For many National Basketball Association (NBA) fans, the thrill of an overtime win or the gut-wrenching pain of a last-second loss is only part of the draw that captivates millions each week. Numerous side ventures centered on fantasy basketball, pick-em leagues, player statistics and more have created a game within the game that many find more enticing than the game itself. More fans are noticeably turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) sports predictions to win their fantasy leagues, impress their friends, and gain deep insights to get a leg up on their competition.
The team at LeansAI, a firm specializing in AI sports predictions, have created a proprietary AI algorithm they call ‘Remi’ which is outperforming many expert NBA prediction sources and personalities. “We recently conducted a study over a five year span involving dozens of experts who release weekly NBA predictions,” said Mr. Chase, a data scientist with LeansAI. “Our study found over the five year span, the best NBA insiders were able to make correct NBA expert picks around 52% of the time, with the top NBA expert being correct 54.2% of the time. The study was constrained to games that are considered ‘toss-ups’, where there’s value to create separation in a pick-em league for instance.”
“Contrarily” said Mr Chase, “the LeansAI algorithm has to date been correct around 58% of the time at making NBA computer predictions, which is 4-6% better than the top NBA expert picks today. The AI performance over NBA insiders and experts might not seem like much, but 5% can be the difference between first place and middle of the pack in a league or strategy. It goes to show there’s a bright future using computer picks for NBA games today and in the future.”
If LeansAI has anything going for them, it’s the ability to crunch millions of data-points and build everything from historical statistical deviances to player forecasts into each prediction. Additionally, LeansAI has discovered their algorithm has the ability to find non-intuitive results that are sometimes the opposite of what someone ‘thinks should happen’. “As soon as we take humans out of the loop,” said Mr. Chase, “we get much more reliable predictions”.
The team at LeansAI admits the process isn’t perfect, but LeansAI doesn’t shy away from their performance history. “We publish every single past prediction, win or lose, so subscribers to our service can see we’re far more focused on data and transparency than on upselling a crystal ball that doesn’t yet exist,” said Mr. Chase.
Subscribers to LeansAI get on average one to four ‘Leans’ per day showing an exact probability on how strongly a game leans. New users can also sign up for free NBA picks today to get a feel for how Remi works. The NBA AI picks generated by LeansAI are released each gameday and provide pick-em, fantasy, analytics gurus, and more an inside edge on data driven strategies from AI sports picks that make the game as exhilarating as ever.