• NFL WEEK 5: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Easy come, easy go.
    After a not-so-nice record of 6-9 against the Sunday slate last week, we're once again stuck with a losing record looking to climb our way out of a slump.
    With that in mind, this week we're going to try and get back to basics with our picks in Week 6 - backing some home underdogs and trusting the trends even if they don't look like the best bets on their face.
    Take a look below at our predictions for who covers this weekend.
    LAST WEEK: 6-9
    OVERALL: 37-39-2
    Byes: Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
    The pick: Giants +2.5
    The logic: The...
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  • The computer models that pick NFL games are on fire - here are the picks for Week 6

    The computer models that pick NFL games are on fire - here are the picks for Week 6

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Week 6 of the NFL season is here, and 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 both cases, the computers are picking outright winners and not against the spread. However, each gives a likelihood of a team's winning, which, in theory, could help measure the strength of certain lines.
    Cortana won the regular season matchup last year, going 162-78 overall, and 111-38 over the last ten weeks (we...
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