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Mathematicians predict Spurs to win the NBA championship
SAN ANTONIO -- Two Trinity University professors are spreading some good news to Spurs fans, saying the team will beat the Miami Heat in the NBA finals.
Dr. Eduardo Cabral Balreira and Dr. Brian Miceli created what they call the "Oracle Method". "No matter how you do it all mathematical models will predict the Spurs", said Balreira.
To test Oracle's accuracy, the both Balreira and Miceli pulled NBA data for the past 15 years. "And our model correctly predicted 13 of the championships, " added Miceli.
The associate professors' model analyzes everything from number of points scored, to who played who, and whether the games were played away or at home.
"The Spurs are actually a better away team then the Spurs are a home team according to our model," Miceli went on to say.
Balreira adds the model shows the Spurs splitting the series in Miami and then winning the series at home.
"We still have that the Spurs have a 60 percent chance of winning, it's gone down a little because they split the first two games, " said Miceli.