As an avid sports gambler, I’ve always tried to look for trends that give me an edge against the oddsmakers. I’ve spent a great deal of time amassing data from various sources and using that data to determine which way to wager. For me, there is a certain thrill to having knowledge that the typical sports bettor lacks. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that there are certain tenets that gamblers like to spout off as fact. However, if there is one single axiom that gets repeated over and over again it is none other than the phrase, “fade the public.” If you’ve ever wagered on sports for an extended period of time you’ve heard the phrase uttered ad nauseum. But just what does it mean and how well does it hold up to statistical analysis?