINIA TECH BE 9 H T N F Y -6.5 -4.5 2.0 W N 28 26 23 6 56 26 188 117 32 12 15 4 232 35 0 1 1 2 1 1 L N WEST VIRGINIA BE -3.0 28 35 F R T
11/21/98 SYRACUSE BE 10 TEMPLE BE 11 R T D F Y -26.0 -28.0 2.0 W C 38 7 20 13 53 42 286 125 13 16 6 3 54 44 2 1 0 1 0 1 W N VIRGINIA TECH BE -4.5 28 26 F H T
11/28/98 SYRACUSE BE 11 MIAMI FLA BE 10 H T D F Y -3.5 -3.5 0.0 W C 66 13 20 17 48 44 318 149 20 27 12 7 80 61 2 2 0 3 0 3 W C TEMPLE BE -28.0 38 7 F R T
01/02/99 SYRACUSE BE B FLORIDA U SEC B N G N U Y 8.0 7.0 1.0 L N 10 31 18 18 36 36 129 133 30 31 14 22 192 308 1 0 3 0 3 0 W C MIAMI FLA BE -3.5 66 13 F H T

Data Base File Notes and Data Field Descriptions

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with 1988 and include Regular season and Bowl games.

Each game is entered twice in the data base as we use TEAM and OPPONENT to identify the participants in the game.

There are over 1,000 records in each data base file.

DATA BASE FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

DATE is the Date the game was played

TEAM is the Team whose data is being reflected in this record

CONF is the TEAM's Conference affiliation.

GAME is the game number for the Team.

OPPONENT is the opposing team.

OPPCONF is the OPPONENT's Conference affiliation.

OPPGAME is the game number for the OPPONENT.

WHERE indicates whether the TEAM is playing at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL site ("N").

SURFACE indicates whether the game is on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("A").

TIME indicates whether the game is a DAY game ("D") or a NIGHT game ("N").

ROLE indicates if the TEAM was a FAVORITE ("F"), UNDERDOG ("U") or a PICK EM ("E").

OFFICIAL indicates the status of both teams. "Y" indicates an OFFICIAL game in the Nevada Schedule Rotation; "N" indicates an ADDED game in the Nevada Rotation; a blank field indicates that one team is other than Division I-A.

OPEN indicates the Stardust Opening Line from the standpoint of the TEAM.

CLOSE indicates the Stardust Closing Line from the standpoint of the TEAM.

CHANGE is the change from the Opening to Closing Line from the standpoint of the TEAM.

RESULT indicates if the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") the game.

SPREAD indicates if the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") vs. the Pointspread.

PFOR and PAGST indicates the POINTS SCORED and POINTS ALLOWED by the TEAM.

FDF and FDA indicates the FIRST DOWNS FOR and FIRST DOWNS AGAINST the TEAM.

RUSHF and RUSHA indicates the RUSHING ATTEMPTS FOR and RUSHING ATTEMPTS AGAINST the TEAM.

RYDSF and RYDSA indicates the RUSHING YARDS FOR and RUSHING YARDS AGAINST the TEAM.

PASSF and PASSA indicates the PASS ATTEMPTS FOR and PASS ATTEMPTS AGAINST the TEAM.

PASSCF and PASSCA indicates the PASS COMPLETIONS FOR and PASS COMPLETIONS AGAINST the TEAM.

PYDSF and PYDSA indicates the PASSING YARDS FOR and PASSING YARDS AGAINST the TEAM.

INTF and INTA indicates the INTERCEPTIONS Thrown by the TEAM's Offense (INTF) and INTERCEPTIONS Recovered by the TEAM's Defense (INTA).

FUMBLEF and FUMBLEA indicates the TOTAL FUMBLES COMMITTED by the TEAM's Offense (FUMBLEF) and TOTAL FUMBLES FORCED by the TEAM's Defense (FUMBLEA).

