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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 measure the strength of certain lines.

Cortana is off to a strong start this season, correctly picking 67% of the games, including a 10-6 record in Week 13. Elo has nailed 62% overall.

Here are the picks for Week 14, with each team’s percent chance of winning in parentheses. Point spreads are for reference, via Vegas Insider as of Thursday morning.

“Thursday Night Football”

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-5) — TITANS (Elo 66%, Cortana 63%)

Sunday-afternoon games — early window

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (-3.5) — BILLS (Elo 70%, Cortana 58%)
Carolina Panthers (-1.5) at Cleveland Browns — PANTHERS …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Sports


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