PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Monday night time, the Philadelphia Eagles put one other win underneath their belt and lots of followers are understandably excited. Now, the town and followers are questioning how far the Birds can go.
“They will do it. They will truly do it. I really feel like they will go all the best way,” exclaimed one fan.
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Temple Professor George Diemer research odds and the sports activities playing markets and he broke down the Eagles’ possibilities.
“There are web sites you’ll be able to go to that forecast issues,” Diemer defined. “They’ll replicate the season 10,000 occasions or so and say, ‘Okay, what number of occasions out of these 10,000 did the Eagles truly win the Superbowl?’”
Diemer says he makes use of two of the preferred websites. These websites take info from previous video games, stats from particular person gamers and even use predictive knowledge akin to who on the group might develop into injured to create estimates and predictions of future wins.
“The (websites) work very intently, identical to a monetary market would,” Diemer stated.
Eyewitness Information requested followers in Middle Metropolis what %-probability the Eagles at present should win the Superbowl. Most guessed anyplace from 50-eighty %. In actuality, the Eagles have a ten-12 % probability of profitable the Superbowl.
The one workforce that at present has a better probability: The New England Patriots. They’ve an 18 % probability of profitable the Superbowl.
There are nonetheless 9 video games left, and Diemer says something might nonetheless occur.
“To make a press release that it’s the greatest predictor shouldn’t be the identical assertion as saying it’s good,” Diemer stated.