Machine Learning: How to Beat Your Friends in an NFL Confidence Pool

Presented by Amit Bhattacharyya
Betting spreads provide a consistent and robust mechanism for encapsulating the variables and predicting outcomes of NFL games. In a weekly confidence pool, spreads also perform very well as opposed to intuition-based guessing and supposed knowledge from years of being a fan.

In this talk, we will discuss an approach to use machine learning algorithms to make improvements on the spread method of ranking winners on a weekly basis.
This presentation is brought to you by the MS in Data Analytics online degree program at CUNY School of Professional Studies.

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