Predictions

The Power Rank uses analytics for better sports predictions. NBA playoff and MLB predictions are below.

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National Basketball Association

nba_playoffs_2015Calculations based on market rankings that consider closing point spreads since late February. Adjustments have been made for the injuries to Kevin Love and John Wall.

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Games on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

1. Atlanta at Cleveland.
Cleveland (3) will beat Atlanta (5) by 3.9 at home. Atlanta has a 37% chance of beating Cleveland.

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Major League Baseball

The matchup shows the projected FIP (adjusted ERA) for each starting pitcher according to ZiPS.

The integer in parentheses gives the team’s rank in The Power Rank.

Since Apr 23, 2015, the team with the higher win probability has won 228 of 449 games for win percentage of 50.8%.

Games on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Washington (Jordan Zimmermann, 3.16) at Chicago Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 3.53).
Washington (7) has a 54.8 chance to beat Chicago Cubs (17).

Miami (Jose Urena, 4.31, 3.0 IP) at Pittsburgh (Jeff Locke, 4.28).
Pittsburgh (11) has a 58.6 chance to beat Miami (24).

Philadelphia (Jerome Williams, 4.69) at New York Mets (Jacob deGrom, 3.25).
New York Mets (21) has a 70.6 chance to beat Philadelphia (30).

Colorado (Jorge de la Rosa, 4.37, 27.2 IP) at Cincinnati (Michael Lorenzen, 5.27, 19.0 IP).
Colorado (29) has a 53.1 chance to beat Cincinnati (27).

San Francisco (Madison Bumgarner, 3.16) at Milwaukee (Matt Garza, 4.18).
San Francisco (19) has a 63.6 chance to beat Milwaukee (28).

Arizona (Archie Bradley, 4.45, 27.0 IP) at St. Louis (Jaime Garcia, 4.02, 7.0 IP).
St. Louis (2) has a 65.2 chance to beat Arizona (22).

Atlanta (Julio Teheran, 3.74) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 2.47).
Los Angeles Dodgers (3) has a 71.4 chance to beat Atlanta (26).

Houston (Scott Feldman, 4.38) at Baltimore (Chris Tillman, 4.48).
Houston (8) has a 51.0 chance to beat Baltimore (13).

Texas (Wandy Rodriguez, 4.74, 34.2 IP) at Cleveland (Danny Salazar, 3.46).
Cleveland (15) has a 60.6 chance to beat Texas (16).

Kansas City (Jason Vargas, 4.72, 25.2 IP) at New York Yankees (Adam Warren, 3.90).
New York Yankees (6) has a 52.2 chance to beat Kansas City (1).

Chicago White Sox (John Danks, 5.37) at Toronto (R.A. Dickey, 4.60).
Toronto (5) has a 66.7 chance to beat Chicago White Sox (25).

Seattle (J.A. Happ, 4.09) at Tampa Bay (Alex Colome, 4.42, 24.1 IP).
Tampa Bay (9) has a 51.8 chance to beat Seattle (18).

Boston (Clay Buchholz, 3.95) at Minnesota (Mike Pelfrey, 4.75).
Minnesota (14) has a 50.8 chance to beat Boston (23).

Detroit (David Price, 3.27) at Oakland (Jesse Chavez, 3.88).
Detroit (4) has a 56.0 chance to beat Oakland (12).

San Diego (Odrisamer Despaigne, 4.10) at Los Angeles Angels (Matt Shoemaker, 3.88).
Los Angeles Angels (10) has a 57.0 chance to beat San Diego (20).

College Football

From 2005 through 2013, the higher ranked team in my team rankngs has won 62.3% of college football bowl games (187-113).

National Football League

International Soccer