Mississippi State Prediction Thread

Mississippi State Prediction Thread

  • This is the prediction thread for the 23rd game of the season and the 10th SEC game of the season against Mississippi State on February 9, 2019. The rules and procedures are available through a link on the prediction summary page.

    In addition to posting predictions in this thread, I will accept predictions by IM for those members who are not able to post inside the thread. To participate in the IM method however, you must request that status in an IM to me no later than kick off for the first game of the season. At that point, the members who may participate by IM posting will freeze for the remainder of the season. Last season, six members participated using IM's. You must re-register for the 2018-19 basketball season.

    APPROVED FOR IM POSTING DURING 2018-19 BASKETBALL SEASON:

    ulalum1988

    Your prediction must include a score for each team, and you must verify that I have entered your prediction correctly using the following links. While I strive to record predictions accurately, I do make errors. It is each individual player’s responsibility to verify that I have entered his prediction correctly.

    Use the following links to view the Prediction Summary Table and to verify that I have entered your prediction correctly. If you see an error in the table, please notify me either with a post in this thread or with an IM. If the error is identified prior to the game, it is very easy to correct, BUT once the game is finished, and I have updated the cumulative standings to include that game, I cannot simply fix an otherwise simple error. Therefore it is essential to correct all data entry errors prior to the game.

    http://bigbluefans4uk.com/2018-19DataandWritings/247_PREDICTIONS/23.htm

    http://bigbluefans4uk.com/2018-19DataandWritings/247_PREDICTIONS/23_Predictions.png

    You may change your prediction at any time prior to tip off. However, if you do change your prediction, do so with a new post in this thread (or a new IM if you are an approved IM player). Do Not attempt to change your prediction by editing your original post in this thread because I will not be reviewing any posts for edits once I enter a prediction into the system.

    Finally, visit the gateway to the 2018-19 season often using the following link:

    http://bigbluefans4uk.com/2018-19DataandWritings/SCHEDULE.htm

    Good luck to all, and let's break all record for participation this season!!!!!

  • Discussion
  • UK 73
    MSU 62

  • UK 69
    MSU 64

  • UK 80
    MSU 70

  • UK 74
    MSU 67

  • UK 72
    MSU 64

  • 65-60 UK

  • Uk 71-63

  • 73-56 CATS

  • Back to the top

  • UK 77
    MST 71

  • It is game day

  • Congratulations kevm80

  • Hey Professor, could you explain how prediction winners are determined? I ask because you were 3 total points away from the final score, Kdale and Ralph Egbert were 4 total points from the final score and Kevm80 was 5 points away from the final score but he was the winner. Believe me I know this is all for fun and doesn't mean anything, but I was just interested to know how the winner is calculated each game. Thanks for bringing all that you do to this site.

    You are definitely one of if not the best poster on the entire HOB board.

    TIA.

  • Hey Professor, could you explain how prediction winners are determined? I ask because you were 3 total points away from the final score, Kdale and Ralph Egbert were 4 total points from the final score and Kevm80 was 5 points away from the final score but he was the winner. Believe me I know this is all for fun and doesn't mean anything, but I was just interested to know how the winner is calculated each game. Thanks for bringing all that you do to this site.

    You are definitely one of if not the best poster on the entire HOB board.

    TIA.

    http://bigbluefans4uk.com/RULES%20AND%20PROCEDURES%20FOR%20PREDICTION%20CONTEST.pdf

    The winner of a given game/contest will be the person with the prediction having the lowest overall difference, being the sum of differences between:
    a. UK's predicted and actual score;
    b. The Opponents' predicted and actual score; AND
    c. The predicted and actual margins.

    Each difference component will be the absolute value of the difference, e.g. if two players predict UK will score 34 and 30 points respectively, and the UK actually scores 32 points, each of these players’ difference for the UK Score component will be 2 points.

  • Thanks, Professor. I understand now. Appreciate all you do for the board and for running these predictions for all of the games. I know this has to take a lot of time for you but it seems like you really love doing it.

    +1 to you but you deserve many more.

    This post was edited by IB4UK7 1 year ago