5 Factors That Affect Sports Betting Odds

Five Factors that Affect Sports Betting Odds

Last updated on noviembre 8th, 2021

One of the reasons why bettors should be updated about the forecast of odds from sports book makers is that odds are always mutable even to the last minute.


Some punters get irritated by the change in odds by bookies. From giants play makers like Ladbrokes, Betfair, and William Hill down to Asian bookies – Pinnacle, SBOBET, and SingBet, all are the same. But no one is to blame except the various factors that affect the odds that bookies are giving for matches.


Trying to be a profitable punter? Check out our guide to becoming a professional sports bettor.



Five factors at play that influence how bookmakers calculate the odds


Head to Head records


There are cases when teams display incredible strength and performance when matched with a specific teams, while in decline if let to face to another team. This is the reason why head to head records should be considered in calculating odds.


Injuries and suspensions


There are unexpected and unavoidable cases when athletes gain injuries or red card suspensions. In some cases, those players are key to the team’s performance in leagues, so their absence will pose a serious threat to the play. For instance, Los Angeles Lakers have been good in their performances earlier in the current NBA season. However, they lost grip in their standing in the table when key player LeBron James suffered a groin injury.


Team lineup


This is important to be considered in making the odds of the game as some players in the squad are replaced if the team manager saw it as more appropriate. Even teams could lose while a key player is in the squad if a complementing player is absent. For example, there are games when the Golden State Warriors are peaking strength when Stephen Curry is complemented by Klay Thompson, and declining when Thompson is absent with an injury.


Current form


This is a big factor in considering odds as teams could be expected to lose again when possessing a terrible form or win again when otherwise. However, there are times when a win will pop out of a series of losses but those are exceptions rather then the rule.


Home and Away records


This is true especially to teams that perform better in home games than away games. There are also cases when squads are good both in home and away games. Rarely though, some teams are stronger in away matches then home games.


You’ll never have to worry about catching up with the change of odds as VOdds are updating any change in the numbers in reeltime! Check them out yourself now by visiting your account.


discover the smarter way to bet here at vodds

Be one step ahead of your game by receiving our latest sports news and betting tips!
Recent Blogs




  1. Participants should have an active social media account. Social media platforms included in this program are as follows:
    1. Twitter
    2. Instagram
    3. VK
  2. To qualify, you must follow the mechanics required in ANY of these platforms:
    1. Twitter
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Twitter account
      2. Like the tweet related to March Madness
      3. Quote retweet post with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
    2. Instagram
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official Instagram account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on story with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
      4. Mention/Tag @vodds_official on your story
    3. VK
      1. Participants must follow Vodds’ official VK account
      2. Like the post related to March Madness
      3. Share the post on your profile with answer and hashtags #VOdds #marchmadness
  3. Other requirements:
    1. Shared posts (excluding stories) should not be deleted until the end of the campaign
    2. Social media accounts should be in public for post verification
  4. Winner selection
    1. Announcement of winners will be at 2 PM GMT+8
    2. There will be daily and grand prizes at the end of the campaign
    3. Daily winners will be draw randomly using
    4. Participants can join as many times as they want but only 1 entry per day
    5. Entries accumulated during the campaign will be added and draw at the end of the campaign for the Grand Prize
    6. Confirmed winners will be contacted and will be requested to provide the ff.
      1. Nombre Completo
      2. Correo Electrónico
      3. Mobile Number
      4. País
      5. Payment Method (please see the list of available payment channels here)
  5. Prizes & Withdrawal guidelines
    1. 3 random winners will win 10 USD on daily games
    2. 3 random winners will win 50 USD on the final four stage
    3. A total of 200 USD will be awarded at the end of the campaign to the grand prize winner.
    4. Prizes will be added to your VOdds account and can be withdrawn after completing of the turnover requirements
  6. Other terms & conditions
    1. This offer is valid to new customers of VOdds and existing users who have not previously deposited and can be availed from the period of March 9 – April 5, 2022 only.
    2. You must have settled bets of up to 5X of the prize before your winnings and prizes become withdrawable.
    3. Prize will be converted to your VOdds account currency using rate.
    4. This offer only applies to bets placed via VOdds website. Bets that are placed using our API will not qualify for this offer.
    5. Bets placed on Positional Orders will not qualify.
    6. If the requirements for this offer have not been met within 30 days from your first deposit, the promotion will expire.
    7. All qualifying bets must be settled before the promotion’s expiry.
    8. If you cancel your bonus after you enter the promotion or before you complete the requirements, the offer shall be forfeited.
    9. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. You can only have one active bonus at a time. VOdds reserves the right to limit the eligibility or cancel any offer to any customer.
    10. This offer is strictly limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number, same payment account number (e.g. SKRILL, NETELLER, etc), and shared computer (e.g. public library or workplace).
    11. In case of canceled, voided, rejected, or non-runner bets, stakes will be put back into the original wallets and wagering progress is reverted.
    12. If any terms of the offer are breached (or there is any evidence of multiple bets placed by a customer from any other promotional offer resulting in guaranteed customer profits regardless of the outcome), VOdds reserves the right to reclaim the bonus or void any bets funded by the promotion.
    13. These terms and conditions operate in conjunction with VOdds’ General Terms and Conditions.