OddsShark Super Computer Challenges the Sports Betting World!
Year 1 of the Odds Shark Super Computer’s participation in the growing Westgate Super Contest wasn’t great. The computer finished under .500, well off the lead and nowhere near pocketing the nearly $750,000 grand prize won by CH Ballers.
In 2015, the computer is back and bringing more of its friends and friendly competitors to challenge for NFL handicapping supremacy.
We watched the Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest grow each year and we watched the accuracy of our Odds Shark Super Computer’s predictions increase in accuracy each year. What better time to mesh those two worlds together, so we decided 2014 would be the year we challenged the handicapping world and put the computer up against the sharpest NFL experts in the world. Now called the Westgate Super Contest, it’s possible the grand prize could top $1 million in 2015!!
Any contest is more fun when some of your friends and colleagues are involved, so we invited some top bloggers and media personalities to join in the fun. For a second straight year, we’ll keep tabs on how everyone is doing, being sure to brag about our 5-0 ATS weeks and being sure to downplay our 1-4 weeks. We’ll cherry-pick the best five selections each week from the list of 16 computer picks and enter those in the Westgate Super Contest.
Just by making the same predictions you make each week in your free office pool, you could be earning your share of a huge prize pool. For more information on the contest, visit the Westgate page. To learn more about a ‘proxy’ service (a person on the ground in Vegas to make your weekly picks for you), click here.
Who was leading the way in the 2014 Super Contest, hosted by the Westgate Las Vegas, and where is the Odds Shark Super Computer in the rankings? Both are great questions and we’ll update the contest standings here each week. See the computer’s five selections for each week here and bookmark the page for future reference. Looking for your contest name? Search here.
Computers don’t lie and are not swayed by your fantasy-team man-crush on Tom Brady. Crunch the numbers, win the bets.
Vegas veteran Ben Eckstein, author of America's Line, brings three decades of experience to his challenge for the title.
Founder of Niner Nation blog and SBNation’s authority on all things gaming, David Fucillo accepted the OS super challenge.
FoxSports1 personality, Vegas expert and Don Best analyst, Todd Fuhrman enters the contest again.
CBS sports host, former host of Jim Rome Show, Erin has been a sideline reporter and will try to win in 2014.
Founder of Kegs N Eggs blog and national NCAA football writer for Bleacher Report, Adam Kramer takes the Odds Shark challenge.
Award-winning journalist and founder of The Big Lead, Jason was over .500 in last year’s contest.
Host of Sports Talk Live, a daily sports radio roundtable show on Comcast Chicago, Dave enters his first SuperContest.
NFL picks guru and project manager at TheScore in Toronto, Rob will bring his own predictive computer analysis.
Featured writer at SBNation and host of Uffsides video blog, Matt is an NFL guru and first-time Super contestant.
Nick Kostos is a featured NFL columnist for Bleacher Report, a host for Bleacher Report Radio and an executive producer for Mad Dog Sports Radio.
Much more than just a pretty face, Kelly can dominate the boys at the sports betting window and the blackjack table and run them off the track in go-carting too.