FUMF and FUMA indicates the TOTAL FUMBLES LOST by the TEAM's Offense (FUMF) and TOTAL FUMBLES RECOVERED by the TEAM's Defense (FUMA).

LASTGAME indicates whether the TEAM Won ("W"), Lost ("L") or Tied ("T") its last game straight up.

LASTSPREAD indicates whether the TEAM Covered ("C"), Lost ("N") or Pushed ("P") its last game vs. the Pointspread.

LASTFOE indicates whether the TEAM's Opponent in its last game.

LASTCONF indicates the TEAM's last game Opponent's Conference affiliation.

LASTLINE indicates the Pointspread from the standpoint of the TEAM in its last game.

LASTPF and LASTPA indicates the TEAM's POINTS FOR and POINTS AGAINST in its last game.

LASTROLE indicates whether the TEAM was a Favorite ("F"), Underdog ("U") or Pick Em ("E") in its last game.

LASTSITE indicates whether the TEAM was at HOME ("H"), on the ROAD ("R") or at a NEUTRAL SITE ("N") in its last game.

LASTSURF indicates whether the TEAM's last game was on NATURAL GRASS ("G") or ARTIFICIAL TURF ("T").


NBA Data Base File


SAMPLE NBA DATA BASE FILE

Indiana Pacers' 1997-98 Season --- Games 1 through 20

DATE ROAD HOME HOMELINE TOTAL ROADPF HOMEPF GAMEWIN LINEWIN TOTALWIN TOTALPTS OVERTIME REGSCORE
10/31/97 IND N J 5.0 193.0 95 97 N J N J U 192 0
11/01/97 G S IND -10.5 203.5 83 96 IND IND U 179 0
11/04/97 IND CLE -2.0 183.0 77 80 CLE CLE U 157 0
11/05/97 IND DET -6.0 173.5 99 87 IND IND O 186 0
11/07/97 SEA IND 1.0 183.0 99 93 SEA SEA O 192 0
11/08/97 IND CHA -5.0 190.0 82 89 CHA CHA U 171 0
11/12/97 ATL IND -3.5 177.5 89 86 ATL ATL U 175 0
11/14/97 MIA IND -3.5 183.5 78 82 IND IND U 160 0
11/15/97 IND TOR 2.5 183.0 105 77 IND IND U 182 0
11/20/97 IND MIL -2.0 183.0 109 83 IND IND O 192 0
11/22/97 CHA IND -5.0 188.0 95 94 CHA CHA O 189 0
11/27/97 VAN IND -12.0 187.0 85 106 IND IND O 191 0
11/28/97 CHI IND 0.0 174.0 83 94 IND IND O 177 0
11/30/97 PHI IND -9.0 190.5 89 101 IND IND U 190 0
12/03/97 IND MIN 2.0 188.0 94 90 IND IND U 184 0
12/05/97 IND DEN 8.5 186.0 96 85 IND IND U 181 0
12/07/97 IND PHO -2.0 188.0 99 97 IND IND O 196 1 90
12/08/97 IND UTA -8.5 189.0 97 106 UTA UTA O 203 0
12/10/97 IND POR -3.0 182.0 85 93 POR POR U 178 0
12/12/97 MIA IND -2.5 179.0 89 104 IND IND O 193 0

Data Base File Notes and Data Field Descriptions

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with the 1988-89 season and include all Regular season and Playoff games through the NBA Finals.

Each game is entered only once in the data base with the Home and Road teams being shown as such. Thus there will be just 82 records for each team in the Regular season -- 41 showing the team as the HOME team and 41 showing the team as the ROAD team. Of course, there will be more than 82 such records for all teams that made the Playoffs in a given season.

There are over 1,000 records in each Data Base Season File.


DATA BASE FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

DATE is the Date the game was played

ROAD is the Road Team

HOME is the Home Team

HOMELINE is the Pointspread for Home Team; a minus sign ("-") indicates the Home Team is Favored; a zero ("0") may indicate a "Pick em" game or a game for which there was NO LINE, depending on the LINEWIN field entry. Lines are Closing Lines from the Stardust SportsBook.

