Game Predictions – 10/20/2006
Before I say anything else about these predictions let me first say that you should still take these with a grain of salt or two. It is still very early in the season and since these predictions take into account a teams record and the records of the teams they have played and most teams have only played ~6 games there isn’t a lot of track record to go by. That said, there were still reasonably reliable early last season.
Since this is the fist time posting I should explain what everything means. Home team, Road team and Predicted winner are obvious. The confidence is an indicator of how strong the prediction is and an indicator of its likelihood of coming true. Possible confidence levels are Some, Good and Strong. Early in the season you will likely find a lot of Strongs but they should reduce over time as the algorithms predictions have more historic results to work with and the predictions get more refined.
HTOdds and RTOdds are a bit of betting advice and are an indicatator of the odds or money line I would look for if I were betting on the game. HTOdds are for the home team and RTOdds are for the road team. Note that sometimes the odds indicate a favourite that differs from the predicted outcome. This is because they are calculated slightly differently. It doesn’t happen too often but it does happen.