I've studied football (both Pro and College) for several seasons and watched closely this year's NBA season. I've been following point spreads closely for some time now. So where do I go from here? I have ideas that seem to be right. I'm able (I think) to identify factors after the fact. I need to make a database. And I have no idea how to do that.
Come to think of it, do I even need a statistical database? The book Black Swan says that with more information I will be more confident in my picks but no less accurate. Maybe I just need to keep observing and let my brain and its neural network do the work?