TOTAL is the Closing Over/Under Line for the game from the Stardust ("0" indicates there was no posted Total Line)

ROADPF indicates Points scored by the ROAD team

HOMEPF indicates Points scored by the HOME team

GAMEWIN indicates the Straight Up WInner of the Game

LINEWIN indicates the Pointspread Winner of the Game ("TIE" indicates a Push; "N/L" indicates there was NO LINE for this game)

TOTALWIN indicates the Over/Under/Push Result for the Total ("-" indicates no posted Total)

TOTALPTS indicates the Total Points scored by both teams in the game

OVERTIME indicates the number of Overtime Periods (field is blank or "0" if there was no Overtime)

REGSCORE indicates the Tied Score at the end of Regulation for an Overtime game (field is blank or "0" if there was no overtime)

College Basketball Data Base File


COLLEGE BASKETBALL SAMPLE DATA BASE

1998-99 Duke Blue Devils

DATE OPPONENT OPF OSU OPS TEAM TPF TSU TPS TOPEN TCLOSE TYPE DIV1 SITE OT
1114 FAIRFIELD 66 L - DUKE 98 W - 0.0 0.0 N Y T
1117 DUKE 94 W - DAVIDSON 61 L - 0.0 0.0 N Y T
1121 S CAROLINA ST 56 L - DUKE 120 W - 0.0 0.0 N Y T
1126 NOTRE DAME 82 L L DUKE 111 W W -25.0 -27.5 N Y N
1127 FRESNO ST 82 L W DUKE 93 W L -19.0 -20.5 N Y N
1128 CINCINNATI 77 W W DUKE 75 L L -11.0 -12.5 N Y N
1202 MICHIGAN ST 67 L W DUKE 73 W L -6.0 -8.0 N Y N
1205 N CAROLINA ST 69 L L DUKE 89 W W -21.0 -18.5 C Y T
1209 FLORIDA U 86 L L DUKE 116 W W -20.0 -20.5 N Y T
1212 MICHIGAN U 64 L L DUKE 108 W W -24.0 -26.5 N Y T
1220 N CAROLINA A&T 53 L - DUKE 88 W - 0.0 0.0 N Y T
1222 DUKE 71 W W KENTUCKY U 60 L L 6.0 5.5 N Y N
1230 NC GREENSBORO 58 L - DUKE 104 W - 0.0 0.0 N Y T
103 DUKE 82 W W MARYLAND U 64 L L -1.5 -1.5 C Y T
106 GEORGIA TECH 58 L L DUKE 99 W W -26.0 -27.0 C Y T
110 VIRGINIA U 69 L L DUKE 115 W W -30.0 -29.5 C Y T
113 DUKE 82 W L WAKE FOREST 72 L W 16.5 17.0 C Y T
116 FLORIDA ST 73 L W DUKE 98 W L -28.0 -26.5 C Y T
120 DUKE 82 W W CLEMSON 60 L L 14.0 13.5 C Y T
124 DUKE 92 W L ST JOHNS 88 L W 8.5 9.5 N Y T 1
127 N CAROLINA U 77 L W DUKE 89 W L -15.0 -16.0 C Y T
130 DUKE 80 W W N CAROLINA ST 61 L L 14.0 13.5 C Y T
203 MARYLAND U 77 L L DUKE 95 W W -10.5 -9.5 C Y T
206 DUKE 87 W L GEORGIA TECH 79 L W 15.5 16.0 C Y T
211 DUKE 100 W W VIRGINIA U 54 L L 17.5 17.0 C Y T
213 WAKE FOREST 71 L L DUKE 102 W W -26.0 -26.0 C Y T
217 DUKE 85 W W FLORIDA ST 59 L L 19.0 19.0 C Y T
220 CLEMSON 65 L L DUKE 92 W W -25.0 -22.5 C Y T
224 DUKE 96 W W DEPAUL 64 L L 16.0 15.5 N Y T
227 DUKE 81 W W N CAROLINA U 61 L L 9.0 9.0 C Y T
304 VIRGINIA U 67 L L DUKE 104 W W -27.0 -27.0 C Y N
306 N CAROLINA ST 68 L W DUKE 83 W L -22.0 -22.0 C Y N
307 N CAROLINA U 73 L L DUKE 96 W W -12.5 -12.5 C Y N
312 FLORIDA A&M 58 L W DUKE 99 W L -44.0 -46.5 N Y N
314 TULSA 56 L L DUKE 97 W W -21.5 -24.5 N Y N
319 SW MISSOURI ST 61 L W DUKE 78 W L -25.5 -26.5 N Y N
321 TEMPLE 64 L L DUKE 85 W W -16.0 -15.5 N Y N
327 MICHIGAN ST 62 L W DUKE 68 W L -11.5 -11.0 N Y N
329 CONNECTICUT 77 W W DUKE 74 L L -10.0 -9.5 N Y N

