Does being successful at playing fantasy football translate in good football sports betting?
Microsoft's Cortana engine is just predicting winners and not results against the spread.
Here are Cortana's picks for Week 3 (with the Vegas betting lines as of Tuesday afternoon in parentheses):Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons — Falcons win, 71.6% chance (Falcons -6.5)San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills — Chargers win, 51.5% chance (Bills -2.5)Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams — Cowboys win, 55% chance (Cowboys -1)Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Eagles win, 72.9% chance (Eagles -6.5)Houston Texans vs. New York Giants — Texans win, 58.2% chance (Texans -2.5)Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints — Saints win, 74.2% chance (Saints -9.5)Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals — Bengals win, 71.6% chance (Bengals -7)Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns — Browns win, 58.2% chance (Ravens -1.5)Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions — Lions win, 58.2% chance (Lions -1.5)Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — Colts win, 64.4% chance (Colts -6.5)Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots — Patriots win, 82% chance (Patriots -14)San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals — 49ers win, 58.2% chance (49ers -2.5)Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks — Seahawks win, 58.2% chance (Seahawks -5)Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins — Dolphins win, 53.3% chance (Dolphins -4.5)Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers — Panthers win, 67.4% chance (Panthers -3.5)Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets — Jets win, 58.2% chance (Jets -2.5)
49ers -3 with the hook.
Key = Colin Kaepernick, How well he can play against the Raven's defense which is the best D he has faced in the playoffs.
Angle = Vic Fangio San Francisco defensive coordinator was a Ravens assistant during Flacco’s first two seasons. Yeah, I know it didn't help Falcon's D coordinator Nolan former 49ers head coach, Vic is at a higher level then Nolan.
No real convictions in this game as in 49ers spread win vs Packers & Falcons or Raven's win vs Pats. Both (49ers/Ravens) teams really look & playing great.