FOXSPORTS.COM’S WHATIFSPORTS PREDICTS
SAINTS OVER COLTS 27-25
WHATIFSPORTS SIMULATIONS HAVE SAINTS OVER COLTS 62.2% OF THE TIME BY AN AVERAGE OF LESS THAN TWO POINTS, 27.1 – 25.3
SUPER BOWL XLIV – After a highly successful run through the regular season where WhatIfSports.com was correct 69.9% of the time, and a solid effort in the playoffs (6-4), the WhatIfSports.com computers simulated Super Bowl XLIV 10,001 times in an effort to successfully pick another champion. The inputs to the 10,001 simulations for the Super Bowl are based on a rigorous analysis of both teams that considers strength-of-schedule-adjusted team and player ratings and then makes modifications for injuries and depth at each position.
The Saints were the computer’s pick to make the Super Bowl when the playoffs began, and with the Jets out of the way, New Orleans becomes the favorite to win the Super Bowl in their first trip there. They beat the Colts 62.2% of the time, but by an average of less than two points, 27.1-25.3. To view results at WhatIfSports.com click here.
HOW DID WHATIFSPORTS DO IN PREDICTING LAST YEARS SUPER BOWL?
WhatIfSports.com’s Super Bowl XLIII Prediction: Pittsburgh over Arizona 20-16 – “A fourth quarter comeback and a long, game-saving drive leads the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory en route to its sixth Super Bowl championship.”
WIKIPEDIA’S Results For Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh over Arizona 27-23 – “Trailing 20–7 at the start of the fourth quarter, Arizona scored 16 unanswered points, including wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald‘s 64-yard touchdown reception, to take the lead with 2:37 remaining in the game. But then the Steelers marched 78-yards to score on wide receiver Santonio Holmes‘s 6-yard game-winning touchdown catch with 35 seconds left.”