Data File Notes and Data Field Descriptions --

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with the 1990-91 season and include all Regular season and NCAA & NIT Tournament games.

All games involving Division I teams are included in the Data Base. For the 2001-02 season there were over 320 such team, meaning that there are over 4,500 records in the full 2001-02 College Basketball Data Base file, including both the NIT and the NCAA Tournaments.

As such, each game is entered only ONCE, designating the HOME TEAM as the TEAM and the VISITING TEAM as the OPPONENT. If it is a true Road Team at Home Team game, the SITE field has a "T" indicating that the team listed in the TEAM field is the HOME TEAM. If the SITE field has a "N" that indicates that this is a NEUTRAL SITE game.

In many instances where there is a decided Home Court Advantage, such as where a team may play games at several arenas in its local area, such games are treated as HOME GAMES for the TEAM and the SITE field indicates a "T".


DATA FIELD DESCRIPTIONS --

DATE
is the date the game was played

OPPONENT is the name of either the VISITING team in the case of a true ROAD game, or of one of the two teams in a Neutral Site game

OPF is the Points scored by the OPPONENT (Opponent's Points For)

OSU is the Straight up game result for the OPPONENT

OPS is the Pointspread Result for the OPPONENT (W = Cover; L = Lose to Spread; P = Pointspread Push)

TEAM is the name of either the HOME team in the case of a true HOME game, or of one of the two teams in a Neutral Site game

TPF is the Points scored by the TEAM (Team's Points For)

TSU is the Straight up game result for the TEAM

TPS is the Pointspread Result for the TEAM (W = Cover; L = Lose to Spread; P = Pointspread Push)

TOPEN is the Stardust's OPENING LINE from the standpoint of the Team listed in the TEAM field

TCLOSE is the Stardust's CLOSING LINE from the standpoint of the Team listed in the TEAM field

TYPE indicates whether this is a CONFERENCE ("C") or NON-CONFERENCE ("N") game

DIV1 indicates if this is a game between two Division I teams ("Y") or a game involving one non-Division I team ("N")

SITE indicates if this is a HOME GAME for the TEAM ("T") or a NEUTRAL SITE GAME ("N")

OT indicates the number of OVERTIME periods. A blank or "0" field indicates there was no Overtime


NCAA Tournament File for 1985 - 2009 Tournaments (25 Years -- 1,584 Total Games)


