The OOTP Predictions for April 9 2019 are published below. The results for the OOTP Predictions for April 8 2019 did not do well. It was a 50/50 split. I believe this may have something to do with the strength indicator being close to even (=1) for many of the games.
Boston wasn't even playing to skew the results. The simulator has been picking the team to win in many of its previous games and the team doesn't make that happen.
Baltimore was a big surprise win. Also, the simulator seems to be underestimating Seattle. In twelve games, the team has only lost one game. I'm curious as to when the simulator will catch up to that stat.
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If you decide to run these simulations yourself, do yourself a favor. Look at the date before you run a bunch of the simulations. I must have forgotten to set the Live option when I created the game for the predictions. It ran the simulations as if it was the start of the season. The predictions were out of whack based on where the teams are at this point in time. About half way through, I recognized that the date was for the middle of March. I started over with the live option, so the predictions are as they should be.
There are 14 games being played today. The predictions have several strength indicators well above one so they should be easy wins for these teams. There are five teams that are close to 1, so I would expect these to be games that either team could win.
It's important to note that this factor of the strength indicator is my interpretation of how the simulator works. To recap, it is based on the runs scored divided by the runs allowed. It's reasonable to expect a better team to have a higher runs scored than the weaker team. This may or may not be the way the simulator works.
Boston is playing today against Toronto. Both teams have the same standings, yet the simulator gives Boston a strong win. We'll see what happens with this.
Baltimore clobbered Oakland last night. Baltimore has slipped a bit in the standings but is still doing better than most had predicted (including the simulator). The simulator is giving the game to Oakland for tonight with a strong strength indicator. This will make for an interesting game.
The Mets are slotted by the simulator to beat the Twins by a strength of almost 2 to 1. As much as I love the Mets (my team), they often start seasons strong and then fizzle out. Perhaps this year things will be different! One can only hope.
I believe the Yankees vs. Astros game could go either way, even though the simulator predicts Houston to win. The Yanks are like the bear that you wake up by mistake from a long winter slumber. When the bear realizes she's awake, it's time to watch out.
I already mentioned about Seattle earlier. The strength indicator is about even which is an adjustment I am assuming based on yesterday's win.
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