Running the Smart Sports Stats services is a complex activity and it involves a dedicated server to download, calculate and update all sports statistics. Over the years of running our stats websites, we have found and established the best practices to keep everything working as flawless as possible.
You can refer to this post as a quick guide to the stats update times for every sport. I would like to point out an important issue with bookmakers and their odds/lines publishing times. We have found that the bookies are quite lazy slow when it comes to publishing lines for certain sports such as basketball, tennis, handball, volleyball etc. That means that some of the lines for those less popular leagues and competitions are not added until a few hours before the matches, which makes it impossible for us to run the full data cycle and include them in our stats tables. There is no such issue with football and the fixed betting lines e.g. (under/over 2.5 goals etc.) make it possible to update our stats 2 days in advance (in some cases the odds may not be available though).
In order to increase the number of matches included in the Asian Handicap stats for all sports excluding football, we run double updates – a night before and on the morning of the kick-off. Please find the full list of stats update times for all our sports below:
Football – 7pm (2 days in advance)
Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Hockey and Tennis – 7 pm and 7 am every day
American Football and MLB – 7 pm and 11am every day
All quoted times are UK time zone times.
Please note, that we can only calculate our Asian Handicap stats if the lines for Under/Over and Home/Away markets are available and priced up by the bookies.