NCAA Tournament Data Base Sample File

2000 NCAA Tournament -- Second Round Games


YEARSEASONROUNDDATECONFWINSEEDWINWINNERPFWSWCONFLOSSEEDLOSLOSERPFLSLOTOPENLINEWOPENLINELOPENATSWOPENATSLCLOSELINEWCLOSELINELCLOSEATSWCLOSEATSLOPENTOTALOPENOVUNCLOSETOTALCLOSEOVUNSPREADWIN
002000203/18/00BIGE4SYRACUSE52NSEC5KENTUCKY U50N-2.52.5KENTUCKY USYRACUSE-3.03.0KENTUCKY USYRACUSE134.0U133.5UU
002000203/18/00BIG101MICHIGAN ST73NMWC8UTAH U61N-13.013.0UTAH UMICHIGAN ST-14.514.5UTAH UMICHIGAN ST120.0O121.0OU
002000203/18/00BIG122IOWA STATE79NSEC7AUBURN U60N-7.07.0IOWA STATEAUBURN U-7.07.0IOWA STATEAUBURN U141.0U135.0OF
002000203/18/00PAC106UCLA105NACC3MARYLAND U70N4.5-4.5UCLAMARYLAND U4.0-4.0UCLAMARYLAND U145.0O145.5OU
002000203/18/00SEC4LOUISIANA ST72NBIG125TEXAS U67N3.5-3.5LOUISIANA STTEXAS U3.5-3.5LOUISIANA STTEXAS U132.0O131.5OU
002000203/18/00BIG108WISCONSIN U66NPAC101ARIZONA U59N4.0-4.0WISCONSIN UARIZONA U5.0-5.0WISCONSIN UARIZONA U120.0O120.0OU
002000203/18/00BIG106PURDUE U66NBIG123OKLAHOMA U62N2.5-2.5PURDUE UOKLAHOMA U3.5-3.5PURDUE UOKLAHOMA U133.0U131.0UU
002000203/18/00WESTC10GONZAGA82NBIGE2ST JOHNS76N2.5-2.5GONZAGAST JOHNS3.5-3.5GONZAGAST JOHNS138.0O135.5OU
002000203/19/00BIGE10SETON HALL67NATL102TEMPLE65N111.0-11.0SETON HALLTEMPLE11.0-11.0SETON HALLTEMPLE126.0O122.0OU
002000203/19/00BIG123OKLAHOMA ST75NWESTC11PEPPERDINE67N-6.56.5OKLAHOMA STPEPPERDINE-6.06.0OKLAHOMA STPEPPERDINE135.0O132.0OF
002000203/19/00SEC5FLORIDA U93NBIG104ILLINOIS U76N0.00.0FLORIDA UILLINOIS U1.5-1.5FLORIDA UILLINOIS U143.0O148.0OU
002000203/19/00ACC1DUKE69NBIG128KANSAS U64N-9.09.0KANSAS UDUKE-11.011.0KANSAS UDUKE148.0U154.0UU
002000203/19/00WAC7TULSA69NCUSA2CINCINNATI61N2.5-2.5TULSACINCINNATI1.0-1.0TULSACINCINNATI138.0U136.0UU
002000203/19/00BIGE6MIAMI FLORIDA75NBIG103OHIO STATE62N4.0-4.0MIAMI FLORIDAOHIO STATE5.0-5.0MIAMI FLORIDAOHIO STATE130.0O128.5OU
002000203/19/00SEC4TENNESSEE U65NBIGE5CONNECTICUT51N2.0-2.0TENNESSEE UCONNECTICUT1.0-1.0TENNESSEE UCONNECTICUT139.0U137.0UU
002000203/19/00ACC8N CAROLINA U60NPAC101STANFORD53N8.0-8.0N CAROLINA USTANFORD9.5-9.5N CAROLINA USTANFORD144.0U144.5UU
Key to Abbreviations --

YEAR is the 2 digit representation of the Tournament year

SEASON is the 4 digit representation of the Tournament year

ROUND is the Tournament Round for Opening Round (1) to Finals (6)

DATE is the Actual Date of game

CONFWIN indicates the Conference affiliation of the game's straight up winner

SEEDWIN is the Seed of the game's straight up winner

WINNER is the Straight Up Winner of game

PFW are the Points Scored by game winner

SW indicates the Site of game for winner (H = Home, HN = Home Neutral R = Road, RN = Road Neutral, N = Neutral)

