# What Excel Function to Use for Betting?

There are many uses for Excel, including keeping track of your finances, budgets, or just about anything you can think of. One of the best uses for Excel is betting. With just a few excel functions and some conditional formatting, you can create a working betting sheet that will help you make more accurate and safe bets. This blog post will teach you about the different functions you can use to build your betting sheet.

## Create A Conditional Format For Your Worksheet To Identify High-Winning Rows

One of the best things about creating a sheet with the proper functions is that you can make it so that only certain rows are identified as high-winning rows. For example, if you want to create a betting sheet for football games, you can use the HOME, LOCK, and STATIC functions to identify which rows are high-winning rows. The HOME function sets the background color of a cell to yellow if the cell value is larger than 0 and red if the cell value is smaller than 0. The LOCK function locks a row or column so that the formulas in that row or column can only be used by selecting that row or column. The STATIC function makes a cell value in a row or column equal to the value in the adjacent cell. For example, if you have values A1:A3 in row 1 and B1:B3 in column 1 of your sheet, the STATIC function creates an offset such that A1 = B1, A2 = B2, and A3 = B3. You can think of the STATIC function as an Excel formula equivalent to the conditional formatting formula given below:

If((\$A\$1 <> 0) AND (\$B\$1 <> 0), “Y”, “N”)

If you use this conditional formatting for your entire sheet, then all the values will be affected, including the cells in the row or column you did not want to format. To prevent this from happening, you can create a separate conditional formatting rule for values in column A and apply it to column B, C, etc. This will make only the values in column B, C, and so on high-winning rows yellow and the other values black. You will need to format the entire sheet, select the cells in column A, and choose Format – Conditional Formatting – New Rule. The settings should look like the one shown below:

Select: A1:B1 (entire column), Type: Blank (blank), Applies to: Entire Sheet, Format: Table

As you can see, you only selected column A and created a rule that will format the cells in that column. Since you did not want to format the rows below column A, those cells will appear in black. You can click on the Format button and choose the style of the table you want (simple, classic, or formal) to apply to your conditional formatting rule.

## What About Past Performance?

One of the best features of this Excel betting sheet is that it keeps track of the performance of each team over the previous seasons. You can use the DATE function to enter the date in cell A1 and the EVALUATE function to see how each team performed across multiple sports. For example, cell C1 contains a formula that looks like this:

=DATE(YEAR(A1), MONTH(A1), DAY(A1), 0, 0, 0) – EVALUATE(Team Name; Home Game; Date, “>0”)

Here, the DATE function is used to pull the date from row 1 of your sheet, and the EVALUATE function uses the same four arguments as the DATE function. As a result, the EVALUATE function will use the values from row 1 of your worksheet for its calculation. This means that the previous performance of your selected team will be calculated using the formulas from row 1 of your worksheet. To enable this feature, you will need to enter the date in the first row of your sheet (row 1) and then format the entire sheet with the proper date format (day, month, and so on) using the CELL PROPERTY function. Select Format – Number – Show As – Date and then enter the date format you want to use in the first box and the second box, respectively.

To help you remember which box to check, you can change the font color of the text to blue and add a tooltip of “Date” with an arrow pointing to the box you just checked. Now, when you enter a date in any cell in column A of your sheet, the cell will display the date in the proper format and the calculated performance for the selected team will appear below the date. To make sure you do not misspell a word, you can use the FIND function to search for the misspelled word and highlight it in red. The easiest way to edit the highlighted word is to just click on it (make sure you do not click on any other words as you will likely want to keep all the other words black).

## Create Another Column To Summarize Each Team’s Performance

As mentioned before, one of the great things about this Excel betting sheet is that it keeps track of the performance for each team over the previous seasons. You can use the SUM function to add the values in cells C1:F1 and then divide the total by 4 to get an average for each of the last four seasons. The result is shown in row G1. To use this feature, you will need to format the entire sheet with the proper date format (using the CELL PROPERTY function) and then enter the following formula in cell G1 of your sheet:

=SUM(C1:F1) / 4

This will create a column that will show you the average performance of your selected team over the last four seasons. You can click on any cell in this column and it will pull the average performance from the previous four seasons for that team. You can do the same thing for column H or I to get the average performance over the last two or three seasons, respectively. This feature allows you to compare the performances of different teams over the last few seasons and identify the best or the worst as you see fit. You can, however, create an arbitrary number of columns and use them to summarize the performance for each team in your book.

## Use The WORKDAY Function To Identify When Each Team’s Season Opens And Closes

The WORKDAY function returns the date a specified number of days after the first day of the month. You can use this function in combination with the MAX function to find out the date at which each team’s season begins and the MIN function to determine the date at which each team’s season ends. The following formula, for example, will tell you the date at which each team’s season begins:

=WORKDAY(MAX(C1, D1, E1, F1); 1; “>0”) – MIN(C1:F1)

Here, the first argument is the starting point for the calculation (in this case, row 2) and the second argument is the number of days after which you want the calculation to occur. This formula will return the starting date of each team’s season. You can use the same four arguments in reverse to find the last date of each team’s season. For example, cell C2 in your sheet contains the following formula:

=WORKDAY(F1; 1; MAX(A2, B2, C2, D2); “>0”) – MIN(A2:F2)

This will return the date at which the season of the selected team ended, which is in this case, February 28th. You will need to format the entire sheet with the proper date format (using the CELL PROPERTY function) and then enter the following formula in cell G2 of your sheet:

=WORKDAY(F1; 1; MAX(A2, B2, C2, D2); “>0”) – MIN(A2:F2)

To find out the last two seasons for each team, you can use conditional formatting to make the cells in column A appear as dates in the proper date format (day, month, and year), and then enter the following formula in cell G and I of your sheet:

=WORKDAY(F1; 1; MAX(A2, B2, C2, D2); “>0”) – MIN(A2:I2)