• A computer model that picks NFL games is having another strong season - here are the picks for Week 10

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Week 10 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. However, each gives a likelihood that a team will win - which, in theory, could help measure the strength of certain lines.
    Cortana is off to a strong start this season, correctly picking 72% of the games over the...
    Read more ...