CFB Playoff Bracket for Nov 27

The Massey-Peabody bracket reconciles politics and analytics, drawing on good analytics while acknowledging political reality. We begin with the traditional Massey-Peabody Power Rankings, a predictive analytics model built to identify the “best” teams. We then impose a few political constraints in order to also consider which teams are “most deserving”: 1) Every team starts the…

NCAA Week 13 Lines

Virginia Tech -15 at Wake Forest Miami (FL) -7.3 at Virginia Tennessee -0.9 vs. Missouri South Carolina -24.4 vs. South Alabama Ball State -16.8 vs. Eastern Michigan Michigan State -20.3 vs. Rutgers Nebraska -7.1 vs. Minnesota Mississippi State -30.2 vs. Vanderbilt Ohio State -34.2 vs. Indiana Michigan -8.2 vs. Maryland Oklahoma -24.8 vs. Kansas Pittsburgh…

College Football Week 13 Picks

Week 12 Recap Last weekend’s results were disappointing, with our official plays going 3-5. Our Big Plays split, with LSU (+2) looking awful offensively in a shutout loss at Arkansas. Maybe it was a letdown game after the ‘Bama loss. For whatever reason, they did not play like the LSU team we had been seeing this season. Hawaii (+10.5)…

CFB Playoff Bracket for Nov 22

The Massey-Peabody bracket reconciles politics and analytics, drawing on good analytics while acknowledging political reality. We begin with the traditional Massey-Peabody Power Rankings, a predictive analytics model built to identify the “best” teams. We then impose a few political constraints in order to also consider which teams are “most deserving”: 1) Every team starts the…

College Football Week 12 Lines

Here’s the full list of Massey-Peabody lines for the weekend’s games: North Carolina -3.8 vs. Pittsburgh N.C. State -12.9 vs. Wake Forest Penn State -9.5 vs. Temple Ohio State -16.4 at Minnesota Iowa -3.0 at Illinois Western Kentucky -6.0 vs. Army Western Michigan -23.6 vs. Eastern Michigan Wisconsin -6.9 vs. Nebraska Tennessee -12.5 vs. Kentucky…

College Football Week 12 Picks

Week 11 Recap: Coming off of a solid Week 11. We split our Big Plays: Florida State (-19.5) started slow (again) and failed to cover, while Texas (+3.5) was dominant in a 17-point win over favorite West Virginia. Our Other Plays did much better, going 3-1. Indiana (+6.5) turned the ball over deep in their own territory in the last…

NCAA Week 12/NFL Week 11 Early Plays

I’ll save the recap for when I blog the full lineup of picks tomorrow. Here are our picks/lines for the weekday games:   NFL Other Plays (7-4 YTD) Miami -5 vs. Buffalo [MP Line: MIA -8.3]   College Football Other Plays (24-15 YTD) Ball State +4 at Akron Massachusetts [MP Line: Ball St +0.1] UCF -20 vs.…

CFB Bracket for Nov 15

The Massey-Peabody bracket reconciles politics and analytics, leaning on good analytics while acknowledging political reality. We begin with the traditional Massey-Peabody Power Rankings, a predictive analytics model built to identify the “best” teams. We then impose a few political constraints in order to also consider which teams are “most deserving”: 1) Every team starts the…

CFB Week 11 Lines

Figured I’d post a full set of lines, for anyone who’s interested. I’m including all Week 11 games, including those that have been played and those that have already started. Akron -3 vs. Bowling Green Toledo -10.9 at Kent State Ohio -1.9 vs. Buffalo Northern Illinois -4.6 at Ball State Clemson -23.5 at Wake Forest…

College Football Week 11 Picks

Week 10 Recap: We dropped both of our plays last week, in our lowest volume week of the year. Fresno State (-12.5), our Big Play, was blown out by a Wyoming team that we rated as one of the worst in the country. Fresno wasn’t just unlucky either; they drop 10 spots to #86 in the…