Still, it was a fun and interesting experiment -- and our results are still a solid 17-9 in published "quant fact" predictions. The predictions are based on concepts of sports psychology that we quantify based on decades worth of data across the major US sports championships. Note that these approaches often pick teams and players that are underdogs, so that the 17-9 record is significant.
Our research shows that sports psychology concepts such as:
- minimizing errors,
- consistency, and
- hard work (for example, less-glitzy skills such as defense) --