The meaning of ‘1 assist’ in betting is rather simple – it simply means the player given the score 1 in American football. However, there are actually a few ways that the statistic is calculated and thus may have a different meaning depending on the method used.
Points After Scoring
A lot of people, especially those who have a strong rooting interest in the other team, will use 1 assist as a way of measuring the effectiveness of a quarterback. If you’re a Bengals’ fan and have always had trouble finding success with the position, this may be the stat for you. The reason many people use this method is because it takes the guesswork out of judging the quarterback’s performance. Sure, you might have seen a quarterback throw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones or a bootleg game-winning run by BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but without the points scored by the other team, there’s no way of knowing for sure if that particular quarterback is capable of leading your team to victory or if they’re just another Chad Johnson (or in some instances, another A.J. McCarron).
Using points after scoring as a way of measuring an individual player’s contribution to a game is somewhat antiquated, especially since it’s now possible to study every play of a football game and see the numbers that went into it. Still, in football, as in many other sports, it’s easier for someone to argue the numbers rather than the eye test. In the 2018 NFL season, for example, only 12 quarterbacks had at least 20 wins and only 10 had at least 10 losses. If you’re looking for an alternative to using eye test results to determine a quarterback’s value, this is a good stat to keep in mind.
Most Goals For
This one may seem like it’s too simple, but for some fans of the New York Red Bulls, it’s become the prime stat to judge the performance of their favorite player, Bradley Wright-Phillips. The 25-year-old Jamaican-American attacker led the league last year with 21 assists and was tied for third with 11 goals. With a team that loves to play through the middle and find the ball with their feet, Wright-Phillips had plenty of opportunities to assist his teammates last year and maybe even lead the league in that category as well.
However, as impressive as Wright-Phillips was last season, he had a down year compared to prior seasons. In 2017, he had 29 goals and 17 assists, so there’s reason to believe that this year will see an uptick in his performance. It’s also possible that the Red Bulls will once again feature a potent offensive attack and lead the league in goals this year.
The main reason why this stat is so valuable to fans of the New York Red Bulls is because it offers an objective measurement of how productive their player was last season. Since assists can be controlled by the team’s quarterback, this stat gives fans of the Red Bulls an idea of how well the player operated in a system that’s designed to assist the quarterback. In addition, it helps determine how much individual skill the player has – something that can’t be easily judged by watching the games.
Who Scored The First Goal?
This is one of the more unique statistics in football and can be used to identify the first contributor to a goal. For example, if the ball is kicked off to the left, it’s usually a safe bet that the offense will score first. If the ball is deep in the air and on the ground, it’s usually a goal-scoring opportunity for the defense. Sometimes, especially if the offense is struggling, it can take a while for the first goal to be scored – depending on the length of the game and the amount of time that elapses between each kickoff or opening kickoff and the subsequent score.
This stat will identify the player that scored the first goal in a given game and can be used to identify which team is most likely to score first in any given match-up. If you’re a betting person, you can use this to your advantage by placing a small bet on which team will be the first to score in any given game. If you’re a Red Bulls fan, you might want to consider placing a small wager that they will score first in each of their games this season.
Individual Vs. Team Scoring
If you’re looking for a quick way to identify which team scored the most points in a particular game, this is the stat for you. The individual scoring stat will tell you who scored the most goals or assisted on the most goals – the only issue is that it doesn’t take the team scoring factor into account. So, in a game where the score was tied at the end, the statistic will only identify the individual who had the most goals or assists. If you’re looking for a way to judge the collective performance of the team, this stat isn’t for you. Even if one of the players on the opposing team scores a goal, the stat will still show that the individual had the most productive outing.
The last stat to consider is what is known as the passing grade in American Football. This is the highest grade that a quarterback can receive based on four factors: (1) the amount of plays he/she was able to execute; (2) the amount of pressure he/she was able to withstand; (3) the amount of times he/she was intercepted; and (4) the amount of times he/she was unable to hand the ball off correctly. If you’re a Jets fan and you’ve had a hard time finding any success with the position, this is the stat for you. Only 10 quarterbacks had a passing grade above 80% – with the other 20% being either a 70 or a 79. With a new wave of rookie quarterbacks rising up through the ranks and performing admirably, this may be the ideal opportunity for the Jets to show they can still develop a franchise quarterback.
If you’re a betting person, you can use this to your advantage by placing a small wager that the 2018 draft class of quarterbacks will perform well enough to earn them a spot in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Having a team of Pro Bowlers at the beginning of the year would certainly make things easier for a rookie quarterback. With many talented players likely to be selected in the first round, it’s a good bet that someone will step up and prove themselves ready to become a franchise quarterback by the end of the year.
Now that you’re equipped with the basics of what 1 assist means in betting, you can use this knowledge to your advantage by studying each individual play in the 2018 NFL season and looking for the numbers that determine success in the pro game. If you’re a fan of a specific team, you can consider placing a small wager that they will score first in a given game or that one of the rookie quarterbacks will earn them a spot in the Pro Bowl. However, for the more adventurous gambler, there are plenty of stats to study in the 2018 NFL season which will determine the outcome of a game and allow for more complex wagering strategies. Good luck out there.