Round 2 Vegas Odds!

I spent some time researching gambling sites looking for a way to handicap the playoffs, and eventually I came upon what I wanted on vegasinsider.com. They give the mathematical formula that Vegas casino’s use to calculate odds for baseball games. And guess what? We keep all the statistics necessary to make these calculations for our bocce league!
So I am going to list every playoff match up and give a % chance of victory. That percentage is not my guess on who wins, but the odds Vegas casinos would give if the sports books allowed betting on Turbo Bocce, based on an actual mathematical formula they actually use. Lets see if there are any surprises!

The Rookies – 8 seed – 18-12 … Read More »

Wednesday Playoff Recap

As a former Turbo Bocce champion I can tell you that winning is an amazing thing. In fact, its so great that my bucket list has only two items on it. #1) Winning another Turbo Bocce championsihp #2) Dialing 867-5309 in every area code just to see what happens.

The path to the championship officially got underway on Wednesday, and here’s what happened.

Tiny But Mighty vs. We Came In Like a Bocce Ball

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We Came In Like a Bocce Ball had a 66% chance of winning going into the game according to Vegas, and they took a big lead in game one, going up 10-2 at one point. Unfortunately for them playoff bocce … Read More »

Vegas Playoff Odds!

We know the playoff match ups, we know the seeds, we know the BCS. What don’t we know yet? The odds Vegas would put on each team winning.

I’m about to fix that.

I spent some time researching gambling sites looking for a way to handicap the playoffs, and eventually I came upon what I wanted on vegasinsider.com. They give the mathematical formula that Vegas casino’s use to calculate odds for baseball games. And guess what? We keep all the statistics necessary to make these calculations for our bocce league!

So I am going to list every playoff match up and give a % chance of victory. That percentage is not my guess on who wins, but the odds Vegas casinos would give … Read More »

Playoff Rain Policy

I checked the forecast and we should be okay, but as always its best to plan for the worst. If its raining, you have two options.

1) Play in the rain.
2) Schedule a time to make your game up BEFORE next Tuesday (both teams need to agree on this option).

The field at Sharkey’s is pretty much always available to us, so you can do it any time. Unfortunately we need to be done with the season by August 29th, because any later goes into Labor Day, so if you don’t get your game made up before next Tuesday both teams will have to forfeit.