Can technology help predict outcomes?

Posted by danblog on April 29, 2015 in General stuff |

The use of technology has become commonplace in the 21st Century, with mobile phones and tablets joining computers as multi-functional in transforming how we operate on a day-to-day basis. It is easy to see how handheld gadgets have improved our quality of life, with a plethora of downloadable apps across numerous markets allowing users to customise their device to suit their personal needs and requirements. Both have surpassed their original functional purpose, with users now able to search the internet, play games, and organise their daily schedule amongst many other services.


As mobile phones and tablets provide access to the internet and 4G signals whilst on the go, whether it is during long commutes or waiting for an appointment at the doctors, it has opened up the opportunity for those who like to play the lottery or predict the outcome of sports events to access a number to do so through an app or online. They have created a more convenient and efficient way for people to make their predictions, but such is the unpredictable nature of the lottery and sport, it becomes impossible to be successful with every bet. However, using technology could be useful when at a football match or a horse racing event to check a number of factors that could be influential in the outcome and have a better chance of winning money.


Pundits and tipsters

Everyone needs a helping hand when it comes to predicting the outcome of sporting events, as there is always a chance that an underdog may prevail, or a moment of brilliance or controversy may change the entire complexion of a match or race. There is nothing to prevent such occurrences from happening, but pundits and tipsters make it their duty to utilise their knowledge of the sport and any research they carry out into form and recent results to make a more calculated prediction on the outcome. Although neither can guarantee 100% accuracy with their predictions for sporting events, there is more chance of being successful by sourcing information from a pundit or tipsters who has the inside track on a multiple of factors that could point to the winning outcome.


Weather predictions

Horse racing remains one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom for the number of people who go to the racecourses, television viewers and punters. Backing the winner can ultimately come down to form of both the horse and jockey, and although many people continue to have fun picking their favourite names in the most famous races such as the Aintree Grand National, it does not carry a great success rate. The outcome of any race can be particularly altered by the ground and weather conditions, with certain horses excelling on different types of ground that can make them stand out as a good each way chance or the potential winner. Technology, such as mobiles and tablets, can be used to check weather forecasts which can ultimately decide which horses to back in conditions that will suit them perfectly.


Lottery predictions

Since its emergence in 1994, the National Lottery continues to go from strength to strength with millions of people playing in the hope of winning the big jackpot. The EuroMillions and Thunderball jackpots have created more opportunities for participants to win money, but trying to predict the seven lottery numbers when there are forty-nine balls in the machine is almost impossible. Odds of 13,983,815/1 reflect just how difficult it is to select the winning combination, but looking for lottery predictions via the internet on a mobile phone or tablet leading up to the Saturday night draw can increase those chances. Using handheld technology makes it easier to find predictions without having to log onto a computer, while they can also be used when writing the numbers down on the lottery form whilst at the shop. Lottery predictions are based upon statistics of how frequent each number is drawn out of the machine, and while it cannot be guaranteed to be accurate all of the time, they can point lottery players in the right direction towards getting at least three numbers.


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