New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com

New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com (http://blackandgold.com/community/)
-   Saints (http://blackandgold.com/saints/)
-   -   Article: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears! (http://blackandgold.com/saints/70012-omg-cortana-picks-saints-beat-bears.html)

SmashMouth 12-11-2014 08:25 AM

OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
1 Attachment(s)
Microsoft Cortana had one of its worst weeks of the NFL season, correctly predicting nine of 16 Week 14 games.

It's now 135-73 (64.9%) on the year.

Cortana is a Windows phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game. Its 135-73 record is almost identical to the 135-69-4 record that Vegas favorites have. Cortana is behind the 144-64 (69.2%) record that Nate Silver's ELO model has through 14 weeks. The algorithm picks games straight-up, not against the spread.

Cortana's 9-7 Week 14 was its worst week since Week 4, when it went 5-8. Vegas favorites went 10-5-1 in Week 14. ELO went 12-4.

http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/...vi-d6mjxci.jpg

The algorithm nailed the World Cup, correctly picking 15 of the tournament's final 16 games. It's having a tougher time picking NFL games.

Here are Cortana's picks for Week 15 as of Tuesday afternoon. We'll update them throughout the week if they change (Vegas favorites in parentheses):

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears— Saints win, 53.3% chance (Saints -3)

Read more: Microsoft Cortana NFL Picks, Week 15 - Business Insider

As wrong as she has been lately, quite on a roll really, does this guarantee a loss?

|Mitch| 12-11-2014 08:43 AM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
We've won and lost both when she has picked us to win. It's just a crapshoot

Mardigras9 12-11-2014 10:02 AM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
And at 53%, it's a real crapshoot.

Halo 12-11-2014 11:24 AM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
That image of her above is DA BOMB!

jnormand 12-11-2014 12:39 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
Stop posting this! Its bad juju!! Now I know we'll lose. Damnit!!

Foot Stomper 12-11-2014 12:39 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
Find me an algorithm that picks against the spread with +50% success and I am impressed. Picking straight up at 53% isn't THAT impressive.

AlaskaSaints 12-11-2014 01:21 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
Cortana has a firm grasp of bi-polar, maximum-minimum effort syndrome.

The Dude 12-11-2014 03:14 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
They are a bigger mess than us right now. If I had a million dollars I would bet all of it on us dismantling the Bears and Atlanta just to get blown out by Tampa missing the playoff.
This is what WILL happen mark my words. I would rather miss the playoffs and get a top 10 pick anyway.

arsaint 12-11-2014 04:27 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
I agree with Dude up to the point of wanting to miss the playoffs for a better draft pick. We'd probably just draft another Jonathan Sullivan

I want in - even if it's at 6-10

Rugby Saint II 12-11-2014 05:17 PM

Re: OMG, Cortana Picks Saints To Beat Bears!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Halo (Post 630818)
That image of her above is DA BOMB!

I've said before that is one hot smurf.:stupid:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2018 - BlackandGold.com