The favorite, LSU in this case, is identified by the negative sign (-). The underdog, Auburn, is identified by the plus sign (+). This means that LSU is favorited to win the game because of various reasons. They could have a better ranking than Auburn or have a better record in their most recent matchups. Both teams are called the Tigers but yellow and purple tigers do not have more power than blue and orange tigers because neither are real tiger breeds. Would be cool if they were though!
Personally, I have made £150,000 clear profit since the 2010 flat season so ‘on average’ around £26,000 per year which I am both happy with and proud of because making long-term profits through horse racing is a very hard thing to achieve. There can be losing spells which can be tough to deal with psychologically but is very much about adapting a winning mindset and a belief in your methods.
The second approach is to create a mathematical formula that gives you a percentage based on the stats and factors that you put into it. There is a multitude of different ways to build your formulas, but here is a general idea to get you started. Come up with the criteria that you think is important to figure out how likely a team is to win. This could be any number of criteria and usually the more, the better. <