CONFLOS indicates the Conference affiliation of the game's straight up loser

SEEDLOS is the Seed of the game's straight up loser

LOSER is the Straight Up Loser of game

PFL are the Points Scored by game loser

SL indicates the Site of game for loser (H = Home, HN = Home Neutral, R = Road, RN = Road Neutral, N = Neutral)

OT indicates the # of Overtimes, if any

OPENLINEW is the Opening Line for the straight up winner

OPENLINEL is the Opening Line for the straight up winner

OPENATSW is the Team that covered the Opening Line

OPENATSL is the Team the lost to Opening Line

CLOSELINEW is the Closing Line for the straight up winner

CLOSELINEL is the Closing Line for the straight up loser

CLOSEATSW is the Team that covered the Closing Line

CLOSEATSL is the Team that lost to the Closing Line

OPENTOTAL is the Opening Over/Under Line

OPENOVUN is the Over/Under/Push Result for the Total vs. the Opening Total Line

CLOSETOTAL is the Closing Over/Under Line

CLOSEOVUN is the Over/Under/Push Result for the Total vs. the Closing Total Line

SPREADWIN indicates whether the Favorite or Underdog covered the Closing Line or whether game was pick 'em ('E') or ended in a pointspread push ("P")


Major League Baseball Data Base File


SAMPLE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DATA BASE FILE

1998 Season Series between New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies

DATE ROAD RSTK RRUN RODPITCH RARM RLINE RMONEY HOME HSTK HRUN HOMPITCH HARM HLINE HMONEY TIME SURF TOTAL TOTR EXTRA REG UMPIRE RR RIP RHA RRA RER RBB RSO HR HIP HHA HRA HER HBB HSO
03/31/98 PHIL XXX 0 SCHILLING, C R -101 -101 METS XXX 1 JONES, B R -109 100 D G 7.5 U 14 0 MONTAGUE L 8.0 2 0 0 1 9 W 6.0 4 0 0 2 1
04/02/98 PHIL L 1 6 PORTUGAL, M R 147 147 METS W 1 5 LEITER, A L -157 -157 N G 8.0 O 0 WEST W 5.0 3 2 2 2 5 L 6.0 7 3 3 1 4
05/29/98 METS W 6 11 REED, R R -151 100 PHIL W 3 0 BEECH, M L 141 -100 N T 8.5 O 0 RIPPLEY W 7.3 4 0 0 0 5 L 5.0 8 4 4 3 5
05/30/98 METS W 7 6 LEITER, A L -162 100 PHIL L 1 4 GREEN, T R 152 -100 N T 8.5 O 0 DARLING W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 L 7.0 8 5 5 1 7
05/31/98 METS W 8 8 JONES, B R -156 100 PHIL L 2 6 PORTUGAL, M R 146 -100 D T 8.5 O 0 WINTERS W 4.0 10 6 6 1 2 L 5.7 11 5 5 0 3
07/16/98 PHIL L 1 4 PORTUGAL, M R 158 158 METS L 2 2 REED, R R -168 -168 N G 8.0 U 0 BUCKNOR W 6.0 7 1 1 3 2 L 6.0 7 3 3 3 3
07/17/98 PHIL W 1 0 LOEWER, C R 135 -100 METS L 3 6 NOMO, H R -145 100 N G 8.5 U 0 GORMAN L 4.3 7 5 5 2 3 W 7.0 3 0 0 1 9
07/18/98 PHIL L 1 0 GREEN, T R 163 -100 METS W 1 7 LEITER, A L -173 100 D G 8.0 U 0 HALLION L 5.0 5 4 3 2 3 W 6.0 2 0 0 3 4
07/19/98 PHIL L 2 7 BEECH, M L 143 143 METS W 2 6 JONES, B R -153 -153 D G 8.5 O 10 6 CRAWFORD W 4.0 7 4 4 3 4 L 5.7 7 3 2 3 0
09/08/98 METS W 1 4 NOMO, H R -122 -122 PHIL L 2 16 BYRD, P R 112 112 N T 8.5 O 0 WEST L 2.7 6 7 7 2 1 W 5.7 9 3 3 3 3
09/09/98 METS L 1 6 REYNOSO, A R 120 120 PHIL W 1 2 SCHILLING, C R -130 -130 N T 7.5 O 0 KELLOGG W 8.0 6 2 2 1 7 L 6.0 10 3 3 2 4
09/10/98 METS W 1 7 LEITER, A L -166 100 PHIL L 1 5 GREEN, T R 156 -100 N T 8.0 O 0 DANLEY W 7.0 2 2 2 2 8 L 5.0 4 5 5 2 3

