Take a seat. Your mind’s about to be blown.
Paul Bessire is the general manager of PredictMachine.com, a website that predicts – accurately, I might add – the results of sporting events.
“We play the game 50,000 times before it’s actually played,” Bessire explained. “That’s our mantra. We do this for six different sports. We account for all the interactions of the players on the field, so (in football), all 22 players matter in every simulation that we do. It takes only a second, though, to run the games 50,000 times, and then it spits out the likelihood of just about anything occurring.
“I’m sure everybody’s listening to that and saying, ‘Yeah, that sounds great, but how successful are they?’ Fortunately, this is the best time to be talking to us. In the NFL postseason all time, we’re 34-9 against the number, 8-1-1 this postseason against the spread, (and) 9-1 for me specifically in Super Bowls using this same technology.”
Last year was the first time Bessire’s Super Bowl prediction was incorrect, as he had the San Francisco 49ers beating the Baltimore Ravens and covering the spread.
The loss snapped his personal nine-game winning streak.
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