By The Numbers: Huddle Performance During NFL Wild Card Weekend

January 17, 2024

By The Numbers: Huddle Performance During NFL Wild Card Weekend

The Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs is now done. On Monday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills secured the last two spots in the next round.

The Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, and Green Bay Packers had easy wins. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions just managed to beat the Los Angeles Rams in a game where both quarterbacks faced their old teams.

In this week's "By The Numbers" series we review Huddle's pricing vs. the market for the entirety of Playoffs weekend and also take a look at the strong uptime performance for Buccaneers and Eagles game.

Analyzing Huddle's Buccaneers vs. Eagles Uptime Performance

During this game, Huddle vastly outperformed the market with only 6% suspension time compared to 19% as the market average. Through the entirety of the game, Huddle's superior markets had a downtime of 11 minutes and 42 seconds, while the market, on average, had a downtime of over 36 minutes.

Maximizing uptime is a game-changer for sportsbook operators. In the fast-paced world of in-play betting, every minute counts, especially during critical events like the NFL playoffs and the highly anticipated Super Bowl.

A reliable infrastructure ensures that users can place bets, access real-time odds, and engage in live betting without disruptions, that way enhancing customer satisfaction and trust. The impact of higher uptime is magnified during the culmination of the NFL season, as sports enthusiasts eagerly participate in the thrill of the playoffs and the grand spectacle of the Super Bowl.

For sportsbooks, the financial implications are substantial. The Huddle ecosystem allowed our partners to offer markets during the final moments of action, improving their user experience and increasing overall revenue.

If an operator extends in-play betting by an extra 25 minutes during a game, as Huddle did in this case, it could significantly affect the operator's turnover. During a prime-time game, an extra 25 minutes could result in additional $9 milion (aprox.) in turnover for a sportsbook. The calculations are made on basis if an average tier 1 sportsbook has an avarage in-play bet amount for one game of $75 milion.

If Huddle continues to sustain its current level of uptime during the upcoming prime time games, the financial impact could be significant for a sportsbook in the next few weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, as well as during the Super Bowl itself.

When it comes to financial gains for a sportsbook, Huddle's strong uptime guarantees constant availability of odds, providing users with an optimal and uninterrupted betting experience.

Pricing: Huddle vs Market during NFL Playoffs

The graphic above details how Huddle's pricing influenced the wider industry throughout the NFL Regular Season Finale. As you can see on the graph, the market aligned with Huddle's prices in over 67% of instances where Huddle's pricing differed from the market by 3%.

This data clearly shows that Huddle has a strong influence on the market, especially in setting prices. It proves that Huddle sets the standard for pricing, and other operators in the market follow suit.

Huddle stands out as a leader in pricing and uptime for both pre-match and in-play betting. We achieve this by combining a skilled trading team with advanced technology, ensuring our partners stay ahead of their competition.

We proved the quality of our uptime and pricing during entire Week 17, especially during prime time game Broncos vs Chargers. SEE HERE!

We tracked closely Week 15 prime time game, and our uptime and pricing performance, like Ravens defense, shined again! See the numbers HERE!

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