Getting Started With ZCode
The following is a beginner’s guide to entry level interpretationof data presented from the many bonus tools offered within the ZCode System. As a full disclaimer, what you are reading is simply the jumping off point for each of these assets, and with time and practice, you will continue to advance in your ability to analyze charts and data and in turn, translate them to profit!
This is an example of this surface level analysis utilized to make a winning pick ATS on a game between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards on January 22st 2014.
1. Mission Control
This is the unofficial captains chair of each event (NBA,NHL,NFL,MLB) inside Zcode VIP Club. The white text box contains a brief write up of the game along with any notable information relating to injuries or recent trends. On the top left, you will see the automated ZCode pick (changing throughout the day until 3 hours prior to starting time).
The system gives estimated percentages for the outright winner, chance of covering the spread, and over/under. Below, you will find various recommendations of plays for this particular event. In this example, we see that Washington Wizards are large favorites to win at home against a weaker foe. However, ZCode System also projects over a 60% chance for the Celtics to cover the spread of 9.5 points. Remember, the goal is to search for an edge on the spread. Placing a wager on steep moneylines is ill advised due to the significant “juice” or bookie commission and will always result in long term losses. This is our first positive indicator for the Celtics.
2. Zcode Power Ranks Indicator http://zcodesystem.com/pr_indicator/
Selecting this tool will bring up a head to head comparison between the two teams performance within the ever evolving ZCode Power Ranking System. What we are looking at is the most recent trend for both teams. Each dot represents their movement within the power rankings based on their respective games played. Despite Washington’s overall higher ranking, we see that they are trending downwards while the Celtics are trending upwards. This is another indication in favor of the Celtics, as it reflects their recent positive performance against strong teams.
3. Head to Head Tool http://zcodesystem.com/headtohead/
Opening this tool shows all recent matches between the two teams. Although the results can stretch back multiple seasons, it is more valuable to compare results of the current season, as teams can experience drastic reorganizing in a single off season. Washington actually receives the edge in this department, having beaten the Celtics earlier in the year.
4. Zcode Oscillator http://zcodesystem.com/nba_oscillator/
This application shows us two important sets of data. The first we see is the general trend that a team has followed throughout the season. Again, our focus is on performance against the spread, so we will check the box labeled “handicap” to bring up a separate set of lines. We see an upwards trend for the Celtics and a downwards trend for the Wizards. Advantage is given to the Celtics here.
5. Zcode Volatility Oscillator http://zcodesystem.com/team_volatility_oscillator/
A little further down is the Volatility Oscillator, which gives“stability” ratings to each team. A team on the positive side can typically be counted on to win as a favorite and lose as an underdog. A negatively ranked team is regarded as unpredictable, usually winning games in which they are underdogs and losing games where they are favored. In a given matchup, two teams on the positive side of the chart would grant an edge to the favorite. If both were regarded as unstable teams, the underdog would get the nod. We see that both teams are regarded as being highly unpredictable, indicated by their negative ranking. Yet another nod towards the Celtics.
6. Against The Spread Stats
Lastly, we can examine short term performance against the spread by either team by hovering our pointer over the point spread bet. Here, we will see full season performance against the spread, last six games against the spread, and last 6 games at home and on the road for both teams. Despite a long trend of losses, the Celtics have kept games close and performed at a better rate against the spread while Washington has performed less consistently in relation to the handicap.
Using the most basic interpretation of Z Code Bonus tools, we have a fairly decent reason to believe that history will continue along its current path and the Celtics will succeed in covering the spread. We decide to test our new found knowledge with a small bet. The result? Not only did the Celtics cover the 9.5 handicap, they actually won out right in a thrilling overtime victory 113:111! And you have made your first successful sports investment by making a confident pick based on knowledge acquired from several powerful sources.
However, consider what you have used to predict the outcome of this event a tiny stepping stone towards a bright future in your Z Code System career. As you become more familiar with the site and all it has to offer, you will build on this foundation and continually add data and parameters to increase your accuracy in your selections. Building the ultimate bookie beating system is a marathon, not a sprint and you will have losing days.
However, as your knowledge in the field grows you will learn to use these losses as a tool in themselves to prevent them from repeating themselves. With time, effort, and patience, you will slowly climb your way up the ladder and join the ranks of the many other ZCode experts.