Data Base File Notes and Data Field Descriptions

Data Files are available for all seasons beginning with 1989 and include Playoff and World Series games.

Data Files are broken down by League and by Season. Thus, there is one file for the 1998 American League and a separate file for the 1998 National League. In most instances there are over 1,000 records in each league season file.

Each game is entered only once in the data base with the Home and Road teams being shown as such. Thus there will be just 162 records for each team in the Regular season -- 81 showing the team as the HOME team and 81 showing the team as the ROAD team.


DATA BASE FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

DATE is the Date the game was played

ROAD is the Road Team

RSTK is the current Winning ("W") or Losing ("L") streak the Road team is on entering the game.

RRUN is the score for the Road team.

RODPITCH is the Starting Pitcher for the Road team.

RARM indicates if the Road team Starting Pitcher is Right- or Left-handed.

RLINE is the Closing Line for the Road team (Stardust Sports Book).

RMONEY is the Money per $100 Unit wager won or lost by the Road team.

HOME is the Home Team

HSTK is the current Winning ("W") or Losing ("L") streak the Home team is on entering the game.

HRUN is the score for the Home team.

HOMPITCH is the Starting Pitcher for the Home team.

HARM indicates if the Home team Starting Pitcher is Right- or Left-handed.

HLINE is the Closing Line for the Home team (Stardust Sports Book).

HMONEY is the Money per $100 Unit wager won or lost by the Home team.

TIME indicates a DAY ("D") or NIGHT ("N") game. Games starting prior to 5 PM Local time are classified as DAY games; games starting at 5 PM or later are classified as NIGHT game.

SURF indicates if the game is played on ARTIFICIAL TURF ("T") or NATURAL GRASS ("G").

TOTAL indicates the OVER/UNDER Line for the game. A TOTAL of 0.0 indicates NO TOTAL posted on the game.

TOTR indicates the OVER/UNDER Result with five possible results -- OVER ("O"); UNDER ("U"); PUSH ("P"); SUSPENDED ("S"); NO POSTED TOTAL ("N").

EXTRA indicates the number of innings in the case of extra inning games, or the number of innings played in a rain shortened game

REG indicates the tied score at the end of nine innings in an extra inning game. "0" indicates a game that did not go extra innings unless the EXTRA field is filled in, in which case a "0" indicates a scoreless tie at the end of nine innings

UMPIRE indicates the HOME PLATE UMPIRE

RR indicates whether the Road team WON ("W") or LOST ("L") the game.

RIP indicates INNINGS PITCHED by the Road team starting pitcher

RHA indicates HITS ALLOWED by the Road team starting pitcher

RRA indicates TOTAL RUNS ALLOWED by the Road team starting pitcher

RER indicates EARNED RUNS ALLOWED by the Road team starting pitcher

RBB indicates WALKS ALLOWED by the Road team starting pitcher

RSO indicates STRIKEOUTS by the Road team starting pitcher

HR indicates whether the Home team WON ("W") or LOST ("L") the game/

HIP indicates INNINGS PITCHED by the Home team starting pitcher

HHA indicates HITS ALLOWED by the Home team starting pitcher

HRA indicates TOTAL RUNS ALLOWED by the Home team starting pitcher

HER indicates EARNED RUNS ALLOWED by the Home team starting pitcher

HBB indicates WALKS ALLOWED by the Home team starting pitcher

HSO indicates STRIKEOUTS by the Home team starting pitcher


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