NFL Week 3 Grades

Here are our “grades” for NFL Week 3. We control for game location and opponent quality, and discount garbage time situations. exp score diff is how we’d expect the team to do against an average team on a neutral field based on the way they actually played in the game, but using only predictive metrics. pctile rating is a rating of the team’s performance,…

2016 NFL Week 3 Picks

It’s been a slow start thus far this year, with our official plays going 1-1, while both of our leans lost. That puts us at 1-3 on the year, but it is early days still. Here are this week’s picks: Big Plays (0-2 YTD) Chicago +7/+7.5 at Dallas [M-P Line: CHI +3.1] Other Plays (1-1…

NFL Week 2 Grades

Here are our “grades” for NFL Week 2. We control for game location and opponent quality, and discount garbage time situations. exp score diff is how we’d expect the team to do against an average team on a neutral field based on the way they actually played in the game, but using only predictive metrics. pctile rating is a rating of the team’s performance,…

NFL Week 1 Grades

Here are our “grades” for NFL Week 1. We control for game location and opponent quality, and discount garbage time situations. exp score diff is how we’d expect the team to do against an average team on a neutral field based on the way they actually played in the game, but using only predictive metrics. So Pittsburgh was fundamentally 10.7 points better than an…

2016 NFL Week 2 Picks

The season got off to a sluggish start, with both our official plays losing, though our one lean was victorious. As I mentioned last week, we’re weighting the market number more heavily early in the season, so the threshold for something to quality as a pick is a little higher than in the past. I…

2016 NFL Week 1 Picks

Welcome back! It’s been a long offseason, but during that time Cade and I have made some improvements on our model(s). We’ve also examined its historical performance more closely and critically, and found that our predictive value, relative to the market, increases as the season progresses. To folks who know the basics of our methodology, this shouldn’t…

Super Bowl Prediction

Unfortunately, we think the market got it right this time. We make the Panthers a 5.6-point favorite (with a 67.8% chance of winning), and our total for the game is 44.3. No value at the current consensus line of 5.5/44.   For the season, our picks ed up: Big Plays: 24-14-1 Other Plays: 17-19 Leans: 9-10-2 So…

NFL Divisional Picks

Sorry for the late posting. Been a busy week…   Big Plays (22-14-1 YTD) Pittsburgh +7/+7.5 at Denver [MP Line: PIT +3.8] Other Plays (17-18 YTD) Kansas City +5.5 at New England [MP Line: KC +2.9] MP Leans (9-10-2 YTD) none this week Lines for the rest of the games Arizona -8.3 vs. Green Bay…

NFL Wild Card Picks

We finish off the regular season with a very solid Week 17, going 3-2 on our Big Plays and 1-0 on our Other Play. At the end of the regular season, our official plays are 38-32-1 (54.3%), putting us in profitable territory for the sixth straight year. On to the wild card picks…   Big Plays (22-14-1 YTD)…