In handicapping, especially the preseason, everyone makes a big deal about returning starters. This is especially important for people betting over/under wins for the season.
Returning starters seems like a useful statistic for this kind of betting. But does more experience really result in better teams? Check out these two blog posts and decide for yourself:
Do Returning Starters Matter? Part I
Does Experience Matter? Part II
Let me know if you agree/disagree
Edit: Not sure if this goes here or in the Think Tank