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The Playoff Predictor: Explaining how it works

Originally Published: December 6, 2007
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

Welcome, everyone, to our latest creation: The Hollinger Playoff Odds. The idea behind it is to try to predict a team's final regular-season record by having a computer play out the remainder of the season's schedule, allowing us to figure out which teams have the upper hand in the playoff chase. Then we have it play out the playoffs and the draft lottery and report back the results.

Better yet, because the games are being played on a computer and not in real life, we can repeat ...

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