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'Predictalator' gives Seahawks 7 percent shot to win Super Bowl
While the Seahawks are just gearing up for the preseason, one hard core NFL watcher has already played the season 50,000 times - on his computer. And he says the San Francisco 49ers are most likely to win the Super Bowl based on his "Prediction Machine."
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  • jstumbo wrote...
    How did it do last year?
    Run it against the last 10 years and see how it does?
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  • MainEvent wrote...
    flawed
    must be from san fran. He didnt mention their injuries which are far worse than anything the hawks have had.
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  • bobk3333 wrote...
    Shame on kiro710 and MyNorthwest.com!
    Why in the world is MyNorthwest.com touting a sports-betting prediction organization? Think about: if anyone is really that good at predicting bets, they would be betting their own money instead of selling their predictions to the general public. I went to the Predictalator website and sure enough, the success rates they and Josh Kerns use to tout their prediction abilities are deceptive. They had a 55% success rate against the spread in 2012 (which is enough to make money), but only 50% in 2011, which is a money loser after you payoff the house. In 2011, they were only 44% in their "locks" (i.e. what they thought were their sure-fire pics) and 29% picking the over-under for the locks. I hope the Predictalator paid Josh Kerns and this website a lot of money, because this kind of publicity from a site that is seemingly credible is very good at driving the betting sheep to those wolves. Please, people, don't be stupid! Do not give your hard-earned money to organizations like this in order to see their predictions. .
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  • bobk3333 wrote...
    Shame on Josh Kerns and MyNorthwest.com (formatted)
    Josh Kerns wrote: "..as for its rankings, Seahawks fans can take some comfort knowing the Predictalator is about 55 percent in picking all NFL games against the point spread." . Why in the world is MyNorthwest.com touting a sports-betting prediction organization? . Think about it: if anyone is really that good at predicting bets, they would be betting their own money instead of selling their predictions to the general public. . I went to the Predictalator website and sure enough, the success rates they and Josh Kerns use to tout their prediction abilities are deceptive. They had a 55% success rate against the spread in 2012 (which is enough to make money), but only 50% in 2011, which is a money loser after you payoff the house. In 2011, they were only 44% in their "locks" (i.e. what they thought were their sure-fire pics) and 29% picking the over-under for the locks. That is truly pathetic picking. . I hope the Predictalator paid Josh Kerns and this website a lot of money, because this kind of publicity from a site that is seemingly credible is very good at driving the betting sheep to those wolves. . Please, people, don't be stupid! Do not give your hard-earned money to organizations like this in order to see their predictions. . If you (like Josh Kerns) are naive enough to be fooled by this kind of thing, please bet minimal amounts just for enjoyment with the idea that you are going to lose most of it; or better yet, don't bet at all! .
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  • bigbertha wrote...
    how can you go off what a machine says?
    STOOOOOOOOOPID!!
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  • El Duderino wrote...
    bobk3333
    55% is barely enough to beat the vig (52.4%). So yes, profitable, but probably not worthwhile unless you're betting big money on every game.
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  • bigbertha wrote...
    I DONT KNOW IF YALL CAUGHT IT?
    But it does say that the broncos lose to the 49ers in the playoffs. how could that be? they dont even play in the same division. 49ers are NFC and Denver AFC. FOR REAL SINCE WHEN DID THE NFC AND AFC BATTLE IT OUT IN THE PLAYOFFS? EITHER THIS GUY DOESNT KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT OR HE JUST SUCKS AS A REPORTER. CRACKED ME UP WHEN I SAW THAT!!
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  • sirpug wrote...
    Umm...
    ... ever hear of a little game called the SuperBowl?
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  • Derrol_o wrote...
    That was the point
    The article should have said Super Bowl, not playoffs.
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  • bigbertha wrote...
    yeah i have heard of the superbowl.
    But is it considered a divisional play off? after all they are both from different divisions.
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  • Cbrew wrote...
    Um, Maybe the machine would work better if you ranked people properly
    This complete idiot has neither the Seahawks nor the 49ers ranked in the top 10 of defense, that's how God Awful this moron who is punching this data in is. The moment I read that I knew this guy was completely and absolutely full of dog sh1t and not worth listening to.
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  • Mr Jame wrote...
    Hold your horses everyone....
    Saying the Seahawks are going to go to the Superbowl is really counting your chickens before they are hatched. I love the Seahawks and want them to do well. On paper and on the field they look great, with a combo of veterans, young players, lots of depth and great team chemistry. They are well positioned to have a great and exciting season. However anyone who knows anything about football knows that it takes some luck too. After suffering for years of bad baseball (ahem) this town is nuts for the winner we have. I love it, and couldn't wait to watch a pre-season game last night. There is a great line, "don't expect too much, you might be disappointed." We have a great team, but let's be cool rather than brash. Let's keep our high expectations to ourselves and be good sports about it when whether we lose or win. With all that said though I'm expecting we are going to have a lot to be good sports about after some wins this year. Go Hawks!!!
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  • bobalouie2 wrote...
    tickle my what?
    Garbage in, garbage out. Kinda like trying to predict the Atlantic Hurricane season from Denver. Good grief...
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  • D Hawk wrote...
    Exactly...
    what I was going to say. A lot of assumptions go into these and the person doing them is assuming the Seahawks are struggling with injuries and the 49ers are just fine without their leading receiver and half of last year's secondary...the better half at that.
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