by James 

OOTP Predictions for April 8 2019

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Baseball in Middle of Diamond

Yesterday's predictions were amazing, to say the least. When you open it, you'll find there were 13 out of 15 games predicted correctly. I have written in the past how I expect the simulations to improve as the season matured. The teams start to take shape and the simulator adjusts accordingly. I can't state definitively if that is the reason for these stellar results. But, I believe that could be the reason.

Baseball in Middle of Diamond

Boston was predicted to win yesterday and they did for a change. Bear in mind, they only won by one point (1-0). Yes, a win is a win. But, a team that won over 100 games in the previous season should be doing better than that against a team like the Diamondbacks. Just saying...

Another item to note is that all 30 teams played yesterday. That's noteworthy because the simulator still predicted most of the games as wins. In the case of the two incorrect results (Mets vs. Nationals and Rays vs. Giants), the strength indicator for both games was close to 1. This means that the predictions could have gone either way. As I have stated in the past, results like these are similar to tossing a fair coin. As for the Rays, they are a team that continues to surprise to the upside.


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OOTP Predictions for April 8 2019

There are only ten games being played today. It will be interesting the see how the Astros vs. Yankees game plays out. Once the Yankees get fired up, there is usually nothing stopping them. It's the force that makes non New Yorkers (and even some New Yorkers) hate them. I am not taking anything away from Houston as they have been keeping up with their rankings for this stage of the season.

One the more surprising predictions is Kansas City vs. Seattle. The simulation module choose Kansas City. Granted, the strength indicator is rather small, so the game could go either way. Still, have you seen the way Seattle has been playing this season? 

Strength Indicator Confusion

A reader recently emailed me about the strength indicator wondering how it can be less than one. He mentioned that it seems out of place as the team predicted to win should technically have more runs scored than runs allowed. To recap, the strength indicator measures the runs scored divided by the runs allowed. Although I didn't write the simulator, my guess is that it has to do with low-scoring games. Games where a team wins 1-0 won't do much for the tally of runs scored. All simulations are run as if the teams play 5,000 games in one day. If the two teams had a way to play one giant game for 45,000 innings (5000 games x 9 innings), then the number would not make sense as the team with the highest runs scored would be the winner. But, over 5,000 games, it's certainly possible to have several games that are low-scoring. I hope this clears up any issues you have with this.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (Home)

Predicted Winner: Tampa Bay Rays
Strength Indicator: 1.302

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (Home)

Predicted Winner: Chicago Cubs
Strength Indicator: 1.211

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (Home)

Predicted Winner: Oakland Athletics
Strength Indicator: 1.149

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Home)

Predicted Winner: Philadelphia Phillies
Strength Indicator: 0.942

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros (Home)

Predicted Winner: Houston Astros
Strength Indicator: 1.095

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Home)

Predicted Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers
Strength Indicator: 1.074

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals (Home)

Predicted Winner: Kansas City Royals
Strength Indicator: 1.049

Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Rockies (Home)

Predicted Winner: Colorado Rockies Rockies
Strength Indicator: 0.974

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants (Home)

Predicted Winner: San Francisco Giants
Strength Indicator: 0.998

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels (Home)

Predicted Winner: Los Angeles Angels
Strength Indicator: 0.961

Results

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox

Predicted Winner: Tampa Bay Rays
Actual Winner: Tampa Bay Rays
Predicted Correctly

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

Predicted Winner: Chicago Cubs
Actual Winner: Chicago Cubs
Predicted Correctly

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

Predicted Winner: Oakland Athletics
Actual Winner: Baltimore Orioles
Predicted Incorrectly

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Predicted Winner: Philadelphia Phillies
Actual Winner: Philadelphia Phillies
Predicted Correctly

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros

Predicted Winner: Houston Astros
Actual Winner: Houston Astros
Predicted Correctly

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Predicted Winner: Los Angeles Dodgers
Actual Winner: St. Louis Cardinals
Predicted Incorrectly

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals

Predicted Winner: Kansas City Royals
Actual Winner: Seattle Mariners
Predicted Incorrectly

Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies

Predicted Winner: Colorado Rockies
Actual Winner: Atlanta Braves
Predicted Incorrectly

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

Predicted Winner: San Francisco Giants
Actual Winner: San Diego Padres
Predicted Incorrectly

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels

Predicted Winner: Los Angeles Angels
Actual Winner: Los Angeles Angels
Predicted Correctly

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James

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  1. The simulations are actually improving like you predicted, because the simulating system is adjusting to the trend the teams are taking. 

    Following your blog and being armed by these predictions, have improved my betting wins so far. 

    I am grateful I came across your blog. I hope today’s predictions are more precise and accurate that past ones. 

    1. Welcome back. I do believe the reason as you stated is because the simulation is adjusting to the results from the teams. Please be aware that this is provided for informational purposes only. It is part of an experiment to test the viability of a software package. You assume your own risk for any use outside this intended purpose. Gambling based on the results of this simulation is not recommended.
      Best Regards,
      Jim

  2. Hi, information is the key, i hear peole talking about this OOTP predictions, each time I meet them talking about it I get confused all the time. After reading this article i got to know it’s all about game predictions, I’ve learnt something today. Thanks for the information. I can now join the conversation.

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