2021 Amos NFL Predictions

Amos is a machine learning model created to predict the outcome of each regular season and playoff NFL game. Amos uses team level stats from 2011 to 2020 to learn what wins games, and uses that information to calculate the probability of a given home team winning their matchup.


Weekly Predictions

Amos’ and peer model’s weekly predictions are presented as probabilities of the home team winning. A larger assigned percentage can be interpreted as a greater likelihood of the home team winning. For those viewing from a mobile device, this page is best viewed in landscape orientation.

Game Time Home Team Away Team Amos FiveThirtyEight Bing FPI
2021-09-16 20:20:00 Washington Giants 48.8% 47.0% 55% 56.1%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Panthers Saints 44.6% 39.0% 39% 39.7%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Bears Bengals 56.6% 57.0% 54% 54.2%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Browns Texans 58.4% 86.0% 70% 79.3%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Colts Rams 45.6% 44.0% 33% 44.1%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Jaguars Broncos 39.4% 32.0% 25% 37.0%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Dolphins Bills 41.0% 49.9% 42% 49.4%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Jets Patriots 47.4% 39.0% 32% 34.9%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Eagles 49ers 56.6% 48.0% 47% 46.9%
2021-09-19 13:00:00 Steelers Raiders 59.6% 66.0% 62% 64.5%
2021-09-19 16:05:00 Cardinals Vikings 50.2% 64.0% 56% 61.1%
2021-09-19 16:05:00 Buccaneers Falcons 53.8% 85.0% 82% 78.1%
2021-09-19 16:25:00 Chargers Cowboys 48.6% 61.0% 28% 50.2%
2021-09-19 16:25:00 Seahawks Titans 54.8% 71.0% 73% 70.5%
2021-09-19 20:20:00 Ravens Chiefs 47.8% 45.0% 34% 43.9%
2021-09-20 20:15:00 Packers Lions 47.0% 80.0% 71% 67.4%
2021 Weekly Predictions

Forecasted Standings

Forecasted Standings represent each teams estimated number of wins from Amos. Amos will re-forecast projected standings each week based on each team’s performance.  

2021 Forecasted Standings

Cumulative Performance

Cumulative Performance represents the number of correct predictions out the number of games played over the entire season to-date.

2021 Cumulative Performance

Weekly Performance

Weekly Performance represents the number of correct predictions out of the number of games played in a given week.

2021 Weekly Performance

Notes

Amos is not alone the NFL prediction space; there are a number of sources for game predictions. Three peers were identified, Microsoft’s Bing (Bing), ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) and FiveThirtyEight’s quarterback-adjusted Elo Forecast (FiveThirtyEight), as benchmarks for comparison to Amos this year. The selection is due to the probabilistic approach to each of these prediction methods, which provides similar, but not exact, foundations for comparison.

It’s important to note the methodology used to track NFL season performance and its limitations. When a model predicts a home team win likelihood above 50%, this is counted as a prediction that the home team will win. Conversely, when a model predicts a home team win likelihood of below 50%, this is counted as a prediction that the away team will win. The models therefore increase performance by correctly predicting whether a home or away team will win and decrease performance by incorrectly predicting whether a home or away team will win.


Have thoughts on the predictions? See a missing game? Leave a comment below or send our team an email at TrevorBischoff@gmail.com

See Amos’ predictions from the 2018 NFL season.


2 Comments

Abbie

September 9, 2021 at 1:48 pm

This is very impressive! Thank you for doing this. I can’t wait to use it during the season !

A fan of Amos

September 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

Detroit 53% to win at Green Bay?? That is a significant difference between the point spread and the 3 other models here.

Weird that a 12-win forecasted team would be an underdog against a 5-win forecasted team. Especially with the 12-win team at home.

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