• The computer model that nailed the NFL's 2017 season has made its picks for Week 2

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The computer models are back making their picks for the 2018 NFL season.
    In 2017, Microsoft's Cortana correctly picked 68% of the games overall and 75% of the games over the final ten weeks.
    FiveThirtyEight's Elo also had a strong showing during the regular season, correctly picking 64% of the games.
    Week 2 of the NFL season is here, and Microsoft's Cortana is back to make picks in a head-to-head showdown with Elo.
    We took a look at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana , Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo, the modeling system used by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight. In...
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  • NFL WEEK 2: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    NFL WEEK 2: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season is in the books, meaning we've spent the past few days celebrating one of football's greatest traditions - overreacting.
    While making grandiose claims based on just a few minutes of actual on the field action may be a boon for debate shows on ESPN and FS1, it can lead to some dangerous waters for gamblers. Week 1 undoubtedly showed us a few breakout teams that will emerge as powerhouses through the season but don't throw away your preseason rankings after one matchup.
    Last week, our picks went a frustrating 7-9 , with one failed two-point conversion and one...
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