Microsoft Cortana went 10-6 picking NFL games in Week 12 ‘ here are this week’s picks
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Microsoft Cortanathe virtual assistant that’s predicting theoutright winnerof every NFL game this seasonenjoyed a bountifulThanksgiving, correctly picking tenof the Week 12 NFL games, including three of four on Thursday.Cortana’s first miss of the week came by way of the Green Bay Packers, who were upset by the Chicago Bears and continue to aggravate fans and bettors everywhere. Elsewhere, it also incorrectly picked the Falcons, Jaguars, and Giants, and rounded out the week with misses during the Sunday and Monday night games.In all, Cortana moves to 112-64 on the season (63%). Of the 135 experts and algorithms that are compared over at NFL Pick Watch, Cortana moves into ninth place. FiveThirtyEight’s Elo model, which we’ve put up against Cortana most weeks to see how it’s fared, moved into first place overall with an impressive tally of 118-58 (67%). As always, Elo doesn’t always predict an outright winner, which helps its overall score.This week, Cortana thinks that the Panthers will keep on their winning ways, and that the Packers, Patriots, and Giants will all bounce back after losses. In a possible wild card round preview between the Seahawks and the Vikings (the two would play if the playoffs started this weekend), Cortana gives the Vikings the slightest of edges at home.As always, you can access Cortana’s picksand the reasoning behind each pickover at Cortana’s Bing Blog. Remember: Cortana only picks the outright winner of each game, and the Vegas point spread, in parentheses, are only for reference. All lines via Vegas Insider.Week 13 picks:Green Bay Packers (-3) @ Detroit LionsPackers 58% chance to winSan Francisco 49ers (+7) @ Chicago BearsBears 64%Cincinnati Bengals (-9.5) @ Cleveland BrownsBengals 74%Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5) @ Tennessee TitansJaguars 53%Houston Texans (+3) @ Buffalo BillsBills 55%Baltimore Ravens (+4) @ Miami DolphinsDolphins 61%Carolina Panthers (-7) @ New Orleans SaintsPanthers 66%Seattle Seahawks (PK) @ Minnesota VikingsVikings 52%Arizona Cardinals (-5.5) @ St. Louis RamsCardinals 57%Atlanta Falcons (+2) @ Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 52%New York Jets (+2) @ New York GiantsGiants 55%Denver Broncos (-4) @ San Diego ChargersBroncos 66%Kansas City Chiefs (-3) @ Oakland RaidersChiefs 60%Philadelphia Eagles (+9.5) @ New England PatriotsPatriots 84%Indianapolis Colts (+7) @ Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 67%Dallas Cowboys (+4) @ Washington RedskinsRedskins 53%Join the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: This is the single most iconic moment of Kobe Bryant’s career
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