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What is PredictionMachine.com?
PredictionMachine.com strives to be the most accurate and trusted source for predicting sports outcomes straight-up and against-the-spread.

The state-of-the-art and unbiased Predictalator ("the Prediction Machine") was built by Paul Bessire, a statistician and veteran sports journalist, who offers his unique takes through his blog posts and his matchup breakdowns in his Paul's Picks.

In sports wagering, money management is critical. Knowing the likelihood of success of any play (SU, ATS, O/U, or even Futures, Parlays, Teasers or other exotics) is of utmost importance – not just for deciding what to wager, but how much. By playing the game 50,000 times before it's actually played, all of our picks come with a specified level of confidence (no dimes, no stars – just the facts) and a Play Value Key and calculator to decipher what that means to you.

And in sports, matchups dictate outcomes. Instead of data mining to attempt to find historical trends that may lend some insight into future games - a common, yet misleading approach for many other predictive models - PredictionMachine.com finds the angle that you need to win with accuracy that stems from the Predictalator, which plays an upcoming game 50,000 times before it's actually played.

This is the best way to account for every possible interaction between players (playing or not playing/injured), coaches, officials, fans (homefield advantage), weather and more. Any individual who tries to make a prediction, coaching decision, etc. is attempting to do this type of comparison in his/her head. Without the aid of a "machine," these comparisons are very difficult to do quickly and without personal, subjective biases. The Predictalator can handle it – and better than any other application available.

For example, when looking at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, it does not matter that a 16-seed has never defeated a 1-seed in the 20+ year history of the tournament; what matters is the two teams that are playing in that game.

The machine assumes that just about anything is possible. Want to know how likely it is that a 16-seed defeats a 1-seed in next year's tournament? Or which team is most likely to win the tournament (before the tournament starts)? How about the chance that your favorite team wins its next game? Or that Appalachian State beats Michigan in football? Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson? The 1980 US Olympic Team wins over Russia in hockey?

There is an answer for every game, event or contest and PredictionMachine.com will be your place to get it. At PredictionMachine.com, we play the game 50,000 times before it's actually played!

Everything in sports comes back to the numbers. Don't fight the numbers. Trust the numbers.

Just about every business utilizes numbers in a similar way. In retail, businesses need to find the optimal re-order points at which new products are needed. From there trucks use the most efficient possible routes to get where they are going. This saves time and money. It used to be done by "gut" and "feel" (i.e. in the minds of the management teams), but it is much more responsible to do it with technology. The same can be said for anyone in the finance industry, in manufacturing, in energy, in medicine. If a logistics manager knows that one of his truck drivers has a medical condition that forces him to take more frequent breaks than others, he does not ignore this; he builds it in to his plan. A portfolio manager is interested in the personal background of a new CEO, which can be added to, but not dominate, the valuation of the new organization. Efficiency is king. Risk management wins. We finally have the technology to achieve optimality (or at least much closer to optimality than ever before). Jump on board because this is the future.

The main features of the PredictionMachine.com are:
  • The Predictalator's Game Picks (straight-up, against-the-spread and over/under win probabilities, projected statistics, props etc.)
  • Paul Bessire's Blog (Paul's unique look behind the numbers in sports)
  • Paul Bessire's Paul's Picks (Paul's thorough insight on the Predictalator's top plays)

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To learn more about this technology, read About the Predictalator.

To learn more about Paul Bessire, read his bio.

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