Handy Hint #1 – Navigate one-time to alerted markets

The Alert Scores are a very good indication of how an event compares to the bookmakers you have selected in the configuration. The higher the score, the worse the differences…

If you click on these scores, for example in Monitoring Overview, you will load a small pop-up window with some additional information.

Alert Score market click

If the Alert Score is greater than 0, then the top 3 alerts will be listed, with some overview odds and averages.

By clicking on the first alerted market name, in the pop-up, you will open Match Up and navigate directly to that market, the worst alerted.

In the above example this is the Handicap market, for the -2.75 line Surebet alert.

Hcap -2.5-3 alert

Try it… Let us know what you think. Where else can the navigation be improved for you?

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New – Expected Total alerts

(An expected total is a singular value that be can be calculated from Total markets to give you a very precise figure for the total number of goals / points expected in the final score)

(Disabling of new alert released just for Account – 129 / A full release will be completed after field testing. Please note that alert pop-ups are due to be improved in the coming weeks, but the below screenshots are correct for this version of Ctrl)

(Disabling Expected Total alerts has been released for all accounts now)

Expected Total alerts are calculated alongside the regular Intelli-Avg based Deviation and Valuebet alerts, using the same calculation methods. If the Expected version is “worse” than the regular alerts, then it will be displayed instead.

This alert type will give you alert coverage for Total lines where there are no other bookmakers’ odds to generate an Intelli-Avg. However, it will still cover lines with an Intelli-Avg, as explained above.

In order for you to manage the new Expected Total alerts, available for Soccer and Basketball, it is also possible to disable these alerts to reduce Alert Scores.

Lets take a look at an example Expected Total alert.

Expected Total Pop Up
Expected Total pop-up

Alerted outcomes will have a slightly different icon, to the regular Deviation and Valuebet alert icons, with a noticeable trim around the edge.

If you click on the icon a pop-up will appear giving you some more information about the alert, as shown.

In the example above, your odds for Over 2 at 1.98 are significantly higher than the “expected” odds of 1.713 for the same outcome. This is producing an Expected Total Valuebet.

The pop-up also contains some additional information listing the percentage difference (6% here for a Valuebet type calculation), your own Expected Total (2.01 goals in the match) and the average, or market, Expected Total (2.231 goals in the match).

If you want to disable the effects of this alert on the total score simply click in the pop-up, where shown below.

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Disabling an Expected Total alert

If you disable a Valuebet Expected Total alert, then you automatically also disable Expect Total Deviation alerts. However, if you disable a Deviation version it is still possible to receive Valuebet Expected Total alerts.

Despite the below Expected Total alert being disabled, it is still possible to see that your Total market has an Expected Total alert. Faded versions of the icon are left as reminders, at the top of the market and in the market list.

Expected Total Disable 2
Disabled Expected Total alert icons

If you want to reactivate a disabled Expected Total alert, simply click on the icon at the top of the market list and click where shown below…

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Enabling deactivated Expected Total alerts

If you require more information about this alert type, how it should be used, or need any other assistance with alerting or Ctrl in general, please use the contact email in the footer, below, to get in touch with our team.


Alert Strength Indicators

A new addition is due to be released for Match Up’s Alert banner at the bottom of the screen.

As you are probably already aware the markets listed at the bottom of the screen are positioned in order of the relative amount each alert contributes to the total event Alert Score.

A new simple visual indicator has been developed to help you appreciate the relative amounts each alert actually contributes to the total event Alert Score.

3 bars    = HIGH impact alert

2 bars    = MEDIUM impact alert

1 bar      = LOW impact alert

0 bars    = very low impact alert

Some visual examples…

Match Up Alert Banner ASIs

A simple mouse-over will also explain the same…

ASI mouse over

You can still click on these markets

to navigate to them as before.

This is a purely visual improvement and nothing else regarding how you currently deal with alerts will be affected by the release of this feature.

If you have some constructive feedback regarding the release of the Alert Strength Indicators, please contact the Ctrl Team.