The national SmartBracket finished in the 95th percentile in both the Yahoo! and ESPN bracket compeitions,
ahead of more than 12 million other brackets
60% of SmartBracket survey respondents reported finishing third or better
in their pool(s), while more than 35% won their pool
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What is SmartBracket™?
Create a bracket tailored to win your specific pool.
Learn which upsets are worth the risk in your pool—and which aren't.
Hedge your bets so that no matter the madness, you're likely to come out on top.
SmartBracket is a web app designed to help users fill out brackets during
the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The SmartBracket strategy is simple: get more points! Specifically, get more points relative to other brackets in your pool. You get relative points when you pick the correct team and the other brackets in your pool don't.
SmartBracket works by finding and capitalizing on opportunities to get relative points, which arise when teams are over- or undervalued. The secret is that there is a difference between how good a team actually is, and how good your friends think they are, and we can take advantage of that difference!
SmartBracket uses technology to evaluate the opportunities for relative points in all 9 quintillion possible brackets (in less than a second!), and picks that
bracket with the largest opportunity for success. Now that's smart!
About the Method
How it Works
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Best Ways to Pick a Winning NCAA Tournament Bracket
If your goal is to win your pool – and why wouldn’t it be – then SmartBracket is the tool for you.
“By design, SmartBracket doesn’t go for a perfect bracket. What it does is hedge the user’s bet to produce a series of incremental advantages over others in their pool,” said Neal Anderson, Lead Developer at Supported Intelligence, SmartBracket’s parent.
Michigan Startup's March Madness Web App Fabulously Successful
EAST LANSING – Supported Intelligence LLC offered the SmartBracket web app for the first time this past March for the NCAA College Basketball championship. SmartBracket’s national bracket scored in the Ninety-fifith percentile in both ESPN and Yahoo’s bracket contests – ahead of 12 million brackets on ESPN and 516,000 brackets on Yahoo.
Won two out of three of its head-to-head contests. In particular, SmartBracket bested both President Obama and Dick Vitale's picks.
Ranked in the 99th percentile after the round of 64, and above the 75th percentile in every round before the Final Four.
Finished in the 52nd percentile nationally.
From WLNS Lansing
EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – An East Lansing software company that mainly works with enhancing retail and hospitality marketing is using their software in a different way this March Madness.
6 News Nick Perreault introduces us to the company and their truly smart bracket idea.
“We saw this as a really good opportunity to catch a lot of people interested in March Madness and kind of show off the power of our methods.”
When it comes to winning something as complicated as a March Madness bracket, Supported Intelligence vice president Jeff Johnson and product developer Neal Anderson are taking a careful look at the numbers.
SmartBracket is a product of Supported
Intelligence, LLC. Supported Intelligence provides analytical software
and services based on the breakthrough Rapid Recursive® method for solving
sequential decision problems. We offer a flexible software package for advanced users,
as well as customized solutions and data analytics services for businesses
in a variety of industries. Please visit our website to learn more: www.SupportedIntelligence.com.
This model and the related content of this web site are for demonstration and entertainment purposes only. Supported Intelligence, LLC does not recommend wagers on any game, and accepts no responsibility for losses that may be incurred by any person using the information on this site for gambling purposes.