The Dr. K. NCAA Football Forecasts

Pre-Christmas Bowls

 
 
 

The following predictions are based completely on the Kambour football ratings .

The results are sorted by start time.

The numbers in parentheses represent the point-spread. The over/under pick is in parentheses with a U or O.

The next 3 columns represent the estimated probabilities. The first number is the probability that the team picked to win actually wins. The second is the probability that the team picked to beat the spread beats the spread. The third is the probability that we beat the over/under.

Printer friendly links and links with games sorted by value according to spread and over/ under are listed at the bottom of the page.

    

     North Texas (U 62)                20
     Troy (-6.5)                       34          0.8144     0.6839     0.6891     

     Georgia St (+6)                   28
     W Kentucky (O 51.5)               33          0.6122     0.5314     0.7083     

     Boise St (+7.5)                   39
     Oregon (O 59.5)                   36          0.5601     0.7191     0.7971     

     Marshall (O 58)                   27
     Colorado St (-5.5)                34          0.6582     0.5281     0.5578     

     Middle Tenn St (O 62.5)           29
     Arkansas St (-3.5)                38          0.6992     0.6229     0.5821     

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*  Best Bet against the Spread
*    Akron (+22.5)                     26
*    Florida Atl (U 61.5)              38          0.7658     0.7387     0.5060     
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     Louisiana Tech (+5)               35
     SMU (O 70)                        39          0.5966     0.5174     0.5620     

     Temple (-7.5)                     31
     Florida Intl (U 56)               17          0.8083     0.6501     0.6663     

     UAB (U 57.5)                      23
     Ohio (-7.5)                       34          0.7433     0.5729     0.5646     

     C Michigan (O 45.5)               31
     Wyoming (-1)                      33          0.5324     0.5086     0.8550     

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*  Best Bet against the Over/Under
*    Texas Tech (+2.5)                 48
*    South Florida (O 67)              49          0.5154     0.5368     0.9409     
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     San Diego St (U 49.5)             27
     Army (+7.5)                       20          0.6872     0.5054     0.6413     

     Appalachian St (+7.5)             26
     Toledo (U 62.5)                   31          0.6223     0.5645     0.6967     

     Houston (-2.5)                    30
     Fresno St (O 49.5)                24          0.6447     0.5838     0.5637     



2016 Record
                    Straight-up                  vs. Spread                Over/Under 
Last Week          0-1-0     0.000              0-1-0     0.000           0-1-0     0.00
Season           492-172-0   0.742            317-338-9   0.485         358-305-1   0.541
 
                                        
                             Best Bet (Spread)         Best Bet (Over/Under)         
Last Week                     0-1-0     0.000             0-1-0      0.000            
Season                        7-9-0     0.438            10-6-0      0.625           
      
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Note: The ratings are the result of a Dynamic Hierarchical Bayesian Linear Forecaster. The author has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Texas A&M. He specializes in Bayesian Forecasting. The forecasting method has been presented at four technical conferences, the 1997 and 1998 Conferences of Texas Statisticians, as an invited presentation at the 2001 Joint Statistical Meetings , and at a 2003 Houston INFORMS meeting. The powerpoint slides from the INFORMS talk are available here.