We recently increased the time to match start default value from 12 hours to 48 hours. This only affects new users.
The reason is we found no correlation between time to match start and (flat) profit.
There was no correlation between: closing line value, flat profit or wether you beat the closing line. We checked 330.000 bets with closing line.
This was a bit surprising, since the “common knowledge” is that value bets get more reliable closer to match start (all things being equal). Of course, all things are rarely equal Anyone have a hypothesis?
The new recommendation is: increase time to match start as high as you can while still maximizing turning per day. You don’t want to let your bank roll sit unused while you wait for matches to end.
This might be 12 hours for users with smaller bankrolls, or 300 (our maximum) for those with large bankrolls.