The 2018 NFL season is still months away. That’s no reason not to make some wildly irresponsible NFL projections.
Those of you who have followed this blog will know that last year I wrote some PHP to pick NFL games. I modified it to analyze college games and picked every game of the college football playoff correctly. Over the course of the NFL season it picked 137 out of 256 games correctly for a winning percent of 53.5% against the spread.
My percentage of winning picks increased significantly as the season went along. That is easily explained by the fact that NFL teams vary significantly from year to year. I continually updated my app as the season went along with 2017 data instead of relying on the previous years data.