Playoff Odds Tracking / Who to Root For
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02-14-2011, 02:47 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I think it's amazing that they predict the Kings to win the division. It's the most likely outcome for their season. Wow. It'll take some great play down the stretch but it's absolutely possible. Do you know if this website weights recent games more than older games at all? It might explain why the Kings are expected to finish so high and why Minnesota is essentially handed the four seed.
They don't say they weight recent games more heavily than others, but look at Minnesota's remaining schedule. It's ... shall we say.. favorable.
The one thing that website can't predict is when teams have mental breakdowns where they can't win a game to save their lives. It's only using objective data to model their assumptions. It can't predict problems between the ears. The Kings were cruising to the playoffs until they decided to go 2-10-0.
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