• A computer model that picks NFL games is having another strong season - here are the picks for Week 10

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    Week 10 of the NFL season is here, and Cortana is back to make picks in a head-to-head showdown with Elo.
    We looked at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo, the modeling system used by Nate Silver's data-journalism site, FiveThirtyEight.
    In both cases, the computers are picking outright winners and not against the spread. However, each gives a likelihood that a team will win - which, in theory, could help measure the strength of certain lines.
    Cortana is off to a strong start this season, correctly picking...
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  • A computer model that picks NFL games is having another strong season - here are the picks for Week 10

    A computer model that picks NFL games is having another strong season - here are the picks for Week 10

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Week 10 of the NFL season is here, and Cortana is back to make picks in a head-to-head showdown with Elo.
    We looked at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana , Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo , the modeling system used by Nate Silver's data-journalism site, FiveThirtyEight.
    In both cases, the computers are picking outright winners and not against the spread. However, each gives a likelihood that a team will win - which, in theory, could help measure the strength of certain lines.
    Cortana is off to a strong start this season, correctly picking 72% of the games over the...
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  • NFL WEEK 10: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    NFL WEEK 10: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Last week Las Vegas bookmakers and sharp bettors got absolutely pummeled.
    According to ESPN's David Purdum , the sportsbooks in Nevada lost $7-$10 million on Sunday thanks to a string of favorites covering and getting killed on a few games with lopsided action.
    But while every other bettor in Vegas was rolling in dough, it was another losing week here. My bad on that.
    Still, we can use last week to our advantage. Assuming lightning doesn't strike twice, this should be a good week for the underdogs - public bettors with a bit of extra cash on hand will want to back the teams that brought...
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