‘Expert’ Predictions for the NBA Finals1 Jun 2016 / Paul Epps
26 experts give their predictions for the championship series rematch between the Warriors and Cavaliers. — ESPN.com
Provide some insight or context if you have any. How does a prediction add to anyone’s understanding or enjoyment of the game? What is the difference between a prediction from an “expert” and a prediction from a random loudmouth drunk at a sports bar?
I notice that a large majority of the “experts” are predicting a victory by the favorite (the Warriors), which is the same result you’d get from a bunch of drunks at a sports bar, or a group of dart-throwing monkeys (of course adjusting the monkeys’ targets to provide a proportionally larger area for the favorite).
So what have we learned?