• NFL WEEK 14: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Every week we pick each game of the NFL schedule against the spread.
    Last week, we were ever so close to a winning week but fell short thanks to the Steelers and Lions falling apart late in their games.
    This week, we like the Packers to cover at home, and the Dolphins to keep things close with the Patriots.
    So close!
    Had the Steelers been able to hold on to a 16-point second-half lead against the Chargers at home, we would have had ourselves a winning week.
    Thankfully, we have another full Sunday slate to try again. With just four Sundays left before the postseason, it's now or never to...
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  • The computer models that pick NFL games have made their picks for Week 14

    The computer models that pick NFL games have made their picks for Week 14

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Elo and Cortana have made their picks for Week 14.
    Cortana leads the overall race, correctly picking 67% of the games this season.
    Week 14 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. Each gives a likelihood that a team will win, however, which in theory could help...
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